New rule at German festivals: No bags or backpacksmain
Taking their security lead from Bayreuth, German music festivals are banning bags and backpacks in the aftermath of recent attacks. The impact is being felt from today at pop festivals. Wacken, a metal festival, is the first to enforce a bag ban. Munich’s Oktoberfest is considering one.
There has been no Government directive, but festival organisers are receiving police advice to this effect.