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If we book tickets in advance, can they be collected on the day?
You will need to print out the confirmation for the on-line ticket purchase and bring this along on the day as this will be exchanged for a wristband at the entrance.
Can my tickets be refunded if I am unable to attend on the day?
Tickets are non-refundable, non-returnable, and non-transferable. The non-transferable rule is in place to help us stamp out organised touting.
Do we still need to order a ticket for our children aged 4 and under even though they’re free of charge?
Children aged 4 and under are free of charge but do need a ticket so that we can keep track of total numbers to make sure that we keep within our license. Children 4 and under will also be ‘wrist-banded’ on arrival at the Festival. We have a maximum of 2 Children or Young People per adult. Proof of age may be requested.
Will we be able to purchase tickets on the gate?
It is Unlikely that there will be tickets for sale on the gate at this years event.
Can I buy tickets locally?
Yes, tickets will be available locally through a number of agents, including Yalding – Post Office, Tea Rooms, Teapot Island and The Walnut Tree pub.Laddingford – The Chequers pub
Is my information secure if I buy tickets online
The See Tickets facility is a secure web site and all patron details are submitted over the internet using the highest level of commercial encryption currently available (128-bit SSL).
All our secure pages are clearly labelled, have a URL (address or location) that begins https:// and a padlock symbol appears in the status bar at the bottom of your browser window.
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What bands are playing this year?
There will be 4 stages at Vicar’s Picnic this year: the Main Stage, the Big Top Stage, Dance Tent and the Artists Quarter in the main arena. Information on this year’s line-up will be updated regularly so click here..
What are the timings and running order?
Timings for 2018 are likely to be as follows (subject to change):The gates to the arena open at 1pm on Friday and 11am on Saturday.
Big Top stage will start at approx. 2.30pm. Music will start on the main stage at approx. 5pm on Friday and 1pm Saturday.
The music on the main stage will end at around 10:45pm on both days, but the Dance Tent will continue until later in the evening
More information regarding running order and timings will be available in due course.
The campsite will be open from Friday at midday and will close at midday on Sunday.
ENJOYING THE FESTIVAL
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Can I bring alcohol into the arena?
NO. Only plastic 500ml bottles containing water or soft drinks will be allowed into the arena. Absolutely no glass.
I will be bringing my baby to Vicar’s Picnic and the food on offer will not be suitable, what do I do?
Baby food will be allowed into the arena, just please make sure it is in plastic containers.
Will there be any covered areas if it rains?
There are a number of covered areas including the bars and the Big Top Stage etc.
Can I bring my dog to Vicar’s Picnic?
Unfortunately dogs are not allowed anywhere on site apart from assistance dogs. No other pets will be allowed. This is a condition of our Public Entertainment Licence.
Will I be able to re-enter the site if I leave during the day?
We hope you won’t want to, and we try to ensure you won’t need to. However, everyone entering the site will be issued with a wrist band and they will need to show this if they wish to leave and re-enter the site at any time.
Will there be seating?
The festival is all standing and it is not possible to book seats, or to bring bulky furniture into the arena. You may bring a small folding chair, although this will need to be stacked away after it becomes dark to prevent this becoming a safety hazard.
Can we take our own chairs?
Vicar’s Picnic isn’t a ‘picnic show’, and people tend to stand to watch the acts on the main stage. We therefore don’t allow people to bring furniture into the main arena as it would be a safety problem, and you wouldn’t be able to see much anyway! However, you MAY bring a small folding chair, picnic blanket, so you needn’t be on your feet all day. Anything that is deemed too ‘bulky’ will not be allowed into the arena so please consider this before entering. The folding chairs will need to be stacked away after it becomes dark to prevent this becoming a safety hazard
Can we bring a wind break or sun tent into the arena?”
No – Wind Breaks will not be permitted into the arena due to safety reosons.
Is there a central meeting point?
There is an information point at the Festival, which you can use as a meeting point.
Will there be ATMs at the festival?
No, so we suggest that you bring plenty of cash. All vendors will be able to take card payments.
Is there phone charging available on site?
We are currently looking into this and hope to have a service on site. Please check for further updates.
Are there lockers on site?
Again, We are currently looking into this and hope to have a service on site. Please check for further updates.