Frequently Asked Questions:

How To Get There:

Blackpit Farm, Silverstone Road, Stowe, MK18 5LJ

The nearest local train station is Bicester North, which has regular trains from London Marylebone and Birmingham Moor Street.

Arrival and Tickets:

To collect your festival wristband and enter the site, you will need your QR code which was sent by Eventbrite by email. You do not need this to be printed out. 

If you are on the guest list, please arrive at the same entrance and speak to a member of staff. 

Camping guests will be able to arrive on site from 3:00pm on Friday 17th September to set up their tents and access the shower cubicles.

All guests may arrive from 5pm on Friday 17th September to collect their wristbands and attend the evening’s entertainment.

IMPORTANT:

Wristband collection times

Friday

3pm – 9pm

Saturday

8.30am – 6pm

Sunday

8.30am – 11am

Speaker and Performance Timings:

Friday: 6pm – 10pm

Saturday: 9.30am – 10pm

Sunday: 10am – 6pm

The main field will be closed from 11pm each day

The speaker schedule will be available online and will be on display at the festival.

Food & Drink:

There will be food and drink available at the festival throughout the weekend. 

All food and drink vendors will accept cash and card payments. 

Please check with each vendor for their opening and close times as this may vary, guests are welcome to bring their own food and drink.

There is a bar onsite selling a variety of alcoholic and soft drinks. 

Supply Depot:

There will be an opportunity to purchase We Have Ways merchandise, Tamiya model kits and Second World War books.

There will be a series of book signings throughout the weekend from speakers, information of this will be available at the Supply Depot. 

Camping Facilities:

We have proper flushing toilets and hot showers in the campsite, to make your stay with us more comfortable. To avoid queues, we advise showering at off-peak times such as the afternoon when it’s quieter.

Caravans and motorhomes are allowed at the festival but will placed in the parking field, NOT the camping field. 

The campsite will fill on a first come, first served basis. To ensure you’re next to your friends it’s best to arrive together. If this isn’t possible, you’ll need to bring their tent and pitch it for them to ensure no one else takes their spot. Campfires and fire pits are not allowed.

We operate a strict no generator policy and security will be patrolling the campsite to enforce this rule.

Safety & Welfare

We have medics on-site around the clock. If you’re feeling unwell just let a member of the team know and they will be happy to help. 

Lost & Found

If you have lost or find anything at the festival, please hand it to a member of staff at any of the bars, or the information point. Any found items will be available to collect until 12:00 on Monday 6th September.

Any items not claimed before close at 12:00pm will be available to redeem by contacting festival@goalhangerfilms.com within 14 days of the event.

 

Safety

Don’t be afraid to use our facilities – our medical team are there to help, however big or small the issue.

Get to know your campsite neighbours. Look out for each other.

Make sure you wear sun cream and keep hydrated.

Choose a meeting point for you and your friends to meet in case you lose each other.

The festival is generally well-lit at night, but some areas can be darker than others. Keep a torch on you.

Leave your valuables at home or keep them on your person.

Please be aware, large Second World War military hardware will be in use throughout the weekend. Listen to all safety guidance given by festival staff.

Zero tolerance

The festival does not condone the use or sale of controlled or illegal substances. Anyone found to be in breach of this policy will be asked to leave the festival.

Camping Facilities

We have proper flushing toilets and hot showers in the campsite, to make your stay with us more comfortable. To avoid queues, we advise showering at off-peak times such as the afternoon when it’s quieter.

Caravans and motorhomes are allowed at the festival.

The campsite will fill on a first come, first served basis. To ensure you’re next to your friends its best to arrive together. If this isn’t possible, you’ll need to bring their tent and pitch it for them to ensure no one else takes their spot. Please note, live-in vehicles will not be pitched in the same area.

Campfires and fire pits are not allowed.

We operate a strict no generator policy and security will be patrolling the campsite to enforce this rule.

Prohibited Items 

The following items are NOT permitted into the festival or the festival campsite. Any person found with any of these prohibited items may have the item(s) removed by a member of the staff:

  • Campfires, firewood and fire starters
  • Chinese lanterns
  • Drones
  • Fireworks
  • Gas Cylinders exceeding 15kg
  • Generators
  • Glass. All liquids must be decanted into plastic containers before arrival. All glass bottles will be removed and disposed of by staff on arrival
  • Kites
  • Offensive weapons
  • Paddling pools / swimming pools / hot tubs etc.
  • Radio controlled aircraft / drones / etc.
  • Restricted and illegal substances
  • Sound systems capable of creating excessive noise

Any and all items that are deemed dangerous, offensive or unsuitable for the safe environment of the festival and campsite.

Admission will be refused to anyone carrying prohibited items, regardless of the tickets carried by the persons concerned and without refund.

Uniforms

To avoid confusion with invited re-enactors, please do not attend the festival wearing any form of military or Second World War uniform, we have zero tolerance to Nazi uniforms, insignia or symbols. We reserve the right to remove anyone breaching this regulation.

Accessibility

All accessibility information can be found here:

https://www.thefestivalofbeer.co.uk/info-accessibility-at-the-festival-of-beer

There may be use of strobe lighting during the festival

If you require any additional assistance at the festival, do not hesitate to contact festival@goalhangerfilms.com.

Al Murray, The Pub Landlord – Parental Advisory 

Al Murray, The Pub Landlord will contain adult language and themes from the start and throughout the performance.