FESTIVAL INFO & FAQ's

Location
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.
Tickets
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.
Wristbands
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.
Camping zones
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 18th to midday Monday 22nd June. 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.
Important times
  • The 2020 festival is open from midday Friday 19th June and closes at 11.30pm on Sunday 21st June.
  • The campsite is open from midday Thursday 18th June and all campers must vacate the site by midday Monday 22nd June. 
  • Friday 19th June - Entry from midday. Day visitors must leave by midnight.
  • Saturday 20th June - Entry from 9.30am. Day visitors must leave by midnight.
  • Sunday 21st June - Entry from 9.30am. Day visitors must leave by 11.30pm.
  • No vehicle movement in the camping areas from 9pm - 9.30am.
  • 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 midday Friday 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.
Disabled facilities
We have arranged a camping area close to all facilities for disabled visitors. Please contact us if you have any queries.
Children
We are a very family friendly festival and have a large range of FREE traditional children's activities and entertainment on site including circus shows and workshops, woodland craft making, forest school and storytelling, the Beardy craft tent, workshops in group singing, poetry, mini melodeons and morris dancing plus and the hilarious Ronnie Crackers will be roaming with comedy magic and balloon modelling.  Face painting is available at a small cost. 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 not allowed into the walled garden music arena due to loud noise, crowding and dancing etc. This is for everyone's comfort including the dogs. Guide dogs can be with their owner anywhere onsite. You are welcome to have dogs on a lead in the campsite and outside the walled garden. Please do not let dogs run as there maybe sheep in adjoining fields. Would dog owners please 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. We also provide a portable loo disposal unit. 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 for washing up and hand washing.
Waste management
We are always trying hard to be a green festival and in 2019 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. The Beardy pint cup and no bottles/glass in the arena massively reduces unnecessary waste. 
Electric hook up & generators
We do not have any electric hook up on site and do not allow generators in the campsites. 
Catering & Traders
We have a fabulous food court, beer tent and gin bar plus a small trade village with an eclectic range of weird and wonderful goodies to purchase over the weekend. If you are interested in trading we may a few spaces left, so send us an email via our contact us page. 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 three festival days (4 hours per day), you will receive a free weekend ticket, camping pitch and access all areas. 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 2020. 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 2020 are now open, however we do receive a huge amount of interest to play and cannot answer everyone's emails. We are building a database of artists so please email over your details via our contact us page. Both stages are hidden inside the walled garden with the main stage outside and the acoustic stage inside the large beer tent.

© 2017 Beardy Folk Festival.