FESTIVAL INFO & FAQ's
Beardy Folk Festival is held in the beautiful grounds of Hopton Court in the small village of Hopton Wafers, Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire DY14 0EF . The festival site will be signposted off the main A4117 Cleobury Mortimer to Ludlow road. Please drive slowly through the village of Hopton Wafers. Sat Nav postcode - DY14 0EF. To minimise traffic issues, we wil be operating a one way system in and out of the festival site.
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 day or weekend 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 7m 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. The campsite is open from midday Thursday 17th to midday Monday 21st September. 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 arena.
Family Camping Zone - This is a little further away from the arena 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 arena.
VIP 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
Asa we are responsible for the live music and alcohol licence we do not allow your own alcohol, bottles or glassware into the walled garden music arena, trade village 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 beer tent serving local Hobson's real ales, cider, stout, lager and wine plus a Gin Bar. We have a great value pre-paid £20 Beardy Drinks Card for the ales, ciders, stout, lager and wines. That's 6 drinks for the price of only 5! We have a great quality plastic, re-useable Beardy pint cup which you purchase for only £1 and keep forever. You are welcome to bring small camping chairs and blankets into the arena. New for 2020 - small ale and cider bar outside the walled garden.
The 2020 festival is open from 5pm Thursday 17th September and closes at 11.30pm on Sunday 20th September.
The campsite is open from midday Thursday 17th September and all campers must vacate the site by midday Monday 21st September
Thursday 17th September for weekend ticket holders only.
Friday 18th September - Entry from midday. Day visitors must leave by midnight.
Saturday 19th September - Entry from 9.30am. Day visitors must leave by midnight.
Sunday 20th September - Entry from 9.30am. Day visitors must leave by 11.30pm.
No vehicle movement in the camping areas from 9pm - 9.30am.
Thursday live music in the marque stage from 6pm - late.
Friday live music on stage midday - late.
Saturday live music on stage midday - late.
Sunday live music on stage midday - late.
The bars will be open from 5pm Thursday until midnight, midday Saturday until midnight and midday Sunday until 11pm.
Various food outlets will be open in the arena from breakfast through till bar closes.