Selfie sticks banned from most music fests in UK

Coachella fest goers are not allowed to take selfie sticks with them like those at Lollapalooza in Chicago. Not just selfie sticks, it has been reports that all types of camera extentions are banned from these fests that bring top starts like Rihanna and Katy Perry to Kanye West.

The site of Lollapalooza said: “GoPro attachments like sticks, selfie sticks & monopods” are not allowed from the event, while Coachella’s site said “No selfie sticks/Narsisstics” are allowed.

Other major United States music festivals, including Governors Ball, Sasquatch and Bonnaroo are yet to express a stance on banning selfie sticks, when advice or bans on the devices have yet to be reported for top European fests like Glastonbury that presently says that Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (also called drones) and pro video equipment among its banned devices.

The move follows the decision recently taken at many British music venues, like the O2 Arena, the SSE Wembley Arena and the O2 Academy Brixton, banning the devices because of safety and health concerns.

While organizers officials acknowledge that taking snaps is part of live music experience, but anything annoying the views of others is not at all welcome. SSE Wembley Arena spokesperson earlier told that selfies are a huge part of the gig experience. The sticks might mean you are refused entry to the venue so their advice is don’t bring them and stick with the tried and tested use of an arm.