|PUBLIC CAR PARK TICKET OFFICE||ARENA||CAMPSITE|
|THURSDAY||12:00 - 24:00||12:00 - 24:00||17:00 - 03:00||12.00|
|FRIDAY||10:00 - 22:00||08:00 - 22:00||10:00 - 03:00||24 HOURS|
|SATURDAY||10.00 - 22.00||08:00 - 22:00||10:00 - 03:00||24 HOURS|
|SUNDAY||10:00 - 20:00||08:00 - 20:00||10:00 - 03:00||24 HOURS|
|MONDAY||CLOSED||VACATE BY 13:00||CLOSED||VACATE BY 13:00|
DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 12:00 MIDDAY ON THURSDAY AS YOU WILL BE TURNED AWAY
VIP / GUEST / MEDIA / DISABLED BOX OFFICE OPENING TIMES AS FOLLOWS
|THURSDAY||12:00 - 24:00|
|FRIDAY||09:00 - 22:00|
|SATURDAY||09.00 - 22.00|
09:00 - 20:00
To view this year's festival layout - CLICK HERE
This is an all age festival although anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18.
PROOF OF AGE
If you look under 25 years of age you may be asked to provide proof of age at the festival bars. Accepted forms of proof of age would be Passport, Photo Card Driving Licence, Proof of Age Card ( The card must be part of the pass scheme and carry the hologram. If the proof of age card is your preferred choice you can apply for the card HERE
Should you run out of money there will be ATM machines on site. Our ATM machines do accept foreign cards. We have engineers on site to manage the ATM machines so please do ask them if required. There will be a charge for each cash withdrawal and this will be identified on the machines.
LOST AND FOUND
The lost and found point can be found at the Rock Society Tent in the main arena situated next to the Bloodstock Arms bar. Please hand in anything you find that does not belong to you and we will endeavour to reunite these items with their owner. Should you lose any valuables yourself and they are not handed in to the Lost and Found point there is still a chance they may be recovered during the festival clear up operation. We will update the website straight after the festival to let you know who to contact to check if we have recovered your lost items.
FOOD AND DRINK
There will be numerous food stalls selling everything from Chinese, Mexican Burgers, Hog Roast, Jacket Spuds, Steak Baps to Full English Breakfast, and much more. Free drinking water will be available at designated water points in the campsites and arena. Food and alcohol will not be permitted into the arena unless purchased from inside the arena. Quality chilled beers, spirits and soft drinks will be readily available from the festival pub the ‘Bloodstock Arms’. There is also the Late Night Bar in the Sophie Lancaster tent which is open until 02:00am. For those of you camping who can’t stand the taste of warm beer that you had to bring all the way from home you can purchase a case of quality chilled beers from the campsite cheaper than purchasing from the arena.
There are 5 main campsites which are ASGARD, HEL, MIDGARD, VALHALLA and IRONWOOD .
HEL campsite is the quiet campsite and ideal for families and those wanting to stay clear of the late night revellers. There is a policy of no noise after 12 midnight and anyone who feels the need to cause a disturbance after this time will be immediately ejected from this campsite.
There will be designated barbecue areas in each of the main campsites. We only allow the use of disposable BBQ’s, however you are fine to bring camping stoves that use hard fuel such as Hexamine blocks. The BBQ areas will be kept clean and tidy by a dedicated team of people throughout the weekend.
Gas appliances of any kind, naked flames, ie candle torches, Fires or fire juggling equipment, paraffin or oil lamps will not be allowed on site.
In order to give everyone enough room to camp we will not be allowing gazebo’s or large open spaces among tents as social spaces. Please feel free to camp with your mates but don’t build a village green.
PRE - ERECTED TENTS
This year we are working with Tangerine Fields to give those of you camping in standard campsites the ability to simply turn up and find your tent pitched with bed and sleeping bags at the ready - Take the hassle out of your weekend and book your 2 man, 4 man or 6 man tent. To book your ready pitched tent at Bloodstock click HERE
CAMPSITE INFORMATION HUB
Each of the 4 main campsites have a Information hub. So any questions or concerns you may have in relation to your camping experience, the lads and lasses manning these will be happy to help you.
The festival Samaritans are very much a permanent fixture at Bloodstock and will be returning in 2014 situated in the MIDGARD campsite. They are available 24 hours a day should you feel the need to talk to someone.
The showers are situated in MIDGARD camping and are available to all campers to use over the whole weekend for a small charge. The showers are separate cubicles with plenty of hot water and a mirror in each one.
Portaloo’s and urinals will be situated in each of the main campsites as well as in the arena. Please don’t block the toilets by putting anything down them other than the obvious.
CAMPERVANS / CARAVANS
Campervans and caravans are welcome and a separate area has been set aside for them. You can purchase a campervan ticket from the Bloodstock Shop. These do sell out quickly so do not leave it too long to purchase yours. We will provide an Elson point in the campervan area but we do not provide electrical hook up points. Vehicles towing caravans must be removed to the main car park after siting or they will be towed as one campervan ticket allows space for one campervan or caravan. All vehicles moved to the main car park will be required to pay £20 on the day or £16 if you purchase in advance for parking your car in the main car park for the entire festival weekend ( Thursday - Monday ).
Gas equipment fitted to campervans and caravans may be used, provided it has been installed and maintained with regulations pertaining to its use. The use of gas equipment other than fitted in a campervan will not be allowed. Open fires, BBQ’s or naked flames will not be permitted in the campervan area. Tents are not allowed to be erected in the campervan area due to limited space. Please ensure you only park in the designated campervan plots marked out and do not incringe on your neighbour.
The deadline for submitting your registration form for disabled access has now passed. We are not accepting any more disabled access applications for this year, 2014. Please do not turn up on the day of the festival and expect access to disabled camping or parking as all spaces are now fully booked.
Once you have purchased your festival ticket you must register for disabled/carer ticket and disabled parking if required. To do this please print off the Disabled Access Registration form HERE. Once you have filled it in, send it back to us with a photocopy of either your DLA letter or a letter from your doctor clearly confirming the need for the requests on you registration form. Both the registration form and proof of disability needs to be received together in order to be reviewed.
You can send the Registration form back to us with your proof of disability by any of the following methods below.
Fax: 01332 675099
Post: Disabled Access, Bloodstock, 54 Arundel Drive, Spondon, Derby, DE21 7QW.
We will review the application form and come back to you within 4 weeks of receiving it.
As the festival draws closer the cut off date for submitting your registration form will be 19th July 2014, unless the disabled campsite/parking/ disabled facilities have reached their capacity for 2014 sooner than this date.
There is a disabled viewing platform in the main arena to allow for easy viewing of the Ronnie James Dio Stage, we operate a one plus one policy ( Disabled customer + their Carer ). There are disabled toilets in the arena.
The disabled campsite is situated right next door to the main arena for ease of access. Disabled toilets and showers are provided in the disabled campsite. There is a power charging point for wheel chair users. There is also a campsite information hub should you have any questions our staff will do their best to assist you.
If you are camping in the disabled customer campsite, cars can be parked next to tents if required, although we cannot offer this to everyone as we are limited on space. For those not wishing to camp but come and go in their car each day, there will be disabled parking close by.
CAMPERVANS IN CAMPSITE
If you wish to bring your campervan into the disabled campsite you will need to pay for a campervan ticket separately. Anyone who turns up on the day without a campervan ticket will be charged accordingly and/or may not be permitted onto the disabled customer campsite.
Although the festival ground is very flat, please bare in mind it is a greenfield site, therefore if we do have inclement weather there could be a few areas around the site not suited for wheelchairs. Stewards are on hand at all times should you need assistance.
Please do not turn up on the day expecting access to the disabled campsite and/or disabled car parking unless you have registered in advance as we cannot guarantee there will be space to accommodate.
The main car park is situated approximately 900 metres from the main entrance to the festival site. Car parking passes can be purchased through the Bloodstock store right up until 1st August 2014 at the price of £16.00 per ticket, after which these will come off line and only be available to purchase at the Bloodstock car parking gate on arrival at the revised price of £20.00. The car parking pass gives you access from Midday Thursday midday through to 13:00 Monday. You are also able to come and go from the car park 24 hours a day. If purchasing your car parking ticket on the gate, make sure you arrive during the car park box office opening times displayed at the top of this page.
The litter you leave behind is always a huge cost to the festival to clear up. We simply ask that you use the bins provided around the whole festival site. You will be issued with a bin bag when you arrive on site... PLEASE keep your camping area clear of rubbish and use the bin bags provided. There are plenty of bins throughout the campsites and the arena - PLEASE use them. If you require more bin bags over the course of the weekend please ask the staff manning the campsite INFO HUBS who will be happy to provide these.
Paramedic, Medical and Welfare facilities are available on site 24 hours a day. The medical and welfare tent is situated in the main arena should you have need of their services.
The festival Samaritans are will also be on site situated in the MIDGARD campsite and are available 24 hours a day to chat to anyone who needs a friendly ear.
SAFETY & SECURITY
We are working with the industry’s leading festival crowd management company 'SHOWSEC' who will be on site 24 hours a day to help keep you safe and out of trouble.
Bloodstock has an exemplary reputation for having a friendly safe atmosphere, however, here are a few helpful tips to bare in mind:
- Know where your nearest emergency exits are
- Follow the instructions of Security Personnel or other officials
- Move away promptly from any danger
- Notify a Steward or Official if you see any antisocial behaviour
- Move to where there is more space, should a crowd surge occur
- Ask for help if you need it and help others, especially if someone falls
- Stay calm (if you are distressed, ask to be taken to the Welfare Tent)
Once on site it is important to plan your day. Obviously the priority is making sure you get to see the acts that mean the most to you – come back to the festival website a few days before the show and all band times will be listed so you can plan in advance.
Don’t forget some other basics though – If you are with friends & are camping together or travelling home together - arrange a place & time to meet up at the end of the night.
Large crowds, a long day & hot weather in combination will tire you out. Make sure you pace yourself, drink plenty of water, eat some food that will give you some energy & minimize sun exposure.
WHAT TO BRING
A hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, rainwear, woolly jumper / fleece,– your ticket!
Check the weather before you set off so you know to bring your sunglasses and sunscreen if its hot or wellies and waterproofs if its wet. We may need to see proof of age if your lucky enough to look under 21 so don’t forget to bring I.D. Bring plenty of cash or credit cards (keep them safe!) if you wish to use the ATM machines and of course don’t forget to bring your festival ticket. There are plenty of market stalls and a campsite shop should you forget to bring anything else.
DO NOT BRING
- Imitation firearms
- Non ornamental knives
- Swords or weapons
- Fireworks / Thunderflashes
- Gas Cannisters
- Professional cameras (ones with interchangeable lenses) or one that looks professional.
- Video cameras
As always there will be a signing tent situated in the main arena near the Ronnie James Dio Stage. Here you can meet your favourite bands and hopefully secure that all important signature or photo. However do bare in mind that priority to the signing tent is given to the Rock Society members and serpents Lair VIP campers so we can’t guarantee everyone that queues will get to see the bands but we will certainly try.
CHARGE AND STORE returns this year offering secure storage for valuables and bags as well as phone charging. Just turn up at the CHARGE AND STORE truck situated at the entrance to the main arean and you can store your small valuables for the whole event for £10 or £15 for larger bags. The service will open from 5pm Thursday until 10am Monday morning.
The CHARGE AND STORE unit is situated at the entrance to the main arena. There will be a fee of £5 for a full 2 hour phone mains charge or you can keep your phone with you by hiring a portable charger.
FILMING AT THE FESTIVAL
Bloodstock will have a film crew on site for the full weekend and has the right to film the event including the public for subsequent international television, radio, online and mobile distribution and the use of screen and television footage for promotional purposes.
WHERE TO STAY
Catton Park is located close to the towns, Burton on Trent, Lichfield, Swadlincote and Tamworth. Each town is approximately 6 - 8 miles from the festival site.
If you don’t wish to use the campsite then we suggest staying in one of these towns. The towns have many B&B’s Guest Houses and Hotels. If you are not driving then you can take advantage of the shuttle bus service from Lichfield railway station that will bring you to and from the festival site on Thursday. Friday and Monday - the shuttle bus service is not in operation on Saturday or Sunday, so you will need to book a taxi to and from the festival site on these days unless you drive. Please see Travel Info page for shuttle Bus times.
Other places to look for accommodation can be found HERE .
Alternatively, you can stay further afield in the surrounding bigger cities of Derby, Stoke, Coventry, Leicester or Birmingham. Each are about 20 - 25 miles from the festival site on Thursday and Monday - the shuttle bus service is not in operation on Saturday or Sunday, so you will need to book a taxi to and from the festival site on these days unless you drive.
Burton on Trent Tourist Information - www.enjoystaffs.co.uk
Lichfield District Council - www.lichfield.gov.uk Tel: +44 (0) 1543 308 000
Taxis In Lichfield
Dial A Cab +44 (0) 1543 255155
City Cars +44 (0) 1543 254 999
Taxis in Burton On Trent
Seven Eleven Cars +44 (0) 1283 711 800
New street Taxis +44 (0) 1283 515 544
Taxis In Tamworth
Bennetts Taxis +44 (0) 1827 544 44
Tamworth Taxis +44 (0) 1827 555 95