The new and improved Witcombe Festival

Our incredible site has:

  • Bigger bars
  • More Bars
  • More Water Points & loads more seated areas
Witcombe festival site map

Dates and Times

The event will take place on the following dates and times:

Friday 27th August 12pm – 1am

Saturday 28th August 12pm – 1am

Sunday 29th August 12pm – 1am

Campers can arrive from 10am on Friday to setup tents.

You must have a valid ticket for the specific day or hold a weekend ticket. Closing times may change depending on entertainment and bar closing times. We will keep you updated on closing times.

Entry, Tickets and Wristbands

All Witcombe Festival goers aged 12 and over (little Witcombe fans under 12 are exempt) will need to demonstrate their COVID-19 Status before entering our happy place by providing either:

  • Proof of full vaccination – both doses received (with the second at least 14 days prior to the festival) or
  • Proof of a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test taken prior to travel on the day of arrival at the festival or
  • Proof of natural immunity based upon a positive PCR test within 180 days of the festival (including 10 days self-isolation following the result).

For more Covid entry requirements click here https://witcombefestival.co.uk/2021/08/12/covid-19-entry-requirements/

On entry you will be searched by Security Staff. Where necessary, children will also be searched by security staff. All bags and other items will also be searched for banned items. Please use the bins provided to get rid of any banned items prior to being searched.

CCTV cameras are in operation at the entrance to the site and at strategic locations around the event field.

You must bring a hard copy or e-ticket with you to the event and the following form of ID:

– Passport

– Photo Driving Licence

– PASS Approved Card

Under 18’s will not be permitted entrance, unless accompanied by an adult.

Parents are encouraged to write their name and phone number on Children’s (0-12) wristbands.

Taxi Service – There will be a taxi rank at the festival to be utilised when you wish to leave the site. Please book taxi’s to the event in advance to prevent disappointment and/or waiting times. Please have your ticket available when accessing the event road, as this may need to be checked by security or the traffic management team.

By car (Parking) – Please purchase car park tickets in advance and follow the directions on the attached drawing and signage on the event road. Have your car park pass to hand when accessing the car park field. Access the event from the Brockworth (Court Road) end of the event road. When leaving the event, you must head North towards Churchdown.

By Car (Drop off/Pick Up) – The drop off/pick up point is in the main carpark

By Foot

The event can be accessed on foot from Brockworth. Please use the North Bound Carriageway when on Brockworth Road, as this is a pedestrianised zone. The entrance point from Brockworth is the first gate to the South of the car park field. Do not park on Brockworth Road or surrounding residential roads. When leaving the event exit via the same gates as you entered. Please respect our neighbours by keeping the noise levels down and off peoples properties. Use the bins provided for waste.

Banned Items

  • NO Bottles or other containers of liquid (Over 100ml in contents)
  • NO Alcohol
  • NO Glass of any description, including perfume
  • NO Food
  • NO Fireworks, Flares or other Pyrotechnics
  • NO Kites or Other flying equipment (RC Planes or Drones)
  • NO Drugs
  • NO Camping Chairs

NO item that can be used as a weapon

All the above will be confiscated if found on your person. There is no guarantee that the items will be returned to you. Where deemed necessary by staff, the Police will be contacted to assist in matters requiring their assistance.

Challenge 25 and Refusal to Sell Alcohol

The event operates the Challenge 25 scheme, and will ask to see identification during entry, whilst purchasing alcoholic beverages, or where deemed necessary to ascertain the age of the individual (drinking alcoholic beverages, smoking etc)

The Event organisers have the right to evict anyone drinking under the age of 18 and anyone involved in the supply of alcohol to persons under the age of 18.

Purchases

The majority of kiosks and marquees around the venue will only accept purchases made by Debit/Credit Card at the point of purchase.

There will be a small amount of cash bars/kiosks.

The Big Top bar will stop selling alcoholic beverages at 1am

Performances and Entertainment

We have allotted times for each performer over the weekend but these are subject to change, due to travel issues, adverse weather, illness and other unforeseen circumstances. We will endeavour to keep you updated via social media and on-site announcements. Please sign up or follow us on all media platforms.

Live music will stop at 11pm on each event day. All entertainment will stop by 1am at the latest.

Respect our Neighbours

The event is surrounded by local residents and the villages of Brockworth and Churchdown. Please respect our neighbours and local community. Without their support the event would not go ahead.

Please use waste bins provided and keep noise to a minimum when leaving the event.