WHERE IS THE FESTIVAL?
Strawberry Fields Festival is hosted at Cattows Farm, Heather in the stunning Leicestershire countryside. Our full address is:
Leicestershire LE67 2TD
Public entrance will be via the GREEN & YELLOW ENTRANCES! MAP:
Strawberry Fields Festival is held at Cattows Farm Heather Leicestershire - we are close to the M42 & M1 motorways & have excellent access roads.
HOW DO I GET TO THE FESTIVAL?
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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?
Tier 1 tickets for SFF2014 are on sale now! Go to the tickets page or click the big red flower (top right!)
WHAT IS THE CAMPSITE LIKE AND HOW FAR IS IT FROM THE MAIN ENTRANCE?
The campsite is adjacent to the festival site – literally a 2 minute walk away.
There are ample toilet facilities, which are regularly serviced, and a water supply - SFF2013 will provide shower facilities in the main campsite.
CAMPING, CAR PARKING & DRINKING WATER ARE FREE AT SFF & ALWAYS WILL BE.
DO YOU OFFER ANY KIND OF VIP CAMPING?
Yes, we have again teamed up with the lovely people at Karma Canvas to bring you a luxury camping experience at this years festival 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 next to a toilet and shower block away from the main camping area.
Please visit the Karma Canvas website for full details.
In 2013 we also teamed up with Tangerine Fields - camping could not get any simpler than this!
Please visit the Tangerine Fields website here.
Please note you will still need to purchase your Weekend festival ticket in addition to booking your tent.
IS THERE A SPECIAL AREA FOR CAMPERVANS AND CARAVANS?
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" tickets are donated to the NSPCC.
Families also like to take advantage of our QUIET CAMPING option. Information on our new exclusive areas for 2014 will be anounced in January 2014.
WHAT TIME ARE THE BARS OPEN?
SFF2014 details will be released very soon.
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!
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 on the campsite. Any such incident will be dealt with immediately – we are a Farm and all animal welfare is important to us.
WHAT SIZE TENT SHALL 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 should be accompanied by someone with an Adult Ticket at all times throughout the festival.
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.
WHAT SHALL I BRING?
Start with a good 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 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
I CAN'T USE THE TICKETS I'VE BOUGHT, CAN I GET A REFUND?
Sorry, we don't 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 five 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 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.
CAN I HAVE A BBQ?
Yes, small disposable BBQs are ok in the campsite – but no open fires. 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.
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. 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 charge for using the cash withdrawal 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 OR VOLUNTEER, WHO SHOULD I SPEAK TO?
Talk to any of the team:
Traders - email@example.com
Press/PR/Sponsorship - firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers - email@example.com
Anything else - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: Strawberry Fields Festival reserve the right to amend the artist line up and festival content without prior notice. ROAR. Strawberry Fields Festival cannot be held responsible for any foul language heard whilst onsite or accept any liability for any loss of personal property at the festival.