Inform yo self!

You can sign up any time between now and the 1st June. We need to know final numbers by then to allow us to finalise logistics and start buying booze!

At the point of sign up you’re welcome to pay in full or a 25% deposit will secure your place. The balance payment is due by the 1st June please!

Please check the ‘What’s On?’ page closer to the event date for performance and activity times.

FRIDAY 31st JULY

10am – 3pm Arrival / pitch tents – driving loop open for you to drop off gear
1pm Bar opens
3pm – 5pm Kids activities TBC
3:30pm – 8pm Live music
5pm Caterers start serving
8pm – 12:30am ‘Rave In A Field’ DJs playing dance classics, old school house, drum n bass & rave anthems
12:30am Bar closes
12:30am After hours acoustic session in the seating tent

SATURDAY 1st AUGUST

10am – 3pm Kids entertainment TBC
11am Bar opens
12pm – 8pm Live Music
8pm – 12:30am ‘Leeds DJ legends party’ DJs playing party classics: funk, soul, 80s, reggae, rock, hip hop, disco etc.
12:30am Bar closes
12:30am After hours acoustic session in the seating tent

SUNDAY 2nd AUGUST

10am – 2pm Event team break down and clean up
12pm Campers to have vacated the site by this time please (from midday onwards suppliers will be onsite breaking down fencing, staging etc. so we need everyone to be out of the way for then)

As the date approaches we will update the ‘What’s on?’ page with a full time line of activities.

Arrival is any time between 10am and 3pm on Friday. During this time you will be able to drive through the one-way driving loop that runs through the camping area and park up whilst you unload before moving your car into the car park field. Please observe a dead slow max speed limit of 10mph when driving through the loop for the safety of children.

Visit the ‘Directions & Map’ page to view the site map. 

The driving loop will close at 3pm. Whilst we would ask everyone to have arrived by then, it is possible arrive after 3pm. If you do arrive later, you will need to park straight in the car park and carry your stuff to your tent pitch. 

No, I’m afraid not. Camping is only available for full, two day festival attendance.

•  Picnic blankets, camping chairs, deck chairs etc. for sitting around outside. 
•  Any food you might like to bring.
•  Baby wipes / festival wipes!
•  Warm clothing for the evening – we’re on higher ground and there’s no indoor space so it’s likely to be chilly in the evening!
•  Cash to pay for purchases from food vendors.
•  Sun cream / hats.
•  Those in glamping tents: bring suitable, warm bedding for the kids and something for them to sleep on / in. The bedding for your main bed is provided.
•  Campers: a torch is a must and also some sort of battery powered lighting for your tent.
•  Baby wipes / make up remover for kids getting their faces painted.
•  We’re in a field so suitable footwear – walking shoes etc.
•  Wellies and changes of clothes for kids in case they get wet in the stream.
•  Dancing shoes :o)

There is one tap on site that provides safe drinking water and is located in the festival area next to the bar. Please help yourself to water at any time and consider bringing suitable containers to fill for your requirements.

Please try not to let the tap run onto the ground to avoid making the area around it boggy.

Yes of course. There will be good quality male and female event toilets.

So it turns out that portashowers are bloody expensive so no, there will be no showers. A couple of people have asked about the scope for using solar / camping showers that they might bring themselves. If more than one family shows a genuine interest in this we will create a private area where such showers can be hung up.

As a festival style alternative we very much recommend the bath towel size ‘festival wipes’ available from Home Bargains and also from Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2jfcunk.

The site is set 200m down a track off a fairly quiet country road so we’re well away from cars. 

The event is private and invite-only  so all attendees will be friends or friends-of-friends. We are not near any public footpaths so it should only really be attendees on site.

In terms of potential hazards there is a stream running along the northern fenceline of the site. It’s very small and in summer won’t have much water in it. There’s a drop down to it of around a foot or so at the points it’s accessible.  These are near the Kidzone tent and by the small area of grass to your right before you pass through the gate as you come down the track to the camping area. In this area there is a very small bridge that crosses the stream. In both areas there will be hazard tape marking where the stream is.

Hazard tape will also be put around the other area of water, a pond in the camping area. Much of the edge of the pond will be thick with reeds in August though.

It is generally going to be a safe environment but this is a private event and your kids are your responsibility.

This is a private event and you and those in your party attend at your own risk. When signing up you will need to tick a check box to waive the organisers of responsibility for any personal injury or property loss or damage that you may incur.

For those signed up for alcohol we will have self-serve, hand pull real ale from our friends at Ilkley Brewery; there will be large self serve ice boxes full of lager, craft beer and cider; we will have a manned bar serving cocktails, spirits and mixers, wine and fizz. For kids and ‘no alcohol adults’ the bar will also serve soft drinks including fizzy drinks, squash, fruit juice and water.

Please try and re-use cups where possible to minimise waste.

Will we will have 2 caterers serving hot food Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner and Sunday breakfast. We also have a coffee van serving excellent coffee and tea alongside tray bakes and pastries at breakfast.

Anything from our 3 vendors needs to be paid for so please bring cash!

As is standard at festivals you are welcome to bring your own food but please prepare and eat any meals in the camping area and only bring snacks into the festival area. Camping stoves are fine but no open fires please.

Please use the bin bags provided to help keep the camping and festival areas nice for everyone! Campers, please clean up after yourselves :o)

Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead in both the festival and camping areas please.

As you come down the track towards the festival site the parking field is the first thing you come to, signposted through a gate to your left and into a field. 

If you are arriving on Friday between 10am and 3pm you can carry on straight and follow the driving loop into the camping area where you’ll be able to pull up and unload before following the loop back around to the parking field to park up.

Alongside Uber, local firms are:

Premier: 0113 288 8855
Harrogate Cars: 01423 810777
Freedom Taxis: 01423 595959

If you are being picked up by a taxi we recommend you ask to be collected from the Square and Compass pub which is a ten minute walk from the site. If you’re being dropped off by taxi we suggest you ask them to go to North Rigton and then guide them to the site using the directions on the ‘Directions & Map’ page.

Almscliffe Crag is a local scenic spot / viewpoint. If you’d like to get away from the festival for a couple of hours, or perhaps you’re coming without kids and are looking for a Saturday morning activity, then climb the crag! It’s a bit of a scramble in places but pretty easy even for children. There is parking here, just 5 minutes from the festival site: https://goo.gl/maps/5xzraKfm52LRYcNS9

Sorry but no – the field needs to basicially be left as we find it on arrival so no fires or BBQs are allowed. 

For those travelling from outside of Yorkshire it may be possible, on request, to arrive on Thursday afternoon / evening if you’re using your own tent and wanting to make a proper break of it. Please note that toilet facilities may not yet be in place and you may be asked to help out a bit!

Both Friday and Saturday night we will have a curfew for amplified music of 12:30am to be fair to those camping with kids.  The bar will also stop serving at this time.

For those wanting to carry on you’re welcome to keep on the beers in the seating tent area. We’d encourage those with guitars to bring them for an after hours acoustic session. 

As this is a private event we have no dedicated first aid provisions. For those with kids especially we’d recommend bringing along first aid basics like plasters, alcohol wipes etc.

In the event of a more serious injury the nearest A&E is at Harrogate District Hospital, HG2 7SX

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