FAQs: BloodStock Open Air

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BloodStock Open Air Music Festival kick starts from 11th August. Here are a few questions that might pop up in your mind.


Age Restrictions if any?

This is an all age festival although anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18


Will there be ATM Machines?

Should you run out of money there will be ATM machines on site.  Our ATM machines do accept foreign cards. We have engineers on site to manage the ATM machines so please do ask them if required. There will be a charge for each cash withdrawal and this will be identified on the machines.


Shower and Toilet facilities?

The showers are situated in MIDGARD camping and are available to all campers to use over the whole weekend for a small charge. The showers are separate cubicles with plenty of hot water and a mirror in each one.

Portaloo’s and urinals will be situated in each of the main campsites as well as in the arena.  Please don’t block the toilets by putting anything down them other than the obvious.


Parking Facilities?

The main car park is situated approximately 900 metres from the main entrance to the festival site.  Car parking passes can be purchased through the Bloodstock store right up until 3rd August 2017 at the price of £16.00 per ticket, after which these will come off line and only be available to purchase at the Bloodstock car parking gate on arrival at the revised price of £20.00.


Will there be food and drinks in the stall?

There will be numerous food stalls selling everything from Chinese, Mexican Burgers, Hog Roast, Jacket Spuds, Steak Baps to Full English Breakfast, and much more. Free drinking water will be available at designated water points in the campsites and arena.


Is it allowed to build up a fire?

Gas appliances of any kind, naked flames, ie candle torches, Fires or fire juggling equipment, paraffin or oil lamps will not be allowed on site.


Will there be facilities for the disabled in the festival site and campsite?

There is a disabled viewing platform in the main arena to allow for easy viewing of the Ronnie James Dio Stage, as well as one for the Sophie Lancaster and the New Blood Stages.

The disabled campsite which this year is newly named  NIFLHEIM is situated right next door to the main arena for ease of access. Disabled toilets and showers are provided in the disabled campsite.


List of items not to bring:

  • Imitation firearms
  • Bullet Belts
  • Non-ornamental knives
  • Swords or weapons
  • Glass Containers / Bottles
  • Fireworks / Thunderflashes
  • Candles
  • Generators
  • Gas Canisters
  • Professional cameras (ones with interchangeable lenses) or one that looks professional.
  • Video cameras
  • Gazebo`s
  • Liquid Fuel for BBQ`s


Safety norms as given by the festival:

  • Know where your nearest emergency exits are
  • Follow the instructions of Security Personnel or other officials
  • Move away promptly from any danger
  • Notify a Steward or Official if you see any antisocial behaviour
  • Move to where there is more space, should a crowd surge occur
  • Ask for help if you need it and help others, especially if someone falls
  • Stay calm (if you are distressed, ask to be taken to the Welfare Tent)