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 should I rock up?
For weekend ticket holders
Parking, wristband exchange and campsite open from 08:00am Friday 06 July.
Please note: there is a £10.00 charge for weekend parking payable upon admission to the car park.
For day ticket holders
Friday 06 July 10:30am – 09:00pm
Saturday 07 July 10:00am – 09:00pm
Sunday 08 July 10:00am – 07:00pm.
Please note: there is a £5.00 charge for weekend parking payable upon admission to the car park.
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. These times are:
Friday 6 July: 08:00 – 13:00
Saturday 7 July: 09:00 – 12:00
Sunday 8 July: 09:00 – 12.00
There is strictly no re-admittance to site after 11:00pm due to the closure of the Main Ticket Exchange though exemptions for emergencies can be made if deemed appropriate.
Amplified would appreciate it if ALL guests are off site by 12:00 midday on Monday 09 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 can we get into the arena?
Main arena opens 10:00am.
What time does the fun begin?
Friday 06 July: first band on stage 11:00am
Saturday 07 July: first band on stage 10:30am
Sunday 08 July: first band on stage 10:15am
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 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.
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.
WHAT PAYMENT METHODS ARE AVAILABLE AT AMPLIFIED?
Most on site vendors, whilst accepting cash payments, may have card payment facilities though this is not expected to be 100% and their services are not under the responsibility of Amplified Rocks Ltd.
A CASHBACK facility will be available at the Main Bar via IZETTLE (PAYPAL) in association with CPS which carries an additional charge for use of £2.00 per transaction. The amount per transaction is up to a maximum of £50.00.
Card payments can also be taken at all bars as well as the Merchandise Store and front Admissions Box Office.
This service is provided free of charge.
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).
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.
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 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.
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.
Amplified Rocks Ltd hereby forgo any responsibility for any items lost or stolen whilst here at the festival and we strongly advise you to leave any items of value at home or on your persons at all times for their own safekeeping.
Do we require site volunteers?
Yes. Go to our volunteer page to apply.
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 easily 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.
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”