Due to the recent exceptionally hot weather, the ground at Dinton Pastures is extremely
parched. This, of course, gives rise to a massively increased risk of fire. We are doubling up on the number of fire extinguishers on site as well as putting other measures and facilities in place to deal quickly and efficiently with such an eventuality. However we need your help and vigilance.
SMOKERS: Please be extra carful and use sand-buckets provided for stubbing out cigarettes.
CAMPERS: NO SOLID FUEL BARBECUES. Small camping stoves will be permitted but PLEASE be sensible.
GLASSWARE: Glass is not permitted in the festival arena - but if you have drinking glasses or similar in the campsite then please do not leave them outside in direct sunlight where a fire could easily start.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS /CRUCIAL INFORMATION
VEHICULAR ACCESS TO THE FESTIVAL SITE IS FROM THE SANDFORD LANE ENTRANCE, AND NOT THE MAIN GATE ON DAVIS STREET
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Your Gazebo is your personal responsibility and must be carried from the car park to the arena where you will be shown where to site it.
You are advised not to leave this set up overnight as the organisers will not be held responsible in case of loss or damage.
Please note that Gazebo tickets must be purchased in addition to Festival tickets.
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.
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.
Accessible toilets will be located throughout the site.
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