The Ribble Valley

Beat-Herder 2020 tickets

Thursday 16th - Sunday 19th July 2020

The Ribble Valley in Lovely Lancashire

No age restrictions

No tickets available at present for Beat-Herder through Skiddle.


Entry Times

Campsite
9am on Friday

Arena and entertainment
4pm - 4am (Main Stage closes at midnight)

Sunday
Everything closes at midnight

Ticket Info

All Adult Tickets are subject to a £5 refundable litter bond. This will be refunded at the festival when the ticket holder presents a full bag of litter at a litter bond station in the campsite or campervan field. To ensure only one refund per ticket holder, a special wristband will be issued when you arrive at the event. Free bin bags will be provided at the festival.

FAQs

IS BEAT-HERDER A FAMILY FESTIVAL?

No, it's a music festival!

Having said that, they have a large, well equipped and properly staffed children's area within the festival, as well as plenty to entertain children of all ages across the whole site.

Many people bring children along and have a great time, but please remember that you need to be over 25 if you are bringing anyone under 18 with you (up to a max. of 2 U18s).

Please also remember that adults making the most of a music festival can sometimes be a bit intimidating to the young and uninitiated, especially later in the evening.

In compliance with the festival's Child Protection Policy; Infant, Child and Youth tickets can only be purchased by persons over the age of 25. A MAXIMUM of 2 Youth, Child or Infant tickets, collectively, can be purchased with each Adult Weekend Ticket of any tier.

CAN I BRING MY DOG?

No! Beat-Herder is held on a working farm and this is at the specific request of the landowner.

Anyone bringing a dog or other pet (guide dogs or other assistance dogs excepted) to the site will be refused admission and asked to leave.

WHAT'S THE FANCY DRESS THEME THIS YEAR?

The theme for 2020 is yet to be revealed. Keep an eye open for future announcements.

I'VE FORGOTTEN TO GET A CAR PASS/LIVE IN VEHICLE PASS. WHAT CAN I DO?

You must get yourself back on line and order yourself one!

Car passes and live in vehicle passes will be more than double the price on site and buying them there will require extra queuing.

CAN WE BRING A GAS HEATER FOR OUR TENT?

Due to a recent spate of devastating carbon monoxide poisonings in tents around the UK, the festival now has a complete ban on gas bottles being used inside any tents. This applies for both heating or cooking.

Please ensure all cooking is done in a well ventilated porch or gazebo or, better still, completely outside your tent.

A much safer solution to the problem of keeping warm at night would be a decent thick duvet or sleeping bag and a roll mat. These options are often cheaper than buying a gas heater and are definitely safer and permitted at the festival.

HOW MUCH IS BOOZE ONSITE?

Beat-Herder has several well stocked bars selling everything you'd expect. There's also an underground vodka bar, a couple of cocktail venues, a prosecco bar and even a shack dedicated to Absinthe, so most angles are covered. Prices, where possible, will be no more than in your local.

WHAT FOOD IS AVAILABLE AT THE FESTIVAL AND HOW MUCH IS IT?

Loads of food. Expect a decent array of different food vendors, catering for all tastes and dietary requirements. Beat-Herder offers all its traders fair pitch prices with an understanding that this fairness is passed on to the customer.

CAN I LEAVE THE SITE DURING THE FESTIVAL?

Yes! We'd advise you time this so you're avoiding unnecessary queues, Friday afternoon or evening would be a nightmare, Saturday and Sunday are quieter!

DISABLED LOOS AND ACCESS?

Each year the festival makes considerable improvements to site access for all. There are full disabled facilities in the campsite and the main arena. Any specific cases should email Nicola@beatherder.co.uk where we will deal with you individually.

CAN I GET TO/FROM BEAT-HERDER BY TAXI?

There will be a taxi rank on site - look out for the yellow caravan.

Minibuses and coaches 01254 672338
Clitheroe Taxis 01200 444444
Burnley Taxis 01282 777247
Accrington Taxis 01254 388888

If you need any information or have any problems with any of the above please call 07435972251

WHAT TIME DOES THE FESTIVAL START?

The festival site will be open from 9.00am on Friday 12th July 2019. The arena and entertainment starts at 4.00pm, giving you plenty of time to make camp beforehand.

NEED A LIFT OR GOT A SPARE PLACE IN YOUR CAR?

Facebook is the best place to request or offer lifts.

WHAT'S THE POSTCODE FOR GPS?

Try BB7 4LH. It's the other side of the road but the nearest you will get.

CAN WE ARRIVE ON THURSDAY?

We're afraid not, the camp-site opens at 9am on the Friday. Last year someone recommended a camp-site at West Bradford approximately 2 miles from the festival site called Three Rivers. Apparently the facilities are first class and the location is beautiful.

WHAT BUSES GO PAST THE FESTIVAL SITE?

There is a regular bus service that passes the festival gates, the X80. This runs along the A59 from Preston in the West to Skipton out East. More info and timestables in the links below:

http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/services/280-180-X80-Preston-Skipton_469.html

DO I HAVE TO PAY TO PARK MY CAR?

Yes. It costs only £12 for the weekend. Bring a car full of folk and it'll only be a couple of quid each, plus you can share the fuel costs, save the environment, and wear a rightfully smug grin as you arrive.

IS THERE A FAMILY CAMPING AREA?

Not specifically. We try to encourage those who prefer things a bit quieter to head towards the furthest fields. These areas generally have a bit more room too as they require a bit more effort to get there. (it's not miles away though - maybe a few hundred metres further).

DO YOU OFFER ANY 'BOUTIQUE CAMPING' OPTIONS?

Yes. Beat-Herder has teamed up with close friend Mr (Tommy) Thompson. He's a local tent maker and is offering the use of his bell tents and yurts as boutique accommodation at the festival - sited in their own exclusive compound, accessed only by those with special wristbands. The area will have hot showers and flushing toilets. Prices vary - depending on size and requirements.

For more info on other Camping Under the Stars options please get in touch with Tommy directly by emailing tommy@campingunderthestars.com or on 07966392381. You can see some of Tommy's work by visiting his website.

ARE CAMP FIRES ALLOWED?

No! You are not allowed to make your own fires in the camp-site (or anywhere else at the festival), but we do have a great big fire pit within a stone circle in the main arena.

CAN I BRING A CAMPER VAN OR CARAVAN?

Yep, although you'll need a specific pass, depending on what you're bringing. There are passes for campervans up to 6 meters long, passes for those over 6 meters long and passes for cars towing caravans. You can get the pass that you need when you buy your tickets.

HOW MANY ADDITIONAL TENTS CAN HAVE NEXT TO MY LIVE-IN VEHICLE?

You are allowed one tent or awning per live-in vehicle pass you have paid for, but only if it is totally necessary for children. The tent/awning must arrive with the live-in vehicle, not in a separate vehicle. Please be aware that space is very tight.

CAN I CAMP NEXT TO MY CAR?

No. There is a separate car park and camping fields. You'll have to carry your stuff from one to the other. Don't worry though, these are not far apart.

CAN I SLEEP IN MY CAR?

The live-in vehicle area at Beat-Herder is just for 'proper' campervans and caravans. The festival site doesn't have the space for cars and work vans and the extra congestion results in big delays getting off site on Monday morning.

Please don't spend the extra money on a live-In vehicle pass if you don't meet the criteria, as you will not be allowed within the specified area and you won't be able to set up camp in the car park either.

I'M REGISTERED DISABLED, CAN I HAVE A FREE CARERS PASS?

Yes, but we will need to issue this through prior arrangement. Please get in touch with Nicola@beatherder.co.uk, who will sort it out. he festival requires proof of DWP DLA benefit, and request that you leave it no later than the end of May to get in touch. Beat-Herder will do its best to arrange any special requirements.

WHAT FACILITIES WILL YOU PROVIDE FOR DISABLED VISITORS?

As always, there will be disabled toilets in the main arena and camping areas. This year there is a separate camping area with a charging tent for wheelchairs and mobility scooters. This area is close to the arena entrance and will be for both tents and campervans, users can have their cars close by. If you would like to use this area, or have any other requirements, please get in touch with Nicola@beatherder.co.uk before the end of May.

CAN WE PAY ON THE GATE?

Only if there are tickets left. Beat-Herder has sold out in advance for the last eleven years, so this unlikely. Make sure you don't miss out and get your tickets here!

ARE THERE CASH POINTS ONSITE?

There will be cash machines on site this year so there is no need to bring lots of cash to the festival. There will be a small charge for this service.

ARE THERE PROPERTY LOCK UPS ONSITE?

Yes, yes and yes. Event Locker Solutions will be providing a fancy locker service this year. Availability is limited but places can be secured, in advance, when buying your tickets. Please remember that valuables are best left at home but kept on your person or in a locker, if completely essential to bring with you.

ARE THERE SHOWERS ONSITE?

Yes. There are a few options, including 'the more fun showers' (cold) and some primo hot showers, which are cleaned between uses (there's a small charge for these).

WHO'S PLAYING THIS YEAR?

All artists that are playing will be listed within the line up page, as soon as they are confirmed. 

IS THERE A FANCY DRESS DAY/NIGHT?

TBC

WHAT TIME DOES THE MUSIC STOP?

The main stage performances finish at around midnight on Friday and Saturday, with the other areas/venues winding down between 3 and 4 in the morning. On Sunday night all areas wind down for midnight.

ARE THERE RESTRICTIONS ON BRINGING BOOZE?

You can bring as much alcohol as you like into the camping areas. Alcohol brought from the campsite/live-in vehicle and boutique camping areas into the main arena will be limited to 4 cans or a reasonable equivalent in other vessels.

The festival doesn't restrict the amount of trips you make back and forth with alcohol, but please don't forget, Beat-Herder is self funded and bar sales contribute hugely to the continuation of the event. Alcohol prices are reasonable - no more than in your local pub. Oh, and drinks are served cold, not like your tent-warmed four pack!

Glass is NOT ALLOWED in the main arena (we'd prefer it if you didn't bring it into the camping areas either, if possible please).

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