All the info for a great festival

Please browse the info below, if you still have questions, Contact us and we will get back to you ASAP.


Families Welcome?

Yes bring the kids if you wish! 3 and under for just £2.50, 4-12yrs just for £5. Yes this is the whole weekend if you like! Lots for the kids to do including crazy golf, bouncy castles, secret cinema, face painting and more. Day and weekend tickets for this area available on the website from £8. We have a nice compact site so the kids can’t roam too far! Smashing if you want to relax with your favourite tipple from one of the bars (responsibly of course!). The family camping area is behind the main music areas, giving you that peace and quiet for those little ones to drift off into the land of Zzzz’z. This also goes for the parents if you have had a tough dancing day.

Do I need to bring my ticket print out?

Yes please! This will speed up yours and everyone else’s entry. Tickets can be scanned from your phone but remember, those little things don’t always work!

Do I need a carpark pass?

Yes I’m afraid this year you will need to purchase a carpark pass at £10. Come and go as you want all weekend with this pass. This is the 2nd time in 11yrs we have done this - 1. To encourage lift sharing. 2. New licencing reasons 3. All profits go to charity!

How far is the carpark from the festival?

Not far at all! Approximately 1 minute walk or less! (30seconds if you have really long legs)

Can I sleep in my car or camp in the carpark?

No I’m afraid not, please purchase a weekend ticket that includes camping or even a campervan pass.

Can I bring a tent and what kind?

Yes bring a tent if you have a weekend ticket and plan to get some kip! (2hrs at least a night highly advised). Make sure your tent is waterproof and you have a peg or two.


If you would like to bring a Gazebo then happy days, but please be considerate to others and don’t take up huge amounts of space that you don’t need!

Can I light a fire or have naked flames onsite?

Afraid not. Keep warm by dancing the night away and keep your bellies stocked with some decent grub cooked by the pros! No gas canisters or related stoves sorry!

Do I need to bring ID?

Yes of course, passport or UK driving licence please.

If I’m under 18 can I enter the festival?

Yes but you must be accompanied by a responsible adult over 21years.

Can I get cash out at the festival?

I’m afraid not, we do not have any cash machines onsite, however the main bars and most catering stalls take cards.

Do you have any lockers or phone charging onsite?

Yes we do just by the main campsite entrance, ask one of the super friendly stewards or security to point you in the right direction.

Do you have showers onsite?

Yes we do have showers, so you can scrub up lovely for the next day of antics (or just stop the smell.)

Can I bring alcohol in if I’m camping?

Yes but there is a limit due to licencing. 8 cans of normal strength beer or cider or 1 normal box of wine. All in unopened original sealed containers. Strictly no spirts or glass. Limits allowed on one entrance only. Sorry folks this due to new licensing

Can I bring alcohol into the main arena or if I have bought a day ticket?

Sorry folks due to licencing, no. The bars are offer the main tipples, happy hours are good and so are the volunteer staff for a bit of banter (and it’s a charity festival!)

Is there disabled access and facilities?

Due to the nature of the site (being uneven on a hill) we regret to inform that disabled facilities are not available. Please email us for specifics if you’re keen however.

Can I volunteer?

Yes! If you’re a lovely person and fancy a bit (sometimes a lot!) of unpaid work, drop us an email. The whole festival has grown to the level it is due to volunteers giving their time. However, you need to be reliable and in a fit state to work. If you have any further crazy skills you might think will help us out and are keen to get involved, drop us another email!

When do we open?

Campsite 11am on the 31st of August with the arena shortly after. We have to move you on Monday though I’m afraid…. By 1pm.

Provisional Arena Times for Campers:
Friday 12 noon til 4am
Saturday 8am til 4am
Sunday 8am til 2am

When do ticket gates open?

Friday 11am til 11pm
Saturday 10am til 11pm
Sunday 10am til 6pm

Can we return to the festival once we have left?

Yes of course if you have the relevant ticket for the day of weekend, however after 11pm once outside the festival you cannot re enter. Please make sure you have all your bits and pieces

When do the bars open?

TBC for 2019 but at least from 12 noon til 3am.


The furry one’s… unfortunately not. No dogs across the whole site unless it’s a guide dog.

Your favourite cuddly toy dog?

Yes of course just make sure he is fed and watered properly.

Now the big question…..what do I wear?

Anything you desire! (as long as its safe and does not offend others of course!) Remember to keep an eye out for this year’s theme and fancy dress Saturday…. Prizes awarded for the best dressed, which most probably means free beer! (to over 18’s of course) and maybe a cuddly toy.


Every person under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult of 21 years or over. The festival site / carpark and other areas are in some cases uneven. Please take care when moving around the site. Management is not liable for any injury caused onsite or around the close vicinity of the festival.
Wilkestock Arena is a licensed venue so only alcohol purchased on site can be consumed in the Arena 8 cans of beer OR 2 litres of cider OR 1 box of wine permitted into the campsite on one occasion only. Wilkestock Arena is a licensed venue so only alcohol purchased on site can be consumed in the Arena.

NO spirits
NO glass
NO unsealed drinks containers of any kind permitted.
NO NAKED FLAMES permitted across the site. This includes cooking stoves/BBQ's etc. We apologise as this is set by the authorities. Every person under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult of 21 years or over. Camping includes Sunday night. 2 + 2 Family tickets admit 2 adults and two children 12 and under 3 and under £2, 4-12yrs £7, 13-17yrs £37 - must be accompanied by a responsible adult of 21 years and over. These are weekend tickets and not available in day format.
Any persons entering the festival Site (Field of Waterbridge + Car park) will comply with the following conditions. Any non-compliance can result in the offender being immediately and permanently ejected from the Site.

Entry to the event, all activities at the event, purchase and use of tickets are subject to these Conditions. These Conditions may be amended without prior notice.

You may be searched at the entrance for any items that can be used in an illegal or offensive manner these will be confiscated immediately. Persons suspected of carrying out illegal and/or offensive activities on the festival Site will be searched and face eviction. NO portable laser equipment or pens are permitted.

Every person under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult of 21 years or over. All persons may be asked for ID and will not be served alcohol if ordered without proof of age of over 18 years. Challenge 25 will be implemented.

NO animals (except registered guide dogs), sound systems, generators, sky lanterns or kites, fireworks, canisters or wax flares, naked flames or burning of plastic will be allowed on the festival Site.

Anti-social behaviour any people affecting the enjoyment of other attendees and/or affecting the running of the event will be immediately ejected by security

The Site is a glass free zone. Any glass will be confiscated on arrival. Wristbands removed or tampered with will be invalid and will not be replaced.

CCTV will be present. All persons on Site consent to filming. The Site management reserve the right to refuse admission or to eject attendees from the event without reimbursement of ticket price or other costs.

The Site management reserve the right to cancel the event without notice.

The Site management exclude liability for loss, injury or damage to persons or property except in respect of death or personal injury resulting from its own negligence.

The Site management reserve the right to change the services provided and any other aspects of the event without notice.

ALL persons will use the premises in a proper and lawful manner and not so as to cause any nuisance, annoyance or inconvenience to other persons on Site or neighbouring properties, or to render void or voidable any insurance in whole or in part. This will be monitored by the Site Manager.

NO refunds will be issued to any attendee under any circumstances.

Further conditions may be applied at the start of the festival.

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