FESTIVAL INFO & FAQ's
As we did in 2020, we will be following the roadmap for organised outdoor events and will, of course, have certain measures in place as recommended by any current guidelines.
Beardy Folk Festival is held in the beautiful grounds of Hopton Court in the small hamlet of Hopton Wafers, Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire DY14 0EF. Look out for a black arrow on yellow background sign off the main A4117 Cleobury Mortimer to Ludlow road. Sat Nav postcode - DY14 0EF.
When you have purchased tickets online, you will receive an email confirming your order. This is your eticket which you should print off and bring with you to the festival or have it available on your mobile phone. The earlier you buy your tickets the cheaper they are. There is a small 5% online booking fee to cover p&p plus our online secure booking system fees, however it is cheaper than many other festivals. Tickets are non refundable, however it is possible to transfer your tickets to someone else.
We will send your wristbands and camping passes by post. You will only be allowed entry onto the festival site wearing valid, official Beardy Folk wristbands. Please be wearing your wristband on arrival as this will fast track you onto the campsite or day parking areas.
There's up to four nights camping at Beardy Folk in one of four areas. You must also purchase a ticket to be able to camp at Beardy Folk Festival. All camping pitches are suitable for tents, cars, motor homes and caravans. Caravans are welcome as long as they fit into the pitch size along with the car. All pitches are on grass so please be aware of this with towing etc. There is no electric hook up available.
You will need to book one of the zones if you want to camp at Beardy Folk Festival. Book ONE camping pitch per vehicle (eg: tent with car, camper van, motor home or car with caravan - not per person). Each pitch is approx 8m x 7m. Every vehicle coming onto the camping fields will need a pre-booked zone pass which will be sent out in the post with your weekend wristbands. This must be displayed in your windscreen on arrival. Thursday camping is from midday. Friday, Saturday and Sunday camping is from 9am.
General Camping Zone - Pitches and roadways are marked. This zone is closest to the music arenas.
Family Camping Zone - This is a little further away from the music arenas and is aimed at families enjoying the same space.
Quiet Camping Zone - This is next to the day parking field and is best for anyone looking at being a little further away from the music arenas.
GLAMPING ZONE - Nestle into your own white canvas, boutique 5m bell tent and enjoy a VIP camping experience with extras such as a cosy queen bed with fresh white linen, atmospheric fairy lights, Moroccan boho rugs, calming plants, mirrors and furniture. Book glamping pitches HERE direct with our exclusive suppliers - Tee & Toast Glamping
Campsite fires, BBQ's & noise
You are welcome to have small RAISED fire pits and raised BBQ's on the campsite as long as you have a fire extinguisher with you and dispose of any waste when it is extinguished and not hot. Ground fires are strictly prohibited. Chinese lanterns are NOT allowed anywhere on site. No amplified music on the campsite after 11pm.
Food, alcohol & own chairs
As we are responsible for the live music and alcohol licence we DO NOT allow your own alcohol, bottles or glassware into the festival arena or any areas outside the campsite. You are welcome to bring your own alcohol to the campsite only. There's a fabulous food court and bar serving local Hobson's real ales, cider, stout, lager, wine and spirits. We have a great value pre-paid £20 Beardy Pints Card for the ales, cider, lager and stout. That's 6 pints for the price of only 5! Due to the current guidelines we must sell drinks in single use recycled plastic glasses, however, our great quality plastic, re-useable Beardy pint cups are still available for only £1. We also have 4 pint take out carriers available. Please bring your own camping chairs and blankets. There will be a number of "Beardy bubbles" marked out inside the arena and walled garden to help maintain social distancing.
The campsite is open from midday Thursday 17th June and all campers must vacate the site by midday Monday 21st June.
Thursday 17th June - Entry from midday for weekend ticket holders only with a Thursday camping pitch pass.
The festival arena, food court and bar do not open until 6pm on Thursday evening.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday - Entry from 9.00am. Day visitors must leave by 11.30pm.
No vehicle movement in the camping areas from 9pm - 9am.
Thursday live music on the main stage at 9pm.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday live music on stage midday - late.
The festival bar will be open in the walled garden from 6pm Thursday and from midday on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The food court will be open in the walled garden from 6pm on Thursday and from breakfast on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.