Gate times, arrival and leaving

When does it all start and finish?

The 2018 festival takes place over the Early May Bank Holiday weekend at the start of May. Gates open at midday on Friday and everyone is to be off site by midday on Bank Holiday Monday.

When can I arrive?

Gates are open:

Friday at 12pm (midday) till 10pm.
Saturday 10.30am to 8pm.
Sunday 10.30am to 6pm.

Admittance to the site outside these times will be at the discretion of security.

I won’t be able to arrive at the site until after 10pm Friday…

If you don’t expect to arrive before 10pm on Friday, please email us a week in advance, and you will be added to a late arrivals list. Admission to the site after 10pm Friday and before 9am Saturday is purely at the discretion of the security team (so don’t chance it!).

When do I have to leave?

We’d love to have you to stay longer, but sadly we have to ask you to leave the site by 12pm on Monday. Hotel guests will need to vacate their rooms by 11am.

Please be sensible and make sure whoever is driving is in a fit state to drive:

  • Make sure they stop drinking alcohol early on Sunday
  • Make sure they have had enough sleep before setting off

To encourage this, all entertainment will stop at 2am on Monday. Be aware that the local police are aware of the festival, and may well be breathalysing drivers as they leave the site.

Anyone we suspect of drink/drug-driving may have their car keys confiscated and will be reported to the police.

Be safe and be sensible!

Can I pop off-site or leave over-night?

Yes, but if you leave after 8pm you won’t be able to get back in that same night (no exceptions) you will have to wait until the gate opens the next morning. If you leave the site by vehicle, please be sensible and do not drink-drive.

Vehicle movement and re-admission to the site is at the discretion of stewards and security at the time, and our primary concern is the safety and security of other festival guests.