What are the timings for the weekend?
**FRIDAY 31st May – 5pm to 11pm – Live Music**
Campers are welcome to arrive from 4pm to set up the tents.
Ticket office will open at 4pm until 9pm.
Main arena will open at 430pm
Live music from 5pm to 11pm.
**Saturday 1st June – 11am to 11pm – Live Music**
Campers are welcome to arrive from 9am to set up their tents.
Ticket office will be open at 10am to 9pm.
Main arena will open at 1030am.
Live music from 11am to 11pm.
**Sunday 2nd June**
Campers to please leave by midday.
What times will the bands be on?
These will be announced on our social media (Instagram and Facebook @ShyneFest)
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
There is no minimum age to enter.
This is a ticket only event. You will need to scan your QR codes at the ticket office, to claim your wristbands for entry. Please ensure you save these to your Apple Wallet or equivalent for quick and easy scanning and ensure you wear your wristband all weekend.
There will be alcohol being served, so if you are lucky enough to look under 25, make sure you bring along ID.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is ample FREE parking at the event which is close to the A3 junction at Guildford. Please do not use the college postcode, as some satnavs will take you down a nearby cul-de-sac. Please search for Merrist Wood College, Holly Lane, Guildford or use:
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///what3words: smoke.decent.solved (car park entrance)
///what3words: lance.logo.vibes (taxi pickup/drop off).
Please do not arrange for your taxi to pick up/drop off on the main road, as this will block traffic, ask them to drive in the main entrance and follow the signs for our taxi rank, or to use:
The closest railway stations to the venue are:
Worplesdon 3 miles (then bus #520 or taxi)
Guildford 3.8 miles (then bus #28 or #697 or KITE, or taxi)
Woking 5.6 miles (then bus #520 or taxi)
What are my food and drink options?
There will be food and drink stalls serving from Friday afternoon right through to Saturday night, charging reasonable, not silly festival prices!
Bringing food and drink into main arena will not be allowed (with the exception of baby food/milk). Most diets are catered for, but if you have a severe food allergy, please contact us so that we can advise you of your options.
To protect the estate and the animals that live on it, the owners have stipulated that the burning of wood or fires are prohibited, which means we cannot allow any fire pits or candles in the camping or glamping areas. If necessary, please cook your own food with a camping stove or BBQ, or make use of our many delicious food and drink stalls.
We encourage you to support the future of ShyneFest by buying drinks & food on-site! There will be free drinking water available.
If you are glamping with Camel Camp, there will be a refreshment area on Saturday and Sunday mornings offering complementary tea, coffee and cereals.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can contact us at [email protected]
For all band/performer related enquiries, please contact Ciaron at [email protected]
For stall related enquiries, please contact [email protected]
We aim keep our ticket prices as low as possible to be able to throw you all a great festival and all of the ticket cost goes back into ShyneFest.
Tickets are on sale now so we can start the ball rolling with booking stages, marquees, bands etc. By booking your tickets early you don’t just save money, you also help us ensure that ShyneFest is the best independent family festival around.
Tickets will be available on the day, but they will cost more than booking in advance.
How do I claim PA/carer tickets?
ShyneFest aims to make the festival accessible for everyone. We will provide disabled attendees with 1 free entrance ticket for their personal assistant. Send an email to [email protected] with your booking reference and evidence (see below) and we will email you a complementary entrance ticket for your PA.
– Front page of DLA letter or PIP letter
– Front page of Attendance Allowance letter
– Evidence that registered severely sight impaired (blind)
– Disabled Identification Card (DID) or Blue Badge
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Please either bring your printed ticket or save a tree and show it on your mobile app, to be scanned at the ticket office. To save time please ensure you have downloaded your tickets to your Apple Wallet (or equivalent).
Everyone will be issued with a wristband for entry to the main arena. Campers will be issued a separate wristband for entry into the camping or glamping areas.
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What are the toilet and shower facilities?
A combination of portable, permanent and accessible toilets will be on site.
There is a permanent shower block on site. Please note that it is a short walk from the camping and glamping areas to the shower block.
Are dogs allowed?
Very sorry, no dogs (or any other animals) are allowed on site – only assistance dogs are permitted.
Can I bring a chair and gazebo?
Yes, you are very welcome to bring along a chair or picnic blanket.
A limited number of pre-booked gazebos will be permitted into the main arena and are restricted to 3x3m in a specific allocated area.
Back row pitches will be behind the front row, which will be available to book once the front row has sold out. These will have a restricted view.
All gazebos must have the back removed to allow people to see through to the stage. Your gazebo pitch number will be allocated to you at the box office when you scan your tickets for wristbands.
All gazebos must be secured down with pegs or weights. Our Health and Safety officer will come round to check and offer any help if needed.
If you wish to book a front and back row together (so that you have a 3x6m pitch), please let us know at time of booking, so that we can ensure they are kept together.