Festival Essentials

22.08.22
Festival Essentials

Please read below for our top tips for having a fun, safe and smooth experience on the farm. We can't wait to spend the Bank Holiday with you all. It's going to be BIG 🚀💫

Getting to the festival

We want arrival and departure to be as smooth as possible for everyone. To ensure you come to the correct entrance please follow our guide below.

ARRIVING BY CAR

Make sure you have purchased a Parking Pass in advance and register your vehicle here.

Please head to OX7 6UJ. When you arrive closer to the farm please follow the yellow signs to the festival rather than your sat nav. BLUE GATE/ BLUE CAR PARK is for all campers/ campervans/ overnight guests, RED GATE/ RED CAR PARK is for everyone else.

BLUE CAR PARK will be open from 8am on Friday, to welcome all campers.

RED CAR PARK will be open from 8am each day to welcome our day visitors.

Overview: Driving

  • Postcode is OX7 6UJ

  • Purchase a Car Park Pass in advance

  • Follow bright yellow signs (BLUE GATE for campers, RED GATE for day visitors) when you see them

  • Be mindful of local roads and limits

ARRIVING BY TRAIN

Kingham train station is the closest station, a 2 minute walk to RED GATE.

Campers who are getting the train PLEASE NOTE:

If you are camping and arriving by train the closest gate to Kingham is RED GATE (opens at 10am) however the main entrance for campers is BLUE GATE, which will open earlier (8am) for our campers.

You can get a taxi from Kingham Station to the BLUE GATE to access the campsite earlier, or you can arrive later and enter the RED GATE once it opens at 10am.

Overview: Train

  • Kingham train station is a few minutes walk from RED GATE

  • Direct trains from Oxford and London (Paddington)

  • Check train times before you travel

Coaches

  • Single coach tickets are available here

  • Coaches will run from RED GATE to Oxford and Chipping Norton

Taxis

  • Designated taxi collection point at RED GATE (please instruct taxis to come here)

  • Please pre-arrange taxis

TOP TIPS

Weather warning

We’re keeping an eye on the forecast and it’s looking like it’ll be a warm one gang ☀️⁠ ⁠ Please plan ahead to help you keep cool on the farm.⁠ There will be shaded areas and water refill stations provided. Make sure you bring lots of SPF, hats, fans, and reusable water bottles 🧡⁠ Always talk to a member of staff if you are feeling unwell.

Despite there being some rain this week, we are implementing additional safety measures to help keep all our festival-goers safe during the ongoing warm weather. With the ground on the farm being very dry, we may have to restrict public cooking including the use of stoves within our campsites outside of designated areas. Open fires, candles, barbecues and sky lanterns are strictly forbidden.⁠

For parents

  • Visit the parent pitstop for baby changing facilities

  • Head to the family dining room for stress free meal times

  • Ear defenders are available to buy

  • Note a meeting point in case of separation

  • Collect a white wristband for young children on arrival and write your contact details on it

  • Hire a Mr Trolley in the car park

Festival safety

  • Bag searches will be in operation

  • Please check out our prohibited items list here

  • Be aware and report anything suspicious to security

  • Do not leave valuables in your car or tent

  • Keep your mobile phone charged. There will be charging points at the Parents Chill Out Zone in Village Green

  • Check out festivalsafe.com

Campsite essentials

  • Campsite opens 8am, Friday 26

  • Multiple toilet and shower facilities

  • Open fires, candles, barbecues and sky lanterns are strictly forbidden 🙅‍♂️

  • Reasonable amount of alcohol permitted (please see website)

  • No glass permitted whatsoever

Green initiatives

  • ‘Leave no trace’ policy

  • Please aim to leave the farm as you found it

  • Dispose of waste in correct bins

  • Follow campsite recycling rules as instructed on entry

  • Bring your own water bottle to refill at water stations

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