Hopefully these FAQs should provide most information about OutCider Festival, if not please get in touch with your query.
Q: How can we contact OutCider Festival?
The best options is email. If you send your query to mike at outciderfestival.com then it will be directed to the relevant person to deal with.
Q: When and where is OutCider Festival taking place?
OutCider Festival will be at Fernhill Farm, Compton Martin, Somerset, BS40 6LD from 31st July – 2nd August 2020. Click here for a map.
There is a bus service from Bristol, it’s not that regular but you can get to Blagdon or Compton Martin on both Friday and Saturday – the timetable is here – http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/sites/default/files/sitedocuments/chew_valley_bus_leaflet_nov_12.pdf
Q: What type of tickets are available?
The main tickets will cover you for Saturday and Sunday’s entertainment and camping for both nights. There is also an add-on ticket for those wishing to arrive on the Friday afternoon. There are 5 great acts playing on the Friday night. You can only buy a Friday add-on ticket in conjunction with a main weekend ticket. OutCider is an Adult Only festival – we will not admit anyone under 18. If you look 25 or younger then you will be asked for ID at the gate. A very limited number of day tickets are on sale for all 3 days. Our capacity is limited to 499 so don’t wait too long to get your tickets.
Q: When do the gates open?
Friday ticket holders will be able to access the site from 2pm on Friday 31st July until 9pm that evening. On Saturday 1st August the gates will re-open at 10am for all other ticket holders. Sunday gate opening is 10am. Please note that the gates will close for entry at 9pm on Saturday night and 4pm on Sunday afternoon. If you arrive before gate opening times you may be asked to leave the site and return at the correct time.
Re-entry to the festival over the weekend is permitted but not encouraged due to the single track entrance to the site. At peak times leaving the site for re-entry may be denied on Health & Safety grounds. Re-entering the site with personal alcohol and food supplies is not permitted. Please consider whether leaving the site is strictly necessary as all of your food, drink, entertainment and social needs are provided on site!
Q: How many stages and acts will be at OutCider Festival?
There will be two stages – The Shearing Shed & The Agricultural Shed. Both are large barns so whatever the weather you will have a dry, comfortable music experience. There will be over 30 acts playing on the two stages. The stages are very close together and each stage will alternate so you can see all the fantastic acts we have lined up.
As well as the live music there will be a bar serving the best local ciders, ales & a selection of spirits and soft drinks. Food will be served by Fernhill Farm throughout the festival starting each day with a great breakfast menu and then moving on to some hearty meals and snacks, of which most will have been grown or reared on the farm. Prices will be very reasonable – pints of cider start at only £3.50
Q: Will there be vegetarian and vegan food?
There will be a good choice of vegetarian food with vegan options available. All the vegan / vegetarian food is prepared separately from the other food.
Q: Can we bring our own food and drink to OutCider?
You may bring a reasonable amount of your own food and drink for personal consumption on the campsite but only food and drink purchased at OutCider may be consumed in the festival area. No Glass bottles will be allowed onto the site – this includes food jars/containers. Supporting the bar is vital to keeping ticket and bar prices down. Personal alcohol limits on entry to campsite are 12 cans beer/cider or 3 litres of wine/cider (boxes only).
Q: Is parking included?
The cost for parking will be £10 per vehicle. We would encourage you to travel with as many people as safely possible in one vehicle – it is better for the environment you know :). Car parking money is invested into Fernhill Farm’s eco projects.
Q: Does OutCider allow Camper Vans or Caravans?
Yes, you can bring your Camper Van or Caravan. There are no electrical/water hook ups and you will have to pay for a live-in vehicle. A steward will direct you to the area reserved for this.
Q: Are there good toilet facilities and showers?
There are plenty of flushing toilet & urinals. Showers are available for a nominal charge.
Q: Do you take credit cards & is there an ATM?
Unfortunately the answer to these questions are both no. Only cold hard cash will be accepted at the festival and due to the remote location and size of the festival it is not feasible to install an ATM. You can buy your tickets online in advance with credit/debit cards.
Q: Where can we smoke?
Smoking is only permitted in the outside areas as per UK law. Both stages are undercover so you will need to step outside to partake in smoking your pipe/cigarette/shisha. Remember to use the ash-trays provided as butts all over the floor is neither pretty nor healthy to the soil.
Q: Are there medical facilities on site?
OutCider is staffed by trained first-aiders and there is a fast local first response for any serious health issues.
Q: Can we bring our dogs?
Fernhill Farm is a working farm with lots of animals around and they do not allow any other animals to be brought onto the farm so no dogs are allowed.