• Can I bring my dog?

    Yes we welcome well behaved dogs on a lead. All dogs must be on leads at all times. Owners are responsible for clearing up after their dog and also ensuring its health and wellbeing while at the festival. There are no kennel facilities at The Beacon Festival and if the weather is hot it is unsuitable for a dog to remain in a car for periods of time. For this reason we ask you to think before bringing your dog.

  • How do I become a volunteer steward?

    We have lots of volunteering opportunities; click here for details and our application form.

  • What food and drink is available?

    There will be an international feel to our food piazza. In addition to tea and coffee there will be ale, cider and cocktail bars. Breakfast can be purchased both Saturday and Sunday morning. Click here for details.

  • Can I bring my own drinks?

    The venue is a working farm so glass bottles are not allowed anywhere on site and will be confiscated if found. There are bar areas in the arena serving alcoholic and soft drinks. We encourage you to support the Festival and local businesses by buying your drinks on site, many thanks.

  • What facilities are there for campers?

    There is ample space for tents, caravans and camper vans. Click here for details.

  • What time does the festival start?

    Festival doors open Friday at 5pm. Music and trading 6pm – 12 midnight. Gates open at 11am Saturday morning, music and trading 12 noon until 12 midnight. Camping available from 4pm Friday until Sunday 12 noon, when the festival shuts its gates for another year.

  • Is there a car park?

    There is ample free parking onsite. Please DO NOT park in the road outside.

  • What activities are there for children?

    There is an assortment of free activities and work shops for children of all ages in the Kidzone plus a selection games and inflatable which will be charged for.

  • What provisions are there for people with disabilities ?

    The Beacon Festival prides itself on being as inclusive as possible. We welcome those with disabilities and will strive to make it as accessible and enjoyable for them as possible. But please remember the setting is rural farming land, which is mainly grass. Although the main areas are reasonably flat (as flat as grass can be) the location is on the top of a hill and there will be slight inclines in the natural lie of the land. We will assist wherever possible.


    Your carers can accompany you for free.

  • How do I get tickets?

    In addition to the on-line supplier Eventbrite tickets are available from the following local outlets: Watlington Post Office, Fox & Hounds Christmas Common, In The Groove Records Henley, Modern & Vintage Guitars Thame, Ruby Moon High Wycombe.

  • I can only come for a day, what can I do?

    There will be Friday only and Saturday only tickets available from the above ticket outlets.