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, that these 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 will be available to download closer to the festival.

Not permitted at the Festival:

  • Aerosols (over 250ml)
  • Airhorns
  • Animals (other than pre-registered guide/hearing dogs)
  • Audio recorders
  • Bicycles (there is a bicycle parking facility in the Pick Up and Drop Off Area)
  • Campfires and firewood
  • Candles and incense
  • Chimeneas
  • Drones or any remote flying devices
  • Fire baskets and open metal fire pits
  • Fireworks, flares and blow torches
  • Gazebos and Canopies
  • Generators – not fitted in Live-In Vehicles
  • Glass items of any kind
  • Goods for unauthorised trading and goods with unauthorised logos
  • Illegal and unidentifiable substances, drugs, herbal highs - including nitrous oxide and associated equipment
  • Knives and weapons or anything that could reasonably be considered for use as a weapon
  • Megaphones
  • Non-bio-degradable glitter (Please note that bio-degradable glitter must be removed with a face wipe, not water to stop it from going into the water stream and causing harm to wildlife and the environment.)
  • Portable laser equipment and laser pens
  • Unauthorised professional film or video equipment and recording equipment
  • Radios and walkie-talkies
  • Petrol burners
  • Plastic water and soft drinks bottles - opened
  • Skateboards, scooters, hoverboards or any personal motorised vehicles
  • Sky lanterns and kites
  • Large sound systems
  • Unofficial Hi-Viz and reflective jackets

Not permitted in the Arena:

  • Alcohol
  • Bags larger than A4 size (*in arena at our discretion)
  • Camping equipment and cutlery
  • (Disposable) barbeques and permitted cooking stoves
  • Gas canisters and cylinders
  • Plastic water and soft drinks bottles - sealed over 500ml

Please also note that excessive amounts of food, cigarettes and alcohol may be refused entry to the festival.

Please also note that medication must be in original packaging and accompanied by a doctor's note/letter.

Umbrellas are permitted at our discretion.

Please note the "alcohol limits" and "campsite cooking allowances" sections for further restrictions.

All of the prohibited items above must be surrendered or removed from the festival. Anyone refusing may face eviction.

Confiscated or surrendered items will not be returned.

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.

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.