ALL ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Oxted Festival is run by a non-profit organisation called OLCSA. Each year 100% of the “profit” made by the Festival is given to our main charities, sports clubs and local good causes. The Charity we are working with this year is The Lily Foundation. Most of our volunteers represent local sports clubs and good causes and we divide up a percentage of the profits between them depending on the number of hours worked. The rest is donated to our lead Charity.
Your VIP ticket entitles you to:
- Fast Track entry to the festival
- Entry to the VIP Area
See below what the VIP experience has to offer:
- Gratis lunch and dinner from our luxurios back stage caterers
- Comfortable seating with tables
- A private bar (charged for)
- Private toilets
- An exclusive viewing area at the front of the main stage
We regret no food or drink can be brought into the festival, with the exception of infant snacks or special requirements.
However we are excited to offer you a wide array of creatively different food traders for you to enjoy. These traders contribute significantly to the costs of putting the event on. As part of our security at the entrance, bags will be searched upon entry. Security will ask everyone to leave any drinks or food at the entrance. There is plenty of drinking water on site that is free of charge.
Your Furry Friends are welcome if well behaved and kept on a lead. We do have plenty of water on site. We cannot guarantee shade, so bear this in mind if it is really hot.
You are welcome to bring a blanket to sit on but we do not allow your own table and chairs into the festival. There are a number of seating areas at the festival however these do tend to get occupied quite early each day.
We cater for guests with disabilities. There is a disabled access lane for entry and disabled toilets. If you need to bring a special vehicle up to the Festival entrance, please arrive at the ‘Tennis Club’ car park and inform security. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee parking for the vehicle as we have limited spaces. Once on site if you need any assistance, ask a member of our team of hospitality staff, who will do their best to help you. Any disabled people in receipt of PIP payements are entitled to a free carer ticket for the same duration as the ticket they have bought. Please apply using the contact us form for carer tickets.
Guests can come and go at any time up until 10pm when the front entrance closes and nobody will be able to enter the site. If you leave the site you will need to queue and go through security checks again
Yes you can. All children and infants must have an entry ticket, so that we have a record of everyone on site. Children are defined as 17 and under on the day of entry to the festival. Infants are defined as 4 and under on the day of entry to the festival. There is entertainment for children during the day, but this will stop at 7pm. We believe it is not an ideal environment for young children at night and recommend that you make alternative arrangements for them after 7pm. We do not allow children into the VIP area.
Friday 3-11pm (Last orders 10.30pm)
Saturday 12-11pm (Last orders 10.30pm)
Sunday 12-8pm (Last orders 7.30pm)
Once purchased a ticket to the festival is non refundable.
Volunteers are essential to the running of our festival and we regularly get oversubscribed for volunteer positions. Please apply on the volunteers page on this site where you will find a form to do so.
We really appreciate your time and help and would ask for a minimum of 2 shifts over the weekend and please try to do one evening shift. You will receive an email confirmation of your request to volunteer. Those choosing to do a late shift will be given priority over those not doing so.
Closer to the festival we will email those that have been successful this year
Any queries email email@example.com
Challenge 25 policy. The Festival operates a zero- tolerance policy to underage drinking and works to the Challenge 25 principle. Please bring ID with you (a valid passport, photocard driving licence, or a photographic identity card bearing the national Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) hologram) as, if you are lucky enough to look under 25, you will be challenged. Security at the entrance will ask for your ID and if you are not able to supply proof of your age being 18 or over then you will be given an under 18 wrist band and you will not be permitted to purchase alcohol.
No. All camping and festival tickets must be purchased in advance through our ticket provider See Tickets. The only exception to this is Glamping tickets which are purchased directly from Honeybell Tents
Glamping is booked direct with our Glamping supplier Honeybell Tents. A link is provided on the Camping page under the section Glamping
The camp site is open to the below schedule. If you have a day camping ticket you can only arrive on the morning that your ticket is valid. If you have a weekend camping ticket you can arrive whenever you want to in the open hours.
Thursday 4th July - 1pm closes 7pm
Friday 5th July - 8 am to 5pm
Saturday 6th July - 8 am to 5pm
Sunday 7th July - 8 am to 3pm
Monday 8th July - 8am to midday
A vehicle may only enter the campsite once with any car park ticket.
All vehicles must be off of the campsite with ALL of your belongings including your tent by midday on Monday 8th July.
Thursday 4th July - Campsite open 1pm to 11pm
Friday 5th July - Campsite open 8am to midnight
Saturday 6th July - Campsite open 8am to midnight
Sunday 7th July - Campsite open 8am to 11pm
No. All vehicles must be parked in the car park. It is a short walk to the camp site from the car park
We are happy for groups to camp near each other but please be considerate to other campers and do not create a camping area that excludes others
You should bring a tent that is suitably sized for the number of occupants. We reserve the right to withdraw camping rights to structures that are too large or are considered a hazard or a safety risk
There is no segregation at the camp site this year however anti social behaviour will not be tolerated at any time and you may be ejected from both the campsite and the festival without refund or compensation. If you are ejected from the campsite you will be refused entry to the festival.
We will do everything we can to help you locate anything that is lost however we do not accept responsibility for the theft, loss or damage to any of your property which you choose to bring and leave at the campsite or car park.
You may not bring your own portable toilet into the campsite due to sanitary and hygiene conditions
Full directions are provided on the camping page on this web site
You may bring the following into the campsite
24 cans of beer/ lager and or cider per person
OR 2 bottles of wine per person
OR 1 bottle of spirits less than 40% ABV
Anything in a glass bottle must be decanted into a plastic bottle before entry to the campsite.
No. You will need to buy a festival entry ticket in addition to the camping cost.
BBQ’s or other cooking devices that sit on the floor are not permitted and any BBQ brought into the site must have manufacturer fitted legs that support it off of the ground
Cooking is only permitted in the cooking area. If smoke is seen elsewhere any such device will be extinguished and confiscated.
No open fires are permitted at any time or in any place.
Your vehicle must comply with all of the below:
- a purpose built vehicle with sleeping facilities within it (ie not a van or a car with a mattress in it)
- Has a waste storage tank or container inside it
- Has a permanently fixed means of storage, a cupboard, locker or wardrobe
The Campervan SIte is in the same location as the campsite and you should enter via the car park
Yes but it must comply with the same requiremants as a Campervan. Cars either pulling a caravan or being towed are not allowed to remain in the campervan site. They must be removed to the car park and must have the appropriate car parking ticket. Any Caravan must fit into a pitch of 7m x 8m with no overhangs.
Pitches are a maximum of 7m x 8m and everything you bring with you must fit in that space.
Pitches are allocated by the festival team on a first come first served basis
Only one campervan or live in vehicle is allowed per pitch. Awnings are permitted privided they fit in the pitch and are not used for sleeping in. No seperate tents with sleeping quarters are permitted
Water is not available to hook up to on site.
Electricity is not standard and you must purchase an electric hook up pitch. 10 amps of electric is provided. If you draw or attempt to draw more than this electricity will be removed and no refund given.
Only customers with a valid camping ticket or or shuttle ticket (for park and ride customers) will be permitted to use the shuttle
The shuttle will operate from 1 hour before the festival opens until 1 hour after the festival closes each day. It will not operate on the Thursday or Monday. We have 2 shuttle buses each with a capacity of 53 people. The shuttles will keep rotating every time they are full enough. That means there should be a shuttle every 7.5 minutes. It is your responsibility to ensure you have enough time if you have somewhere to be. It is likely there will be queue for the shuttles at peak times
No food or drink of any kind is permitted on the shuttle service.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Please follow the the link in the site map which is in the green section that is at the bottom of every page of the web site
If you would like to perform at a future Oxted Festival, please use the contact form on the contact us page.