Wilderness Festival returns to Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire from 3th-6th August 2017.
Created by the team behind Lovebox and Secret Garden Party, the award-winning Wilderness is an intimate, outdoor wonderland combining music, theatre, performing arts, outdoor pursuits and a range of culinary delights to create the ultimate boutique escape.
Disabled Access Information
Wilderness Festival welcomes deaf and disabled guests, and we’re working harder than ever to make adjustments and additions in order to make the festival as accessible as possible for those of our guests who have disabilities and specific requirements.
BOOKABLE ACCESS FACILITIES
Once you have purchased a standard ticket for Wilderness, you can then register and book the following access facilities, upon the submission of evidence.
An Accessibility Wristband
A 2-for-1 ticket for a carer/personal assistant*
An Accessible parking space
*Please note, the 2-for-1 scheme is only available to standard ticket holders, so children aged 10 and under are not eligible.
1) Accessibility Wristband
- This grants access to all of the following accessibility facilities on site:Access to the Accessibility campsite and blue-badge car park.
- Viewing platform at Main Stage (unsheltered).
- Wheelchair-accessible toilets at viewing platform and Medic tent (other wheelchair-accessible toilets are located in each of the main toilet blocks throughout the arena).
- Use of the Accessible Drop-off/Pick-up point.
- Powerchair charging point located at the viewing platform and accessibility campsite.
- Guide/hearing dog resting area located at the Welfare tent.
- Lowered bars, which will also have large-print menus.
- Induction loop at check-in point.
Partnered local taxi service off site, for those requiring wheelchair-accessible vehicles.
Once you have registered for the Accessibility Wristband (read below for how to register) and we have confirmed your application, you will receive a wristband at the check-in point when you arrive. If your 2-for-1 request is also approved, your PA will be given the same accessibility wristband and have the same access rights as you.
2) 2-for-1 Ticket for a carer/personal assistant
We operate a ‘2-for-1’ scheme where you are able to bring a carer/personal assistant who gets free entry. These tickets are limited and this is a scheme which is for the exclusive use of people who would otherwise be unable to attend Wilderness without the aid of a carer. This 2-for-1 ticket must be confirmed by us in advance and is not an automatic privilege when registering as an accessibility guest. As mentioned above, the 2-for-1 scheme is only available to standard ticket holders, so children aged 10 and under are not eligible. Please do not purchase the carer ticket with your own if you intend on applying for the 2-for-1 scheme, as refunds cannot be offered.
3) Blue-badge Parking
While we strongly advise using public transport to try and lessen our carbon footprint, we are well aware that some people may require blue-badge parking due to mobility difficulties. We, therefore, have a blue-badge parking area which is free of charge, approximately 50m from the Accessibility check-in point over a green-field site.
To gain access to this parking area, you must register in advance for a Wilderness Parking Permit, which we will send you in advance. You must display this permit in your car upon arrival – entry will not be granted without this. Do not purchase a parking permit if you intend to apply for a blue-badge parking space, no refunds for parking can be given.
APPLYING FOR BOOKABLE ACCESSIBILITY PROVISIONS
Wilderness welcomes deaf and disabled guests, and we’re working harder than ever to make the show as accessible as possible. We operate a 2 for 1 (free carer ticket) policy for eligible guests. The campsite is the closest to the arena with a central and private car park and benefits from a hard road from its entrance to make access by wheelchair easier.In order to book your accessible tickets please call the Accessible Ticketing Team on 0800 988 4440.
We provide at least one wheelchair-accessible toilet at each main toilet block in the arena, one at the main stage viewing platform and one at the Welfare tent. There will also be wheelchair-accessible toilets in the Accessibility campsite. These will be ‘festival style’ portable units, and most will have Radar locks fitted for your benefit.
There will be a wheelchair-accessible shower unit available in the Accessibility campsite, please note that there are no wheelchair-accessible shower units available in the General Admission campsite, family campsite, boutique campsite or camper van campsite.
There is an induction loop available at the Accessibility check-in point, the location of this will be made clear in the access info.
Please note that strobe effects may be used at the event. There will be no specific announcements prior to the use of strobes and lasers. Strobe flicker rates will be at or below 4 flashes per second.
Our on-site medical services provide comprehensive medical advice and treatment facilities and are flexible in meeting specific needs.
Access to the site
Wilderness is on a large green-field site with very few hard-standing paths. While there are some sheltered areas (marquees) it is mainly an open-air event. Weather and ground conditions may be variable and in times of extreme weather, mobility on the site may become very difficult. We ask you to consider this before purchasing a ticket.
The route from the registered blue-badge parking area/pick-up/drop-off point to the Main Arena is approximately 500m over a gravel pathway and green-field site. The Accessibility campsite is approximately 150m from the Accessible parking/pick-up/drop-off point over a green-field site.
We are proud to be working with Festival Spirit again for the third year; they are a superb charity providing the full festival experience to those who would not normally be able to enjoy one due to life-limiting illness or disability. Festival Spirit will have a marquee set up in the accessible camping area where they will be stationed for the entirety of the festival with their guests. If this is a charity that interests you, please do visit them for information.
While they will be happy to help you with any general accessibility questions while at Wilderness, we do ask that you contact our information point/security or production crew first with any questions or concerns.
To see this year's full lineup, please use the link below