Festival access

Big Love Festival prides itself on being friendly and inclusive, so naturally we want anyone who’s passionate about good music and having fun to feel welcome at our festival. A disability certainly shouldn’t be a barrier to having a great time!

If you’re coming to Big Love Festival and have any particular special needs, please feel free to drop us an email at info@biglovefestival.co.uk to discuss how we can help make your time at the festival as enjoyable and as hassle-free as possible.

Personal Assistants

Personal Assistants are admitted free of charge. Please purchase a ticket for yourself, and then email us to request a free ticket if you require one for a Personal Assistant. We may request proof of eligibility with one of the following documents:

  • Front page of DLA / PIP (no specific rate)
  • Front page of Attendance Allowance letter (no specific rate)
  • Evidence that registered severely sight impaired (blind)
  • Recognised Assistance Dog ID card
  • Credability’s Access Card

We will review any applications without the recommended evidence on a case-by-case basis.

Layout and facilities

Three of the five stages are inside the hotel, and the fourth is on the flat lawn directly outside, plus one in the woods. There are several entrances to the hotel, all of which are step-free. The hotel contains bars, a restaurant and a wheelchair-accessible toilet.

There will be strobe lighting at the festival, so if you are affected by seizures, we’re afraid we must advise you not to attend. Any questions, just get in touch though.

Wheelchair users and mobility impaired

The main camping fields are located a couple of hundred metres from the hotel building where the majority of facilities – including accessible toilets – are to be found. Please note, the camping fields are fields not lawns, so they are pretty bumpy and uneven.

The shortest route from the campsites to the lawn and hotel is via a path with about 12 stone steps (approximately 50m). The alternative step-free route is a gently sloping gravel lane, approximately 160m in total.

If you feel this is unsuitable for you, we are happy to set aside a space on the lawn, behind the big top and outdoor stage, for you to camp in. The ground here is flat, and only about 20 metres from the hotel’s side entrance.