Campsite Essentials

What better way to experience The Big Feastival than to camp and be right in the heart of the Festival fun! For all those who will be camping with us on the farm, in a tent or a campervan, please read through the following Campsite information prior to the event to ensure you’re fully prepared for the camping experience…

CAMPING ESSENTIALS

Here’s a checklist of items The Big Feastival team recommend that you bring:

  • Your Festival Tickets
  • Printed Parking Pass
  • Tent
  • Roll Mat
  • Sleeping Bags & Pillows
  • Portable Phone Charger
  • Torch
  • Tent Flag (so you can easily spot your tent from afar!)
  • Reusable Water Bottle
  • Sun Cream
  • Sunglasses & Hats
  • Waterproofs
  • Wellies
  • Toiletries and a Towel
  • Warm Clothing (extra layers are essential as it can get colder in the evenings)
  • Fancy Dress - not essential, but it is a Festival after all!

If you forget something, don’t worry! Regatta Great Outdoors will be on hand to help with their stall in the Campsite stocking camping essentials - everything from waterproofs to tent pegs and even repair kits.

IMPORTANT TIMINGS

FRIDAY 23RD AUGUST

08.00 – Campsite Car Park and Campsites open for arrivals

09.30 – Weekend and Day Visitor Car Parks open

11.00 – Festival Arena open for Campers and Day Visitors

12.30 – 22.45 – Live acts on the Main Stage

21.30 - Last entry into the Festival

01:00 – Festival closes for the day

SATURDAY 24TH AUGUST

09.00 – Campsite opens for arrivals

09.30 – Weekend and Day Visitor Car Parks open

10.00 – Festival Arena open for Campers and Day Visitors

12.00 – 22.45 – Live acts on the Main Stage

21.30 – Last entry into the Festival

01:00 – Festival closes for the day

SUNDAY 25TH AUGUST

09.30 – Weekend and Day Visitor Car Parks open

10.00 – Festival Arena open for Campers and Day Visitors

11.00 – 21.45 Live acts on the Main Stage

21.00 – Last entry into the Festival

23:30 – Festival closes

MONDAY 26TH AUGUST

11.00 – Campsite closed to campers

To find out what time your favourite artists, chefs, children’s entertainers and more will be appearing at The Big Feastival, make sure you purchase your Festival Lanyard here.

MR TROLLEY HIRE

Mr Trolley's hire service will be back once again to help you carry all your kit from your car to where you decide to camp. Please note: they do not take pre-bookings for this service, simply turn up and head to the hire point in the Car Park.

There will also be an Overnight Hire Service on offer so you can wheel your little ones around and catch the late performances, whilst they enjoy a ride or catch a nap. In addition, there are a limited number of wagon conversions available – a trolley with cushions and a canopy with sides that go up and down. Both of these options are pre-bookable - to find out more or to reserve your trolley or wagon, click here.





GENERAL CAMPSITE GUIDELINES

  • No admission without a valid Ticket.
  • The Organisers reserve the right of admission.
  • Please remain vigilant to fire safety in order to help keep yourselves and other Festival-goers safe.
  • There is to be no vehicle movement within the Campsite over the weekend. Pitches are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • We ask you be considerate when pitching your tent - if you take up more than a reasonable amount of space for your group, you will be asked to re-pitch.
  • Generators are not permitted.
  • Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.
  • Anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and you will be ejected without a refund. 
  • Guests may be searched on entry to the event. If you are in possession of illegal substances, you may be arrested.
  • No sound systems will be permitted on site.
  • No animals are allowed on the Festival site, other than assistance dogs. If you require to bring an assistance dog with you please inform us at from enquiries@thebigfeastival.com before the event.
  • In the event of needing assistance, medical care or otherwise, please contact any steward or member of Campsite staff who can radio for assistance.
  • Campers will be issued with special wristbands allowing the access to the Campsite. Please ensure your party wear them at all times.
  • Strictly no fire/Chinese lanterns or fireworks are allowed on site.
  • Please ensure your party know the location of key facilities, including First Aid, and how to gain help in the event of an emergency.
  • Please remain vigilant to fire safety in order to help keep yourselves and other Festival-goers safe.

COOKING FOOD AND ALCOHOL

  • Open fires and BBQs are not permitted.
  • Please note: If we experience hot, dry weather in the lead up to the Festival – there may be restrictions on cooking activity in the Campsites.  If this is the case, we will be communicating to all ticket-purchasers in advance. 
  • Campers wishing to bring stoves should only bring purpose built gas stoves with small gas bottles (2.2kg). No spare bottles are to be brought. These stoves can only be used for cooking in a designated area of the Campsite, and should not be used inside individual tents. No other LPG should be on site.
  • If you are camping, you are allowed to bring in your own alcohol (to be consumed in the Campsite) up to a reasonable amount per person (e.g. 1 case of beer/lager/cider or up to 1 litre of decanted spirits). You will be asked to leave excess quantities outside the event.
  • Alcohol cannot be brought into The Big Feastival from the Campsites. There are fully licensed bars available for you in the Festival.
  • You will not be allowed to bring in glass of any kind. Broken glass is dangerous for children and for the animals that will be using the fields after the Festival. There will be no exceptions.
  • No water source should be deemed as drinking water unless it is specifically labelled as such.
  • Please ensure to put any rubbish in the bins provided.
  • We have a No Naked Flame policy at the Festival and in the Campsite. There will be designated areas in the Campsite where you will be able to go to use small stoves to cook food.
  • There will be a microwave and kettle available at each Campsite Cooking Point. 

CAMPERVANS AND CARAVANS

- For all those who have booked a campervan pitch you will NOT require a parking pass as this is covered in the cost of your caravan ticket.
- The allocated pitch size for campervans and caravans is 8m x 6m.
- Due to uneven ground in some areas, please take precautions to ensure that you vehicle is securely stationed.
- In the general campervan area, cars and campervans will be parked in a designated area and cannot be parked alongside tents.
- Within the disabled campervan area, cars can be parked alongside your campervan so long as it fits within your designated pitch area. Please be aware that your car will need to be moved if it does not fit within your pitch area.
- Sleeping in cars overnight is not permitted.
- It is strongly recommended not to bring any large Winnebago or RV style vehicles as in the event of bad weather, we are unable to guarantee access for these vehicles to the Campsite.
- For those with caravans and trailer tents, please note that towing vehicles must be removed from the Campsite and parked in the public car park.
- Please be aware that no hook ups are available for water within the Campsite. There are a limited number of electric hook ups, which must be booked in advance when you purchase your Campervan Pitch.
- Estate cars, vans and any other vehicles not designed with in-built sleeping facilities will not be allowed access to the Campsite.
- An average, reasonable sized vehicle will be permitted onto site. Permission to accommodate your vehicle is entirely at the Event Organiser's discretion.
- Owners of campervans should bring sufficient gas bottles in the fitted cylinders on the vehicle only. No spare bottles should be brought on site.

PITCHING YOUR TENT

- Make note of your location and key landmarks nearby (such as trees or signage) to help you remember how to find your tent. You could also try decorating your tent with flags. Things can look very different at night when other tents have moved and other people have arrived and set up so take your time familiarising yourself with your location.
- Get to know your neighbours, then you can keep an eye on each other’s set ups. 
- Do not leave valuables on show and split your money into various hiding places when you’re in or around your tent.  Please note: all of our caterers and bars will accept contactless payment on site this year so you don’t need to carry large sums of money.  Don’t leave anything valuable in your tent during the day when you are not there.

Campsite CONCESSIONS

Make sure you check out our Campsite Concessions who will be on hand from 6:30am onwards across the August Bank Holiday weekend to serve you delicious breakfasts or supply you with some any forgotten camping essentials.   

Taylors of Harrogate

Ever tried coffee in a tea bag? Taylors of Harrogate, an independent family company, will be sampling this in the campsite to help you get your morning caffeine fix.

Olivier’s Bakery

Everyone loves the smell of bread and pastries in the morning and Olivier’s Bakery will be sure to tickle your tastebuds!  

Rainforest Foods – Bambeanies

If cereal and juice is more your kind of thing then look no further, Rainforest Foods should be your place to go for breakfast. They’ll be serving up their Super Crispies, Cacao Crispies and Super Berry flakes for a nutritious start to your busy festival day!

Le Swine

Le Swine will be in their usual spot on the campsite dishing up the most delicious bacon butties to all the hungry campers out there. With old fashioned middle bacon, bacon butter, toasted milk buns, homemade ketchups and runny fried duck eggs, could this be the best bacon butty ever? You decide!

Yolk Breaker

How do you like your eggs in the morning? Yolk Breaker like theirs in a brioche bun with caramelised onions and chives, Red Leicester cheese and homemade Sriracha mayo. Make sure you check out their stand in the campsite for your breakfast fix!

Regatta Great Outdoors

Regatta Great Outdoors will be bringing all the camping essentials you need to enjoy your Festival. From waterproof jackets to keep you dry, extra layers to keep you warm and wellies for fun in the mud. We'll also be bringing a range of our fantastic camping gear. From the little bits you always forget like tent pegs, mallets, and repair kits all the way up to the extras you just can't live without like chairs, airbeds and picnic blankets. Be sure to come and find us in the Campsite for all your camping and Festival needs!

CAMPSITE FACILITIES

TOILET AND SHOWER FACILITIES

We have multiple toilet and showering facilities located around the Campsites for campers to use. Every toilet block also contains a pull down baby change unit to help with nappy changes.  

In addition to the general Campsite facilities, When Nature Calls are on board to provide luxury toilet facilities – read on for more details!

WHEN NATURE CALLS

If you are interested in some added luxury, When Nature Calls will be offering luxury flushing loos which are cleaned after EVERY use by uniformed staff. The facilities include warm water hand washing facilities, mirrors and baby changing facilities.

When Nature Calls also have their fantastic hair wash and style facilities which includes hair washing sinks, salon hair dryers and GHD straighteners so you can look your best throughout the weekend. All the When Nature Calls facilities are positioned within the strawberry field of the Campsite and are only available for those who are camping at the Festival. They are located under the 'Loo Lounge' stretch tent to ensure you are protected come rain or shine.

Numbers are limited to ensure high service levels and tickets purchased online will be subject to a cheaper rate compared to when purchased at the Festival.  Click here to secure your spot!

CAMPSITE RECYCLING POLICY

The Big Feastival is an organic farm when the Festival is not on. We look to build upon these credentials by improving our site wide recycling and environmental impact each year. Feastival looks to recycle and divert from landfill over 90% of the rubbish-generated onsite. We did not send any rubbish to landfill in 2017 or 2018. We kindly ask our campers to carefully consider what they pack with them, ensure they don't leave anything behind, to use the correct recycling points and to avoid bringing glass onto the farm.

Our Feastival campers will receive two bin bags on arrival, one for general rubbish and one for recycling. If you run out of bin bags, we will have extra ones attached to waste pens for your use. Please aim to leave your camping area as you found it, this means taking everything home with you, putting your waste in the appropriate bin bags and disposing them in the designated waste areas provided, as even though it may be your home for the weekend - it’s home for animals for the rest of the year. Our designated waste areas will be separated out into general waste and recyclables, we ask that you please make a conscious effort to use the correct bins. 

We can’t wait to see you on the farm soon!

BF Team x

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