North:

Leeds/City Centre

Slam Dunk North is held in the City Centre of Leeds, West Yorkshire. The festival stages include sites such as Millennium Square, Leeds Arena, O2 Academy Leeds, Leeds Beckett University and a number of outdoor stages built especially for the festival. Leeds is the most accessible city in Yorkshire with motorway and train links from across the North.

PLEASE NOTE: Slam Dunk North is a city-centre event in Leeds. There are numerous different city-centre car parks available and we would recommend you book in advance to save time and ensure your spot! We have compiled a few options here.

The Slam Dunk North Afterparty will be held at Leeds University, a short walk from the Festival Site.

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South:

Hatfield/Hatfield House

Slam Dunk South will now take place at Hatfield Park, having previously been held in Hatfield at the University of Hertfordshire.

Hatfield Park is located in the grounds of Hatfield House and situated directly opposite Hatfield train station. There are direct trains from London Kings Cross to Hatfield that arrive at the doorstep of the festival in 22 minutes, and the site is still just off the A1 (M).

The Slam Dunk South Afterparty will be held at University of Hertfordshire (the previous home of the festival, also known as Hatfield Forum). Buses will be laid on from the Hatfield House site to transport people to the Afterparty. Those attending the Afterparty will receive free parking at The Forum all day.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO PARKING available in Hatfield town. Please book on-site festival parking in advance if you intend on travelling by car. Parking ONLY tickets can be purchased separately and are ONLY available @ http://lunatickets.co.uk

For those with afterparty tickets, parking is available for FREE @ The Forum, Hertfordshire. Please present your afterparty ticket to take advantage of free parking before the festival. There is a shuttle bus running from The Forum to the festival and back throughout the day.

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Midlands:

Birmingham/The NEC

Slam Dunk Midlands is held at the NEC in Birmingham, and includes a number of indoor and outdoor stages across the site. The NEC is accessible via bus, train, motorway and the international airport adjacent to the site.

The Slam Dunk Midlands Afterparty will be held at a new venue within the NEC site separate to the live music stages to provide a quick changeover from the festival to the afterparty.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be parking available on-site. Please book parking in advance if you intend on travelling by car. Parking ONLY tickets can be purchased separately and are ONLY available @ https://necparking.apcoa.co.uk

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

The Slam Dunk app is the best way to find your way around the festival site, as well as check stage times and pick up notifications from the festival on the day. You can find the app by searching ‘Slam Dunk 2018’ on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store or going to this link: http://smarturl.it/slamdunk2018APP
Picking Up Your Wristband in Advance: Physical tickets can be exchanged for wristband FRIDAY 25th MAY (no ticket collections/ Megatickets) EMO NITE LA (ticketed event) – O2 Academy Islington – 16 Parkfield St, London N1 0PS (Nearest Tube: Angel) – 11pm – 4am SATURDAY 26th MAY O2 Academy Islington Box Office – 16 Parkfield St, London N1 0PS (Nearest Tube: Angel) – 12pm-4pm Picking Up Your Wristband at the event: Physical tickets can be exchanged for wristbands Sunday 27th May at the following location; Hatfield Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL9 5PG from 10am Please note the exchange will be very busy around opening times of the main doors, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment! Following the wristband exchange there is a pre-festival holding area with bars, food outlets and toilets.  This space will be open before the main site opens at 12pm as a space to relax before the event starts.  If you leave the site once having collected your wristband you will be required to pass through security check on return to site.   If you are collecting your tickets on the door these will be available from collection points at either entrance. MEGATICKET HOLDERS : If you have not already collected your wristband please go to collections point, you will not need to visit any other wristband exchanges for the rest of the festival.
Picking Up Your Wristband in Advance: Physical tickets can be exchanged for wristbands SUNDAY 27th  May at the following location (no ticket collections/ etickets/ megatickets):  UPRAWR Studios ,42 Hampton street , Birmingham, B19 3LS  12pm – 4pm   UPRAWR SDF PRE-PARTY (Ticketed Event)- SATURDAY 26th May - The ASYLUM Venue, 38-43 Hampton Street, Birmingham, B19 3LS, 10.30- 3am   Picking Up Your Wristband at the event: Physical tickets can be exchanged for wristbands Monday 28th May at the following location; NEC Hall 1 – from 10.30am Please note the exchange will be very busy around opening times of the main doors, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment! If you are collecting your tickets on the door these will be available from The NEC Hall 1 Box office (Through Main NEC Piazza - please note this is not the Genting Arena Box office).   MEGATICKET HOLDERS : If you haven’t already picked up your wristband Please collect your wristbands from the NEC Box Office. If you already have your wristband you can enter the express lane in hall 1 en-route to security check.
Picking Up Your Wristband in Advance: Tickets can be exchanged for wristbands FRIDAY 25th May at the following locations (no ticket collections / megatickets); LEEDS BECKETT UNIVERSITY UNION CITY CAMPUS-  LS1 3HE, 5pm-9pm FUEL PRE-PARTY (Ticketed Event) – Leeds Beckett University Union LS1 3HE, Friday 25th May: 11pm- 3am Picking Up Your Wristband at the event: Physical tickets can be exchanged for wristbands Saturday 26th May at the following locations; VICTORIA GARDENS – LS1 3AA from 10.00 am FIRST DIRECT ARENA – LS2 8BY from 10.00 am (This is also the Jagermeister Stage) Please note these exchanges will be very busy around opening times of the main doors, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment! If you are collecting your tickets on the door these will be available from First Direct Arena Ticket Office. MEGATICKET HOLDERS Please go to the First Direct Arena ticket office, once you’ve exchanged you will not need to exchange a wristband again for the rest of the weekend.
BY TRAIN: We are just a short walk from Leeds train station. Please note: There are employee strikes expected to affect train services on Northern Rail lines. If you travel on these routes please plan ahead and refer to the Northern Rail website. BY CAR: There is city centre parking across Leeds within walking distance of the festival site. BY BUS: Leeds bus station and a number of city centre bus stops are centrally located and a short walk from the festival site. The bus station is serviced by regional bus services, Megabus and National Express bus services. BY PLANE: The closest airport is Leeds Bradford Airport with flights arriving from all over the UK and Europe.
Hatfield Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL9 5PG BY TRAIN: The pedestrian entrance to site is situated opposite Hatfield Train station. This is 22 minutes train ride from London Kings Cross. There are limited trains away from the site on the evening of the event so customers are advised to leave the site promptly if travelling.  Due to the limited trains and limited space on the platform a control system is in place that will release only the correct number of people in the station & onto the platform. If you are queuing for the train we appreciate your patience with this - we are working closely with the train company and British Transport Police to try and ensure that everyone who needs to get a train back to London can do so.   BY CAR: Please see www.slamdunkmusic.com to pre-book your event parking on the festival site. Entrance to the car parks on site is off the a414, strictly no vehicle access to the car parks through central Hatfield. Please use postcode AL9 5PG for Sat Nav directions or refer to this google pin:  goo.gl/fSTmje BY BUS:  Arriva run bus services that stop at Hatfield Train station (opposite the pedestrian entrance to the site).  Please note there will be a Sunday Service on these routes. The 301:  Runs through Hatfield to and from Stevenage and Hemel Hempstead The 724: Runs through Hatfield to and from Heathrow Airport and Harlow For More information see: https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/timetables-search/?mode=Town®ion=91649&town=117297#search-results
The NEC, Pendigo Lake, Birmingham, West Midlands, B40 1NT www.thenec.co.uk BY TRAIN: Please note: Due to engineering works over the Bank Holiday weekend train services to Birmingham International Station will be served by a replacement bus services. For information on routes affected please see national rail enquiries at the following link: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/185746.aspx We are just a short walk from Birmingham International station BY CAR: There will be parking available on-site. Please book parking in advance if you intend on travelling by car. Parking ONLY tickets can be purchased separately and are ONLY available at https://necparking.apcoa.co.uk   BY BUS: The Birmingham Airport coach and bus stops are just a short walk away from the main festival area. BY PLANE: Birmingham Airport is the NECs onsite airport with flights arriving from all over the UK and Europe.
The notorious Slam Dunk festival after-show-party is a club night held within, or near to, the festival site. It is open from 11PM – 3AM. Expect multiple rooms with genre specific rooms, hosted by special guest DJ’s. The afterparty is STRICTLY 18+, and YOU MUST PURCHASE YOUR AFTERPARTY TICKET WITH YOUR FESTIVAL TICKET through the option provided via all online and physical outlets. You will need ID to enter the afterparty – no ifs, no buts! Everyone will be subject to ID checks. NORTH — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — THE OFFICIAL AFTERPARTY (18+) The afterparty will be at Leeds University Union Saturday 26th May from 11pm-3am  Lifton Pl, Leeds LS2 9JZ – A short walk from the festival site. SOUTH — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — THE OFFICIAL AFTERPARTY (18+) The Afterparty will be at The Forum, University of Herts, Hatfield Campus from 11pm If you have an afterparty ticket you are entitled to free parking at Hatfield Forum. Shuttle buses will be running from the Forum to the site and back from the bus stop outside Hatfield Forum from 10am.  Parking for afterparty ticket holders is located at UH college Lane Multistorey Car Par, Roehyde Way, Hatfield AL10 9DL.  Click here for Google Location: https://goo.gl/maps/em1xnz2UmSp MIDLANDS   — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — THE OFFICIAL AFTERPARTY (18+) The afterparty will be at the Forum Live From 11pm – 3am Please queue by the Genting Arena Box Office.
With so many people descending on our festival sites this May we know many of you will be planing on driving - With this in mind heres a little bit more information on each site: SLAM DUNK NORTH / LEEDS: Slam Dunk North is a city-centre event in Leeds. There are numerous different city-centre car parks available and we would recommend you book in advance to save time and ensure your spot! NCP @ Leeds Arena NCP @ Leeds Core Q-PARK @ The Light !-PARK @ St Johns Centre SLAM DUNK SOUTH / HATFIELD: There will be NO PARKING available in Hatfield town. Please book festival parking in advance if you intend on travelling by car. Parking ONLY tickets can be purchased separately and are ONLY available @ http://lunatickets.co.uk – Parking is included for FREE for all customers attending the afterparty @ Hatfield Forum. SLAM DUNK MIDLANDS / BIRMINGHAM: There will be parking available on-site. Please book parking in advance if you intend on travelling by car. Parking ONLY tickets can be purchased separately and are ONLY available @ https://necparking.apcoa.co.uk
Each of the three events are priced at £49 (S.T.B.F) for the festival, or £55 (S.T.B.F) for festival + afterparty. All festival days are 14+ with afterparties being strictly 18+, and you cannot buy afterparty tickets separately. For #SDF18 we are also offering the following additional ticket options:
  1. Mega Ticket deal >>> includes entry to all 3 days, plus afterparties, with wristband exchange q-jump and an exclusive t-shirt! The Mega Ticket bundle is priced at £170 (S.T.B.F).
  2. Slam Dunk Tour Ticket >>> includes entry to all 3 days, plus afterparties, with wristband exchange q-jump and exclusive t-shirt PLUS Hotel accommodation in Leeds, Hatfield and Birmingham, and transport from the North (Leeds) to South (Hatfield) events on Sunday 26th Morning, and transport from the South (Hatfield) to Midlands (Birmingham) event on Monday 27th Morning. Please note: Transport from your home to Leeds on Saturday 25th and from Birmingham home on Monday 27th is your own responsibility to arrange. You can pay for your General Admission, with afterparty and mega ticket option with our payment plan via Lunatickets and See tickets.
PLEASE NOTE SECURITY IS STILL AT A VERY HIGH LEVEL AT ALL VENUES! All guests will be subject to searches and please note the following strict rules on bags: No backpacks, or any bag with two straps that can be worn on the back, regardless of size. Small hand bags with two handles, or bags with one strap that can be worn across the body are permitted, however they cannot be larger than an A4 piece of paper. Security checks may take some time and we appreciate your patience in advance of this.
Anyone wishing to bring prescription only medication in to the festival, please make yourself known to security before you are searched. Either the medication must be labelled in your name, or you will need other proof it is yours along with ID. If you need to carry more medical items than could fit in a bag that is currently permitted, a larger bag will be allowed. If you need to carry a bag with two straps for a medical reason - For example, if you need to put it on the back of a wheel chair, or you are unstable on your feet - You will be able to be admitted via the accessibility entrance after thorough search procedures. PLEASE NOTE: All of the above is at the discretion of individual venues, their security, and their medical services, not Slam Dunk Festival.
There will be official Slam Dunk Festival Merch available at all three sites.
Bands are also offered space, should they choose to sell merch but we cannot guarantee that all bands on the lineup will sell merch.
The Mega Ticket deal that includes entry to all three days, plus afterparties, with wristband exchange q-jump and an exclusive t-shirt! The Mega Ticket bundle is priced at £170 (S.T.B.F).
Mega Tickets can be purchased from lunatickets.co.uk and festicket.com only.
Here is a little bit more information on parking for each site:

SLAM DUNK NORTH / LEEDS:
Slam Dunk North is a city-centre event in Leeds. There are numerous different city-centre car parks available and we would recommend you book in advance to save time and ensure your spot!
NCP @ Leeds Arena
NCP @ Leeds Core
Q-PARK @ The Light
!-PARK @ St Johns Centre

SLAM DUNK SOUTH / HATFIELD:
There will be NO PARKING available in Hatfield town. Please book festival parking in advance if you intend on travelling by car. Parking ONLY tickets can be purchased separately and are ONLY available @ http://lunatickets.co.uk – Parking is included for FREE for all customers attending the afterparty @ Hatfield Forum.

SLAM DUNK MIDLANDS / BIRMINGHAM:
There will be parking available on-site. Please book parking in advance if you intend on travelling by car. Parking ONLY tickets can be purchased separately and are ONLY available @ https://necparking.apcoa.co.uk
Slam Dunk Tour Ticket includes entry to all three days, plus afterparties, with wristband exchange q-jump and exclusive t-shirt PLUS >>>
Hotel accommodation in Leeds, Hatfield and Birmingham, and transport from the North (Leeds) to South (Hatfield) events on Sunday 26th Morning, and transport from the South (Hatfield) to Midlands (Birmingham) event on Monday 27th Morning.
This package can be purchased exclusively via Festicket, and costs £395
NORTH   There are cash machines within Leeds City Centre a short walk from the festival site, and PDQ card machines on the festival bars.  Indoor venues such as O2 Academy Leeds and First Direct Arena also take card payments across the bar.   SOUTH   There are no cash machines on the festival site but the bars and select vendors take card payments.   MIDLANDS     There are cash machines on the festival site and most of the bars take card payments.  Please note some bars only take card payments on this site. These particular bars experience less queue times during the event.
All tickets must be exchanged for a wristband before entry to the event, we operate check 25 for wristbanding over 18s so please bring ID with you to the exchange, otherwise you will be issued an under 18s wristband.
NORTH   There are 2 places to leave your belongings: The Key Club,  LS2 8BX Coats £2, Bags £3 Open from Midday till 4am *Please note – The Key Club is a venue separate to the festival acoustic stage of which The Key Club is a sponsor. Leeds Beckett Student Union, LS1 3HE The Cloakroom is downstairs underneath the Rocksound Breakout Stage Coats only: £2   SOUTH   There are lockers on site that are situated before you get to the wristband exchange for storing bags and coats.  The lockers will be open from 10am till 11.30pm.   You can book your own locker in advance. Prices for the lockers are £7 in advance from: https://www.biglockerhire.com/product/slam-dunk-festival-2018-south-hatfield-park-earlybird-7     MIDLANDS   There is a cloakroom in in the NEC Piazza next to the entrance to the Wristband Exchange.   Charge is £1 per item.  The cloakroom is open from 10.30am till 11.30pm
NORTH North is a city centre site so there is no allocated pick up and drop off point.   SOUTH   Drop off & Pick Up before 7pm >your vehicle will enter via the Car Park Entrance off the A414, (post code AL9 5PG).   Drop Off & Pick Up after 7pm > After 7pm the drop off and pick-up point entrance is located at post code AL9 5HX. There will be signage to direct you from this point.   PLEASE FOLLOW THE YELLOW DIRECTIONAL SIGNS FOR THE DROP OFF AND PICK UP POINT, REGARDLESS OF YOUR ARRIVAL TIME.     MIDLANDS   Drop off for private hire cabs and the public is at Gate 1. There is a designated Black Cab drop off and pick up on site. Coach drop off and pick up as well as parking are in the designated East car park. Please follow instructions of the venue website for parking and drop off & pick up locations > http://www.gentingarena.co.uk/getting-here - there will be a specific site plan for Slam Dunk on this site ahead of the event.
We have put together a list of official vendors listed on the homepage of our website. These are our official and trusted vendors and you can buy with peace of mind. Please do not trust third parties, ticket re-selling sites or touts. If you buy from an outlet not listed on our ticket vendors list this is at your own risk, and your ticket may not permit you entry to the festival.
There are an 8 stages at all 3 events, all of the bands will play all three days. A schedule of stage splits and times will be released closer to the event.
Your festival wristband allows you to leave the festival site and return however please be aware you will be subject to security check whenever you return to site and we recommend you allow time for this.
Please note, press and photo passes are only available for recognised press. Freelance or student photographers are not permitted, and all passes should be applied for by the publication you are shooting for. Please apply by emailing over your credentials to: siobhan.connor@zeitgeist.co.uk
Yes! We are one of the very few festivals that do not restrict what camera equipment you can bring onto the site. Feel free to bring your camera with you on the day. (This applies to cameras only, not video-recording equipment). Acceptable cameras are DSLR cameras, but large / telescopic lenses, tripods and any other additional kit will not be permitted on site.
We advise you arrive as early as possible to each of the artist performances you’d like to see for the best chance of entry to a stage. Please also note that each stage at each site has a certain capacity. We cannot guarantee you access to any particular stage at any particular time once the room/tent is full for safety and security purposes. If any stage is at capacity we will operate a ‘one-in / one-out’ system. Due to the size of the festival there will always be clashes in the schedule, this is unfortunately unavoidable. There are just too many great bands!
Violent or potentially dangerous activities (crowd-surfing / stage-diving / moshing) are undertaken at the participants risk. Slam Dunk as an organization does not condone any of these activities and will not be held accountable for injury/loss of possessions as a direct result of such activities.
Please be aware that if you partake in these activities and are deemed to be a potential harm to yourself or others, you are at risk of ejection, and this decision is made at the discretion of the security team on site.
Please note that all 3 festival sites have both indoor and outdoor stages, and that this is an all-weather event. While we hope for good weather every year it is advised you bring appropriate, weather resistant clothing.
Doors for the event will be open from 1230PM. Bands will be finished by no later than 11PM at Leeds and Birmingham & no later than 1030PM at Hatfield, with afterparties finishing at 3AM.
All events are 14+ for the festival and 18+ for the afterparty. ID will be required to gain an over 18 wristband.
Acceptable forms of I.D = Cards bearing the PASS hologram, Photographic Driving Licence & Passport.
Slam Dunk Festival is an annual event, now held over 3 days on the late May Bank Holiday weekend. This year all 3 dates of the festival are 14+ and will take place in: Slam Dunk Festival North > Leeds City Centre on Saturday 26th May 2018 Slam Dunk Festival South > Hatfield Park on Sunday 27th May 2018 Slam Dunk Festival Midlands > The NEC Birmingham, on Monday 28th May 2018
All festival sites provide a varying selection of bars/shops/eateries throughout. All sites will have either lockers or a cloakroom to store your belongings, but please note there is no guarantee these services will be available all day – once they are full, they are full! Cash machines are also available on site.
No. You are not permitted to bring food and drink onto site due to our security policies.
We appreciate your interest and support for our festival but we do not take any submissions from bands, we have all the crew we need, and clothing stalls are saved exclusively for our sponsors.
We have no control over when each individual ticket outlet sends out tickets. Outlets may send tickets as and when their stock arrives, however due to an increase in tout activity many choose to send a couple of weeks before the event.
PLEASE do not worry if your tickets are not with you by this time, simply contact the ticket outlet you bought them with, who will be able to provide you with an update. In the very worst case scenario, if your tickets have not arrived by the day of the event, there are still measures in place to ensure you get in but you will need to make arrangements via the ticket outlet you bought from.
You can bring a small umbrella, or 'pop-up' style umbrella however we do not allow larger umbrellas ('Golf Style') or umbrellas with spikes onto site. You can bring suncream to Slam Dunk Festival.
Slam Dunk Festival offers a complimentary companion ticket for disabled customers (subject to availability).  If you wish to attend one of the festival dates and require use of the accessible viewing areas, a complimentary companion ticket or assistance please follow the instructions for the correct site below. You will be asked to provide your DLA, PIP, benefits letter or equivalent, registered severely sight impaired card, assistance dog card or other evidence. Leeds - Please book your ticket via See tickets or Lunatickets and then fill in the access form here in order to book your companion ticket. You will receive email confirmation of your successful application when we have processed your form. You will then receive full instructions of where to collect your companion tickets closer to the event date. Hatfield - Please book your ticket via See tickets or Lunatickets and then fill in the access form here in order to book your companion ticket. You will receive email confirmation of your successful application when we have processed your form. You will then receive full instructions of where to collect your companion tickets closer to the event date. Birmingham - Please book your tickets via The Ticket Factory’s disabled booking line for Slam Dunk Festival Midlands. They will require you to provide details of your access requirements (to help plan the event and facilities) and will arrange your complimentary carer ticket. Telephone: 0800 640 5001. You will then receive full instructions of where to collect your companion tickets closer to the event date. Please note that all venues are wheelchair accessible and while we will do our utmost to cater for our disabled customers we cannot guarantee that accessible viewing areas will be available at all stages. Where they are present access will be subject to capacity.
For those who want to spread their ticket cost over a number of months, tickets can be purchased with our instalment plan, which is new for 2018. Payment plan is only available to customers from Friday 17th November at 9am until 31st December 2017. The payment plan will be available on both general admission tickets, tickets with additional afterparty access, and Megatickets across all three festival sites. The payment plan is a simple repeat card payment, just like your Netflix account, so you won’t need to set up a direct debit or anything complicated! See below for payment schedule for each ticket type > GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET, ALL FESTIVAL SITES (14+ ONLY) Deposit > Payable upon registration, sign up available until 31st Dec 17 > £14.30 Payment 1 > Due 1st February 2018 > £11 Payment 2 > Due 1st March 2018 > £11 Payment 3 > Due 1st April 2018 > £11 Payment 4 > Due 1st May 2018 > £11 GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET WITH AFTERPARTY, ALL FESTIVAL SITES (18+ ONLY) Deposit > Payable upon registration, sign up available until 31st Dec 17 > £16.90 Payment 1 > Due 1st February 2018 > £12 Payment 2 > Due 1st March 2018 > £12 Payment 3 > Due 1st April 2018 > £12 Payment 4 > Due 1st May 2018 > £12 MEGA TICKET (ACCESS TO ALL SDF NORTH, SOUTH AND MIDLANDS W/ AFTERPARTY, 18+ ONLY) Deposit > Payable upon registration, sign up available until 31st Dec 17 > £67.40 Payment 1 > Due 1st February 2018 > £31 Payment 2 > Due 1st March 2018 > £31 Payment 3 > Due 1st April 2018 > £31 Payment 4 > Due 1st May 2018 > £31 Please note: If you fail to pay your instalments or balance, your deposit is non-refundable.
No, you will need to be present to collect your wristband as it must be placed on your wrist by a member of wristband exchange staff.
Yes, please ensure your water bottle is empty when you get to site. Water points are available at North and South sites, and water is available from behind the bars at Midlands.
No, Slam Dunk Festival is a city based festival with no camping provided at any sites.
The Afterparty is strictly over 18’s only. ID will be required. If you have a valid Afterparty ticket & ID you can attend the afterparty.

Slam Dunk Festival 2018: Entry Terms & Conditions

  The Promoter of Slam Dunk Festival 2018 is Slam Dunk Ltd.  
  1. Admission for all persons by valid Festival wristband only
 
  1. Wristbands and tickets are non-transferable for profit / gain and non-refundable except in the instance of event cancellation. The Promoter does not accept liability for any personal compensation claims for a cancelled performance
 
  1. Wristbands once removed are invalidated
 
  1. The Promoter reserves the right to make alterations to the published performance schedules and line-up
 
  1. Entry restricted to persons over the age of 14 years only
 
  1. Searching is a condition of entry to protect your safety and that of other visitors. We may conduct security searches of clothing, bags and other items, at our reasonable discretion, including on entry and exit. Metal detectors and / or wanding may be in use
 
  1. The Promoter reserves the right to refuse admission or eject any persons for anti-social or threatening behaviour, actions likely to cause damage or injury, any person causing nuisance to others or failing to comply with the reasonable request of the management, or those that are intoxicated through alcohol or illegal substances. Any refusal to cooperate, or the use of abusive, threatening or discriminatory remarks; including comments relating to weapons or explosives will result in entry being refused
 
  1. The Festival has a Zero Tolerance approach to issues of race, gender or sexual harassment and will refuse admission, eject or refer on to further agencies as appropriate
 
  1. Any refusal to cooperate with search or other entry processes, including comments relating to weapons or explosives, will result in entry being refused
 
  1. Pass-outs are permitted at both the North & Midlands Festival sites, but only through designated exits and you will go through security checks on re-entry. Re-entry to sites & Venues after 22:00 is at our discretion
 
  1. The use of illegal substances including new psychoactive substances (NPS) or similar is strictly forbidden. Any persons found in possession of illegal or illicit substances will be ejected and substances seized. Medicines must be accompanied by valid prescription or prescribing information such as a dispensing chemist label
 
  1. A check 25 age verification policy will be in operation for the sale or supply of alcohol. The Promoters and participating Venues reserve the right to refuse to serve alcohol to those that are intoxicated, or are likely to become intoxicated if further alcohol is served
 
  1. All customers consent to having their belongings searched and a physical pat-down by a registered SIA holding member of staff on entry or re-entry
 
  1. No food or drink is permitted to be brought into the Event or Venues from areas external to the Event site or when travelling between Event locations.
NB: Should you need to bring an item of food or drink with you due to medical or religious requirements, please contact the Promoter prior to your to arrival  
  1. The Promoters take no responsibility for lost possessions &/or prohibited items. Prohibited items include:
  • Glass Bottles
  • Cans
  • Flasks
  • Cool boxes & hampers
  • Flags/banners
  • Helium balloons
  • Studded belts, spiked bracelets/ belts/neck collars/boots or jackets
  • Trouser chains
  • Sharp/large rings
  • Flares and firework, smoke grenades, airhorns
  • Bags larger than 35cm x 40cm x 19cm
  • Bags of any size with straps long enough to be worn as a backpack
For the avoidance of doubt any bag with two shoulder straps that can be worn on the back will be classed as a backpack; this includes lady’s handbags
  • Laser Pointers/Pens and Glow Sticks
  • Sharp objects, any items that could potentially be used as a weapon
  • Audio or Video Recording Devices such as personal computers, laptops, iPads and tablets
  • Selfie Sticks, Go-Pros or similar devices
  • Large umbrellas, parasols, tents, gazebos
  • Any chairs including collapsible, or any other item of furniture
  • Skate board, roller skates, bicycles, hover boards
  • Balls, frisbees, kites
  • Barbecues
  • Lanterns or anything that can be lit with a naked flame
  • Drones or other UAV devices
  Prohibited items will be removed, confiscated and destroyed on entry. Confiscated items may be available for return post-event at some locations however please check with security  
  1. No animals will be permitted with the exception of registered assistance dogs
 
  1. The sale of unauthorised merchandise is prohibited
 
  1. Please follow any direction/instruction given by event safety stewards
 
  1. Throughout the event areas of the event Site may reach their individual capacity in which case the Promoter and participating Venues reserve the right to prevent access. Advance planning and early arrival at Venue locations is recommended
 
  1. CCTV is in operation with images recorded for the purpose of crime prevention and public safety. All incidents of crime and disorder will be reported to the police
 
  1. The Festival site is a licensed premises. Please note when you leave the event you are entering an alcohol free zone where no alcohol is permitted or you could be liable for a fine
 
  1. Smoking – including electronic cigarettes, is only permitted in outdoor areas. Electronic cigarettes must not be used within any of the indoor Venues at the Festival sites
 
  1. Please be courteous to our neighbours when leaving the venue, don’t drop litter & keep noise to a minimum
 
  1. WARNING: Repeated and prolonged exposure to amplified sound may cause hearing damage. Strobe lighting and other special effects may be used throughout the event
    PHOTOGRAPHY
  1. Recreational photography of family, friends and/or scenic views of the venue/event is permitted other than where other persons attending the event can be clearly identified as the main focus. Please therefore be respectful to other people’s privacy at all times or you may be challenged and asked to stop and/or leave
 
  1. Photography/filming/recording for professional/commercial use is not permitted without prior written authorisation or media event accreditation from the Promoter
 
  1. All persons entering the Event consent to any photography/filming/recording as arranged by the organiser for possible future transmission/publication or promotional purposes
 
  1. No tripods or other large photography/film equipment may be used, unless by those with written authorisation or media event accreditation from the organisers
Yes you can bring charger packs providing they are a size that fits with our bag policy. ie. they are brought within your bag to the festival.