Regular Weekenders know that Friday night is when the festival kicks off, and this year we have more going on than ever before. Nine live acts on 2 stages, 2 bars, kids activities, and the infamous Silent Disco! If you have enjoyed the tantalising array of street food available on the Saturday, then you will be delighted to know that most of these food stalls will be opening on Friday this year.
Also on Saturday morning there will be fun-filled activities for the younger children, all entirely free including an assortment of circus equipment for them to try their hand, storytelling, Silly Science and a moth workshop!
If camping is not for you, why not try Glamping, or a local B&B, but if you turn up at Saturday lunchtime you've already missed half the festival!
The campsite will open at 2pm on Friday. Please don't arrive any earlier as the site will not be ready and we will have to turn you away.
Wristbands will be available from 2-10pm on Friday and from 9am on Saturday. The Tent Field is vehicle-free so you will need to carry your tents etc. from the adjacent Parking Field. If you'd like help with this, the Scouts will be on hand with their trolleys (a few sheckels in their buckets will be most appreciated!) Campervans and caravans are in a separate area, adjacent to the Tent Field.
Our stewards' aim is for the campsite to run safely and smoothly for everyone, so please help them to do their job. Leave access lanes clear and be considerate when using the available space. If you take up too much room you may be asked to move to accommodate later arrivals.
There is no limit on the size of your tent if it's well-occupied (a 12-man tent with only 3 people will be a waste of space).
Campervan/Caravan pitches are 7 x 6m's; your van, plus car, awning, pup-tent etc must fit into this space.
There will be portable toilets on the campsite. Please report any problems to a Campsite Steward.
There are drinking water points on the campsite, and we recommend that you bring refillable water bottles with you for convenience, and join us in trying to reduce plastic waste.
Please use the bins provided. The site is a working farm and litter and waste pose a hazard to livestock and wildlife. Be particularly careful to collect all tent pegs when you leave.
There are no showers or power points available. There is lighting around the toilets, but bring a torch so you can get there!
As usual, breakfast will be available on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 7am.
BBQs and Camping Stoves
Barbeques, open fires and generators are not permitted anywhere on the campsite. Come and join our Orchard late night campfires.
Gas Bottles in Camper Vans – Please ONLY bring sufficient gas with you in the fitted cylinders on the vehicle. NO spare bottles should be brought onto site (except those in purpose designed carriers in gas lockers).
Camping Stoves – Permitted on Camping Fields. Not to be used in or near tents. Please ONLY bring sufficient gas with you and take all reasonable precautions to avoid fire risk.
If you fancy a local pint we can recommend these super pubs on your doorstep:
- The Black Horse Inn is a traditional Cotswold Village Pub in Nibley and an easy stagger back to your tent! This lovely, welcoming pub with its pretty beer garden is the heart of the village, serves great food and welcomes families. Open late on Friday and Saturday.
- The New Inn, Waterley Bottom is an easy 2 mile walk tucked away along quiet country lanes into the gloriously named Waterley Bottom Valley. A picturesque setting looking up at the surrounding hills and a vineyard, there's a lovely garden with swings, and home-cooked food in a peaceful rural setting. Lots of delicious ales and ciders on tap.
For all pubs we recommend booking a table if you’re eating as they will be very busy over the festival weekend and food serving times vary.
All campers are required to vacate the site by 12 noon on Sunday. Please ensure you take away all your rubbish and personal belongings, and take extra care to remove every single tent peg! This is a working farm and livestock will be turned out to munch over your sleeping spot very soon...
Please read our Terms and Conditions as they contain some important rules that you should know before you come. Our family-friendly values begin on the campsite.