Message to ticket buyers...Welcome!


Well it's nearly here!


Final preparations are being made on site and we are looking forward to a fantastic 4 days.

Here are a few things you need to know:

Arrival times

Thursday: Campsite: 2pm (Weekend Extra ticket holders) - n.b. we erroneously said midday on a previous communication. Please do not turn up before 2pm.

Friday: Campsite 10am (Weekend ticket holders)

Day ticket holders Thu 3pm, Fri-Sun 10am.

The main entrance to the festival is on Eakring Lane, just to the West of Kirklington off the A617. For SatNav, please use the postcode for Archway House, NG22 8NX.

​Cycling: We are half a mile from National Cycle Route 645, which continues on an easy flat ride of about 2 miles into Southwell. Pedestrians and cyclists can enter via Home Farm Lane off the A617.

​Shuttle Bus: We are running a shuttle bus to and from Southwell over the weekend. This will run hourly from Friday evening and all over the weekend. There's a timetable on the website, and on the bus-stop at The Burgage in Southwell. It will also be available in the box office.

Covid-19 We have set out our Covid-19 plans in the festival management plan which we have agreed with the local authority and as you'd expect things are a little different than they'd be in a normal year. Our aim is to make the festival a safe and comfortable space for all to enjoy.

All staff, volunteers, artists and traders will be required to have a lateral flow test prior to their arrival. We encourage everyone else to do a lateral flow test 24 hrs before arriving as well; please do not attend the festival if your test is positive, if you have Covid symptoms or if you have been contacted by Test & Trace and told to isolate. On arrival attendees will be asked to scan a QR code, or to enter their details on paper forms during their visit. We ask everyone to bring masks and hand sanitiser and to respect everyone else by maintaining social distance, especially in any enclosed spaces. Thank you.

There will be sanitising stations around the site, but please bring your own too, so it's always to hand.


What to bring? The Main Stage and Frontier Stage will be totally open stages this year due to Covid, so please bring your own chairs and blankets to sit on. We'll be marking out safe spaces and corridors on the ground to allow social distancing. The Folk Stage will be covered but without the usual walls, and you'll need to bring your own camping chairs for there too.

Looking forward to welcoming you! The GTSF Team

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