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Eurovision issues bizarre list of banned items from selfie sticks to bombs

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Audience members at the Eurovision Song Contest have been advised they will not be allowed to bring golf balls, ladders, shopping trolleys, guns and bombs into the arena.

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The competition, which this year will be held in the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal, has issued a bizarre list of banned items, which also includes hammers and screwdrivers, adhesive tape, rope, crow bars, saw blades and drill bits and handcuffs and chains.

A post on the audience section of the Eurovision website says: "To keep waiting times at the entrance to a minimum, please make sure you do not bring any of the following prohibited items to the Altice Arena.

"If brought, these items will be confiscated and will not be returned."

Also on the extensive list are drugs, selfie sticks, luggage, chairs, helmets, lasers, knives, syringe, scalpels, megaphones, sticks and poles and pliers and tool pouches.

The Eurovision Song Contest will take place on May 12.

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