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Outside Lands Institutes 'Clear Bag' Policy for Festivalgoers

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    Festival goers attend the 2017 Outside Lands Music Festival at Golden Gate Park on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, in San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

    A new "clear bag" security policy at Outside Lands will require attendees to bring their belongings in see-through plastic bags starting with this year.

    Backpack-sized bags and tote purses will have to be clear plastic, clear vinyl, clear PVC or one-gallon clear zip-top bags.

    Small clutch bags and fanny packs between 4 to 5 inches wide do not have to be made of clear plastic.

    Non-plastic hydration packs with a capacity of 2.5 liters that have no more than two pockets will also be allowed

    "We are taking every step to ensure Outside Lands is a secure and positive experience for all festival patrons," Allen Scott, concert head for Another Planet Entertainment said in a statement.

    Many festivals have adopted the clear bag policy because it reduces time for security checks and enhances safety, according to Scott.

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