The charities we support and how you can get involved with the festival
Leukaemia Research which has recently been renamed ‘Bloodwise’ which is leading the way worldwide due to the funding it receives here in the UK. Its due to the leading research that today, two-thirds of everyone diagnosed with blood cancer will still be with us in five years’ time. When the charity started in 1960, survival was measured in weeks and months.
Visit Bloodwise for more info and to donate.
Keswick Mountain Rescue Team comprises 45 members, all unpaid volunteers, who are available at all times of the day and night, 365 days per year, to assist those in distress and lost on the mountains of the Lake District.
Visit their website for more info and to donate.
We are always looking for volunteers to help with Wilkestock. We cannot pay you, but we can assure you will have a great time as part of our awesome team.
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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.
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!
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!
Not far at all! Approximately 1 minute walk or less! (30seconds if you have really long legs)
No I’m afraid not, please purchase a weekend ticket that includes camping or even a campervan pass.
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!
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!
Yes of course, passport or UK driving licence please.
Yes but you must be accompanied by a responsible adult over 21years.
I’m afraid not, we do not have any cash machines onsite, however the main bars and most catering stalls take cards.
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.
Yes we do have showers, so you can scrub up lovely for the next day of antics (or just stop the smell.)
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
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!)
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.
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!
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
Friday 11am til 11pm
Saturday 10am til 11pm
Sunday 10am til 6pm
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
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.
Yes of course just make sure he is fed and watered properly.
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.
SG14 3RR is the postcode for satnavs, this should bring you into the vision of local festival signs, as soon as you see these please follow them! Car sharing is always recommended to look after our lovely planet and also to save on the £10 carpark ticket.
CARPARK PASS - Once you have a carpark pass this allows you to re-enter throughout the weekend.
the nearest and best station to get to is Stevenage, this has the most trains and a good reliable service. Its just 22mins from London Kings Cross on the train and a short 10 minute taxi ride to the festival, yep just 32mins from Kings Cross…. insane! Clever trains.
Alternatively there are two stations in Hertford (with direct links to London) that are both only a 15min Taxi ride to the festival...
Hertford East (Liverpool ST / Tottenham Hale view route map).
Hertford North (Kings Cross / Finsbury Park view route map).
Same as a car however you will have a driver who knows where to go! Please use the drop off and pick up area signposted. Say thanks to your friendly driver as that taxi driver can be very helpful when you need to get home in the dead of night!
ABC - 01438 424242
Stevenage Taxis - 01438 357111
Goldstar - 01438 727277
Foxholes Car Service (24hr) - 01992 500750
Please use caution as the final walk from the bus stop to the festival is not lit and does not have the best footpath. More info here