FESTIVAL INFO & FAQ's

Location
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.  
Tickets
When you have purchased tickets online, you will receive an email confirming your order. This is your eticket which you will need to either print off and bring with you to the festival or have it available on your mobile phone for us to scan on arrival. The earlier you buy your tickets the cheaper they are. There is a small 5% online booking fee to cover p&p for camping passes plus our online secure booking system fees. Tickets are non refundable, however it is possible to transfer your tickets to someone else.
Wristbands
ALL TICKET HOLDERS - NEW FOR 2022

We no longer send out wristbands in advance. You must bring your E-TICKET with you to the festival. Either a paper print out or displayed on your mobile phone. You will collect your wristbands at the festival BOX OFFICE once you have parked in either the campsite or day parking.

Camping passes
If you book a camping pitch, you will receive your camping passes in advance by post.  The camping pass sticker must be applied to your windscreen on arrival so we can fast track you onto the campsite.
Camping zones
There's up to four nights camping at Beardy Folk in one of four areas. You must purchase a ticket to be able to camp at Beardy Folk Festival. 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 pass which will be sent out in advance by post. 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 direct with our exclusive suppliers - Tee & Toast Glamping. (Glamping can only be booked from 1st September 2021).

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 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! We will not be using single use plastic pint pots as we return to our great quality, plastic, re-useable Beardy Pint Pots for only £1. Please bring your Beardy Pint Pots if you have already bought one. We also have 4 pint take out carriers available. Please bring your own camping chairs and blankets. 
Important times
  • The campsite is open from midday Thursday and all campers must vacate the site by midday Monday 20th June.
  • Thursday 17th June - Entry from midday for full festival ticket holders with a 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 from 7pm.
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday live music on stage from 11am - late.
  • The festival bars will be open in the walled garden from 6pm Thursday and from 11am 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.
Disabled facilities
We have a camping area close to all facilities for visitors requiring easier accessibility. Please contact us by email if you have any queries.
Children
We are a very family friendly festival and have a range of FREE traditional children's activities on site including circus shows, workshops, woodland crafts and storytelling. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible, paying adult.  
First aid & security
We have 24 hour onsite first aid provision and a medical tent provided by STS Medics. Security will be onsite to ensure a good time is had by all! You may be asked to open bags etc on the way into the music arena. This is for everyone's safety.
Dogs
Dogs are now allowed into the festival arena and the campsite but must be well behaved and kept on a lead at all times. When crowds are once again allowed to stand in front of the music stages then dogs will not be allowed into these areas and must be kept at a distance away from densely crowded areas due to loud noise and dancing etc. This is for everyone's comfort including the dogs. Dog owners must clean up any doggy poo and dispose of correctly.
FREE showers, toilets & sinks
We have plenty of clean, well maintained toilets onsite in the camping and arena areas, plus FREE showers for those in the camp site. Showers are open from midday on Thursday and from 7am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We also provide two portable loo disposal units. Please use this to dispose of any portable toilet waste and do not use the standard toilets or surrounding area. There are also some sinks next to the showers and toilets for hand washing.
Waste management
We are always trying hard to be a green festival and over the last three years we had one of the cleanest sites and lowest amounts of waste we have ever seen! We ask campers to take home anything that can be recycled such as bottles and cans. This keeps down the need for large amounts of bins and landfill waste. Bins will be dotted around the festival site and we provide free bin liners if you require them. 
Electric hook up & generators
We do not have any electric hook up on site and do not allow generators in the campsites. 
Catering & Traders
Inside the walled garden we have a fabulous food court, a festival bar and a few traders with an eclectic range of weird and wonderful goodies to purchase over the weekend. Don't forget to grab Beardy Folk merchandise from merch tent.
Volunteers
We love help! Without a crew of volunteers we would not be able to make Beardy Folk Festival the beautiful weekend it is. If you would like to join the Beardy Folk crew then use the contact us page to get in touch. It's simple - in return for 12 hours of work over the festival days (4 hours per day), you will receive a free weekend ticket and a camping pitch. There are a limited amount of volunteer spaces available so please get in touch ASAP!
Artist line up & stage info
We are working hard to put together an outstanding line up for 2022. Artists and timetables are subject to change in the event of illness or factors beyond our control. In the unlikely event of an artist becoming unavailable we will of course find a suitable replacement of equal standing. Applications for 2022 are open. Please email beardyfolk@gmail.com. We do receive a huge amount of interest to play and cannot answer everyone's emails.