Your Stay

Everything you need to know to enjoy the festival...

Please see below for our standard gate times for entry into the festival.
Please note, we cannot permit first entry outside of these times and timings can be subject to change.

12:00 – 22:00 (car parks from 10:00, arena from 14:00)
09:00 – 22:00
09:00 – 21:00
09:00 – 18:00

Arena Opening Times
The Main Arena opens from 07:45 daily (from 14:00 Thursday) and winds down around 04:00 (00:00 Thursday & Sunday). It is closed on Monday.

Our festival map will be available nearer to the festival so you can start to explore where everything is and everything on offer.

Your festival best friend, to name but a few, you can use the app to check set times, explore our bookable experiences, check the festival map, listen to our festival playlist, and it will send you handy reminders throughout the weekend. The 2023 app is now available to download on the app store.

Download our Wilderness 2023 app for Apple here.

Download our Wilderness 2023 app for Android here.

We do allow you to bring your own cooking equipment provided it is raised off the ground and properly extinguished after use. Gas cookers are allowed within the below limits:

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.
Please note in particularly dry & hot weather cooking equipment may be prohibited altogether.

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 your allowance of alcohol in on the first entry. You cannot leave the site and return with more. 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.

All our campsites have toilets, showers and water points, as standard. Don't forget your refillable water bottle! There will also be plenty of toilets and water points in the Main Arena. You can see the location of all of these on our Festival Map.

There will also be a small number of food/drink vendors either within or close to each of the campsites and if you don't like what they're offering, you can head into the arena from 7am to see what else is on offer. Information on all our food traders, including the dietaries they cater to, can be found on our app.

Not to worry, we offer our Non-Camping ticket which allows you to come and go throughout the weekend, provided you enter within the gate times each day and keep your wristband on.

You can have a look at the best ways to get to the festival here.

And have a browse of our list of local hotels, if you're yet to decide where to stay.

Any merchandise available will be on sale at our Info Tent at the festival. Please note, that we only have Wilderness merchandise, we do not sell artist merch.

See all our bookable experience info and details on how to book last minute and check in to your booked experiences at the festival HERE.

Looking to book some last minute experiences?

Any available experiences can be booked on our website up to 15 minutes before the experience starts. After this, any remaining spaces can be booked on the door.

All payments must be made on our website by entering your card details. Tap and pay is not available.

We love nothing more than seeing all of you decked out in your festival finery and absolutely owning it when it comes to taking on our annual dress-up themes. Our 2023 themes can be explored here.

In the arena, you can find

  • Lockers for storage & phone charging - book here
  • Tom the Shop for any of your last-minute shopping needs
  • Our hand-selected Food Traders - dietary info will be available on our app.
  • Please remember food traders and bars accept card payments ONLY
  • First Aid & Welfare Points
  • The Info Tent - for any questions you may have and the place to go to report Lost or Found Property
  • Loos & Water Points - don't forget your refillable water bottle.
  • As well as all our wonderful venues!

BSL Interpreting will be available from Friday – Sunday across the festival.
You can view our Accessibility Information for details of this service and how to register.

We have a dedicated Access Team at the festival. Read our full Accessibility Information here.

Please read more information here on how you can help us to protect the beautiful surroundings we call home and do your part to keep the party going for years to come.