RESPECT AND ENJOYMENT
On this page we are trying to give some idea of the kind of atmosphere we'd like to see at the festival. It's all about enjoyment of the place and the music and respect for musicians and audience.
ENJOY this beautiful place
The festival farm enjoys fabulous views across the Purbeck Hills.
RESPECT the musicians
We want artists to choose to play this festival because of the attentive audience. Please don't sit within the barns reading books or the papers when artists are performing. It is disrespectful to artists and there are many other people who would like to get closer to see an artist, if the one performing isn't a favourite of yours.
CARS and PARKING
Driving on site should be dead slow - 5mph. Vehicle movement wiil be restricted during the festival. Entrance to and from the site is from the B3069 (Langton - Kingston road). There is no way through to the campsite from the day parking field.
PLAY music yourself!
We love the spontaneous music and sessions around the site, in the campsites and on the open stages. Bring your acoustic instruments and please start sessions or sign up for Open Stage.
There are music workshops and sessions plus opportunities to play onstage and elsewhere. Kids and young people also have music, craft, sessions and activities especially for them.
Treat your fellow Festival-goers with consideration.
Please don't obscure people's views; or talk loudly over quiet music; or block off seats or spaces and leave them unoccupied while musicians are performing.
While it is great to have songs and music round our tents, please refrain from excessive noise such as amplified music.
One field is to be designated as a quiet field - where we ask for quiet from midnight.
Dogs are not allowed into the festival area except for guide dogs (and the resident farm dogs!)
Sadly we are unable to have campfires. There will be a major bonfire in the early evening.
The bar is open more or less all the time. We politely ask you not to bring alcohol into the stage and bar area due to licensing and health and safety consideration.
Showers will be available on the campsite. Full information later.
WATER is available from standpipes around the campsite.
There is a butcher's shop on the farm and there are shops in Langton Matravers or in the nearby town of Swanage
For medical emergencies or excessive noise pollution, festival director Phil Watkins is the best point of contact. His mobile is 07974-667074.
CASH MACHINES are not available.
PHOTOGRAPHY and RECORDING - of main stage acts
Some musicians have in their contracts, clauses which require the festival organisers to prevent photographic, video and audio recording of their performance. MCs will advise audience where this affects photography.
PHOTOGRAPHY - in general of performers
Would people taking photographs of musicians on stage, please do so unobtrusively and, in particular, avoid excessive or overpowering use of flash.