Full list of banned items for Taylor Swift at Anfield as Liverpool issues important information

Taylor Swift performs at Estadio da Luz on May 24, 2024 in Lisbon, Portugal.
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Liverpool will welcome Taylor Swift to Anfield this summer. The global megastar will play three nights of her Eras Tour at the stadium from June 13-15.

This marks the third year Liverpool has been able to host summer concerts since winning approval from the council in 2018. The pandemic and then Anfield expansion works have limited opportunities to date, but Swift marks a major coup, with the tour expected to be lucrative from the club's perspective.

With the Premier League season over, attention can now turn to the summer of music at Anfield. Liverpool has issued an important update about the logistics of hosting Swift, providing fans with a list of banned items and setting out a clear stance when it comes to camping out overnight ahead of the concert.

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Liverpool tells fans they cannot camp outside Anfield for Taylor Swift

Other legs of Swift's Eras Tour have seen fans camped out outside the venue ahead of time, sometimes even days in advance. The idea behind this is to secure the best possible seats at the front of the crowd.

Anfield is a mixed venue when it comes to seating for concerts, so some fans will be in a standing section. However, a Liverpool statement has urged everyone to stay away from the stadium until the time that is shown on their ticket.

"Please do not arrive to the stadium early, you may be asked to leave and return at the time shown on your ticket," a club statement read. "Please note camping at the Stadium and in the immediate vicinity including local parks is NOT PERMITTED.

"Do not come to the Stadium or surrounding areas unless you have a ticket for this event. Anfield is in a highly residential area so we ask that you respect our neighbours by only travelling to Anfield if you have a ticket to the concert."

Banned items and bag policy for seeing Taylor Swift at Anfield

Upon entering the stadium, Swift fans will need to adhere to the Anfield policy when it comes to bags and prohibited items. Liverpool has issued a comprehensive list of what is and is not allowed.

Anfield is operating a 'no-bag policy' for all legs of the Eras Tour, with a couple of exceptions. Fans buying Swift merchandise will be provided with clear plastic carriers, which will be allowed into the ground, and Liverpool will also permit small bags no larger than A5 size. Anyone bringing these will be subject to a bag search.

Clear 500ml water bottles and bottles of hand sanitizer up to 50ml will also be allowed into the stadium, as will mobile phones and crutches or other walking aids. Banned items are as follows:

  • Bags and suitcases (except as specified)

  • Umbrellas

  • Drink cartons, cans, bottles over 500ml, glass bottles and drinking glasses

  • Alcohol

  • Baby buggies/prams

  • Drones

  • Laptops/tablets

  • Video equipment and large-bodied cameras

  • Tools

  • Knives/weapons/laser devices

  • Smoke canisters/fireworks/flares/air horns

Liverpool is also operating a policy on posters and banners. Flag poles and sticks for banners are banned, but modestly-sized placards are allowed, provided they do not class as political signage or commercial advertising of any kind.

Accessibility at Anfield

Liverpool will provide two disabled drop-off areas at Anfield for the Swift concert. One is located on Gilman Street close to the Kop and Main Stand (and will only operate before the event), with the other being the Stanley Park car park.

Those requiring an assistance dog will be welcomed into Anfield, although Liverpool has requested advanced notification in order to accommodate an appropriate space and provide the required support. The same applies to any medical equipment that may be needed.

The Kop and the Main Stand both provide changing facilities, while accessible toilets are also clearly signed within Anfield. These require a radar key to use, and stewards will be able to provide these upon request.