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Terms & Conditions, and Other Information

Festival Opening Times

  • Thursday 3pm (Campsite 2pm for campers only)

  • Friday 10am

  • Saturday 10am 

  • Sunday 10am

  • Campsite check-out midday Monday

  • On Fri/Sat/Sun previous night campers can enter the arena earlier for coffees and breakfast etc.

For directions, please see the getting here page.

Artists

Every effort will be made to carry out the programme as advertised. 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 reserve the right to present alternative performers and re-programme events where unforeseen circumstances prevail. Entry to individual performances is subject to safe capacity limits of each stage so is not guaranteed.

Alcohol/Glass

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.

Bar Glasses

We have our lovely reusable GTSF plastic "glasses" again and these are £2 (you can swap them at the bar for clean ones over the weekend). Or bring your own if you prefer.

Accessibility

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 may be difficult to traverse. Stewards will be able to help in emergencies.

Chairs

We recommend bringing camping chairs or mats to sit on in front of the stages if you prefer not to stand.  We are looking to cover the Lake Stage for 2024, but it may be open, and The Frontier Stage will have an open format. The Folk Stage is in a marquee, without walls most of the time. 

Cars, Camping, Caravans & Motorhomes

  • There is a free day carpark near the box office, and another for campers at the campsite entrance.

  • 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" see here.  You still need to buy a festival ticket and a camping pass in order to glamp.

  • You must check you have the right sized camping pitch. If you think you need to upgrade please contact us at tickets@southwellfolkfestival.org.uk

  • Large pitches are approximately 8m x 8m, and you must buy one of these if you have a motorhome or caravan. Large tents will also need one. You should take into account a 1m fire gap at the internal edge of your pitch.

  • There's a campsite car park for those wishing to drive off site over the weekend (after unloading).

  • There should be no other vehicle movement on the campsite over the weekend for safety reasons.

  • Showers and proper flush toilets are conveniently situated, as well as a chemical waste disposal point.

  • 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, including when there has been low rainfall and high temperatures. 

  • Please vacate the campsite by midday Monday.

Under 16s

Anyone under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Dogs

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. They are not allowed inside tents/marquees such as the Folk Stage or the Indoor Market.

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.

Walks

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.

Data Protection

Please see our privacy policy here

Photography

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. 

No Liability

We accept no liability for loss or damage to your personal property or possessions, however caused.

No Refunds

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). In exceptional circumstances prior to 1st June and at the total discretion of the festival, we will offer full or partial refunds or a carry-over of a ticket to the following year. There will be strictly no refunds after June 1st.

Insurance

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). Please check that your travel insurance policy includes UK festivals.

Inclusivity

GTSF is an inclusive festival. We do not tolerate any actions or insignia which may be threatening or offensive to minority groups. 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.

Bag Checks

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.

4th to 7th July 2024

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