The festival site will be open for WEEKEND TICKET holders from 12 midday on Thursday 25th July until lunchtime on Monday 29th July.
MAP: You’ll find out 2019 festival map here. This is also in our printed programme, which you can buy on site at info points.
ALCOHOL: You are permitted to bring your own alcohol to Port Eliot Festival but this is only to be consumed on the festival campsite. Please only bring a reasonable amount with you, i.e. a maximum of around 12 beers and a bottle of wine per person. For health and safety reasons please do not bring any glass bottles: decant into plastic before you arrive.
Please note – you can bring in alcohol on first entry, but not re-entry.
THE SITE: Our grade one listed garden site creates some of the magic and beauty surrounding the festival. However, please do consider that something this old and beautiful has been put to the test of time through the years and can be a little rough under foot. Paths can be uneven and tree roots are plentiful. Please do take care and watch your step around site.
THE RIVER: Forming the site boundary, the River Tiddy is a glorious place to swim or paddle. We advise that you do so only in the areas with lifeguards present and you do not go in the river after dark.
FESTIVAL WARES: There will be a shop on the site selling toothpaste, midge spray, loo paper, mobile phone charging and other necessities next to the Haha bridge and outside the Round Room. Opening times: 9am til late each day.
FIRES are permitted but only off the ground in braziers and fire pits. BBQs and camping stoves are also permitted. Do not cook inside your tent under any circumstances.
WATER taps can be found in and around the site and are supplied with mains water.
FOOD AND DRINK: the festival offers a handpicked range of the best food and drink options offering breakfast, lunch and dinner.
GLASS: the festival operates a no glass on site policy. Please help us by decanting your drinks into plastic before you arrive.
FIRST AID: is available 24 hours a day throughout the festival (see map in the Festival Programme). Anti-mosquito sprays etc, can be bought in the Site Shop.
INFORMATION POINTS: There are two information points at the festival situated at the top and bottom of the site. These points will be selling the official festival programmes and will have large scale maps of the site for you to look at to help you find your bearings. Festival staff will be on hand to answer any questions you might have.
WELFARE: The Welfare tent is situated next to Medics opposite the Park Stage. Open 24 hours, the team are on hand to support every kind of need that doesn’t require medical attention. Whether it’s lost property, a calm space out of the fray, concerns about getting home or finding friends, our Welfare team are a professional, caring, experienced bunch and you’re very welcome to pop in.
LOST PROPERTY: This will be handled at the Welfare tent. Please help your fellow festival goers by handing stuff in as they will be operating the service all weekend until midday on Monday. After they close then you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to trace your items.
VALUABLES: It goes without saying but please don’t bring anything you can’t bear to lose. Only bring the cards you need and don’t stash big wads of cash in your tent.
REPORTING CRIME: If you have been the victim of a crime or have witnessed a crime we would like to know about it immediately. All reporting should take place through the Welfare team to avoid duplicates of documents. The sooner we know the faster we can act on it, the more detail you can provide the more we have to work with.
CHILD SAFETY: We love the freedom that parents and children enjoy when they come to the Festival but we want to preserve that freedom and ensure that everyone continues to enjoy it safely.
- Please take note of possible hazards around the site (eg. the river!)
- Discuss a good meet up point which they can easily find; we recommend one at the top of site and one at the bottom.
- The welfare tent is situated near to the Park stage and will act as a refuge for lost persons.
- We encourage lost persons to stay in the area where they last saw parents or friends so if you think you have lost someone find the nearest Steward or Security person we will network our resources around you.
- If you would like any more information about this please visit an Info Point or Welfare tent when you arrive.
TEEN SAFETY: Pulse is our dedicated Teen area which offers a full weekend of programming and workshops but also guidance for teenagers around their welfare. Our main welfare tent will also be able to support teenagers with any issues they are experiencing. Under 18’s will have a barcode on their wristbands which help us to identify their onsite guardian and contact phone number.
SEXUAL SAFETY: We are proud to be part of an industry-wide initiative promoting sexual safety at festivals – we believe that everyone should feel (and be) safe at all times, and that any form of uninvited advance (physical or verbal) is absolutely unacceptable. Please speak to a member of Festival staff whether that is a steward, security or stage manager. All of our teams are briefed and we take your safety very seriously.
CASH MACHINES: We have ATMs on site located on the HaHa and in the Walled Garden.
LITTER is horrible! Please help us to be as GREEN as possible. There are many bins around the site separately labelled recyclables and non-recyclables, please endeavour to use these.
ECOCUP The Festival is battling single use plastic onsite this year by introducing a reusable cup system at the bars. A one off fee of £1 is charged for your first cup. This covers the cost of manufacturing and printing the cups. You can then exchange your cup for a clean one every time you purchase a drink meaning you always have clean cup, but they are washed and reused rather than thrown away. When you’re finished, you can keep the cup as a souvenir or drop it off at a bar if you don’t want to keep it. Please help support us to keep the estate clean and green with this system.
We are also encouraging you to bring a reusable coffee cup to reduce single use coffee cups which are not recyclable. You can purchase your own Festival cup from our Festival Shops or bring your own and use washing up stations at top and bottom of site.
SHOWER facilities have been upgraded for this year there are now two locations one in the campsite near the big tree on your way to the carpark and a new location near Loowatt. Showers cost £3. Open from 16:00 Thursday evening and then daily 0700 – 19:00.
DOGS: Please do not bring a dog (guide dogs only).
TOILET facilities are available on site. For a luxury toilet experience, check out Loowatt, a waterless energy-generating toilet system, at 2 locations in the camping area and near the Bowling Green. Click here to purchase a Loowatt wristband. Limited supply.
TAXIS to get you to and from the site if you’re staying in the area: You will find local taxi firm numbers posted at information points and in the Production Office in the Walled Garden.
SWIMMING POOL: Sorry – this is strictly off limits during the festival thanks to the forces of ‘Awe and Boredom’.
Workshops: once onsite any workshops still available can be booked a day ahead from the Info point near the haha.
WHEN YOU GO: Please be sensitive to the residents of the village when you leave and remember to Leave No Trace.