Where is Boughton House?
It’s around three miles to the north-east of Kettering, Northamptonshire.
Coincidentally, it’s in the same neck of the woods as Deene Park, Castle Ashby and Odell – all former Greenbelt sites.
Who owns the new site?
The site is managed by the charitable organisation, Buccleuch Living Heritage Trust on behalf of the Duke of Buccleuch.
Are the dates the same?
The dates will remain the August Bank Holiday weekend.
Is the new site accessible by public transport?
Absolutely – Kettering is well placed for access from around the country with access by both rail and coach. Greenbelt will be running a shuttlebus from a central location in Kettering to the festival site.
Approximate rail journey times to Kettering:
From Leicester (25 minutes), Luton (40 minutes), Nottingham and Derby (55 minutes), London (60 minutes), Sheffield (1 hour 25 minutes), Leeds (2 hours 15 minutes), Brighton (2 hours 45 minutes) Bristol (3 hours 25 minutes),
National Express, Coachlinks and Stagecoach (United Counties) all run services to Kettering.
Will the new site be easy to get to by road?
Boughton House is around 20 miles from the M1 motorway to the east and A1 to the west and very near to the A43 and A14. The site is just over an hour’s drive from London and about 2 hours from Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham. There are also good access roads onto the estate.
Is there parking for cars?
Yes, there is ample space for parking cars onsite close to the camping fields. There will also be car parking space available for day visitors.
What is the campsite like?
Boughton House has plenty of space for camping. You will be able to pitch your tent, in a very attractive part of the grounds, surrounded by trees and woodland and near to the festival arena. The ground is largely flat, dry and well-drained, with short grass.
Will there still be different camping zones? (Such as Early curfew, deaf/disabled and volunteer camping?)
Will I be able to bring my caravan?
Yes. We will designate dedicated areas for caravans and campervans on the campsite.
Will there be Tangerine Fields or other pre-erected tented options?
Yes, more space gives us the potential for a wider choice. We are looking into pre-erected camping options and will let you know more details as soon as possible.
Is there local non-camping accommodation?
Yes, there are several budget hotels within a few miles of Boughton House – Premier Inn, Travel Lodge and Holiday Inn Express. There are also smaller independent B&B options. You will find more information online.
You can call the Northampton Tourist Information Centre on 01604 838800
Will there be an onsite shop?
Yes. We heard your feedback about this loud and clear last year and we guarantee that a shop selling daily essentials will be available at the festival in 2014.
Are there supermarkets nearby?
Yes, there are several large supermarkets in Kettering town centre, within a few miles of the festival site. One is open 24 hours, others also have cashpoint, petrol station and pharmacy provision.
What provisions will be made for disabled access?
We will be making reasonable adjustments to our new site and venues to enable the widest range of people to access the festival.
Though the main festival arenas are on grass, it is largely flat and dry. The ground is firm with excellent drainage, and short grass.
We will aim to place tracking in areas where access would otherwise be difficult and – of course – provide viewing platforms, wheelchair space and more throughout the festival site.
Will there be a disabled camping area?
Yes – this will be located close to the festival site.
Can I charge my wheelchair/mobility scooter?
Yes, we will have an area for charging wheelchairs and mobility scooters
Programming and Venues
Will my favourite venues and programming be at the new site?
Moving site will give us a fantastic opportunity to reimagine our programming in line with our artistic vision. We’ve listened to your feedback and we’re working with our volunteer teams to create a great festival for 2014 in a brilliant new location which includes sweeping lawns, open spaces, avenues of trees, lakes and woodland. We’ll be planning a programme for all ages with some of your old favourite venues, as well as creating some exciting brand new ones. We’ll keep you posted as plans develop.
Will I be able to volunteer at the 2014 festival?
Yes, we will still need volunteers to make the festival happen. Volunteering opportunities will be available on our website in the new year.
When can I buy a ticket?
We plan to go on sale with tickets for the 2014 festival in early January. Click here to receive an email reminder when tickets go on sale »
Will there still be offers on tickets? (free faith leaders, buy ten tickets get eleventh free, free carer tickets)
Yes. We will continue to offer a great range of affordable ticket types and offers
Will I be able to buy tickets onsite?
Yes, There will be a box office onsite where you can buy weekend and day tickets.
Can I get a refund on the ticket I’ve already bought?
Yes. Please get in touch with Peter, our Box Office Manager and he will be able to arrange this for you. 020 7329 0039
Keep up to date
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Page last updated 13 Nov 2013