Everything (well, the majority of things) you need to know but don't want to feel like a numpty for asking face to face...
When can we get into the arena?
Wristband exchange and campsites open from 08:00am and the main arena opens at 10:00am on 06 July.
For weekend ticket holders: Fri 6 July 08:00 – 23:00
Day ticket admission: Fri 6 July 11:00 – 21:00, Sat 7 July 10:00am-21:00pm, Sun 8 July 10:00am-19:00pm.
There is strictly no re-admittance to site after 23:00 hours due to the closure of the Main Ticket Exchange though exemptions for emergences can be made if deemed appropriate.
Amplified will appreciate it if ALL guests are off site by 12:00 Midday on Monday 9 July and take their tents with them along with any other things we normally see left behind!
ANYONE SEEN TO LEAVE EXCESSIVE DEBRIS BEHIND WILL BE ASKED TO REMOVE SUCH ITEMS AS FAILURE TO DO SO COULD CAUSE THE CANCELLATION OF AMPLIFIED OPEN AIR FESTIVAL 2019.
When should I rock up?
In our second year we aim to make the arrival experience as pleasant as possible so please try to avoid the most hectic times when we assume entry to be at it's slowest.
Friday 6 July: 08:00 – 13:00
Saturday 7 July: 09:00 – 12:00
Sunday 8 July: 09:00 – 12.00
What time does it start to get loud or, as we say here at Amplified, when do the band’s amps get turned on and the fun begin?
Friday 6 July: 11:00
Saturday 7 July: 10:30
Sunday 8 July: 10:30
Will I need to bring ID with me?
A “Challenge 25” scheme will be in operation upon entering the site. It is worth saying OUT LOUD that those who look under 25 must bring official ID such as a passport, photo driver’s licence, Prove It card etc. Failure to produce relevant ID when requested may result in non-admittance and NO REFUNDS shall be offered.
All attendees without relevant ID will be issued with an under 18 wristband and thus will be refused entry to any of the bars including the V.I.P. Hospitality area... SO PLEASE, to avoid disappointment, check you have in your possession the relevant ID prior to leaving home.
Having said this, there will be a non-alcoholic bar located on site for those not just for those under the legal drinking age, but also those who don't drink or fancy a refreshing smoothie juice.
Are there any age restrictions?
There is no minimum age. However, attendees under the age of 18 will not be admitted onto the event site without an accompanying adult.
Entertainment deemed unsuitable for minors will take place in clearly marked areas and the required wristbands shall be inspected for admission to these areas.
What happens after the bands finish?
There will be live music until midnight followed by DJ entertainment in the main bar marquee. Rocking through till 03.00am and, who knows, maybe a chance to hang out with some of the the artists and maybe even get stuff signed or have a few selfies.
Can I bring my pets?
As a condition of our license and due to the nature of the land, no dogs are allowed on site (except registered guide dogs).
Can I bring glass onto the site?
Under no circumstances will glass bottles / containers be allowed onto the event site. We appreciate some of you may wish to bring such items, but any found during random searches will be confiscated and disposed of accordingly. This is done, not just for your safety and enjoyment, but also that of others attending the event.
Is there Ease Of Access (EOA) at the Amplified festival site?
Download our visitor’s map illustrating where entrances are, including parking and the EOA toilet facilities.
What payment methods are available at amplified?
Most alcohol and food outlets whilst accepting cash payments may also have card payment facilities though this is not expected to be 100%.
ATM machines will be provided though there may unfortunately be an additional charge for their use.
Are camp fires, bbq's and/or other flame inducing items allowed on site?
Due to the nature of the land and it's surrounding woods and other vegetation under no circumstances any disposable bbq's to be brought onto the site and any found during random searches shall be confiscated and disposed of accordingly.
Amplified realise that some of you may want to burn your own sausages so will provide where appropriate 3 designated bbq areas and will even supply the charcoal though cooking times may be restricted.
Cooking stoves are allowed, though if used inappropriately stewards and/or security may offer some assistance should it be required.
This also goes for fireworks, fires, lanterns and the like. Anyone deemed to be igniting items of a banned nature and at risk of endangering those who wish to have a safe and incident free festival will be asked to leave the site and escorted off immediately.
Are there showering facilities at Amplified?
Not this year, but it is something we're looking into so bear with us in 2018 and bring plenty of wetwipes and other such cleaning items.
Can I bring alcohol into Amplified?
Yes, you are allowed to bring alcohol on the camping sites with the only restriction being that any glass found will be confiscated.
YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO TAKE ANY PERSONAL ALCOHOL INTO THE ARENA SITE AND THIS WILL BE CONFISCATED AND DISPOSED ACCORDINGLY SHOULD THIS BE ATTEMPTED.
Can I bring a camera or recording equipment?
Unless stated otherwise, professional type cameras (with large or detachable lenses), camcorders, tripods and sound recording equipment are not permitted. Such items may be confiscated.
In the technological world in which we live are my valuables safe?
We would advise anyone to leave the 'family silver' at home, but if you do wish to bring things of value we have lockers located within the Main Arena.
These are not provided by Amplified Rocks Ltd, but an outside company and therefore Amplified Rocks Ltd hereby forgo any responsibility for any items lost or stolen whilst in the possession of any companies assigned to provide this service.
Do we require site volunteers?
Yes. Go to our volunteer page to apply.
Where is the best place to park and is there a fee?
There is a large car park with designated areas for weekend parking and those arriving for the day only.
This will allow anyone attending the festival to get their vehicle off site with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
The fee for parking over the weekend is £10.00 payable on the day prior to parking your vehicle whereby you’ll receive your weekend parking ticket to be displayed at all times whilst your vehicle is on site during the course of the event.
Day time parking is charged at £5.00 payable on the day prior to parking your vehicle whereby you’ll receive your day parking ticket to be displayed at all times whilst your vehicle is on site during the course of the event.
What is the parking like?
It is on hard standing ground so there shouldn't be any problems driving in and out should the heavens open... but hey! It's gonna be a sunny weekend!
With designated parking stewards here to direct and assist you to your relevant parking zones we hope that you'll find that the allocated area will be more than ample to accommodate those driving to the festival.
Are camper vans and the like allowed at Amplified?
Whilst we are providing areas for some of you to pitch tents we also understand that some of you like a more comfortable night's sleep.
There will be a designated site for those with campervans, caravans and the like. Spaces will be charged for (please purchase at time of buying ticket), may be limited and only available in conjunction with a weekend ticket.
Electrical power hook-ups are NOT available though toilets are provided nearby for your use. Please be advised do not use these to empty your camper van toilets so therefore use the toilets provided for your number two’s to help keep your camper vans smelling fresh.
Am I able to return my ticket and/or obtain a refund should I, for some unfathomable reason wish not to attend?
Unfortunately, tickets are non-refundable though you may redeem your ticket price for merchandise within the online shop.
Other than the E-ticket system in use are there any other ticket purchasing options?
In accordance with the landowner’s request to keep the festival as environmentally friendly as possible, we at Amplified have decided to operate the E-ticket system so hope you don't mind printing your ticket(s) out at home and if you could use recyclable paper you'll get a high-5 on entry.
Do I have to stay the entire weekend?
No, but obviously we'd like you to so as to enjoy the festival atmosphere, but for those of you wishing to come to Amplified for just for the day admission will be available to pay for on the day of your choice.
What about those aged 13 and under, is there an admission charge?
No there isn't. All we ask is that you kindly make a donation towards the land owner’s charity of choice upon admission to the festival.
How's the site looking for those wishing to get around easy and/or mobility issues?
Although it's an 'interesting' layout the site will be clearly sign posted. There is only one main entrance after obtaining your wristband (a short walk from the main car park car park) from which to access the festival campsite site and VIP camping area.
There is a separate car park area for those with mobility requirements which will hope will eradicate any lengthy walks and the EOA camping area will be located as close as possible to the Main Arena entrance.
Where can I get away from all the hubbub?
A designated family camping area will be provided at the furthest point from the festival arena. Spaces will be limited so it’s on a first come first pitched basis. There will also be a few 'quiet' spaces located within the woods of the Main Camp Site.
Are there water points/taps in the camp site?
Yes there are plenty of water taps located in and around all camp sites.
Within the Main Arena there will be free bottled water service provided for by Frank.
Amplified branded limited edition bottles will be available to purchase with all profits going to the charitable work done by Frank's organisation. Click here to read all about Frank and his exploits.
How environmentally friendly is Amplified?
The site on which the festival is taking place is agricultural farmland and we would appreciate all those attending to dispose of their waste in the numerous refuse collection bins provided around the site.
We also politely ask those of you camping with us to treat the site with respect and keep the area around your tent relatively tidy and free of clutter as this will enable us to host the event next year without additional refuse clean up costs being added to the current ticket price.
And in keeping with trying to keep the amount of litter prospectively going to landfill here at Amplified we'll be using reusable pint polycarbonate glasses produced by Green Goblet and these will be available via a deposit or pay to keep scheme at all bars located around the site.
Here @ Amplified we shall be trying to limit the amount of waste that goes to landfill sites, not only here in the U.K., but also abroad so please help us be as green as this text by purchasing your reusable IML pint cups from Green Goblet at one of our on-site bars or purchase here at amplifiedrocks.com and it will be waiting for you with a FREE smile when you arrive here ready to rock!
Green Goblet... Refill not Landfill
- Every piece of plastic ever made and disposed of in landfill - still exists
- Placing plastic in landfill contaminates our land
- Disposable plastic cups are one of the greatest pollutants in the world
- A disposable cup is used for an average of 20 minutes
The time to address sustainability is now..... HOW?
- We need to treat plastic as a reusable commodity
- We need to meet high standards of low carbon usage and waste reduction
- We need to be using reusable rather than disposable products
- We need to stop plastic going into landfill where it takes thousands of years to bio degrade
- Green Goblet is passionate about helping organisations and events lower their carbon footprint and preserve our planet for future generations
- All our cups are recycled into useful objects such as ice scrapers and coat hangers at the end of their life
- Green Goblet now manufacture all our IML Pint cups in the UK to help lower our Carbon footprint.
"We do not inherit this earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children”