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Festival Dates & Gate Times

Wilderness Festival 2019 will take place on Thursday 1st August to Sunday 4th August 2019.

Gate times
Thursday 1st Aug: 12:00 - 22:00
Friday 2nd August: 09:00 - 22:00
Saturday 3rd August: 09:00 - 21:00
Sunday 4th August: 09:00 - 18:00

Please note gate times are subject to change - especially in the evening depending on how busy it is.
You are welcome to leave the festival at any time but re-entry is only permitted during gate opening hours.

Thursday 1st 
Car Parks Open: 10:00
Campsites Open: 12:00
Arena Open: 14:00

Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th
Arena will be open to campers from 07:45

Monday 5th
As much as we'd love you to stay, unfortunately at some point we have to ask you all to return home.
We ask that you vacate campsites by noon.

See our Wilderness Season Nine Entrance Map

Map of Festival Gates and Box Offices
Our Address

Sat Nav - Please use postcode OX7 3DG

Important: As you approach the estate, you’ll see yellow AA road signs. Follow them, not your satnav. They will guide you into the festival, so keep your eyes peeled. Arrival information packs will be emailed out approximately 2 weeks before the festival.

See our Wilderness Season Nine Entrance Map

Where to Go?

Please make sure you go to the appropriate gate / box office for your campsite.

RED GATE – General, Quiet, Live-In Vehicle, Boutique and Meadow Camping and Car Parks.

BLUE GATE – Family Camping Car Parks.

Meadow and Boutique Camping, once you have entered through Red Gate continue down to Boutique and Meadow Campsites and Car Park and here you will find Boutique and Meadow Receptions.

Local Tickets can be exchanged at Red, Blue or Green Box Office.

See our Wilderness Season Nine Entrance Map

By Train & Shuttle Buses

Arriving by train is an easy and environmentally friendly choice, so please consider it.
Charlbury Station is the local station, and regular trains are available from London Paddington.
If you choose to walk from the station, it is approximately 1.5 miles, taking roughly 20 minutes, but please be aware that the roads are winding.

Shuttle Bus
There will be shuttle buses running to and from the station.
Fare: Single £3 / Return £5  (adult, child, OAP, crew, artists)

Charlbury to Festival:
Thursday & Friday - Buses will run 11:00 - 20:30
Saturday - Buses will run 09:00 - 12:00

Festival to Charlbury:
Sunday - Buses will run 13:00 - 20:00
Monday - Buses will run 09:00 - 11:30

Please note bus times can be subject to change.

The bus runs in a loop between the station and festival so please check which stop you need for your campsite, so you know when to get off.
Bus Stop 1 - General, Live-In Vehicle and Quiet Camping
Bus Stop 2 - Meadow and Boutique Camping
Bus Stop 3 - Change here for Shuttle Bus to Family Camping
Bus Stop 4 - Family Camping

See our Wilderness Season Nine Entrance Map

By Coach

We will be partnering with National Express again to offer coach travel to Wilderness.

Forget the hassle of driving, enjoy convenient and comfortable coach travel right to the festival gates. You'll get picked up from London Victoria Coach station from 10am on 1 August and return from 10am on 5 August, no fuss needed! All from the low price of just £43.

Not only is it the easiest option, it's also the most environmentally friendly. Help cut down emissions by booking your coach to Wilderness Season Nine.

Better yet, why not upgrade and travel in style with the VIP experience. Benefits include: fully air conditioned,  reclining leather seats with sideways extend, deep tint windows with full draw curtains, DVD player, TV including Sky Sports Channels, Apple TV, power points at all tables, free 4G Wi-Fi, kitchen with fridge, microwave and oven, complimentary hot drinks facility and a water bottle.

See our Wilderness Season Nine Entrance Map

By Bike

If you are coming to Wilderness by bike, hurrah! You're doing amazing work to help reduce the festival's carbon footprint.

Red Fox Cycling are back to offer a ride to Wilderness scheme. Get involved and find full information over on the Red Fox website.

See our Wilderness Season Nine Entrance Map

By Car & Car Sharing

Car Sharing
If you are driving, please add your spare seats to Go Car Share to help keep your environmental impact down. It also helps share the cost of petrol and helps others looking for a lift… 
Please see our 2019 Environmental Policy
 detailing the measures we are taking as a festival, alongside what you can do as part of our audience help reduce the environmental impact of our festival.

Arrival by Car

For General, Meadow, Boutique, Quiet and Live-In Vehicle Camping use postcode OX7 3DG. 

If you're staying in Family Camping use postcode OX7 3HL.

IMPORTANT: As you approach the estate, you’ll see yellow AA road signs. Follow them, not your satnav, They will guide you into the festival, so keep your eyes peeled!

Car Park Pass
Pre-book Car Park Passes. Make sure you select the correct car park for your chosen campsite.
Blue - Family Camping. Red - General and Quiet Camping. Meadow - Meadow Camping
If you have already booked a RED Car Park Pass for the Meadow Campsite and this arrives in the post, this can be switched for a Meadow Car Park Pass on site at the Red Gate Box Office.

Or buy on the gate, cash only.

See our Wilderness Season Nine Entrance Map

By Live-In Vehicle

If you have booked Live-In Vehicle Camping Tickets and a Live-In Vehicle Pass then head for Red Gate.

If your live-in vehicle is to be delivered to site by someone else, please note:

  • Vehicle must have it’s valid Live-In Vehicle Pass(es) - depending on size (1 per 6x7m pitch) - displayed before it arrives.
  • Vehicles cannot be dropped off before campsites open at noon Thursday 1st August.

Vehicles will be directed to a pitch as they arrive, so if you would like to stay next to someone else, it is best to arrive together.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have not booked a Live In Vehicle Pass (1 per 6x7m pitch), you will not be allowed to enter the Live In Vehicle Campsite, and you are not allowed to sleep in your vehicle in the car parks.

If you’ve booked a Live-In Vehicle Pass you must complete our Live-in Vehicle Campsite Registration Form before arrival.

Full Live-In Vehicle T's&C's can be found here.

See our Wilderness Season Nine Entrance Map

Local Taxis

Wilderness works with a number of local taxi companies to ensure that prices are regulated:

Blenheim Taxis: 07773000444
Pete's Taxi: 07854179673
Excelsior Taxis: 01608643721
Woody's Taxi: 07863205726
Charlbury Taxis: 07855806102
OPh Taxis: 07717753290
Livey's Taxis: 07979507535
H&R Taxis: 01993840084
Town House Travel: 07766743081
Hasan Taxi: 07903740131
Abacus Taxis: 01993709188

If any one of these firms have a car already parked at the station (4 seater car/4 paying passengers) then price should be £10 to Yellow/Blue Gate or £20 to Red Gate.

Prices for minibuses will vary and prices to any other destination is to be agreed between the parties themselves.

Unfortunately, the local Charlbury taxi services do not have disabled access but can store a folded up wheelchair in the back of their vehicles.

See our Wilderness Season Nine Entrance Map

By Foot

You can arrive by foot at any of our gates.

Customer information arrival packs will be available nearer to the festival.

See our Wilderness Season Nine Entrance Map

Trollies From Car Park to Campsite

Continuing to make your life easier, Mr Trolley is back to help carry everything you need to the campsite. Hire points will be located in General, Family, Quiet and Boutique Camping car parks.

How it works: Complete a hire form, pay your £50 deposit, a trolley is provided with bungees and safe use is explained. When the trolley is returned, the price is calculated based on duration of hire, deducted from the deposit and the remainder is returned. Hire is £5 per 30 mins (minimum hire).

Overnight Hire: From Friday 6pm, you can hire a trolley overnight to wheel little ones around in or upgrade to a wagon conversion, a trolley with cushions and a canopy and sides that go up and down.

Wagon conversion: 1 night £30, 2 nights £50, 3 nights £70. Deposit £100

Trolley: 1 night £20, 2 nights £30, 3 nights £40. Deposit £50

There are a limited number of trolleys and wagons available to pre-book from the 1st March and a £2 fee applies. They will be ready for collection from Friday 6pm and must be returned by Monday 9am. Every 30 mins after 9am £5 will be deducted from your deposit. You can pre-book from 1st March until Monday 29th July, or until stocks last.

Service Opening Times

Thursday: gates open - 9pm

Friday: 9am - 9pm

Saturday: 10am - 2pm

Sunday: 10am - 8pm

Monday: 7.30am - 3pm

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