Terms & Conditions, and further Information

Box Office Opening Times

  • Thursday 3pm (Campsite 2pm)

  • Friday 10am

  • Saturday 10am 

  • Sunday 10am

  • Fri/Sat/Sun evening tickets  - entry from 6pm


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 site. 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. These are "Weekend with Camping" tickets (camping Fri/Sat/Sun nights) or "Weekend Extra with Camping" tickets (camping Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun nights).

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

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

  • There is a privately owned campsite at Rolleston about 25 minutes walk from the site (07710267969  or  07812353622) or at Maythorne, about 10 minutes drive away (01636 812128), for anyone wishing to book an overnight stay.

  • The campsites will  be open for arrivals on Thursday from 2pm  and from 10am on the Friday.

  • There is an additional charge of £5 for caravans and motor homes although this is per caravan/motorhome not per person.

  • There is limited space for caravans and motor homes so book early to reserve your space.

  • 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.

  • Fires and disposable barbecues are not allowed on any site. Barbecues will be allowed provided they are constructed according to the manufacturer’s instructions and are at least 18 inches off the ground. We suggest you have a bucket of water or fire extinguisher nearby. At no time should the barbecue be left unattended. Stewards have the right to request a barbecue to be extinguished if deemed hazardous.



Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


Only dogs required to assist people with disabilities will be admitted into the Festival Arena. Those bringing caravans or motor homes may bring dogs as long as they are kept outside the Festival Arena and are kept on a lead at all times.

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 May, UNLESS THE EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES (EXCEPT TERRORISM). Refunds before 1st  May 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.

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