Frequently asked questions

When will the gate open & close?
The gates will open at midday Thurday 23rd May and close at 10pm that night, no entry after that time till Saturday morning at 10am. Gate times: Thurs Midday-10pm, Fri Midday-10pm, Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-8pm.

What time will the entertainment start and finish?
Thurs 3pm-midnight, Fri 3pm-3am, Sat midday-4am, Sun midday-2am. For kids the activities start at 9am over the weekend.

Can I put a tent up in the Live In Vehicle area?
Due to fire safety regulations tents cannot be erected next to vehicles.

Who do I call regarding a ticket enquiry?
Ticket Line are the official agent for Shindig Weekender and have a great customer service phone line – 0161 813 2222 (office hours) or email

Can I bring my dog?
Due to the event being on active farm land we can not have any pets at the event. Sorry.

What days can we camp at the Weekender?
The festival opens at Midday Thursday the 23rd May. Everyone holding a ticket is welcome to camp for 4 nights and leave on the Bank Holiday Monday daytime (by 3pm please).

Can I bring a campervan or caravan?
Yes. There is a charge of £35 for any Live In Vehicles. Please buy your Live In Vehicle ticket in advance as they will be only limited amount on the gate on a first come first served basis.

Can I park my car for the weekend?
Yes you can park all weekend for £15 in advance or more if paid at the gate. We encourage car shares and riding bikes where possible. Please buy your car park ticket in advances as it not only saves you money it make the process of everyone arriving on site a lot quicker.

Can we bring booze?
It is fine to bring a few drinks into the camping area, but please don’t bring any glass bottles, these will be taken from you at the gate or you can transfer them to plastic bottles. We allow people to bring in alcohol for personal consumption so a reasonable amount is allowed. Our bars are of a very high standard and reasonably priced so you shouldn’t need to bring too much.

Will this event be suitable for my kids?
We are definitely catering for all ages. The kids area will be fully programmed with activities to keep them busy and is run from 9am-5pm in the daytime. There will be a performance show for kids to watch between 5-6pm (teatime). Then, for the kids that want to stay up, bands are on till late. Also, films that are suitable for kids will run in the cinema till 10pm.

Whats the deal with tickets on arrival and do I need ID?
You only need your unique eticket number or barcode at the gate, so print it off or bring it on your phone to show on the gate. If you are lucky enough to look younger then 25, you will need ID to be served at the bar. Don’t worry if you ticket doesn’t have you name on it, as long as its valid all we need is the barcode to scan on the gate.

Do you have showers on site?
Due to enormous demands on our supply, Shindig is not able to offer free showers. For those desperate for a shower, there are a number of showers available in General, Boutique and Family camping. We will be charging £5 per show or £10 for a wristband to access all weekend. Please be thoughtful with your water usage on site. Turn taps off. Have short showers. Alternatively, we’d just recommend packing some biodegradable wet wipes and making do with those (it’s only a bit dirt after all).

Do you supply Trollies to move our stuff from the Car Park to the Campsites? 
Trollies will be available to hire. They are charged at £5 for an hour and will be available all weekend.

How do we get from the Train Station to the site? 
It’s £2 each way and will be running every 30mins at peak times. The Bus goes from the Drop Off Point at the Main Gate.

Will you be releasing Set Times before the event?
We open at Midday on Thurs 23rd May. Music starts at 3pm. Headliner day splits will go up on our website, full programs will be available on the gates on arrival.

How accessible is the site and moving around it?
You can read up on what to expect on site HERE

Will there be cash points on site?
No but all of our bars take card payments.

I stall have a question that’s not been answered? 
Everything to do with the event is listed in our Terms & Conditions, you can read them HERE