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Your Essential Festival Guide

So you’ve got your Festival on the Farm Weekend or Day ticket, your outfits are all sorted, and you’re ready to go! Whether you are coming all weekend or just for the day, packing for your favourite festival, however, can be much less exciting. Luckily, we have a full list of the things you might need.


Before deciding what your essentials are, there are a few things to think about first:

  • Only bring what you need

  • You’ll have to carry your stuff in and out of the festival

  • Remember to ‘Leave no trace’ – don’t leave litter or abandon your stuff at the festival (someone has to clean up after you).

  • Trolleys can help carry more weight (and kids) but can be awkward to use (especially if the ground is too wet or too dry)

  • If you’re going as a group, plan together, you can minimise what you bring by making sure you don’t double up

Now, here is a checklist of all your festival packing essentials.


  • Your entrance ticket, either on your phone or printed if you are old-school

  • A reusable water bottle, to fill up from the water points on site – it may be a blazing hot weekend!

  • Tent and all associated equipment if you are camping

  • Sleeping bag

  • Chairs and blanket. We do have straw bales around the arena for seating also

  • Wellies or sturdy boots (depending on the weather forecast)

  • Toilet roll

  • A warm jumper (it can get cold at night)

  • Sun tan lotion

  • A hat

  • Waterproof coat

  • Toiletries

  • Enough change of clothes in case you get wet

  • Money/cards – many bars and traders will be accepting cards, but not all so please expect to use some cash over the weekend

  • Medical info (if you have any allergies or medical conditions)

  • Medication if required

  • Torch

  • Bags for dirty clothes and rubbish

  • Mark any valuables with house name and postcode so it can be posted back to you should they get lost


What you can bring

  • Food and Drink. You may bring a reasonable amount of food and drink to the Festival site for your own consumption. There are, however, some great Food Stalls and a reasonably priced licensed bar in the Arena. Bar staff will only serve alcohol to those aged 18+. We operate a challenge 25 policy.
Please respect our neighbours when you are exiting the Festival site.

  • Dogs. Well-behaved dogs are allowed on site but must be kept on a lead at all times. Loud music can damage animals' hearing - please be conscious of your dog's sensitivity to excessive noise and be kind to your pooch. Please keep your pet hydrated - there are water points in the arena and camping areas - make sure they have enough to drink and shade if needed. Please make sure you clean up dog poop thoroughly - there are hundreds of children playing on the site. Give the grass a squirt of water if you can. Do your Dog a favour and think twice about whether the festival is the right environment for your pet.


What you cannot bring

  • Do not bring more than you need. Remember you’ll need to take all it home again.

  • Glass. STRICTLY NO GLASS onsite as it is a working Farm. We will have our Re-usable Cups for sale again this year. Buy one, use all weekend and keep for next year!

  • Plastic. We are endeavouring to reduce our plastic use and waste as much as possible and ensure we recycle the maximum amount of materials. Please make every effort to bring as little plastic as possible and put your plastic and other recyclables in the bins provided. Please do your bit!

  • Fires and BBQ. No open fires, barbeques or other cooking equipment to be used on the Festival site, unless an authorised trader

  • Dangerous items. No knives, fireworks, sky lanterns, smoke canisters, air-horns, poles or other items that could cause harm to other festival-goers, staff or traders. 

  • Drugs. The festival has a zero tolerance policy on drugs. No drugs to be brought on site. Anyone found in the possession of drugs will be asked to leave the site and/or the police will be called.

  • Entrance Search. You and your bags may be searched at the entrance for any items that may be used in an illegal or offensive manner – which will be confiscated. Persons suspected of carrying out illegal and/or offensive activities onsite may also be searched and face eviction. NB: Confiscated items will NOT be returned.

Things to note

Festival on the Farm reserves the right to add, withdraw or substitute artists, and to vary the advertised programme and timings without being liable to pay any compensation whatsoever. Photographic, video or audio reproduction of artists is prohibited, without express permission of the Artist/s. Ticket holders automatically give consent to inclusion in photographic, visual and audio promotion of the Festival. 

Vehicles and their contents parked at the owner’s risk. The Festival does not accept any responsibility for losses or thefts of any kind of property anywhere on the site including, without limitation, from vehicles. 

All activities undertaken within the Festival are at the individual's own risk. No liability shall be accepted by Festival on the Farm for loss or injury.

Festival-goers are responsible for safe-guarding property, the organisers have no liability for lost, stolen or damaged property.

In the event of cancellation of the Festival by the event organisers, the responsibility for refund is limited to the face value of the ticket only.

Children under 13 will not be admitted unless accompanied by an adult holding a valid ticket and remain the responsibility of that accompanying adult at all times.

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