FAQs: Somerley Beer & Music Festival

Q. What time does the festival start?
A. The Festival kicks off at 6pm – 11pm on Friday 25th August for Friday night and weekend admission tickets only.  The main day of the festival is Saturday 26th August. Entry starts from 12 noon – 12 midnight. Limited tickets are available on the gate but it is suggested to purchase tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. Sunday 27th August sees a leisurely breakfast and pack down from 8am – 12noon.

Q. Can tickets be bought on the day at the gate?
A. Yes, admission to the Festival on both Friday night (£10 per adult) and Saturday (£15 per adult) can be purchased on the gate. However, you will save money if you purchase your tickets in advance, online. All camping pitches (tent and caravan) will need to be booked in advance using the online ticketing facility.

Q. Why is there a fee for booking tickets online
A. The fee which is on top of the ticket price is a fee that is charged by Eventbrite for using their online ticket system. This is the equivalent of a credit card charge made payable on a purchase.

Q. Is there parking?
A. Yes there is free parking adjacent to the venue

Q. Are children welcome?
A. The festival welcomes well-behaved children, provided that they are accompanied by their parents or guardians at all times.  If camping, children must not be left alone or unattended in the campsite and must be accompanied at all time by a suitable adult.

Q. Are pets welcome?
A. No pets of any kind shall be allowed into the walled garden with the exception of certified guide dogs. Somerley takes no responsibility for any pet left in any vehicle.

Q. Are there any restrictions on alcohol consumption?

A. Please note that the festival will not tolerate the sale of alcohol to (or consumption of alcohol by) persons under 18 years of age. Acceptable forms of identification for those who are 18 or over (but are fortunate enough to look younger), are a valid Passport, current Driving License (with photo ID) or a ‘PASS accredited proof-of-age card’ with the ‘Pass’ Hologram

Q. Can I bring my own alcohol to the event?
A. Under no circumstances may alcohol be brought onto the Somerley Estate. Alcohol is not permitted outside The Walled Garden.

Q. Can I bring a BBQ or light a fire at the campsite?
A. Due to H&S, the festival is not allowing any campers (including caravans) to light fires or have BBQs anywhere on the Estate, in the camping area or within the Walled Garden.

Q. Is there disabled access at the event?
A. Yes there is disabled access at Somerley Beer and Music Festival

Q. Is there parking?
A. Yes there is free parking adjacent to the venue

Q. Where is the camping?
A. The camping area is adjacent to the venue

Q. What time can people with tents or caravans arrive?
A. For those arriving with tents or camper/caravans, you will be allowed access to Somerley Park from 5pm on Friday 25th August and from 11am on Saturday 26th August. The gates to the Beer Festival open at 12 noon.

Q. Are tickets refundable?
A. All tickets purchased prior to the event are non refundable, unless the event is cancelled due to unforeseen reasons.

Q. Is there caravan chemical toilet disposal facilities available?
A. Yes there are. There is access to a septic tank which is located adjacent to the campsite and will be shown on the site plan in due course.