Terms & Conditions, and Other Information
Festival Opening Times
Thursday 3pm (Campsite 2pm for campers only)
Campsite check-out midday Monday
Every effort will be made to carry out the programme as advertised with the advertised artists. However, we give no warranty that artists named in the programme or in 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. 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 or glass containers of any sort on to the main event arena. You may bring your own alcohol on to the campsite.
GTSF is an inclusive festival. We do not tolerate any actions or insignia which may be threatening or offensive to minority groups (this includes US Confederate flags and Nazi insignia). We will exclude anyone we feel is acting in an oppressive way, and reserve the right to remove any insignia/flags which, in our opinion, have such overtones.
We have an accessible camping area and disabled parking. Qualifying personal assistants are entitled to a free ticket. See here.
The ground is farmland and so is not without its bumps, and some of it will be difficult to traverse. Stewards will be able to help in emergencies.
We recommend bringing camping chairs or mats to sit on in front of the stages if you prefer not to stand. Previous GTSF-goers will remember we provided seating in the past, but our feedback after the 2021 festival was overwhelmingly in favour of retaining open stages, rather than marquees with seating, and so we are continuing with this. The Folk Stage (second stage) will remain covered but without chairs (the same as 2021).
Camping, Caravans & Motorhomes
Campsite access is only available to those with a Weekend or Weekend Extra ticket and a separate camping pass.
You can upgrade you camping to "glamping" with Tee & Toast here. You still need to buy a festival ticket and a camping pass (large) in order to glamp.
We have a large camping area at our new location - so there is plenty of room to spread out.
You are welcome to bring your car onto the campsite, and park next to your tent or caravan. Motorhomes and campervans are welcome too.
Access to the Campsites are from 2pm on Thursday (for those with a Weekend Extra ticket), or 10am on Friday (with a Weekend ticket).
Alternatively, there is a privately owned campsite at Maythorne, about 5 minutes drive away (01636 812128)
Showers and proper flush toilets are conveniently situated.
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.
Please vacate the campsite by midday Monday.
Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
We are pleased to welcome your well-behaved dogs to the festival. These are allowed on the campsite and in the festival arena. They should be on the lead in these areas.
We have set aside a dog exercise area, but this is not securely fenced so won't be suitable off-lead for dogs without 100% recall. However, there is also a private secure off-lead exercise field 5 minutes walk away. This needs to be booked (the owners charge an hourly rate). See here.
There are lots of lovely walks from the festival - and the Robin Hood Way goes right past the fields. We will have laminated route maps available in the box office.
There will be photographers on site taking photographs and video, in public areas, for publicity purposes. These may be used on our website, social media channels and other marketing materials. It is a condition of entry that you consent for images/videos to be used.
We accept no liability for loss or damage to your personal property or possessions, however caused.
Tickets are not transferable. We will refund the ticket price if the event is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances (except where that relates to terrorism). There is no right to a refund otherwise.
We recommend that you consider taking out personal/travel insurance to cover the cost of your tickets and travel should you be unable to attend (e.g. for health reasons).
We will be conducting random, security bag checks at entry points to the event. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone not willing to have their bags checked. This includes searches for glass and alcohol at entry points to the arena.