Music lovers are flocking to Cardiff Principality Stadium as it is hosting major artists this summer including P!nk, Foo Fighters, Billy Joel and the highly anticipated Taylor Swift. This venue opened in June 1999 and has since welcomed, on average, over 1.3 million visitors per year.

Fans are set to prepare for their anticipated event but there are important rules you need to know before heading to the Stadium. From food and drink, and selfie sticks to umbrellas and animals, we have summarised what you can and cannot bring into this event space.

According to Cardiff Principality Stadium security, they advise all visitors to arrive in plenty of time to pass through enhanced security checks. You must head to the gate that is stated on your ticket and join one of the queues where you will be searched.

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Food and Drink

Before entering the stadium, any food and drink must be finished as you are not allowed to take these in with you.

Cardiff Principality Stadium has strict drinking and drugs rules – any person within the Stadium or attempting to gain access to the Stadium who is, or appears to be under the influence of drink or drugs may be ejected or refused entry. Smoking including any form of electronic cigarette in the grounds is strictly forbidden but there are designated areas which allow smoking.


The stadium advises everyone to not bring a bag at all, the event space shared: “We will not permit large bags into the stadium but you will be permitted to take small bags and handbags in with you.

“We class small bags as no larger than 35cm x 40cm x 19cm or standard handbags. There are no bag storage facilities available at the stadium – please plan ahead if you intend travelling to Cardiff with a large bag.” If you’re unsure what bag to bring then we suggest this £39.50 Faux Leather Tote Bag from M&S.

Principality Stadium is a cashless stadium, this versatile mini backpack and tote bag from Be Kind for £55 has multiple zips and layers including an anti-theft pocket which will ensure your bank cards or phones will be safe during the night.


Animals are not allowed in the Stadium, however, if you need a service dog or guide god then this is authorised by the WRU Group.


Any item that is in the reasonable opinion of the WRU Group, its servants or agents, could be used as a weapon or cause nuisance to others, is prohibited within the Stadium. This includes fireworks, flares, pyrotechnics, all horns including air horns, musical instruments, smoke canisters, laser pointers, bottles, glasses, cans, cooking devices, banners, poles, large golf-type umbrellas, selfie sticks, knives, blades and other articles or containers.

The Stadium also forbids all promotional, commercial, political and religious printed matter, including but not limited to leaflets, banners, flags, signs, and symbols.

No person unless authorised in writing by the WRU Group is permitted to distribute or offer for sale or sell within the Stadium or Grounds any item or article whatsoever which includes any ticket, programme, newspaper or leaflet.

If you are yet to grab tickets to upcoming concerts then it is advised to look online instead of ticket resellers around the Stadium. Sites such as Viagogo have plenty of tickets on offer, especially for Taylor Swift’s Era’s tour, find out more here.