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★★★★     Summer Gathering Festival 2017 F.A.Q’s   ★★★★

Here you will find answers to the most common questions for Summer Gathering 2017. If something is not listed below please email our team will do our best to answer this for you within 24 hours.

✦WHAT TIME DOES SUMMER GATHERING OPEN ON BOTH DAYS ?

The opening times depend on what type of ticket holder you are, obviously if you are VIP camping we want to allow you more time to get in pitch up and be ready for the festival starting. The times are as follows:

★ Friday 28th July – Exclusive to Weekend Camping Tickets
3pm: Site opens to weekend campers
4pm: Stages open exclusively to campers
11.30pm: Stages Close
11.30pm – 3am Stages open as Silent Disco

★ Saturday 29th July – Over 12 Hours of LOUD MUSIC + 5 Hours of Silent Disco
10:30am: Site Open to Day ticket Holders
11am: Stages Open
11:30pm: Stages Close
11:30pm – 4am: Stages reopen for Silent Disco

★ Sunday 30th July – Over 12 Hours of LOUD MUSIC + 5 Hours of Silent Disco
11am: Stages Open
11pm: Stages Close
11pm – 3am: Stages reopen for Silent Disco

★ Monday 31st July – Recovery Mode
11:00am: Campers must vacate the site

✦WHERE DO I COLLECT MY WRISTBANDS FROM?

Bring your E-tickets either in paper format or on your phone to the main entrance and you will be scanned in and given your day or weekend camping wristbands by our staff. Please have your tickets ready for scanning before you approach security in order for us to speed up the queues

✦ CAN I CAMP ON THE SUNDAY ONLY IF I BUY A WEEKEND CAMPING TICKET?

Yes, you can still collect your weekend camping wristband on Sunday. Unfortunately we cannot allow Friday only camping for security reasons.

✦ IS MY WEEKEND CAMPING TICKET VALID FOR PER PERSON OR PER TENT?

All prices for Summer Gathering are per person so please ensure you have a valid ticket before arriving at the festival site.

✦ WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM SIZE OF TENT I CAN BRING?

You can bring up to a maximum 4 man capacity tent per person. Larger tents can be brought if you have more in your group and are camping together inside the tent.

✦ CAN I CAMP ON A SINGLE DAY RATHER THAN THE FULL WEEKEND?

Camping tickets are only available to purchase for the full weekend not single days. You can of course buy a camping ticket and only camp on one day or both days after friday
✦ CAN I BUY A CAMPING TICKET SO I CAN GO WITH MY CAMPING FRIENDS BUT STAY AT A HOTEL?

Of course, you can purchase a camping ticket so you can access the camping area however once the event is closed if you choose to leave the site you cannot re-enter until the following day at 12pm
✦ IS THERE AN ALLOCATION FOR FOOD AND DRINKS?

ONLY campers may take a personal allocation into Summer Gathering. We believe that you should be able to take a small personal allocation of both snack food and drinks (including alcohol) into our festival.

Below are your allocations PER PERSON.

MAXIMUM 12 x cans of alcohol OR 1 x litre of spirits – No glassware will be allowed, must be in plastic bottles.

1 x 2 litre bottle of soft drink (includes water) and must be in unopened/factory sealed bottle – No glassware will be allowed, must be in plastic.

Each person is permitted to bring snacks on site but MUST be sealed, please stick to personal consumption only.

Due to Health & Safety reasons there will be no camping stoves or BBQs permitted on site.

All food and drink listed above can only consumed within the camping area and not within the Festival area.

In addition both camping areas will have fully equipped Bars, a shop and food outlets.

** ALL BAGS, TENTS AND PERSONAL POSSESSIONS WILL BE SEARCHED SO PLEASE STICK TO THESE GUIDE LINES TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT **

✦ARE THERE HOT SHOWERS FOR CAMPERS?

We want you to feel refreshed each day so Campers will have their own hot showers complete with electricity sockets which are of course FREE to use

✦ WILL THERE BE PLENTY OF CAR PARKING SPACES?

We have a very large amount of car parking available to all attending Summer Gathering. The car parks are security patrolled for your peace of mind and tickets for these can be purchased in advance via our website at lower price of £8.50 or on the day for £10.00.

✦ CAN I BRING MY CAMPERVAN?

Sorry there are NO campervans / caravans permitted this year. This is something we plan to work on for next year’s festival.

✦ CAN I LEAVE THE FESTIVAL AT ANY TIME AND COME BACK INSIDE?

Day ticket holders are not permitted to leave the festival at any time so please ensure you have everything you need. We have onsite shops, cash machines and bars for the essential festivals necessities. Campers can only pass out of the festival at 9am on Saturday morning and must return by 11am or you will not be allowed back into the festival. IMPORTANT you cannot bring any additional food or drink and must agree to a full search upon your return.

✦ WHERE IS THE CLOSEST TRAIN STATION?
The nearest train station to Summer Gathering is East Midlands Parkway. From here taxis are easily and cheaply accessible.

✦ WHERE IS THE CLOSEST COACH STATION?

The closest coach station for Summer Gathering is East Midlands Airport which you can book using www.nationalexpress.com – Remember you can book this nationwide and be picked up from most cities and towns around the country.

✦ WHERE IS THE CLOSEST AIRPORT?

The closest airport to Summer Gathering is East Midlands Airport (EMA)
✦ CAN I BUY DRINKS TOKENS BEFORE I ARRIVE TO SAVE TIME?

Unfortunately you can only by SG drink vouchers on site and they non refundable. All our bars are fast serve including purchasing drinks tokens so queue time will be kept to a minimum for your maximum enjoyment.

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