Terms & Conditions, and further Information

Festival Opening Times

  • Thursday 3pm (Campsite 2pm)

  • Friday 10am

  • Saturday 10am 

  • Sunday 10am


The Festival gives no warranty that artists named in the programme and any publicity will perform at any particular time, or at all, and reserves the right to present alternative performers and re-programme events where unforeseen circumstances prevail. However, every effort will be made to carry out the programme as advertised. Entry to individual concerts is subject to safe capacity limits of each stage so is not guaranteed.


You are not allowed to bring alcoholic drinks and glass containers of any sort on to the main event arena. You may bring your own alcohol on to the campsite.

Camping, Caravans & Motorhomes

  • Camping space is limited, and is only available with a camping ticket. Tickets are per pitch this year, rather than per person. See the ticket page for more information.

  • Access to the Campsites are from 2pm on Thursday (for those with a Weekend Extra ticket), or 10am on Friday (with a Weekend ticket).

  • Campers should vacate the campsite by mid-day on Monday.

  • There is also a privately owned campsite at Maythorne, 5-10 minutes drive away (01636 812128).

  • All Campers – Please remember that noise carries further than you think. Please consider neighbours when playing live acoustic music, radios or CD players. Additionally, there are residents close to the Festival site and the Festival can only happen with their co-operation and goodwill.

  • Barbecues will be allowed provided they are constructed according to the manufacturer’s instructions and are at least 18 inches off the ground. Fires and disposable barbecues are not allowed. Stewards have the right to request a barbecue to be extinguished or to extinguish it, if deemed hazardous.



Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


We are pleased to welcome your well-behaved dog(s) to the festival. These are allowed on the campsite and in the festival arena. They should not be brought into any of the indoor venues though (marquees etc).

Data Protection

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No Liability

The Gate to Southwell Folk Festival Limited accepts no liability for loss or damage to your personal property or possessions, however caused.


If lost, there can be no ticket replacement.  Tickets are not transferable. SORRY – NO REFUNDS FROM 1st September, UNLESS THE EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES (EXCEPT TERRORISM). Refunds before 1st September will be entirely at the discretion of the Festival and will incur an administration fee.


Bag Checks

We will be conducting random, security bag checks at entry points over the weekend. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone not willing to have their bags checked.

2nd - 5th September 2021

Copyright, The Gate to Southwell Folk Festival Ltd

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