Frequently Asked Questions

What time do the buses run from?

A free shuttle bus will operate between the festival site and city centre approximately every 15 minutes (and to/from the station on Friday and by request at other times). Buses will run at the following times: Friday 14.00 to 00.30 ; Saturday 09.30 to 00.30 ; Sunday 10.00 to 23.00

Who qualifies for the concession price tickets?

Concessions are available for anyone who is over the age of 65 or who is registered as disabled. Proof will be required on site when you collect your ticket.

Do you need any Stewards and what do they do?

We have a list of regular stewards who come every year, however if you would like to apply to Steward we expect 10 hours work over the weekend in return for free weekend admission and free camping on site. Duties include vehicle management, car park duties, bar work, checking wristbands, litter picking, etc.

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Are the venues seated?

Marquee 1 is fully seated, Marquee 2 has some seating around the edge and Marquee 3 has none. You are welcome to bring your own fold up chairs into Marquees 2 & 3 [but not Marquee 1] though please try not to obscure other people’s view.


What time is the first concert on Friday evening?

The first concert on Friday evening starts at 7.00pm in Marquee 1.


Can I sign up now to do a short ‘slot’ in the club tent?

Sorry, sign up for the Club tent session is 12 noon on the Saturday of the festival in the Beer tent


What time do concert performances start and finish?

There are a number of concerts taking place over the festival weekend. Approximate start & finish times for the main concerts are set out below. Concert venues open aproximately 15-30 minutes before each concert. Please note that the shuttle bus operating between the festival site and Ely over the weekend will run until just after the finish of the last concert on each day.

Friday evening concert starts 7pm and finishes at midnight
Saturday afternoon concert starts 12.30pm and finishes just before 5pm
Saturday evening concert in marquee 1 starts 7pm and finishes at midnight
Saturday evening concert in marquee 2 starts 5.30pm and finishes 11.45pm
Sunday afternoon concert starts at midday and finishes at 3.30pm
Sunday evening concert in marquee 1 starts 5.45pm and finishes 10.45pm
Sunday afternoon/evening concert in marquee 2 starts 2.30pm and finishes 7pm


How far is the site from the town centre?

The festival site is a 5 minute car drive and a 20 minute walk from Ely town centre. A free shuttle bus will run approx. every 15 minutes from Market Street in the town centre to the festival site.

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What time can we arrive to pitch tents?

The festival site is open from 1pm on Friday for campers arriving and setting up. The Beer tent and Trade stalls will all be open by 6pm on Friday when the festival officially starts.


Are campervans allowed?

Yes they are!


Are bbqs allowed on the campsites?

We do allow bbqs, but they must be fit for purpose and at least 18” above the ground. Open fires and disposable bbqs are not allowed on the festival site.


Are there any rules re bottles / cans of alcohol at the festival

Only to recycle them responsibly! Seriously, no we don’t have a policy, but we are on a Football pitch so we don’t want any broken glass lying around. We run our own reasonably priced and well stocked bar on site and of course would encourage you to buy your alcohol there.

Do you provide any concessions for students?

No, but students make very good stewards!

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, we’re dog friendly and welcome well-behaved dogs and their owners. Your dog will be registered when you arrive on the festival site and given a numbered tag to wear. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times. Poop bags are available from the Box Office and Control tents and you asked to keep your dog under control and clean up after it while on the festival site. We prefer if you don’t take your dogs into marquees during concerts, but if absolutely necessary, please try to sit at the end of a row if in Marquee 1; and in all cases ensure you can easily take your dogs outside if they become noisy, restless, or upset other members of the audience in any way. We have complaints from non-dog lovers every year and the pressure to not allow dogs is considerable so please be considerate and help us to keep our festival dog-friendly. IMPORTANT INFORMATION – The rugby club which allows us to use their pitches for campsites 2 & 3 has asked us not to allow dogs on either of these pitches. Therefore if you are booking a camping pitch and wish to bring your dog, please book a pitch on campsites 1 or 4 Site Plan 2020[9361].  If over the course of the festival weekend, we find dogs on campsites 2 or 3, we will require their owners to move to campsites 1 or 4 immediately. Dogs will continue to be allowed into the main festival arena area.

Can we bring our own fold up chairs into the Marquees?

You are welcome to bring your own fold up chairs into Marquees 2 & 3 but please try not to obscure other people’s view. However, your own fold up chair are not allowed in Marquee 1.

When can we sign up to play in the Club Tent?

Performers can sign up in the Beer Tent at 12 noon on the Saturday. There is a 10-15 minute slot for the Club Tent Best performer on Sunday evening opening the Main concert in Marquee 1.

Is there disabled parking on site

We have disabled parking spaces available on the festival site. To reserve a disabled parking space, after booking your festival ticket, please call 07500 527334 to reserve a parking space on site. You will need to bring your blue badge with you when coming to the festival site.

Please note that the performance arena at the festival is a reasonably flat grassed football pitch.

Can I take photographs during the performances?

Flash photography is not allowed, except by staff and press. Permitted photography must be taken in such a way as to avoid any disruption or distraction for patrons or performers.

I’m arriving by train, how do I get to the festival site?

The festival shuttle bus will pick up at Ely Railway Station between 2pm – 8pm on Friday. If you need to be collected from the station outside of these times please contact us before the festival and we will accommodate your request if possible

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Is parking allowed alongside camping pitches?

Unfortunately we can’t allow cars on the campsite, due to Fire Regulations and limited camping space. We allow cars on the campsite to unload and then we ask for them to be moved. Parking for campers is however within the main festival site and is not open to the public


Can we use an awning on our caravan?

Yes! no problem.


When do we need to leave the camping site by on the Monday

The campsite must be cleared by 12 noon on Monday following the festival.


2021 acts include:

Show of Hands
Midnight Skyracer
The Young’uns
Blackbeard’s Tea Party
Brookes Williams
Chris While & Julie Matthews
Noble Jacks
Martyn Joseph
Thomas McCarthy
Merry Hell
Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage