Reviews of RiZE Festival
The organisers behind brand new music weekender RiZE Festival have confirmed it will take place at Hylands Park on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th August.
A raft of artists will join the inaugural event with Liam Gallagher, Stereophonics, Manic Street Preachers, Bastille, Rita Ora and more confirmed. Further names are expected to be announced over the coming months.
Disabled Access Information
RiZE Festival 2018 Access
We want Rize Festival to be an event that is accessible for all.
At all of our festivals we work closely with the charity Attitude is Everything, who work to improve Deaf and disabled peoples access to live music.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Application form coming soon!
Our Accessible Requirements form will be available later this year. If you would like to be added to our mailing list so we can notify you when our applications go live, please email or call us.
Please include one of the following with your completed form;
- PIP (Personal independence payment)
- DLA – care and/or mobility
- Letter from a medical professional
- D/deaf or blind registration
- The Access Card or equivalent with a +1 Icon for PA tickets
- Blue Badge –permitted for parking only requests
Please note any submitted documents are securely destroyed.
If you do not have the above evidence but feel you need assistance to access the festival, please contact us.
Anyone turning up on the day without making prior arrangements may not be able to access our facilities. However we will always try to accommodate any late requests.
PA TICKET SCHEME
If a customer is unable to attend the festival without the support from a PA then we will provide an additional PA ticket at no extra cost.
This ticket can only be approved by the Access Team
Please do not buy a ticket for your PA as this will not be refunded if they are approved.
Please apply for your PA ticket using our access requirements application form.
The PA ticket is provided on the expectation that your PA is willing and able to assist you throughout your visit, and would be available and able to help you in the event of an evacuation.
Please ensure that you apply for your PA ticket within four weeks of purchasing your ticket. This allows us to plan for the correct number of facilities.
We produce a free Access Guide. It contains maps, details and locations of facilities, distances between attractions and other useful information.
Getting to the Event
This will be updated nearer to the festival
This will be updated nearer to the festival
The Accessible Campsite is available to customers who require accessible facilities. By locating these facilities in one campsite we can ensure that they are serviced, cleaned and maintained regularly. You can apply to camp here by completing an Access Requirements Form.
The campsite is located as close as possible to the arena and is staff by the Access Team 24 hours a day throughout the event. Security personnel and stewards are also based in the campsite.
Disabled Access Campsite Facilities
· Wheelchair accessible unisex showers and toilets
· HDU with a raised bed and a hoist above. We do not provide hoist slings so please bring your own slings.
· Standard toilets and showers
· Drinking water points and accessible sink
· Waste-disposal point
· Electrical points for charging wheelchairs or mobility scooters
· Fridge for secure medication storage
As well as you and your PA/Carer, we will allow two friends to camp with you. You must register the number of your group during the application process so that they are issued with the appropriate wristbands to access the Disabled Access Campsite.
We can accommodate a limited number of campervans in the Accessible Campsite. To apply to bring a campervan you will be to complete the access requirements form. Once confirmed we will send you a link to purchase a Disabled Access Campervan Pass.
Please note you will need a festival ticket for each person staying the campervan.
Arena – Toilets
Accessible toilets will be situated at the viewing platforms. All toilet locations will be noted in the Access Guide.
We always strive for the highest standards, and employ cleaners as well as servicing companies who are on duty throughout the event. However if you find a toilet in an unsatisfactory condition please inform a member of the access team or a member of our crowd management personnel who are easily identifiable by their numbered tabards.
While we actively discourage non-disabled customers from using these facilities not all of the toilets are locked or guarded the entire time. We respectfully ask personal assistants with disabled customers not to use the accessible toilets.
Arena – Viewing Platform
There will be a Platform Manager based in the Arena who can assist with any problems or queries.
There are a limited number of seats on the viewing platforms. Seating is provided on a first come first served basis. However access customers are welcome to bring their own chairs.
Personal Assistants are welcome to use the seating on the platforms unless an access customer requires a seat.
The viewing platforms have a very limited capacity and is strictly for access customers plus 1 PA only.
To book your place on the viewing platform you need to complete the Access Requirements form.
There is a wheelchair accessible ramp at the viewing platform.
Charging Points for Wheelchairs
These are available at many of the viewing platforms. Please check the Access Guide for the exact locations.
Hearing (Induction Loops)
There will be induction loops for D/deaf customers at the access check in gate.
I HAVE APPLIED – WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
We will process your application within 4 weeks of receiving your form and any supporting documentation. We will send your confirmation letter by email once your application has been approved. Your confirmation letter will detail the facilities that you have requested access to and will confirm your PA ticket if you have applied for one.
This confirmation letter is also in lieu of a PA ticket and must be printed off and brought with you as proof.
You will also be sent an Access Guide in the week leading up to the event detailing event arrival, updated information and site map showing the accessible facilities.
If you have applied for and been approved a car parking pass you will receive this at the same time. Car passes are uniquely coded to the purchaser and must be printed off and placed in your vehicle with all the required details filled in.
To see this year's full lineup, please use the link below