Hey Bestivalites, we’re can’t wait for you to join our Year of Colour. Here’s some handy stuff you need to know to make it an even better festi for you and everyone else. Read all, enjoy Bestival and be excellent to each other. Increase The Peace!
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This contains all the information below, PLUS travel info, terms & conditions, etc
All tickets feature a barcode, which is unique to each ticket. This barcode will be scanned on entry to the festival to ensure you have a genuine ticket. Each barcode will only allow entry for one person. Please do not buy tickets from unauthorised outlets, as these tickets are liable to be fakes with duplicated barcodes that will not gain you entry. Please also avoid posting pictures of your tickets on social media as the barcodes can be copied.
Thurs 7th Sept: The car park & campervan/caravan fields & box offices open at 9am. The campsites open at midday.
Fri/Sat/Sun: Car park & box offices open at 9am.
Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun: No entry into Bestival after midnight on any night.
Mon 11th Sept: Campsites close at 4pm and the car park closes at 6pm.
You are allowed to bring in a limited amount of alcohol for consumption in the campsites only. The maximum you can bring in per person is 1 crate of cans/plastic bottles (24 max.) & 70cl of spirits OR 1 crate of cans/plastic bottles (24 max.) & up to 3 litres of wine in a plastic bottle or carton/bag/box. You will be asked to leave excess quantities outside the event. You will NOT be allowed to re-enter the festival site with alcohol once you’ve entered the festival site via the entrance gates. See a list of our prohibited items here.
Alcohol can be brought into the campsite on first entry only with a Weekend Camping Ticket. For clarification Weekend Non-Camping ticketholders cannot bring alcohol.
Alcohol cannot be brought into the main arenas from the campsites. There are fully licensed bars available for you.
You will not be allowed to bring in glass bottles of any kind. Broken glass is dangerous for kids and for animals who will be using the park and fields after the event. Leave all glass in the car, decant it into plastic bottles or bin it. There are no exceptions.
You can now order your campsite tipple online with Campsite Click and Collect before Bestival begins and collect it ice cold and ready to drink once you arrive. Order before 5pm on Monday 4th September and you can enjoy a nice refreshing drink in your Bestival campsite without the backbreaking hassle!
Minimise packaging – please unpack all unnecessary cardboard and plastic around crates of beer / airbeds / tents before you leave home and avoid bringing plastic carrier bags with you.
Pick up your waste and bin it - please respect the beautiful land you are staying on and help us keep the Bestival site clean and tidy all weekend long by throwing your rubbish into the bins provided. Please do your bit!
Recycle - Please put all cans and plastic bottles in the recycle bins.
Take your tent home – most tents that are left-behind at Bestival end up in landfill, they don’t get recycled so please take them home with you.
Bestival is a very safe place to be, but the following standard festival advice is worth taking in nonetheless… better safe than sorry!
We have a welfare area in case you need some respite and there is also be an official meeting point too. Be aware of your surroundings;
remember that you are safer in a group
If you see anyone being aggressive to someone, let security know immediately – we don’t want this behaviour at Bestival!
Look after your belongings – make sure you keep your mobile, iPod and wallet/purse safe and out of sight.
Limit the amount of cash you have on you – there are cashpoints available on-site.
Don’t leave your drink unattended – even soft drinks can be spiked. Remember, alcohol or drugs can affect your ability to make safe
judgments. Drink in moderation to ensure you remain alert and aware of your surroundings.
Make friends with your neighbours. Organise a meeting point with your friends where you will be three times a day in case you get split
up. We have mobile masts but sometimes messages are delayed in getting through
If you see anything that concerns you or if you see anyone acting suspiciously please speak to the nearest police officer, security or
steward – help us make Bestival a safe and pleasant place to be.
We recommend activating the ‘find my phone’ app or similar on your smart phone before coming to the festival.