FESTIVAL ON THE WALL FAQS

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All the info you need to plan your Festival on the Wall experience!

CAMPING

  1. Do I have to camp?

No, if you choose not to camp, your wristband will allow you access on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday. However for safety reasons anyone leaving the site and returning the next day will be researched on entry, and you cannot leave the site and return on the same day. For security reasons there is a strict no pass-out policy, so if you have to leave the festival on Saturday for example, you will only be able to return the following day.

  1. Do I have to pay extra for camping?

No, it is included as part of a weekend ticket.

  1. How far is it from the car parking area to the festival and campsite?

The car park is located very close to the festival site within a two minute walk to the festival entrance. The campsite is located around 200 metres from the car park.

  1. Can I bring a campervan?

Yes, a limited number of campervan tickets are available to purchase via the ticketing page.

  1. Is there a restriction on tent size?

There is no set restriction, but please be considerate to other campers.

FOOD AND DRINKS

  1. Can I bring my own alcohol?

A personal allowance is permitted. No spirits are allowed. As an independent festival which is not funded by corporate sponsors, bar sales will go towards supporting the cost of putting on Festival on the Wall. A unique click-and-collect service will be available meaning alcohol can be ordered in advance and picked up daily from collection points on site. Beer tents and bars will also be placed around the festival site where both alcoholic and soft drinks will be available to purchase.

  1. Can I bring soft drinks?

Sealed drinks like bottles of water are allowed, but may be checked on entry for safety. There is no set limit on soft drinks.

  1. Can I bring food?

Yes, there is no set limit on food. Throughout the festival site there will also be an excellent variety of food stalls including fine dining and street food options where hot food can be purchased.

  1. What food will be available?

Expect a broad range of local high quality food stalls. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options will also be available.

GETTING THERE

  1. Where is the festival located?

Festival on the Wall will take place on privately-owned farmland nestled in the rolling hills of Northumberland, just 12 miles west of the vibrant city of Newcastle.

  1. How do I get there by car?

From the South follow the A1 to Newcastle and take the A69 exit for Hexham. You can then follow the FOTW signs to the festival. From the North follow the A68 to Newcastle and take the B6318 for Newcastle. You can then follow the FOTW signs to the festival. From the East follow the A69 towards the A68 and then on to the B6318 for Newcastle. You can then follow the FOTW signs to the festival.

  1. How do I get there by train?

The nearest mainline train station is Newcastle Central Station, which is approximately 15mins drive from the festival. Frequent shuttle buses will run between the station and the festival over the weekend. There are direct trains from Newcastle from many major stations including the following:

– London, 2hrs 50min – York, 50min – Edinburgh, 1hr 20min – Leeds, 1hr 20min

  1. How do I get there by bus?

Information on bus routes and transport will be available soon, as will park and ride information

  1. Is there car parking for the whole weekend and will I have to pay extra for this?

Car parking is chargeable and will be bookable from the website soon. It is advised that car parking is pre-booked.

  1. Can I go back to my car once I’m in the festival/campsite? Once you are in the festival or campsite you cannot leave and come back in on the same day, so you will need to take everything that you need with you upon first entry. For security reasons, if you leave you can only come back the following day. The festival and campsite are completely separate to the car parking area.
  2. Once my car is parked in the car park, can I leave the festival and return in the same day?

No, for security reasons once your car is parked in the car park you cannot leave and come back in on the same day, however you could leave with your car and return to the car park the following day.

TICKETS

  1. What ticket types are available?

Early bird tickets are available now with varying options which include:

  • Adult Weekend Entry, £170 + £8.50 fee
  • Student Weekend Entry, £145 + £7.25 fee
  • Teen (13 – 17-years-old) Weekend Entry, £125 + £6.25 fee
  • VIP Adult Weekend Entry, £330 + £16.50 fee
  • VIP Student Weekend Entry, £315 + £15.75 fee
  • VIP Teen (13 – 17-years-old) Weekend Entry, £295 + £14.75 fee
  • Child (12 and under), £10 + £0.50 fee when accompanied by an adult

Up to £10 from each ticket will be donated to charitable partner Unicef UK.

  1. Where can I purchase tickets?

Tickets can be purchased at www.festivalonthewall.com.

  1. Do I have to pay for my ticket in full if purchased now?

No, a 50% deposit scheme is currently available, where 50% of the ticket price is paid on purchase, with the remaining balance to be paid before 01 April 2017. Tickets can still be purchased after this date, but must be paid for in full.

  1. Are day tickets available?

No, weekend only tickets are available currently. An allocation of day tickets may be released as the festival nears, however it is advised to purchase tickets now to avoid missing out.

  1. How much from the cost of my ticket will be donated to Unicef UK?

Unicef UK is the festival’s charity partner and up to £10 from each ticket sale will be donated to help enable the world’s leading children’s organisation to continue their vital work ensuring children around the world can lead happy and healthy lives.

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