Village Green Tickets
Village Green 2017: Festival of Arts & Music, Southend
Saturday 8th July 2017 tickets:
Reviews of Village Green
Village Green 2017 is a multi-art form and music festival, produced by Metal Culture in the picturesque grounds of a beautiful Victorian park in Chalkwell, Southend on Sea.
Eight different stages, green spaces, rose gardens, cricket pitches, pathways and marketplaces offer up a pot-pourri of international music acts, theatre, spoken word, poetry, lindy-hop/ fox trot lessons and displays, outdoor arts, circus and cabaret, vintage acts, musical theatre, visual arts, comedy, improvisation, film, workshops and games all set against the backdrop of the enigmatic estuary.
Only eight years ago Village Green Festival was a small scale celebration of the arts and music of Southend. Now, however, it regularly attracts over 25,000 festival goers.
A key to the success of the festival is the calibre of acts and the diversity of performances, which in previous years has included Wilko Johnson, Sam Duckworth, The Skints, Ballet Black, the Royal Opera House, Molly Nyman Harry Escott and the Samphire Band, Passenger, Billy Bragg, James Taylor Quartet, Camera Obscura, Carleen Anderson, Ed Harcourt, John Hegley and, local boy, Phill Jupitus jumping on stage with the Blockheads. But the strength of the annual festival is its family centred ethos - where children and adults can have fun with strictly NO face painting or bouncy castles – every activity is arts-led.
VILLAGE GREEN FAQ'S
TICKETS Do I need to get a ticket in advance – or will I be able to get one on the gate on the day? We are advising people to book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. We know from previous years that the event is extremely popular. There are less tickets available this year to ensure that the numbers in the park are kept at a comfortable level throughout the day so we would advise booking as early as possible. Once all our allotted tickets have gone, there will be no possibility to release any more to ensure we do not exceed the agreed capacity for the event.
Once I have a ticket will I be allowed to go in and out of the event? Yes. On arrival to Village Green, your ticket will be scanned. You can leave the Event Site at any time but if you wish to gain re-entry then you MUST OBTAIN A WRISTBAND before leaving at the exit gate and produce it on your return. To gain re-entry you will have to re-join the entry queues. This year (2017) we will not be giving wristbands on entry Please note, in order to speed up entry time and to reduce queues – we will not be issuing wristbands on entry to Village Green. On arrival to Village Green, your ticket will be scanned. You can leave the Event Site at any time but if you wish to gain re-entry then you MUST OBTAIN A WRISTBAND before leaving at the exit gate and produce it on your return. Will I need to bring I.D for my child? If your child looks a lot older than they actually are then we MAY ask for their age and some form of I.D. We will also operate ‘Challenge 25’ at all the festival bars so if you are lucky enough to look under 25 you may be asked for proof of age i.e. photo driving licence or passport If you are lucky enough to look under the age of 25 you may be asked to prove your age. The only accepted forms of ID will be a photo card driving licence issued by the DVLA, passport, or a proof of age card bearing the PASS hologram e.g. Citizen Card or Validate UK Card. No photocopies of any of the listed forms of ID will be permitted. If I don’t have Internet access how do I get a ticket? The best and easiest way to buy a ticket is online. However, if you do not have any internet access, you can call Metal on 01702 470700 and we will book it online for you. You will need an email address to do this – so that confirmation of your booking can be sent. If you cannot order by telephone, there will be a limited number of tickets available from Metal’s house, Chalkwell Hall in Chalkwell Park – and from a number of shops around Southend. For the full list of shops, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Is everything free once I am inside the Village Green event? Yes. All the entertainment is free. We do have market stalls selling arts and crafts and of course food and drinks are not free.... Please remember to read the ‘Ticket terms and conditions’ How Can I Take Part or Get Involved Bands / Musicians There are 25 spaces on the various music stages that are filled via an application and selection procedure. To enter as a band / solo artist / duo – or other combination, please complete the application form at www.villagegreenfestival.com – go to the CONTACT tab. Artists and Makers There are a number of opportunities for artists and makers to get involved in Village Green. Some are FREE, others have a small cost involved if you are selling artworks or products. For further information, please visit www.villagegreenfestival.com and look under the CONTACT tab. Volunteering and Work Experience We rely on our huge and happy band of volunteers to make Village Green possible each year. There are a wide range of opportunities to volunteer for those who want to contribute, gain experience in the events field, or just give back something to the community we all live in. For further information and an application form to apply, please visit www.villagegreenfestival.com and look under the CONTACT tab. Other key information Why are you asking for no glass to be brought into the park? Broken glass at the end of the day is difficult for our team of litter pickers to deal with. It is also unpleasant for users of the park the next day. Are dogs allowed inside the event site? Because of the crowds and the noise we are afraid not. Only assistance dogs will be permitted within the event site. Will there be any parts of Chalkwell Park open to the general public – outside of the Village Green event? Yes. The Rose Gardens (accessible by the Chalkwell Hall entrance to the park in Chalkwell Avenue) will be open. As will the large children’s playground adjacent to the London Road. Can I bring my own drink and food? We are afraid that due to the un-social behaviour of a few people it is a condition that no alcoholic drinks may be brought into the Event Site. Bag searches will be in operation at the entrance gates and any alcohol found will be confiscated. You will be permitted to bring into the Event Site water and soft drinks, 500ml or under, in sealed plastic bottles or unopened cartons of juice will be permitted. No canned drinks will be permitted on the Event Site. You can bring your own food but there will be a wide variety of excellent food traders on site. Please be prepared for changeable weather! If it is sunny regularly use a high protection-factor sun cream or block (greater than Factor 20) A hat should be worn during hot/sunny spells Drink plenty of water throughout the day Don’t forget: - If you feel at all unwell (sickness, dizziness, headaches etc.) seek immediate medical attention If you bring young children why don’t you write your mobile number, but not their name, on their wristband that way if they get lost, we can reunite you much quicker We operate ‘Challenge 25’ at the event bars Village Green operates a zero tolerance policy to drugs and ‘legal highs’ Please do not bring BBQ’s to the event If you bring a camping chair then if the arena’s becomes too busy then you may be asked by a steward to fold it down Please do not release Chinese Lanterns, whilst they may look spectacular unfortunately they create a very real fire risk; once launched there is no control over where they might land. They can cause fires and harm livestock. Please dispose of your rubbish in the bins. We love our park and our aim is to show no trace we have been there as soon as possible after the event closes! When you leave Village Green please be considerate for our neighbours and leave quietly Finally, please think about arriving early as there will be plenty for you to see and do! We hope you have a great day out at Village Green!
Disabled Access Information
VILLAGE GREEN ACCESSIBILITY
To provide an event site which is accessible to all, Village Green are working closely with
ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING
CONTACT DETAILS FOR ALL ACCESS ENQUIRIES
If you would like more information on the access facilities at the event then please contact the festival – see below.
ALTERNATIVE FORMATS AVAILABLE
Village Green also have alternative formats of the access information available upon request. Again please contact them if you require this information in an alternative format.
ACCESS AROUND THE SITE
Village Green is situated in a beautiful Victorian park with good pathway and road systems running throughout, however many of the activities and stages are situated on grass fields.
2 FOR 1 TICKETS FOR PERSONAL ASSISTANTS
Village Green provide a 2:1 ticket scheme for individuals who would be unable to attend Village Green without bringing a personal assistant. Please contact them if you require an additional ticket.
ACCESSIBLE PARKING PASS
Village Green have a very limited number of accessible parking spaces within the park for blue badge permit holders. These spaces will be allocated on a ‘first come first served basis’. Please contact them to book a space.
Village Green are currently looking at viewing areas; please contact them for further details.
Village Green provide a number of non-stewarded accessible toilets at Village Green.
Village Green welcome assistance dogs onto the site.
There will be general warning signs around the 2 main stages if strobe lighting will be used. Due to the nature of the artists it is likely that strobe lighting will be used throughout the performances.
There will be three First Aid points on site and mobile First Aiders will also patrol the site. If you require more information, please get in touch.
HOW TO CONTACT VILLAGE GREEN
email: email@example.com or
telephone: 01702 470 700
To see this year's full lineup, please use the link below