WHERE IS THE FESTIVAL?

Strawberry Fields Festival is hosted at Cattows Farm, Heather in the stunning Leicestershire countryside. Our full address is:

Cattows Farm,
Normanton Lane,
Heather,
Leicestershire LE67 2TD

Public entrance will be via the GREEN & YELLOW ENTRANCES! MAP:

HOW DO I GET TO THE FESTIVAL?

BY TRAIN

The nearest stations are Leicester, Loughborough, Nuneaton and Tamworth. We recommend Leicester as being the more convenient station to travel to as there are more options to get to the festival site from the station itself.

Leicester station, on London Road in Leicester, is 18 miles from the festival site.

You can catch a taxi direct from the station or you can walk to St Margerets Bus Station in Leicester, approximately 10-15 minutes walk, and take the 9/9A local bus service with Arriva from Leicester to Coalville.

This bus service runs twice every hour from St Margarets Station.
From Coalville you can then take a taxi to the festival site in Heather which is 6 miles away.

Alternatively, we have dedicated busses running from St. Margarets directly to the festival site.  Tickets for these busses must be purchased in advance.  They are available on our tickets page and cost just £20 return.

BY BUS

If you are travelling from any major town or city we recommend that you travel into St. Margarets Bus Staion in Leicester. This is a National Express hub.

You can take the 9/9A local bus service with Arriva from Leicester to Coalville.

This bus service runs twice every hour from St Margarets Station.

From Coalville you can then take a bus to Ibstock.  The festival site in Heather is 2 miles away.

THE BARGAIN BUS

If you are local to the festival, the Bargain Bus will be offering the legendary shuttle service again from the following key local pick up and drop off points – direct to the festival site. Full service details available soon.

For updated information and to book tickets call Brett Parker at Reliant Coaches – 01530 450087 or email reliantcoaches@live.co.uk

To find the best available route by car we recommend using an online route planner. The festival site is located on Normanton Lane in Heather, Leicestershire. Our post code is LE67 2TD.

Certain Satellite Navigation systems may not take you directly to the farm so please look out for the SFF2013 signs when you arrive on Normanton Lane!

WHEN CAN I ARRIVE AT THE FESTIVAL?

Details of SFF2014 will be announced soon.

WHERE CAN I BUY TICKETS?

WHAT IS THE CAMPSITE LIKE AND HOW FAR IS IT FROM THE MAIN ENTRANCE?

The main campsite is adjacent to the festival site – literally a short minute walk away. We have a quiet campsite too – for those that need a little peaceful sleep away from the madding crowd during the festival!

There are ample toilet facilities – including VIP options, which are regularly serviced, and a fresh water supply – and of course hot showers!

PS; Drinking water, car parks and main campsite camping are free at Strawberry Fields Festival – always will be….

VIP CAMPING!

We always aim to bring a little luxury to our guests at SFF……we have again teamed up with the lovely people at Karma Canvas to bring you a luxury camping experience, if you feel like treating yourself to something special!

Their delightful bell tents can sleep upto 4 or 5 people and are fitted with comfy queen size air mattresses, coir matting, a table, fairy lights and bunting – creating real camping chic! The bell tents will be positioned near to a toilet and shower block away from the main camping area.

Please visit the Karma Canvas website for full details.

Also back again in 2014 is Tangerine Fields – festival camping could not get any simpler than this! Book your tent & sleeping bags to be ready upon your arrival!

Please visit the Tangerine Fields website here.

NEW FOR 2014!…..

Get ready for even more serious glamping options at SFF!

Team Strawb have always offered our audience some of the best festival luxury glamping options at Strawberry Fields via our good friends at KARMA KANVAS & TANGERINE FIELDS……well SFF2014 will have yet another bespoke decadent addition for our discerning guests as well as the superb options offered by Karma Kanvas & Tangerine Fields…..your very own luxury cabin for you & that special other in your life!

Situated in a picturesque spot, next to all the amenities you would expect from a royally decadent luxury festival glamping experience, we expect the limited availability of these amazing cabins from GARDEN STUDIO CREATIONS to be snapped up in no time.

Full details coming soon – to register your interest click here.

IS THERE A SPECIAL AREA FOR CAMPERVANS AND CARAVANS?...Oh yes!

Yes, there is a separate field for all caravans and campervans, with established & secure trackways to and from the pitches.  NEW FOR 2014 – Electric hook ups for every pitch when you buy our “Electric hook up” ticket.

All caravans and campervans enter the site through the BLUE ENTRANCE.  Postcode LE67 2TD  

 

I’VE GOT KIDS, CAN THEY COME?

Yes of course! Check the tickets page for information about our reasonably priced children’s ticket.

Toddlers, babies and children under the age of 12 years old are admitted to the festival for £1 only.  All “Kids For a Quid” proceeds are donated to the NSPCC.

Families may also like to take advantage of our QUIET CAMPING option….we recommend it.

 

WHAT TIME ARE THE BARS OPEN?

Bar details will be released in the near future – but you can be sure that we will again be offering great atmosphere, great service & pub prices in all bars at SFF2014!

And yes, the famous Orange Tree cocktail bar will be back in 2014!

 

I LIKE SINGING SONGS AROUND A CAMPFIRE, CAN I BUILD ONE?

Unfortunately, for insurance reasons we cannot allow any unofficial guest fires in the campsite or festival arena, but feel free to have the sing song around our new for 2014 campfire!

 

CAN I BRING MY DOG?

With the exception of assistance dogs, we can’t allow pets of any kind onto the festival site, and please don’t even consider leaving an animal in your vehicle! – we are a working Farm and all animal welfare is important to us.

WHAT SIZE TENT CAN I BRING?

Whatever you’re comfortable with. We welcome people and tents of all shapes and sizes.

HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO ATTEND THE FESTIVAL?

Anyone under the age of 16 or with a Child Ticket must be accompanied by someone with an Adult Ticket at all times throughout the festival. If you are a young person 16 or under at the festival & you get into any difficulty please approach one of our friendly Security staff or Stewards – they are there to help you at all times!

CAN I BRING MY CAMPERVAN?

Yes – particularly if it is a nice one and you like having it photographed. Check the tickets page for information – including our new for 2014 Electric Hook Up option!

WHAT SHALL I BRING?

Start with a friendly and positive attitude and work your way up from there. In a material world sense – please do not bring anything you are not prepared to lose, so think carefully about bringing your 1957 Fender Stratocaster, life savings in cash or your gold plated grandmother. You can check one of those mind numbing, intelligence insulting festival survival guides for suggestions or just pack whatever you think you will need….no glass, no WMD’s, no light aircraft, pet tigers etc, etc

Seriously, no glass – the festival fields are on a working farm – please think of the baby cows.

I CAN‘T USE THE TICKETS I’VE BOUGHT, CAN I GET A REFUND?

Sorry, we cannot refund or resell tickets that can’t be used. As tickets for Strawberry Fields Festival are limited we are positive you will have no problems finding a buyer for unwanted tickets.

WHERE CAN I PARK MY CAR?

All parking is FREE at the festival and it’s not more than a one minute walk to the festival entrance and campsite.  There are allocated parking areas for those camping – for everyone’s safety we do not allow cars to unload or stop in roadways or to be parked next to tents.  Cars pulling caravans, trailer tents can be parked in the dedicated caravan & campervan field.

ARE THERE ANY HOTELS & B&B’S NEARBY?

Yes, contact us for details or check out the Camping & Glamping page.

WHAT ARE THE FACILITIES LIKE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES?

Our stewards will do all they can to help you enjoy the festival.  Adapted toilets are available in both the festival site and campsite and there’s a dedicated camping area.  Places in the disabled parking and camping area must be arranged in advance. Contact us via info@strawberryfieldsfestival.co.uk

CAN I HAVE A BBQ?

Yes, small disposable BBQs are ok in the campsite – but no open fires. Seriously, never take a disposable BBQ into your tent after using it or attempt to use it in a vehicle. Small LPG gas canisters are permitted.

Please make sure gas canisters are not changed inside tents or caravans. If you have a fire emergency, please inform a steward or security officer straight away – they will direct a first response fire team to the location.

DO NOT attempt to tackle a fire on your own – we have qualified personnel & dedicated equipment for that purpose, just move away from the fire & stay safe.

WILL THERE BE MEDICAL SUPPORT ON SITE FOR EMERGENCIES?

Yes, a team of paramedics and first aiders will be on site 24 hours a day for the duration of the festival, however they do not keep prescription medication so you should bring your supply for the festival. If you need medical attention at anytime, or if you see someone you suspect may be in some difficulty, please talk to one of our stewards or security team – they are here to help you & keep you safe. Our Medic Point is situated next to the entrance to the camping field – look for the big red cross.

WHERE CAN I SMOKE AT THE FESTIVAL?

You will not be able to smoke in any of the buildings & marquees at the festival; we have to enforce this law so please respect the no smoking signs & those around you – especially young families. Other than that smoking is permitted in all other areas.

CAN I BUY GROCERIES ANYWHERE ON SITE?

Yes, there will be a mobile grocery shop for all those festival essentials. We recognise that you are in the middle of the glorious countryside & will not take advantage of this by charging you anymore for the basics that you would pay in your local shop.

IS THERE A CASH MACHINE ON SITE?

Yes. There will be a Cashback facility available at the Ticket Exchange. Please note there will be a small charge for using the cashback facility.

DO YOU RECYCLE ANY OF THE RUBBISH LEFT ON SITE?

Yes we do! Wherever possible we will adhere to the very best practice in dealing with waste and rubbish.  Please help us to keep the farm clean and tidy by doing your bit.  Use the clearly labelled recycling points dotted around the site.

I’M AN ARTIST, TRADER, JOURNALIST, PHOTOGRAPHER, VIDEOGRAPHER, VOLUNTEER - WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?

Artist applications are now closed for SFF2014!

….other than that, contact the team:

Caterers: caroline@strawberryfieldsfestival.co.uk 

Traders - maxine@strawberryfieldsfestival.co.uk

Press/PR/Sponsorship - ian@strawberryfieldsfestival.co.uk

Volunteers - emma@strawberryfieldsfestival.co.uk

Anything else - info@strawberryfieldsfestival.co.uk

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Please note: Strawberry Fields Festival reserve the right to amend the artist line up and festival content without prior notice.

Right of Admission is Reserved.

Strawberry Fields Festival cannot be held responsible for any foul language heard whilst onsite.

We cannot accept any liability for any loss of personal property at the festival.

Should Strawberry Fields Festival 2014 be cancelled due to weather, act of terrorism, act of God (whichever one is responsible), local authority action, Police action, Court action or due to any emergency evacuation of the site during the event no refunds will be given.

Strawberry Fields Festival reserves the right to remove any person from site who engages in aggressive, violent, racist or anti social behaviour. Wristbands remain the property of Strawberry Fields Festival until August 12th 2014 & we reserve the right to confiscate them from anyone prior to their ejection from site.

We also reserve the right to remove any person on site who is not wearing an official wristband.

FULL TERMS AND CONDITIONS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. BY PURCHASING YOUR TICKET TO SFF2014 YOU ARE ACCEPTING OUR TERMS & CONDITIONS IN FULL & OUR RIGHT TO CHANGE & AMEND THEM AT ANY TIME.