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General Campsite

You can view the general campsite information pack here.

Our General Campsite is perched alongside the lakes across from the action.

There are 2 entrances from the General Campsite into the festival arena.

Depending on where you're camped it is a 5-15 minute walk to the arena.

There are no designated pitches, just pick a spot and set up camp.
While we do not have a restriction on tent size, to make sure everyone has enough space we do not allow gazebos or trailer tents.

Tom the Shop is back this year for all your last minute shopping needs and can be found in the General and Family campsites as well as the Main Arena.

Please see our 2019 Environmental Policy detailing the measures we took in 2019 as a festival, alongside what you can do as part of our audience help reduce the environmental impact of our festival in future years.

If you wish to change your campsite you need to contact Ticketmaster. We cannot change your campsite for you. You can do this by logging into your Ticketmaster account and selecting 'Need Help?'

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Family Campsite

You can view the family campsite information pack here.

The ideal campsite for families, recommended for those with little ones.

Benefits include baby changing facilities, a family welfare point and closest proximity to the Family Field in the Main Arena.

Depending on where you are camped it is a 5-10 minute walk to the arena.

There are no designated pitches, just pick a spot and set up camp.
While we do not have a restriction on tent size, to make sure everyone has a fair amount of space we do not allow trailer tents or gazebos.

If you wish to change your campsite you need to contact Ticketmaster. We cannot change your campsite for you. You can do this by logging into your Ticketmaster account and selecting 'Need Help?'

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Remember you can only add under 18 tickets once you've begun the adult ticket booking process.

Quiet Campsite

You can view the quiet campsite information pack here.

For those of you who want a little extra shut eye.

We ask that you do not bring portable sound systems or children under the age of 8.

Furthest from the Main Arena so if you fancy a late-night party we may ask you to head back that way after 10pm (the unofficial curfew).

Depending on where you are camped it is a 10–20 minute walk to the arena.

There are no designated pitches, just pick a spot and set up camp.
While we do not have a restriction on tent size, to make sure everyone has enough space we do not allow gazebos or trailer tents.

If you wish to change your campsite you need to contact Ticketmaster. We cannot change your campsite for you. You can do this by logging into your Ticketmaster account and selecting 'Need Help?'

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Boutique Campsite

You can view the boutique campsite information pack here.

Reenergise and get ready to explore the abundance of arts, music, food and nature that Wilderness has to offer. With a range of accommodation to choose from and exclusive perks including luxury showers and toilets, pamper parlour (with hairdryers, straighteners and mirrors), restaurant and bar, free parking (1 pass per 2-3 person, 2 passes per 4-5 person, 3 passes per 6+ person accommodation), trolley service and a 24-hour reception with staff ready to ensure you have a wonderful experience, the Boutique Campsite is a stunning place to call home for four days. Wilderness Boutique will be open noon Thursday 5th – noon Monday 9th August. Boutique reception is staffed all night, though initial check-in for accommodation ends at 10pm daily.

What You Need to Know

Find all you need to know about Boutique Camping at Wilderness here

You can find our Boutique FAQ's here

Meadow Campsite

You can view the meadow campsite information pack here.

Don’t fancy the faff of bringing and pitching your own tent?
Meadow Camping offers pre-pitched Meadow Tents & Huts, so all you need to do is arrive ready to enjoy the festival.
You can only stay in this campsite if you book one of these on top of your Meadow Camping Festival Ticket.
You can sleep between 2-8 people depending on  the accommodation chosen.

What You Need to Know
In order to stay in this campsite, you will need to book BOTH:
A Meadow Camping Festival Ticket (1 per person)
Meadow Camping Accommodation (large enough to accommodate your whole party)
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If you don’t have both you won’t be able to access the campsite.
Meadow accommodation tends to sell out, so please make sure you book both early to avoid disappointment.

Please note
It’s important to check the quantity of all accommodation and tickets booked before finalising your order.
You cannot bring your own tent and stay in Meadow Camping. Gazebos are not allowed in our campsites.
You will need to bring your own bedding.

Haven't booked your car passes for the Meadow campsite? Don't worry, Meadow Car Park passes can be purchased when you arrive at the festival.

More Information
For any other Meadow Camping Q's email vipnation@livenation.co.uk or info@wildernessfestival.com

Live-In Vehicle Campsite

You can view the live-in vehicle campsite information pack here.

Our only campsite that can accommodate live-in vehicles, caravans, campervans and tents.

What You Need to Know

In order to stay in this campsite, you need to book BOTH:

A General Camping ticket (1 per person)

A Live-In Vehicle Pass (1 per 6x7m pitch – pitches are marked out so your vehicle & any soft structures must fit within these dimensions – anything larger will require an extra pass)

Book your Live-In Vehicle Pass early as these tend to sell out and there will not be any available to purchase at the festival.

What’s the difference?
A General Camping Ticket gives you access to the full festival weekend.

A Live-In Vehicle Pass allows you to bring your Live-In Vehicle into the Live-In Vehicle Campsite.
Without it, while you could still access the festival you would not be allowed to stay in this, or any other, campsite or the car parks with your vehicle.

When Can I Buy My Live-In Vehicle Pass?
Passes can be added on during the booking process, at an additional cost of £200.
They tend to sell out, so please book them at the same time as your festival ticket to avoid disappointment.
You will not be able to stay in this campsite if Live-In Vehicle Passes sell out and you have only purchased a Live-In Vehicle Camping ticket.

What If My Vehicle Does Not Fit Within These Dimensions?
You’ll need to buy an additional pass.

Can I Have My Live-In Vehicle Delivered To Site By Someone Else?
You can indeed have your vehicle delivered to site but 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.

What If I Know Someone with a Live-In Vehicle Pass but Want to Stay with Them?
Live-In Vehicle Passes are per pitch so the cost can be split among those staying within it.
Everyone must be sleeping within the pitch and have their own Live-In Vehicle Camping ticket.

What Else Do I Need to Know?
Caravans and Campervans are allowed in this campsite.

Soft structures, including tents, trailer tents and awnings, are allowed in this campsite provided they fit within your 6x7m pitch – if you need extra space you will need to book an additional Live-In Vehicle Pass.

A free Car Park Pass will be provided on arrival to move towing vehicles to Red Car Park.

There are no electricity or water hook-ups available.

Gas cylinders must be under 7kg. No more than 1 per vehicle.

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

Only fully converted / suitable live-in vehicles are permitted.

If you have any doubt please send a picture to info@wildernessfestival.com and we can confirm if it’s allowed.

Please read our full Live-In Vehicle T’s & C’s, before booking.

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Accessibility Campers

If you are an access customer with a live-in vehicle please contact accessibility@mamaco.com.

There will be a designated area within the Accessibility Campsite for you and your live-in vehicle.

Please note: there are no water or electricity hook-ups available for live-in vehicles in the Accessibility Campsite.

There will be a water point for general use. 

Book General Camping Festival Tickets and a Live-In Vehicle Pass

Accessibility Campsite

You'll find a campsite information pack here a couple of weeks before the festival.

Wilderness Festival welcomes deaf and disabled guests and is working harder than ever to make the show as accessible as possible for everyone.
This campsite is exclusively for deaf and disabled guests. It is the closest to the arena with a dedicated blue-badge parking area which is free of charge and approximately 150m from the Accessibility Check-In point over a green-field site.
The campsite benefits from a hard road entrance making wheelchair access easier. We also operate a 2 for 1 (free PA/carer ticket) policy for eligible guests, available only on Adult and Teen Tickets.

See full information on accessibility at Wilderness & how to book here

Not a Camper?

You can view the non-camping information pack here.

Camping isn't for everyone and that’s OK. You are more than welcome to stay outside of the festival.

Just book a Non-Camping Festival Ticket and use your wristband to come and go as you please within our gate times.

Gate Times (for wristband collection)
Thursday: Noon – 22:00
Friday: 09:00 – 22:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 21:00
Sunday: 09:00 – 18:00
(subject to change)

Shuttle buses run between Charlbury Train Station & the festival

Shuttle Times
Thurs & Friday: 11:00-20:30
Saturday: 09:00-12:00
Sunday: 13:00 – 20:00
Monday: 09:00 – 11:30

Single £3 | Return £5 – Please note that this is a cash only service. Passenger change will be have been pre-sanitised and coin monies received dropped into disinfectant, or wiped in the case of polymer notes.

Opening Times – subject to change
On the first day of the festival, Thursday, car parks open from 10am, campsites and gates from noon and the main arena from 2pm.

Car Parking

If you plan on driving or travelling by motorcycle to Wilderness you will require a Car Parking Pass (1 per vehicle).
Book this in advance or buy on site for card only when you arrive.
We do not have a specific bike park for motorcycles.

Make sure you book the correct Car Park Pass for your campsite:
Blue Car Park Pass: Family Campsite
Red Car Park Pass: General and Quiet Campsites
Meadow Car Park Pass: Meadow Campsite
Boutique Car Park Pass: Boutique Campsite - You will receive a free car parking pass(es) when you book your Boutique Accommodation (1 per 2-3person, 2 per 4-5person accommodation). If you require anything over that you can book an Additional Boutique Car Park Pass at regular cost during the booking process. For any queries please email vipnation@livenation.co.uk

Anyone staying in Live-In Vehicle Camping that will be bringing a towing vehicle will be given a free pass to the Red Car Park so that the towing vehicle can be moved here after dropping off your live-in vehicle.

 

Rules & Restricted Items

While we strive to maintain a carefree ethos here at Wilderness there are a few rules we need to put in place to make sure you're all as safe and happy as possible.

 

Campsite Cooking Allowances

General/Quiet/Family Campsites: Gas canisters under 450g or rechargeable canisters under 2.75kg. No more than 1 rechargeable canister. Supplies in excess of this should be returned to the customers vehicle Solid fuel stoves, Greenheat Base Camp Cooker

Live-in Vehicle Campsite: Propane or Butane cylinders under 7kg. No more than 1 cylinder per vehicle. Solid fuel stoves, Greenheat Base Camp Cooker.

We ask that people perform a visual inspection of equipment, including seals and hoses to check for wear or cracks before connecting to any gas supplies. Once connected, perform the ‘soapy water test’ by connecting the cylinder to the cooking equipment, use a sponge to apply soapy water to the assembly including any joints. Once covered, turn on the gas (without lighting the stove). Any leaks will be shown by small bubbles appearing in the soapy water or a smell of gas before lighting the stove.

The festival has a professional on-site fire team who are on duty 24 hours a day to respond to any fires. In the event of fire immediately evacuate the area and alert a steward, security or member of the Campsite Management team.

 

Prohibited Items:

Drones
Gazebos
Glass – absolutely no glass is allowed
Large stereo systems
Illegal substances
Portable laser equipment and pens
Unauthorised professional film or video equipment
Audio recorders
Air horns
Fireworks, flares or Chinese lanterns
Any item which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon
Animals (other than registered guide or hearing dogs)
Paddleboards
Pool inflatables
Gas canisters over 450g or 2.75kg if it’s a rechargeable cannister. No more than 2 disposables and 1 rechargeable cannister are allowed.
Nitrous oxide canisters
Petrol Burners
Chimneas
Fire baskets & open metal fire pits
Any form of aerosol over 250ml
Excessive amounts of food, cigarettes and alcohol.

 

Alcohol Limits

You may bring the following to the festival

12 cans beer / lager / cider / pre-mixed drinks OR 2 bottles of wine (decanted into plastic bottles) per person OR a combination of the two i.e. 6 cans and 1 bottle.

Strictly no spirits or hard liquor. You may only bring these in on first entry only. Searches will be undertaken upon entry. If you leave the site,  you may be searched again upon re-admittance. ­Any alcohol above this allocation will be confiscated. This alcohol may only be consumed in the campsite.

Campsite Cooking Equipment

We’re all for a bit of alfresco dining but there are a few rules to make sure we have happy campers, here’s a list of what you’re allowed to cook with:

Greenheat Base Camp Cooker / Solid fuel stoves / Any stoves must be raised off the ground.

General/Quiet/Family Campsites: Gas canisters under 450g or rechargeable canisters under 2.75kg. No more than 2 disposables or 1 rechargeable canister. Supplies in excess of this should be returned to the customers vehicle

Live-in Vehicle Campsite: Propane or Butane cylinders under 7kg . No more than 1 cylinder per vehicle.

Toilets, Showers & Water Points

Each campsite has loos, showers and water points.

There will also be plenty of loos and water points in the Main Arena. You can find our 2022 map on our free mobile app which will be available soon.

This year we won't have any premium toilets that can be pre-booked, however all campsite and arena toilets are maintained to a high standard.

In order to help us become more sustainable and environmentally minded we ask that you bring a re-usable water bottle to use throughout the weekend and avoid wasting water by leaving taps running.  Please see our 2019 Environmental Policy detailing the measures we took in 2019 as a festival, alongside what you can do as part of our audience help reduce the environmental impact of our festival in future years.

 

Security

Each Campsite has roaming security and security watch towers, if you are unsure about anything please contact them or find your nearest campsite manager. Please consider the following suggested security precautions.

Valuables

Please don’t bring anything valuable to the festival

Clearly mark property with your address, postcode or contact number. This helps deter thieves and ensure lost goods get returned.

Use on-site lockers rather than belongings in your tent. These are now available to pre-book.

Sleep with valuables in your sleeping bag and not near the door of your tent.

Cash

Don’t carry big amounts of cash on you, there are cash machines on-site. Bars and venues accept card payments.

Don’t carry all of your cash or valuables in one bag or pocket.

Only take the items in your wallet that you really need. Leave any unnecessary cards and keys at home.

Camping

Safety in numbers, set up camp with friends and create a community with your new neighbours.

Be untidy in your tent – don’t leave everything in one bag that can be grabbed quickly.

Do not challenge anyone you find looking through your tent. Take a mental image of what they look like and report them to festival security or the police.

Cars

Don’t leave anything valuable in your car.

Empty all belongings from our glove compartment and leave it open.

Rub off any marks left by sat nav’s on your windscreen.

Reporting a Crime

If you witness a crime or are unfortunate enough to become a victim of crime it is important that you report it immediately so we can act on it as soon as possible – you can do this by finding your nearest security guard.

It’s much easier for us if we have as much information as possible. If you can remember appearance, clothing etc. of the person and the exact details of where you were at the time the likelihood of us finding them is far greater.

Reporting a Missing/Found item

We work incredibly hard to ensure any lost property is returned to it's rightful owner throughout and post festival.

If you lose an item please pop by the Info Tent to see if it's been handed in.

If you find an item please hand it in at the Info Tent on-site.

Reporting a Member of Security/Staff

If a member of the stewarding or security team have bothered you in anyway the you can let us know directly on-site at the Info Tent.

It is important that you get their name/I.D. number otherwise it becomes quite tricky to pin down exactly who it was.

We take staff misconduct very seriously so please let us know.

Reporting a Lost Child

Give your children the same advice you would if you were anywhere else; don’t go off with strangers or anyone without telling you first. If they get lost have them ask for help from a member of security or a steward.

Any found children will be cared for in the Welfare Tent and this would be the first place to head if you have been separated.  It's really helpful if you give your child a copy of your phone number.

If you find a lost child please take them to a security guard, the Info Tent or Welfare Tent.

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