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IMPORTANT!!
TERMS AND CONDITIONS /CRUCIAL INFORMATION

Here we have two pdf documents which you really should read, digest and ideally print off. These lists of dos and dont’s apply respectively to 1) the Festival Arena, and 2) the Campsite. Please take the time to read these carefully.

TERMS & CONDITIONS - ARENA
TERMS & CONDITIONS - CAMPING
WHEN IS THE FESTIVAL?
Marvellous 2017 takes place over the weekend of Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th July.
WHERE IS THE FESTIVAL?
The venue for Marvellous 2017 is Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Wokingham RG10 0TH
HOW DO I GET THERE?

VEHICULAR ACCESS TO THE FESTIVAL SITE IS FROM THE SANDFORD LANE ENTRANCE, AND NOT THE MAIN GATE ON DAVIS STREET


CLICK HERE FOR MAP

BY CAR

Please make sure you allow plenty of time to reach us. There will be a great deal of traffic on the day and it could take you a lot longer than you anticipate. Although the Festival doesn’t open until 12.00, you can turn up and park any time from 10.00.

We have a TTRO (Temporary Traffic Regulation Order) in place on all the surrounding streets. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PARK HERE - you will be fined heavily and your vehicle will be towed away.

DO NOT use either the main car park or the overflow car park if you are coming to the Festival. These will be locked at 7.00 pm and you will incur an £80 fine.

1.From junction 10 M4:

Take the A329(M) towards Reading. After one mile follow signs to Winnersh on the A329. After just over a mile turn left at Winnersh crossroads onto the B3030 to Twyford. Dinton Pastures is sign-posted on the left after one mile. DO NOT USE THE DAVIS STREET ENTRANCE, continue for approx. one third of a mile and take the left turn into Sandford Lane where access to the festival site will be found on the left.

2. From Twyford and the A4:

Follow the AA signs to Marvellous and MAKE SURE TO TAKE THE RIGHT TURN INTO SANDFORD LANE as overshooting it, necessitating a U-turn will cause serious congestion problems.

3. From Woodley:

WE STRONGLY ADVISE ALL MOTORISTS TO AVOID USING SANFORD LANE FROM WOODLEY.

DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES TAKE CARAVANS OR MOBILE HOMES ON THIS ROUTE AS THERE ARE WEIGHT AND WIDTH RESTRICTIONS ON THE THREE SINGLE FILE BRIDGES.

BY BUS

Buses 128 and 129 between Reading and Wokingham run every hour except Sundays and stop near the main entrance. Make sure you check timetables if you plan to use the bus for your return journey as they may finish before the show ends.

BY TRAIN

The nearest train station is at Winnersh, which is a 10-15 minute walk from Dinton Pastures, walk out of the station and turn left, continue down this road until you go over a motorway bridge (Please be aware that for your own safety, you will need to cross over the road here as the footpath terminates). You can re-cross the road at the new crossing opposite the Davis Street Entrance. Make sure you check timetables if you plan to use the train for your return journey as they may finish before the show ends.

BY FOOT

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If you’re walking from Woodley then stick to the route around the lakes until you arrive at the Dragonfly Cafe at Dinton Pastures where you will find signs for pedestrian access to the festival. Please bear in mind that your return journey will be made in darkness - so bring a torch and travel in groups! Best to print off a copy of our map.

WHERE ARE MY TICKETS?
We do not send out physical tickets. Your confirmation email at the time of purchase explains how to get your e-tickets which will be scanned at the Festival gate.
WHAT TIME DOES IT OPEN?
The Festival gates open at 12.00 p.m. each day, however Car Parking will be available from 10.00 a.m.
WHAT TIME DOES IT END?
The Festival finishes at 11.00 p.m each day.
WHO IS ON WHEN?
There's a Running Order PDF here and a lot more information in the Festival Programme which is available for purchase on site.
CAN WE CAMP?
Yes. We have plenty of space and decent facilities on our campsite. Camping tickets also get you a free night’s camping on Friday 22nd July.

Campers can arrive from midday on Friday, and will be allowed access to the concert arena that evening for a pre-festival ‘soiree’ with the Marvellous crew. The bar and concessions will be open and entertainment will be laid on in the second stage marquee.

Festival tickets must be purchased in addition to your camping tickets.

Camping tickets are valid for one, two or three nights. The cost is the same no matter how long you stay.
IS THERE A LIMIT TO THE SIZE OF TENT I CAN BRING?
There is no limit to the size of tent you can bring, however we ask that you show consideration to fellow-campers and try to restrict this to something suitable for your needs.
WHAT ABOUT LEAVING THE SITE?
Getting Home

We’d like you to have the quickest and safest get away possible but we will need your help. Most will have been parked facing the direction you need to take to leave the site. Please be patient and drive with care particularly keeping an eye out for pedestrians.

Please pay attention as to which numbered car park your vehicle is parked in.
See Arena Map

Car Park 1 and Car Park 2

Leave the site via the Davis Street exit which is the Dinton Pastures main entrance/exit near the visitor centre. Please carefully follow the route around the Taxi pick-up area to the exit.

Car Park 3 and Reserve

Leave the site the way you came in through the Sandford Lane exit.
CAN I GET DROPPED OFF & PICKED UP?
Yes - there is a designated drop off and pick up point which is clearly signed via the Davis Street Entrance. This is obviously a NO WAITING zone.
CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD AND DRINK?
Yes. However, there is a strict ban on both glass and cans, so if you must bring in your own drink, please make sure that it is in plastic containers. We would also kindly ask that you exercise some common sense with regard to the amount of drink you bring with you. Security will be extremely vigilant here.

There are fully stocked bars on site as well as a comprehensive range of top notch food outlets, so why not enjoy what’s on offer?

Campers are not permitted to take food and drink into the arena on Friday evening.
CAN I BRING MY OWN CHAIRS, BLANKETS AND GAZEBOS?
Folding chairs and rugs are permitted, however these may not be used in the area immediately in front of the main stage.

Gazebo pitches are available in limited numbers, and you will be directed by Stewards to a specific area where these may be set up so as not to obstruct the view of others.

Please note that Gazebo tickets must be purchased in addition to Festival tickets.
ARE THERE ANY FACILITIES FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITIES?
The accessible facilities onsite are for festival-goers with permanent disabilities or impairments as stated in the Equality Act 2010. Broken legs, recent injuries or pregnancy do not qualify for these facilities.

Site Layout and Ground Conditions

The site is accessible to visitors with mobility impairments, however please take weather conditions into consideration when planning what to bring, as mobility could be impacted by muddy patches etc.

Disabled Parking

There is a specific parking area close to the concert arena for those drivers displaying a blue badge. This is free of charge and does not need to be per-booked.

Toilets

Accessible toilets will be located throughout the site.
I AM DISABLED, CAN I BRING A CARER?
In our continuing effort to make Marvellous Festival accessible to everyone, we provide disabled ticket holders who are in receipt of the middle or higher rate DLA/PIP or hold a blue badge with 1 free ticket for a carer.
Please
CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER DETAILS of how to apply.
ARE DOGS ALLOWED IN THE AENA?
With the exception of guide dogs, no animals are allowed onsite.
HOW DO I VOLUNTEER TO WORK AT THE FESTIVAL?
If you would like to be part of the Marvellous team then please drop us an email at info@marvellousfestivals.com