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Frequently Asked Questions
TICKETS

Q. I received my tickets but I have lost them. Can you replace them?
Q. Will tickets be available on the gate?
Q. Is it possible to get a refund on my ticket?

WHERE IT IS, PARKING AND TRANSPORT    

Q. Where is it?
Q. Where is the nearest railway station?
Q. Are there any parking facilities?

WHAT CAN I BRING?

Q. Can I bring my camera?
Q. Can I bring alcohol, bottles and glass to the festival?
Q. Can I bring my dog?
Q. Can I bring fold up chairs, wind breaks or gazebos?

CAMPING      

Q. Can I park my car next to my tent or caravan?
Q. Can I put a tent next to my friend's caravan/campervan?
Q. Can I place an awning at the side of my caravan/campervan?
Q. Can I sleep in my van / car?
Q. Are there any restrictions on tent size?
Q. Are there toilet facilities on the camp site?
Q. Can I have a barbeque or fire at the camp site?
Q. Are there any electrical hook-ups, showers or water supplies on the campsite?

DISABLED

Q. Are there any concessions for the disabled?
Q. Are there any disabled parking and disabled camping facilities?
Q. How accessible is the site for the disabled?
Q. Is there a seperate viewing area for the disabled?

AMENITIES

Q. I've had a bad experience at other festivals with insufficient or unclean toilets. Are your facilities any better?
Q. Will there be a cash machine on site so I can withdraw cash?
Q. Are children welcome?
Q. Will the steam and diesel engines be running over the weekend?

OTHER STUFF

Q. I'd like to perform at Weyfest. Who do I contact?
Q. What charity is the event raising money for?
Q. I would like to advertise in the Program. Who do I contact?
Q. Do I need to bring ID?
Q. I've heard there is a smoking ban at Weyfest, is that true?
Q. I can't find the answer to my query. Who do I contact?
Q. I want to complain about the noise from Weyfest. Who do I contact?





ANSWERS BELOW

TICKETS

Q. I have lost my tickets. Can you replace them?
A. Like any other box office or ticket agency we cannot replace lost tickets unfortunately.

Q. Is it possible to get a refund on my ticket?
A. Sorry, we cannot refund unwanted tickets.

Q. Will tickets be available on the gate?
A. We do not reserve any tickets for sale on the gate so if they sell out before the weekend they will not be available on the gate. If tickets sell out we will announce it on the website so please check the home page before leaving home if you intend to buy tickets on the day.

WHERE IT IS, PARKING AND TRANSPORT

Q. Where is it?
A. The Rural Life Centre, Reeds Road, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2DL.  Click here for Map / Directions

Q. Are there any parking facilities?
A. Yes there's loads of FREEEEEEEEEEE parking!

Q. Where is the nearest railway station?
A. The nearest station is Farnham railway station. It is approximately 3 to 3.5 miles away from the site.  There are plenty of taxis available in the taxi rank but sadly no buses that go to the Rural Life Centre.

WHAT CAN I BRING?

Q. Can I bring my camera?
A. Professional camera equipment is not permitted. You can bring your 'professional' hand held camera but the use of tripods, lens cases and other professional equipment is not allowed without press accreditation. These are the rules of the artists and not Weyfest!

Q. Can I bring my own alcohol, bottles and glass to the festival?
A. To enable us to comply with the four licensing objectives alcohol cannot be brought into the festival arena but can be brought onto the campsite. We do, however, provide a very reasonably priced bar. Glass cannot be brought in to the festival for health & safety reasons but is allowed on the campsite.

Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: Yes, dogs are welcome except in the cafe and some eating areas but must be kept on a lead at all times.

Q. Can I bring foldup chairs, wind breaks or gazebos?
A. Fold up chairs are permissable but after dark when the arenas are at their busiest, we request that they are removed. Wind shields or gazebos cannot be brought into the festival arena. Due to the nature of the site (being a museum surrounded by buildings) it is shielded from the wind and cannot accommodate gazebos.

CAMPING

Q. Can I park my car next to my tent or caravan?
A. Unfortunately not. It is a health & safety requirement that cars must not be parked adjacent to tents, campervans or caravans. However, the carpark area is very close to the camping area and you are permitted to drop off your camping equipment in the campsite before parking your car. Caravans must be unhitched and the car parked in the adjacent car park.

Q. Can I put a tent next to my friend's caravan/campervan?
A. Sorry, no. It's a health & safety thing..

Q. Can I place an awning at the side of my caravan/campervan?
A. Campervan and caravan pitches are 6 metres wide and allow for a campervan/caravans up to 3m in width to be sited in the centre of that space. This is to ensure that everyone is comfortably sited and have 3m of space between each neighbour. If your awning takes your overall accommodation width much over 3m, and to be fair to all campsite occupants, then you should buy a second pass unless you are sited next to friends and they are happy for you to encroach on that space with your awning.

Q. Can I sleep in my van / car?
A. No. Camping is restricted to designated camping areas and vehicles other than caravans, campervans or vehicles permanently converted for the specific purpose of accommodation are not permitted to stay on the campsite. Sleeping in the car park is not permitted.

Q. Are there any restrictions on tent size?
A. Please don't bring a 6 man tent if you are camping alone - bring friends instead!

Q. Are there toilet facilities (including disabled facilities) on the camp site?
A. Yep.

Q. Can I have a barbeque or fire at the camp site?
A. BBQ's are allowed but must be off the ground. Flat throwaway BBQ's or any type of open fire are not allowed.

Q. Are there any electrical hook-ups, showers or water supplies on the campsite?
A. There are fresh water standpipes at regular distances around the campsite and water butts for fire fighting.
Showers are provided - tokens can be purchased from the ticket desk.
We annually review the costs of electrical hook-up facilities for caravans but the costs continue to be too high in order for us to be able to keep ticket costs low. We are improving facilities on the campsite year on year and hope that we will be able to offer such facilities in the future.

DISABLED

Q. Are there any concessions for the disabled?
A. We assume that, whereas the disabled person might want to come to Weyfest, the carer may not and so we give the carer pass free. We do not send out carer tickets. The disabled person must buy a ticket as normal and on arrival at the ticket desk at Weyfest they must present proof of disability if asked. This must be in the form of eligibility for disabled living allowance (DLA), a disabled railcard or disabled parking badge. They will then be given a free carer pass. This is limited to festival entry only and does not include camping or campervan passes.

Q. Are there any disabled parking and disabled camping facilities?
A. For those that are not camping there is a disabled parking area adjacent to the festival entrance. On arrival please let the stewards know that you are disabled and they will direct you to the parking area. If you are camping, there is a separate disabled parking and camping area adjacent to the exit of the campsite. There are also disabled toilets in this area.

Q. How accessible is the site for the disabled?
A. Almost all the site has good disabled access including the arboretum. Disabled toilet facilities are available for the festival and disabled campers will be situated close to disabled toilets on the campstite.

Q. Is there a seperate viewing area for the disabled?
A. There are raised viewing areas for the disabled at the main stage locations

AMENITIES

Q. I've had a bad experience at other festivals with insufficient or unclean toilets. Are your facilities any better?
A. Oh yes.. We have plenty of toilets that are cleaned and serviced constantly throughout the weekend and topped up with soft toilet paper.

Q. Will there be a cash machine on site so I can withdraw cash?
A. Yes

Q. Are children welcome?
A. Yes, of course! There's a reconstructed village playground, a sci-fi zone and plenty of activities for kids too. It's great for the whole family! Children under 10 are admitted FREE. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult.

Q. Will the steam and diesel engines be running over the weekend?
A. Yes they will! Please note that the railway is run by the Old Kiln Museum and there is a small charge to help maintain it.

OTHER STUFF

Q. I'd like to perform at Weyfest. Who do I contact?
A.  Please email dave@weyfest.co.uk. Performance requests sent to other Weyfest email addresses will not be read.

Q. Do any of the proceeds of ticket sales get donated to charity?
A.  The Rural Life Centre is administered by the Old Kiln Museum Trust, a registered charity (no. 289150).  A share of all profits will be donated to the Rural Life Centre.

Q. I would like to advertise in the Program. Who do I contact?
A. Please email advertising@weyfest.co.uk

Q. Do I need to bring ID?
A. Not if you are over 21. If you are under 21 please read the Challenge 21 rules below:

Weyfest will be operating the Challenge 21 initiative which aims to cut down on underage alcohol sales and highlights the fact that:

“if you are lucky enough to look under 21 you will be asked to prove that you are over 18 when you buy alcohol”.

Acceptable forms of proof are: photocard driving licence, passport or PASS* accredited proof of age card.

The 'Challenge 21' initiative encourages sellers of alcohol to ask for official forms of identification from anyone that appears to be under 21-years-old.  If a trader suspects someone is under that age and doesn't have the relevant identification, eg passport, photo driving licence, citizencard, they will not be served.  Stewards on site also have the power to request proof of age if they see anyone drinking alcohol who appears to be under age.

The scheme is being promoted because it can be very difficult to identify accurately whether someone is 17, 18, 19 or 20 but is usually easier to determine whether someone is 21. However if young people have official identification to prove they are over the age of 18 they will of course be served legally.

Q: I've heard there is a smoking ban at Weyfest, is that true?
A: No.  As the venue is an outdoor museum, with lots of valuable wooden artefacts to protect, smoking is restricted to a designated outdoor area where tables, chairs and refreshments are available for your comfort. Smoking is also permitted in the main Beekeeper's stage arena.

Q. I can't find the answer to my query. Who do I contact?
A. Please send your query to info@weyfest.co.uk

Q. I want to complain about the noise from Weyfest. Who do I contact?
A. If you wish to complain about the noise from Weyfest over the weekend of the festival please call the venue on 01252 795571.






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KEY TIMES (approximate)

Friday

11.00 Campsite open
11.00 Ticket desk open
17.00 Open gate
17.45 Music Start
21.00 Gate close
23.00 Music End
23.00 Bar close
23.30 Arena close

Saturday

09.00 Campsite open
10.00 Ticket desk open
10.00 Bar open
10.00 Gate open
11.30 Music Start
21.00 Gate close
23.00 Music End
23.00 Bar close
23.30 Arena close
 
Sunday

09.00 Campsite open
10.00 Ticket desk open
10.00 Bar open
10.00 Gate open
11.30 Music Start
21.00 Gate close
22.30 Music End
22.30 Bar close
23.00 Arena close
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