General Advice for Festival Attendees 2014

If this is your first time, there’s a lot to look forward to and do. Other than four music stages, try a comedy stage, the cinema, workshops, “surprises” in the Gardens and a Healing Area.
There will be a festival programme for sale, with a site plan and a lot of other useful information. Timings of bands/stages will be available on our website nearer the time of the festival.
Remember to bring warm sleeping bags, extra blankets and air beds.

Arrival and festival hours

The campsite opens at 3pm on Thursday 28th August.

(There is no entry before this time)

Timings for Thursday:

  • > Box office & car parks open at 2pm
  • > Campsite opens at 3pm
  • > Gates, box office and wristband exchange all close at 10pm

(No arrival after this time)

Timings for Friday onwards:

Gates and car parks open at 8.30am and are open 24 hours from this point

  • > Friday – Box Office, wristband exchange and Campsites open at 8.30am and close for entry at midnight
  • > Saturday – Box Office, wristband exchange and campsites open at 9am and close for entry at 10pm
  • > Sunday – Box Office, wristband exchange and campsites open at 9am and close for entry at 8pm

Please note – outside of the Box Office and wristband exchange hours you will not be able to enter the festival and will only be allowed access as far as the car park. If you do not wish to sleep in your car please ensure you arrive inside the opening hours specified.

Car Parking and Campervans

  • > Public cars enter via Green Gate.
  • > Campervans now enter via Red Gate
  • > There is a fee of £10 for car parking, payable on entry. It’s a once-only charge – you can come and go freely thereafter.
  • > You can benefit from a discount if purchased in advance.
  • > The car park is about 600 metres from the campsite. Vehicles cannot be driven into the campsite.
  • > If anyone in your party has difficulty walking this distance, please speak to a steward on arrival.
  • > Campervans / Caravans / Live-in Vehicles need a ‘Campervan Field ticket’, which needs to be purchased online in advance for £50.
  • > This area is located separately from the main campsite.
  • > A family may erect a modest-sized tent next to their campervan/caravan. Otherwise, tents are not allowed in this field.
  • > Ticketholders can go straight to wristband exchange.

Festival Hours

The music starts about midday on all three days. There will be limited entertainment on Thursday evening but Bars and Food will be open from 5pm on Thursday evening.

Music goes on into the early hours except for Sunday night when the stages close at midnight.

All patrons must leave the site by midday on Monday 1st September.

Security & Safety

  • > There will be cash machines on site, and a free deposit box / lock up scheme run by Friends of the Earth from Thursday at 3pm.
  • > Don’t leave valuables unattended in your tent and during the night, keep them in an inaccessible place.
  • > Put your phone number on your child’s wristband.
  • > Exposure to loud noise can damage your hearing, please come prepared with well fitting ear protection for you and your children.
  • > Register your mobile on www.immobilise.com this is used when stolen or lost phones are found.

Things You Can’t Do

  • > Smoke inside festival tents – Big Top, Tipi tent and so on. This is the law and does carry a fine.
  • > Drugs – Big NO! We have a zero tolerance policy and your stay with us will be short.
  • > Bring glass on site. Security will search for and dispose of any glass at the entrance.
  • > Bring pets other than guide dogs.
  • > Make a lot of noise in the campsite… we’re sure you can see the sense in this one.
  • > Make open fires or barbecues (camping stoves are fine).
  • > Take camping chairs to the garden stage after 6pm (this restricts capacity).
  • > Bring flags into the festival arena, these are permitted in the campsite only.

Families

  • > Family camping is located near to the showers and staff camping. There is ample camping space, but arrive early for choice of space
  • > No campervans / caravans allowed in the Family camping area.
  • > There are activities planned for children, please see the programme.

Disabled Facilities

  • > We provide disabled toilets.
  • >There is a viewing platform for wheelchairs in front of the 2 main stages.
  • > More detailed accessibility information is listed here.

Food & Drink

  • > End of the Road takes pride in finding the loveliest food stalls, most of which are organic and/or fairtrade.
  • > There will be plenty of vegetarian and vegan alternatives.
  • > We also welcome back the Somerset Cider Bus with their lovely Hot & Spicy cider.
  • > Our other bars will have a good selection of drinks at reasonable prices.

Boutique Camping

We try to make our campsites as comfortable and accessible as possible for you. However, if you really can’t bear the thought of carrying and putting up your own tent, or driving to site in a camper van, then why not give boutique camping a go.

Booking opportunities will be available soon for 2014. Until then, check out our boutique camping page for more information.

Mr Trolley

  • > On arrival you can hire trolleys to cart your stuff to the campsite.


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