All general enquiries please e-mail

If you are a band or artist and would like to apply to appear at Witcombe Festival please apply here

To apply to trade please email

Or if you would like to volunteer as a steward over the weekend.

Please e-mail to apply.

Witcombe Festival Fields, Brockworth Road, GL3 4RA

Can be viewed on google maps

Information for Attendees

Dates and Times

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

Friday 26th August 12pm – 1am

Saturday 27th August 12pm – 1am

Sunday 28th 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

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 approximately 1 mile away from the event at the Court Road Shops.

By Foot

The event can only 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 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.


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.

Competition T&C’s

1- The promoter is: Witcombe Festival

2- The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 18 years or over except employees of Witcombe Festival and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the competition.

3- There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.

4- By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

5- Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via Instagram

6- Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified.

7- Closing date for entry will be Thursday 29th July After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted.

8- No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.

9- The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows: Like, Comment & Share Instagram selected post

10- The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.

11- The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.

12- The prize is as follows:

The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.

13- Winners will be chosen: at random by software, from all entries received and verified by Promoter and or its agents.

14- The winner will be notified by email and/or DM on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram and/or letter within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.

15- The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected / is delivered.

16- The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

17- By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

18- The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.

19- The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.

20- The winner’s name will be available 28 days after closing date by emailing the following address:

21- Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.22- This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to Witcombe Festival and not to any other party. 

Bus Service

Return (to & from the festival) bus travel can be purchase online from the ticket page

A return ticket costs £9

A bus home costs £5 cash only and payable to the bus stewards

The pick up points will be at the following locations/routes:

Gloucester Bus Route 1 – Pickup

10:45   Quedgeley, Bristol Rd (Highliffe Drive)

10:55   Bristol Rd, Gloucester (Tesco Express)

11:05   Gloucester Railway Station

11:10   Market Parade, Gloucester (Bus Station)

11:20   Cheltenham Road, Longlevens (Esso Garage)

11:30   Innsworth (Imjin Barracks)

11:35   Churchdown (Churchdown Library Parton Road)

11:45   Arrive at Witcombe Festival

Gloucester Bus Route 2 – Pickup

11:05   Crypt School, Podsmead Road

11:20   Morrisons, Abbeydale

11:30   Hucclecote Rd (Royal Oak)

11:35   Hucclecote Road (Gloucester Business Park)

11:45   Arrive at Witcombe Festival

Cheltenham Bus Route 3 – Pickup

11:00   Royal Well, Cheltenham

11:10   Cheltenham Spa Railway Station

11:20   GCHQ, Cheltenham

11:30   Staverton (Bamfurlong Lane)

11:45   Arrive at Witcombe Festival 


ROUTE 1 – Gloucester

First service 2310 then every 15 minutes thereafter.

  • Depart festival site along Brockworth Road
  • Left on to Hucclecote Lane
  • Right on to Hucclecote Road
  • Barnwood Road
  • London Road
  • Gloucester Bus Station

Bus can stop at any bus stop on request along this route.

ROUTE 2 – Cheltenham

Scheduled Services 2315, 0015 and 0115

  • Depart festival site along Brockworth Road
  • Right onto Barrow Hill
  • Pirton Lane
  • Right onto Cheltenham Road East
  • Continue through Churchdown
  • Continue through Staverton
  • Arle Court on to Gloucester Road
  • Continue to Montpellier
  • Montpellier Walk
  • Royal Well Bus Station
  • Around one way system
  • Bath Road
  • Shurdington Road

Bus can stop at any bus stop on request along this route.

At 9pm buses will be at Witcombe Festival.

Camping Information

Campsite access from 09:00 Friday 26th August to Monday 29th August 12:00.

Camping is per person, not per tent.

No Camper vans or live-in vehicles. Only tents.

Over 18’s only.

Only people with a camping ticket/wristband are permitted access to the camp site. No guests are allowed to enter the campsite without a ticket.

You must have valid ID (Passport or Driving Licence).

All persons entering the campsite will be searched for any banned items (Weapons, Drugs, Alcohol, Glass) See banned items list below.

Fire Safety

NO FIRES, BARBECUES or FIRE PITS are permitted on the camp site at any time.

Smoke in the designated smoking area. Do not smoke in your tent.

Restricted Items

  • The items not permitted at Witcombe Festival are:
  • Animals
  • Drones
  • Gazebos
  • Glass – absolutely no glass is allowed on site for safety reasons
  • Large stereo systems
  • Illegal substances
  • Portable laser equipment and pens
  • Unauthorised film or video equipment
  • Audio recorders
  • Air horns
  • Megaphones
  • Fireworks, flares and Chinese or sky lanterns
  • Any item which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon
  • Gas Canisters
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Petrol Burners
  • Any form of aerosol over 250ml
  • Unauthorised items for trading, including any goods using unauthorised event logos

Food & Drink

Do not bring excessive amounts of food, cigarettes and alcohol. The following is permitted to be consumed within the campsite:

EITHER 8 cans of beer or lager or cider OR 1 bottle of wine (decanted into a plastic bottle) per person. Strictly no spirits or hard liquor are allowed.

Please note searches will be undertaken upon entry to ensure this is complied with.

Food vendors will be available in the event field until closing times and a breakfast vendor will be available at the camp site entrance from 0700 on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Refuse & Site Clearance

Please use the bins provided to dispose of waste. Segregate waste using the recycling station.

On leaving the campsite, please take all tents, clothing and any other items with you.