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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I receive my e-tickets?

Your e-tickets will be issued on May 16th

Am I able to get a PA ticket?

You will need to send us proof of your disability. Once that has been approved by us you will then need to purchase a full price adult ticket and we will add a PA ticket to that order. If you buy on payment plan this will need to be completed before we can issue the PA ticket

What are the dates for the event in May 2024?

The festival runs from 23rd - 26th May. Bank holiday weekend. Gates open at midday on the 23rd.

Where can i buy merchandise from the festival?

You can buy hoodies and t-shirts from our website shop

I have a question relating to my ticket.

Please read the Ticket Sellers FAQ or contact them on 0121 472 6688 (24 hours) or email info@theticketsellers.co.uk.

If you wish to claim a carer ticket you will need to have full payment proof for your ticket and the documents to show you are registered disabled. Email this to info@shindigfestival.co.uk

Are tickets available for Shindig 2024?

Yes, tickets are available on the following link

https://shindigfestival.co.uk/index.php/tickets/ 

What is the dress up theme for Shindig 2024?

This years dress up theme will be announced in the lead up to the festival.

I’m a Local resident, can i get a discount to the festival?

If you are local (within a few miles) you can use you postcode to apply for a discounted ticket to the festival on our ticket page

For any other information in advance of the event we operate a dedicated local community email address - community@shindigfestival.co.uk

When will the gate open & close?

The gates will open at midday Thursday 23rd May and close at 10pm that night, no entry after that time until Friday morning at 10am. Gate times: Thurs Midday-10pm, Fri 10am-10pm, Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-8pm (only guests and artists will be allowed entry after this point)

There will be flexibility on entry for Sunday ticket holders if they are unable to arrive before 8pm.

Please note that you can exit the festival at any time.

What time will the entertainment start and finish?

Thurs 3pm-midnight, Fri midday-3am, Sat midday-3am, Sun midday-2am. For kids the activities start at 9am every day.

Can I put a tent up in the Live In Vehicle area?

Due to fire safety regulations, tents CANNOT be erected next to vehicles in any circumstances. Awnings attached to caravans or vehicles are allowed. You will be asked to take down any tents (excluding awnings) that are erected in this field.  Please be mindful that the allocated space for each live-in vehicle is 5 metres x 6 metres, any large vehicles or people requiring more space than this will need to purchase extra tickets (space).

Can I bring my dog?

Due to the event being on active farmland we can not have any pets at the event. Sorry.

What days can we camp at the Festival?

The festival opens at Midday on Thursday 23rd May. Everyone holding a ticket is welcome to camp for 4 nights and leave on the Monday daytime (by 3pm please). NOTE: The Boutique Camping Area opens at Midday on Thursday 23rd May.

Can I bring a camper van or caravan?

Tickets for camper vans and caravans are available for £85 in advance. Tickets will NOT be available on the gate. Please DO NOT bring a camper van or caravan if you don’t have a ticket for one as you will be turned away on the gate. If you are bringing a caravan you will be asked to move your towing vehicle to the car park after unhitching it. You won’t be charged to park your tow vehicle in the Car Park.

Please note. The size of the pitch is 6metre x 5metre. If your Live in Vehicle is over this size, you must purchase 2 of these tickets.

Can I park my car for the weekend?

Yes you can park all weekend for £40 in advance or more if bought on arrival at the event. Please buy your car park ticket in advance as it not only saves you money, it will 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 definitely cater for all ages. The Kids Kingdom will be fully programmed with activities to keep them busy and runs from 9am-5pm in the daytime. There will be a performance show for kids to watch between 5-6pm. Then, for the parents that want to stay up, bands are on till late in The Dig Inn and SS Nautylicious or funk n bass lovers can head over to Ghetto Funk where the party will be starting from 8pm every night. Also, kid- friendly films will be shown in the Cinema daily until 10pm.

What’s the deal with tickets on arrival and do I need ID?

We ask everyone to bring photo ID. You only need your unique e-ticket number or barcode at the gate, so print it off or bring it on your phone to show on the gate (Handy tip: screenshot or save to your photos before you leave home if you have trouble downloading images!). If you are lucky enough to look younger than 25, you will need ID to be served at the bar. Don’t worry if your ticket doesn’t have you name on it, as long as it’s valid, all we need is the barcode to scan on the gate.

Do you have showers on site?

Due to enormous demands on our water supply and the cost of the setup, 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 £15.00 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 for a couple of days (it’s only a bit dirt after all!)

Boutique Camping, how do i check-in?

If you hold a boutique camping ticket just head for the main entrance (there is only one), you will get a special wristband for the Boutique guests. You will be directed to the Boutique camping area, they have a reception to check into. Showers are included in the Boutique Camping ticket price.

Will you be releasing Set Times before the event?

No we will not release set times in advance. We open at Midday on Thursday 23rd May. Music starts at 3pm. Headliner day splits will go up on our website, a full printed programme will be available to purchase 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?

Yes and all bars take card payments and cash.

Can I sleep in my Car?

If your vehicle does not adhere to the following rules you will not be allowed access into the live-in vehicle field. Your live-in vehicle must have purpose-built fitted sleeping facilities and either fitted cooking or washing facilities. Any converted vehicles must clearly be a live-in vehicle.

Are fires and barbecues allowed on site?

Because of the fire risk, no open fires, fire pits or tin foil barbecues are allowed on site

I still 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