Information about the festival

GENERAL ENQUIRIES

enquiries@equinoxfestival.uk ​

LOCAL RESIDENT ENQUIRIES & INFORMATION

locals@equinoxfestival.uk ​

COMPLIMENTS, COMPLAINTS AND CONCERNS

Please email ali.medievalchemistryltd@gmail.com



Address

CHALK FARM SALTERS LANE WYHAM GRIMSBY LINCOLNSHIRE DN36 5RS

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Public Transport Information:

Best town to plan journey to: Grimsby Grimsby Town Train Station: Website Bus Service- Interconnect 51: Website

Take the Interconnect 51 Bus to Ludborough, Stocks Hill.

How to get from the train station to the bus stop:
  • It’s roughly a five minute walk to the bus stop from the train station
  • Turn right out of the train station onto Bethlehem Street, follow the road down, crossing over at the traffic lights- the road turns into Osborne Street, on the corner, you will see a carpet shop, turn left by the carpet shop and the bus stop will be in front of you.
  • It’s outside Toni & Guy’s and opposite Grimsby Central Library.
Bus Information: Grimsby Riverhead Exchange Stand B , Interconnect Service 51
  • Stop:’ Ludborough, Stocks Hill’
  • Journey Time: 25 mins
  • Cost: currently costs around £3.70
Get off at Stocks Hill, Ludborough, just past the pub: it’s called The Livesey Arms – a red bricked building on your left hand side. If you choose to walk the rest of the way, (please take care, this is a busy ‘A’ road- there is a grass verge alongside it but but we do not advise walking. Taxi numbers are on the bottom of this page) keep walking in the same direction as the bus, follow the road round to the right as it becomes Lincoln Gate/ A18 and you will see signs for Festival Traffic.This is a rather long walk if you’re carrying a lot of stuff, like tents and it is slightly uphill. It takes about 20 minutes to ½ an hour.

General Directions

IMPORTANT NOTICE!Please follow your sat nav until you see Festival Traffic signs – then please follow our signs only to direct you to the festival entrance.

From the North:

  • Join the M180 towards Scunthorpe/ Grimsby
  • At Junction 5, take the A15/ A18 exit to Hull/ Airport, follow the A18 for approximately 20.6 miles.
  • At the roundabout take the fourth exit onto the A18
  • At the roundabout, take the first exit to stay on A18,approximately 2.5 miles
  • At the roundabout, take the first exit and stay on the A18, approximately 9 miles
  • At the roundabout, take the second exit onto the A18/ Barton Street (marked Boston/ Skegness A18 (A16)
  • Follow the road for approximately 8.4 miles then you will be making a right turn, you will see Festival Signage at this point. Please follow the guidance of the Festival Signage.

From the South:

  • Head towards Lincoln then follow the A158 / Wragby Rd E to A157.
  • At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Louth Road/ A157, continue to follow A157, following the road round to the right, past The Heneage Arms pub.
  • At the junction, turn right to stay on A157 (marked Louth, Mablethorpe)
  • At the roundabout, take the first exit onto the A16,follow the road for approximately 1 mile.
  • At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Grimsby Road/ A16
  • At the next roundabout take the first exit to stay on Grimsby Road/ A16 (* there is a services/ petrol station at the third exit off this roundabout)
  • Follow the road for approximately another 3.9 miles before turning left onto the A18 (marked A18, Immingham, Humber Bridge, Airport, Ludborough, North Ormsby)
  • Continue on the A18 for approximately 1.4 miles then take the left turn -you will see Festival Signage at this point. Please follow the guidance of the Festival Signage.
These directions are given for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results we have used, and you should plan your route accordingly. You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route.

Equinox Festival aims to provide a relaxed and safe environment where people of many different tribes can gather together. We hope everyone can join in creating this, but if you’re found to be upsetting people, you may be asked to leave.

Entry to the site is strictly only allowed between the hours of 10.00am and 10.00pm – this is a condition imposed on us by the Authorities. Outside of these hours you will not be allowed entry to the festival. Anyone arriving outside of these hours may be parked in a holding area until the next day. Please help us by arriving within these times.

THERE ARE NO CRÈCHE FACILITIES AT THIS FESTIVAL

Although there is a dedicated Children’s Area -Parents/Guardians are responsible for their children at all times and must not leave their children unattended, including in the arena, at workshops, healing areas, and where there are natural hazards eg ponds and streams.

DO NOT BRING GLASS ONTO SITE

Glass is a danger to the site, people and wildlife. Any glass found in the arena area may well be confiscated…..along with it’s contents!

DOGS MUST BE KEPT ON A LEAD AT ALL TIMES

(And the other end of the lead MUST be connected to someone or something that stops the dog roaming.)

Currently dogs are allowed at Equinox if a valid ticket has been bought, please help us keep it that way. Your dog may be the best behaved dog in the world but that does not apply to everyone else’s dog. They can be a nuisance when they are running around loose. We have an agreement with a local dog rescue group and any dogs found not on a lead can be collected from there, at your own expense and you will be asked to leave site. Please don’t let your dog be the reason that we can’t have dogs at Equinox in the future.

CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR DOG

If you are seen to be not clearing up after your animal, you will be asked to leave site along with your animal. Please use the bins and help us keep Equinox nice for everybody.

NO UNAUTHORISED FIRES IN THE CAMPSITE

Tents and vehicles are extremely flammable and we don’t want anyone to be hurt. Don’t have fires inside a tent- you are putting yourself at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. We have a very lovely dedicated barbecue area for cooking, no fires outside of this area are permitted on site.

PLEASE RESPECT THE SIGNS

We are not trying to control everything but there are some areas of the site where entry is restricted as they are private or we need to ensure people are not disturbed.
Please be as quiet as possible around the family areas and when leaving site to prevent disturbance to local residents.
Any unauthorised persons found in a restricted area may be asked to leave the site.

FOOD AND DRINK

At Equinox we keep prices reasonable and we have bars on site for the sale of alcohol and several food traders around the site. We do not place any unreasonable restrictions* on visitors from bringing their own food and drink to site, although we’d like you to buy from us… obviously!

Please use alcohol responsibly.
* Personal use only, do not bring alcohol in to sell, anyone found attempting to sell alcohol without written authorisation from Medieval Chemistry Ltd will have the items confiscated and may be asked to leave site. We operate a Challenge 25 policy, if you’re lucky enough to look under 25, you will be asked for ID.

RUBBISH

Please leave the site fit for wildlife after you’ve gone- we aim to leave no trace.
Recycle where possible, We’d appreciate it if you could take your rubbish home with you or drop it off at the local waste and recycling centre. Otherwise please use the bins provided.
Please don’t drop litter and please place dog-ends in the sand buckets around the site and ensure they are extinguished.
Please leave your camping area clear of rubbish.

Most of all we want everyone to have a good time. Abiding by the above will help us to ensure everyone enjoys Equinox.

See you at Equinox!

Q: Do all under 16’s require a ticket?
A: Yes, under 12’s tickets are free, but they do need a ticket.

Q: Do you do Carer’s tickets?
A: Yes, we do, and we have a dedicated mobility camping area – please email access@equinoxfestival.uk for an application form.

Q: Beer/ wine/ spirits. Are you allowed to bring your own onto the campsite site or festival grounds?
A: Yes, by all means bring your own (limited to a reasonable amount for your own personal consumption) but there will also be a bar at normal pub prices. NO GLASS PLEASE, ANY GLASS WILL BE CONFISCATED.

Q: Is there anyone who can help with transporting my bags/ tents etc?
A: Sherpas may be available to carry your things for a small fee.

Q: What sort of prices can I expect to pay for tea/coffee, beer, food etc.? Some festivals can be very expensive for this!
A: This is part of the reason why Equinox Festival exists – everything at Equinox will be reasonably priced. High Street prices at most.

Q: What day does the campsite open on? What time?
A: The campsite will be open 10.00am Friday. There is strictly no admittance before this time. We always put up a list of local campsites in the area prior to the festival if you need to break up your journey a bit. There is no holding area for you to park up in until we open, anyone blocking roads or illegally parking will be reported to the authorities.
You are welcome to stay until Midday on Monday, to allow you time to get a decent sleep and some food if needed before you go, we will then be starting to clear up the site.

Q: Can I buy a parking ticket at the gate?
A: Yes, but please buy in advance if you can as this will be easier and also it will be more expensive on the gate.

Q: Can I buy a campervan/caravan ticket at the gate?
A: These will probably sell out in advance. If any remain they will also be more expensive on the gate. Please buy in advance!

Q: Do you have separate camping areas for families and the louder festival goers?
A: There will be a separate family camping area at the top of the field.

Q: How is the ticket money broken down?
A: We’re going to spend all of it creating the best festival in the universe, we don’t want to get bigger, we want to get better. We’re a not for profit, and will stay that way 🙂

Q: Are barbecues and fires allowed on the campsite?
A: Your own barbecues can be used in our designated cooking area, as long as they are used safely and do not scorch the land, or you can use the facilities we provide for this. There are no barbecues or fires permitted in the camp sites. Do not use fires and barbecues inside the tents! This is not permitted and it can cause carbon-monoxide poisoning – we want you to be safe and enjoy your weekend. Our communal fire in the Arena is burning all weekend and is a great place to sit, chat and have a warm.

Q: Is it a case of parking your car by your tent or will the car park be separate?
A: Camping will be separate from parking, so a short walk will be required – there may be a Sherpa available to carry your things for a small charge if you’re feeling especially tired.

Q: Are drugs legal at Equinox?
A: No. The law of the land applies just as much at Equinox as it does anywhere else! You may be searched on entry, police may be on site.

Q: Do the gates shut at night?
A: Yes, there is strictly no admission after 10.00pm please be sure to arrive before then, and if you have to leave site, make sure you return before 10.00pm as our gates are locked at this time.

Q: Do you have an online forum anywhere?
A: Yes- it’s here! Equinox Festival 2018 Event Page

Q: Can I bring my independent sound system or rig?
A: We are very sorry, but as Equinox is a small family friendly festival with a lot of entertainment and fun things to do at all times, we cannot allow independent sound systems on site.

Q: Can I apply to volunteer at Equinox?
A: Yes, we have  applications and info on our 2018 Applications page for the various volunteer roles we have available.

If you have any other questions or suggestions for improvement for the website please email us at: enquiries@equinoxfestival.uk

GATE OPENING TIMES

Strictly no entry after 10pm.

  • Friday – 10am – 10pm
  • Saturday – 10am – 10pm
  • Sunday – 10am – 8pm

CAR PARK AND VEHICLES

If you are arriving in a vehicle you must have in hand ready your pre-purchased car park ticket (£15 + booking fee on the website) for entry at the gate or £20 cash to purchase one.

You will be unable to access the site without one so please make sure if you haven’t bought in advance, you have the cash out ready to get one! Cars are not permitted in the camping fields – if you are bringing a caravan, you must also purchase a car park ticket and return your vehicle to the car park once your caravan is sited.

You MUST BUY A VEHICLE PASS IN ADVANCE for vehicles over 3 tonnes – they cannot be purchased at the gate, with no access permitted.
No access for vehicles over 7 ½ tonnes or vehicles or caravans wider than 7 feet without prior arrangement and written proof of this – please email enquiries@equinoxfestival.uk

All live-in vehicles are advised that they must bring a fire extinguisher or fire blanket in accordance with the most recent fire regulations – you may be asked to show this on entry.

UNDER 12’S

Under 12’s are free but still need a ticket, please make sure a ticket has been bought/applied for, for every child, even the little ones!

If you have added child tickets to your order and no longer need them, please contact Skiddle to release the unwanted tickets. There are a limited number of tickets so releasing them will allow other families to benefit.

TERMS & CONDITIONS – Equinox Festival 2018

Your ticket is valid for one person only. You are advised to check your ticket upon receipt. Please read terms and conditions on the ticket (for more info also www.equinoxfestival.uk ‘Site Guidance’ and ‘Q&A’ ) as your purchase of a ticket signifies your agreement to these. No tickets will be refunded unless the event is completely cancelled in which case only the face value of the ticket will be refunded. Tickets are for the festival and not for one specific artist. The promoter will use their best endeavours to present the line-up as advertised, but the line-up of artists cannot be guaranteed. Should one or more artists cancel, the festival will go ahead as normal. Refunds will not be given in these circumstances.

Purchase of this ticket and/or its presentation at the event signifies your agreement to the following terms and conditions set by the promoter (Medieval Chemistry Ltd):

Festival venue: encompasses car park, campsite and arena.

Persons under 18: must be accompanied by a responsible adult AGED 21 AND OVER on entering the festival venue and at all times while attending the festival; they may not bring alcohol into or consume it anywhere at the festival venue; original photo-ID with proof of age will be required for persons claiming to be 18 & over and 21 & over by the box office for access if accompanied by children, or in order to be given an adult wristband. Box office staff, security, stewarding and bar staff have the right to challenge age claims where they believe the claim being made is questionable and acceptable proof of age is not provided, or refuse to serve alcohol. acceptable forms of photo ID; A passport, European Union photocard driving licence, a photographic identity card bearing the national Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) hologram, national identity card issued by a European Union member state.

One adult aged 21 or over may accompany a maximum of TWO persons under 18 to the festival venue.

For Carer’s Passes/ Disabled Car Parking you must bring evidence of being one of the following: Universal Credit/DLA/ESA, Incapacity/PIP. Carer’s passes are limited to one per person and can be arranged in advance by contacting access@equinoxfestival.uk

Right of admission reserved: the promoter reserves the right to refuse admission to or to eject ticket-holders from the festival venue without a refund.

Aggressive or antisocial behaviour: will be met with a zero-tolerance policy and immediate ejection.

Lost, stolen or incomplete tickets: admission will not be allowed to persons without ticket and stub (joined) in the case of hard tickets, or to a person presenting a ticket that has already been scanned in the case of e-tickets, or to persons whose tickets have been lost or stolen; keep tickets safe – treat them like cash.

Lost or altered wristbands: attendance without the relevant wristband issued by the event is not allowed and will result in ejection; wristbands that have been tampered with or removed will be declared invalid and lost wristbands will not be replaced.

Glass, dangerous objects, flares, Chinese lanterns, fireworks, illegal substances, nitrous oxide and other psychoactive substances: none of these are permitted at the festival venue and will be confiscated; use of fireworks, flares or Chinese lanterns will result in immediate ejection; animals not on leads and supervised at all times will be impounded at owner’s expense; patrons’ clothing and bags will be searched at gates.

Camp site curfew and vehicles: There will be no re-entry to campsites from outside the festival or the car parks between 10pm and 10am; no driving of vehicles will be permitted in the tented camp sites; no sleeping in vehicles in car parks is allowed

Campervan/Caravan tickets: holders of these must also hold valid tickets to the event to be allowed entry to the arena; entry to the campervan/caravan area will only be allowed to drivers of vehicles holding a campervan/caravan ticket each campervan/ caravan ticket entitles the holder to a minimum 7 x 7m space (we anticipate there being a majority of 10 x 7m pitches this year but not all pitches may reach that size, please email enquiries@equinoxfestival.uk for further info) and the ticket is valid for one campervan, or one caravan( for caravans a carpark ticket must also be purchased in order to park your car in the car park once your caravan has been sited) or factory-made trailer-tent only, no tents may be pitched in the Campervan/Caravan area.

Clothing & equipment: this is an outdoor event; it is your responsibility to be prepared for all weather conditions and to bring appropriate clothing and camping gear. Bring suitable clothes to wrap up warm in- it’s September and can get chilly at night!

Fires: no fires will be permitted in campsites or car parks; use of BBQs is permitted within the designated barbecue area only. Do not use BBQs or stoves of any type in tents- tents are extremely flammable and there is a serious risk of carbon monoxide poisoning

Amplified music: no independent sound systems to be brought onto site.

Filming: you consent to appearance in film and sound recordings of the event as a member of the audience

Disclaimers: you use the festival venue at your own risk; the promoter shall disclaim liability for death or personal injury caused by the negligence of the promoter, its servants or agents or any person whilst entering or leaving the festival venue; the promoter shall disclaim liability for death, injury, disease or loss caused to any person or to his servant or agent at the festival venue; the promoter shall disclaim liability for any loss, damage or theft to property including vehicles at the festival venue; the promoter shall disclaim liability for any inaccuracies in any information published with regard to the event.

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and interpreted according to English law and the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to deal with any disputes arising in connection with them.

WARNING – LOUD MUSIC CAN DAMAGE YOUR HEARING

PLEASE RESPECT OUR NEIGHBOURS’ PRIVACY – AVOID UNNECESSARY NOISE AND KEEP TO FESTIVAL AREAS ONLY

PLEASE RESPECT THE LAND

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