USEFUL INFORMATION FOR THE 2019 FESTIVAL

We want everyone coming to Cambridge Folk Festival to have a fantastic time, so we've created this handy info page with has details on travelling to the Festival, Access information and Bus Timetables. You can download everything you need to know below...

FAQ's
Don't miss our FAQ's page, it might just have the answer you are looking for. Take a look HERE
 
by Bus

There are regular buses running from the Train Station to Cherry Hinton Hall and between Coldham's Common Campsite, Netherhall School and Cherry Hinton Hall.

Anyone attending the Festival is entitled to one free bus journey on arrival and one free bus journey on departure between Cambridge Rail Station and the Festival site. To claim your free journey, download and print off your bus ticket, then simply hand your free journey voucher to the driver. Buses run every 10 minutes and Citi buses are all wheelchair accessible.

Don't forget that you will need 1 Voucher for arrival and 1 voucher for departure. Vouchers MUST be printed in advance and are not available to print or collect on site at the festival. Vouchers must be presented to the driver at the time of the journey. The cost of any journeys made without presenting the voucher will not be reimbursed by the festival.
 
Please note: The previous F3 service no longer operates, anyone travelling Coldham's Common Campsite will need to use the special free buses that operate daily between Coldham's Common and Cherry Hinton Hall and also the car park (Netherhall) and Cherry Hinton Hall.
 
Get your complimentary bus voucher HERE
 
Download the Bus timetable HERE
 
ON FOOT OR BY BICYCLE 
There are several routes from Cambridge Train Station for anyone who is walking or coming in on bicycle. See the Google Map HERE
 
You can also use the App based bike rental Mobike which opeartes in Cambridge. Find out more about Mobikes HERE
 
BY CAR 
If you're coming to the Festival by car Don't forget to either car share with friends or use GoCarShare or LiftSharePlease take a moment to download this handy map which will help you when travelling into Cambridge for the Folk Festival.
 
Download the map HERE
 
ACCESS
Download the Access leaflet HERE
 

Information in large print, braille and on audio CD is available at the Box Office and Information Point.

2019 Festival Arena

Download the 2019 arena map HERE

ENVIRONMENT

There are no single use plastic water bottles being sold on site this year. Please bring your own reusable one – there are taps around the arena and camping sites, as well as a new water station provided by 2019 sponsors Cambridge Water.

Please help us keep the site tidy, minimise waste and recycle using the bins, bags and points provided. We are really proud to be a green Festival but you can help us to become even greener - Download the Recycling Info pack HERE

ON SITE WIFI

Log onto FolkFestival_NovahubWiFi and you can access the internet for free across the site, also check out the Festival App which contains live stage times, running orders, info and more. Browse to app.novahub.co.uk to get the App. Provided by NovaHUb UK.

festival a-z

There's loads of handy info in our Festival A-Z.

Download the A-Z HERE

IMPORTANT NOTICES

Download a large print version of Important Notices HERE

SAFETY

In an emergency, instructions will be broadcast to all areas. Stewards will assist you with directions to safe areas or exits.

For safety please allow space around your tent; 2m for small and 5m for large tents. Awnings or canopies cannot link tents or be attached to trees. Please familiarise yourself with your nearest fire point. Use the BBQ areas and fire pits provided as your own fires are not permitted. Flares, oil burning lamps or sky lanterns are not allowed. Only guide dogs will be allowed at the event.

SITE ACCESS & SECURITY

Wristbands must be worn at all times to allow access. These cannot be replaced and if stretched or broken will become void. Wristbands are not transferable or for re-sale. Please keep your valuables with you at all times and do not leave lying around or in your tent. Cambridge City Council cannot accept responsibility for any losses.

PARKING

Car parks and buses are provided. To avoid your vehicle being ticketed or towed away, please do not park in the roads near to the site.

SITE ENTRANCE

There are separate entrances for vehicles and pedestrians. Follow signs and stewards’ directions when entering and leaving the site.

SMOKING

Smoking is not permitted within any marquee, bar, toilet, or any other wholly or partially enclosed public space.

FIRST AID & WELFARE

St John Ambulance, Shopmobility and Mobiloo are located outside the main entrance to the arena. Wear sun block or cover up.

CHILD SAFETY

Always know where your children are, arrange meeting points in case of separation, and write a contact number on the inside of their wristband. Children under 14 should always be with a responsible adult and never left alone in the campsites. Report lost children to HQ in the main arena.

FAMILY & QUIETER CAMPING

At Cherry Hinton Hall Campsite we have designated the area near to the paddling pool and tennis court, together with any area close to the boundary and nearby houses, as family or quieter camping. Late night sessions will take place near to The Hub.

NOISE

There may be high sound levels during certain performances. Prolonged exposure to high volume levels can cause damage to hearing. Children are particularly at risk of hearing damage. We recommend the use of ear defenders for young children. Please keep noise to a minimum when leaving the site and car parks so as not to disturb people living close by.

CAMPING GAS & COOKING

Please read the Festival’s advice flyer available from camping stewards.

FIREWORKS

It is illegal to set off fireworks at the Festival. Anyone with fireworks will be ejected.

Download the Important Notices HERE

ARENA RESTRICTIONS

Please consider other Festival goers and do not erect sunshades, bring chairs unless you really need them, leave them up if you are not using them or put them in circles. Chairs cause obstructions and are not permitted within or near entrances to marquees. Please allow access to space within marquees and keep pathways clear. Please keep blanket sizes to a minimum. Stewards will ask you to move or remove chairs and blankets if we are running out of space, please respect those requests

If you leave any unattended items, they will be removed.  For safety no glass is permitted.

NO SUN SHADES 
Sun shades are not allowed in the arena as they take up space and obscure people's views. This includes arena edges. 
 
PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE BLANKETS ON THE GROUND IF NOT OCCUPYING THEM 
Do not use them to reserve space or allow them hinder access. Please keep blanket sizes appropriate to the people on them. Stewards may ask you to move or remove blankets. 
 
CHAIRS 
Historically our audience have brought furniture to the event. As the festival has grown in popularity we have had to manage the use of chairs in a more strict fashion in order to fit everyone in. However, this has ended in people not taking the needs of other attendees into consideration. 
 
If you are bringing a chair, do not put up a chair to reserve space or leave chairs up when unoccupied. Do not place in circles, around blankets or to hinder access. Please don't leave chairs up if you aren't using them or put them around blankets. 
Stewards will ask you to move or remove chairs and blankets if we are running out of space, please respect those requests
If you leave any unattended items, they will be removed.  Chairs pictured or other items which may cause an obstruction, are not allowed within marquees. 
 
You can download the Arena Restrictions info HERE

 

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