Negative lateral flow test needed

Detonate Festival 2021 is nearly here - finally!! 

We’re super excited to welcome everyone onto the site, but we need to play our part in limiting the spread of Coronavirus...

To keep it as simple as possible, we need everyone to do a lateral flow test within 48hrs of the festival, and show proof of a negative test result at the entrance. 

Anyone who has received a positive (PCR) COVID-19 test result should not take a LFT within 90 days of that test unless they develop any new symptoms of COVID-19. Please instead show us confirmation of a positive PCR test within the last 90 days (Please note: if you have received a positive PCR test within the last 10 days, do not come to the festival)


1. Get a lateral flow test.

Tests are free from local pharmacies or you can order them to your house here:

Please organise it early as they won’t be available at the festival. 

2. Register the result

Just log in here: to report it

3. Keep the text message or email you receive

This is what you’ll be asked to show to get into the festival so keep it somewhere easy to find. If you have the NHS app then you can also use this to show your results. Please note, this is the NHS App, not the NHS Track and Trace App. It can take up to 2hrs to appear in the app.

4. Show the confirmation of your negative result, along with your activated Festival ticket.

If you have a positive COVID result please do not attend the event. We have hundreds of people waiting to buy tickets so you will be able to resell your ticket via our official resale.

Please note that masks are still recommended on public transport and may be needed if travelling to and from the festival on trains, buses, or taxis.


Q: I have had a double vaccination. Do I still need to test? 

A: Yes, everyone attending the festival is required to do a negative lateral flow test within 48 hrs before the festival.

Q: I have had a Covid before and have a natural immunity pass for 180 days. Do I still need to test? 

A:   If you have had Covid in the last 90 days you don’t need to test. Any longer than that then we still require you to evidence a negative lateral flow test taken within 48 hrs before the festival.