Shindig Festival is committed to lowering its environmental impact. We’d love all our Shindig family to get on board with this ethos and to consider their how their own actions have a direct impact on the festival as a whole.
We strongly encourage car shares, use the Facebook event page to join up with others in your area. Whether you’re looking for a ride or offering a spare seat or two. With the average 100 mile car journey leading to over 20kg of CO2 being produced, you have the potential to reduce the festival’s carbon footprint considerably. It’s also a fun way to travel, meet fellow revellers and greatly reduces congestion in the local area.
Travelling by Car / Camper vehicle
Please use TA19 9LA and then follow signage and marshals to reach the public car park.
From the M5
The site is just 10 miles east from junction 25 of the M5. Head on the A358 towards Yeovil / Ilminster. After 10 miles you will reach the turning to the site and the last stage of the journey will be Signposted, please follow any marshalls instructions.
The site is very close to the A303. Follow the postcode to the turning off the A358 where you will pick up event signage, please follow any marshals instructions.
Public Vehicles will enter the car park through Blue Gate.
Hotel Guest Vehicles will enter using Yellow Gate (located 100yrds past blue gate)
Have your tickets and routing pass ready for inspection before being shown to a parking space. Ensure all tickets and passes are downloaded in advance
Turn off your SAT Nav once you reach TA19 9LA, Shindig Festival signs and marshals will direct you the best route and avoid any local road closures etc.
Do not use any farm entrances, local track ways or private properties near the site. We want to keep our neighbours friendly and all our guests safe.
Travelling via Public Transport…
The nearest train stations are Taunton and Yeovil, there are regular bus services to Ilminster (https://www.firstbus.co.uk/somerset are the bus operators)
Directions from Ilminster:
Alight at Market House, The Square, Ilminster. Then take a 20 min walk to the festival site – walk up East St towards Bay Hill, turn right onto Bay Hill then immediately left at the Old Gate House and follow the Dillington Old Drive footpath to the festival.
Are available from the train station and also from the Ilminster bus stop. These will drop you off (and pick you up again) from the Blue gate entrance.
Please note, there will NOT be a shuttle bus service operating between Ilminster and the festival site this year.
Gate Opening Times:
Thursday 26th May: Gates 12:00 – 22:00 (entertainment finishes at midnight)
Friday 27th May: Gates 10:00 – 22:00 (entertainment finishes at 3am)
Saturday 28th May: Gates 10:00 – 20:00 (entertainment finishes at 3am)
Sunday 29th May: Gates 10:00 – 18:00 (entertainment finishes at 2am)
Accreditation starts at 12.00pm on Thursday. If you arrive to site before this time you will be shown into the carpark and held until midday. Please be aware that we do not provide any facilities of any kind in the car park. If you do arrive early please bring everything you may require while you wait.
PICK UP & DROP OFF
There is a designated pick up / drop off zone in the main car park near the Blue Gate. Anyone wishing to be dropped off or picked up from the event must follow the “Travelling by Car” instructions above.