Q Are tickets on sale for 2023?
Tickets for Beautiful Days 2023 are on sale now and selling fast – links and information are on the TICKETS PAGE
Q Does a toddler or a baby need a ticket?
Yes – all people, no matter what age, must have a valid weekend tickets. People of all ages count as part of the festival’s capacity, even teeny tiny ones.
Q What is the capacity of the festival?
The festival capacity is 17,500 (same as 2022) which includes all children, artists and staff – there is no increase in capacity.
Q Are there day tickets available?
There are no day tickets. If you have a weekend ticket then you can attend for one or all of the days but the price is the same. Please be aware of gate times for entry/re-entry if you are not planning to camp on site and plan to leave and re-enter the site during the festival.
Q Do weekend tickets include camping?
Yes and you can stay with us for 4 nights – Thursday to Sunday and leave Monday. But (as per the answer above) if you have a weekend ticket you don’t have to stay on site – you can come and go. Anyone coming on site needs a weekend ticket. They are not included in any travel or accommodation packages.
Q Where is the festival?
Our home is Escot Park between Exeter and Honiton, off the A30 near Fairmile EX11 1LU. The festival and routes for entry are clearly signed. Go to the Travel page for all info about how to get to us.
Q What time do the gates open and close?
Earliest entry for weekend ticket holders is the Thursday at 2pm. Gates to the car parks open at 12noon. We are asking that no-one exits (unless in an emergency) before 5pm on the Thursday to help us with the traffic entering site – this helped speed up the entry previously. Gates open at 9am on Friday morning and 10am on Saturday & Sunday. The gates close strictly for entry at 9.00pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night and at 3pm on Sunday. There is no entry or re-entry allowed after those times.
Q Is there public transport?
Festival buses will run from Exeter to Escot and between Feniton and Escot on Thursday, Friday and Monday. There is also a FREE shuttle bus from Feniton Station to the pedestrian gate (RED GATE) running from Thursday to Monday – it runs on a loop so just wait for it at the station, it will be clearly marked for the festival.
Q Do I need a parking pass for a motorbike?
Yes, you need to buy a car parking pass which is a routing sticker to help us guide you off the main road and parked. We have hard standing for motorbikes.
Q Is there a specific family camping field?
Redwoods Camping is designated for family camping. It is the first camping field on your right as you come over the bridge out of the arenas. Depending on where you park, the campsites are between 5 and 15 mins walk from the car parks. Beautiful Days is a family festival though so all of the camping fields have families camped in them.
Q Can I park my car next to my tent or drive to the campsite to unload?
No cars are allowed in the campsites or in the campervan fields before, during or after the festival. The car park is about a 10 minute walk from the festival arenas. There are two campsites as you come out of the car parks (Redwoods and Barleyfields camping) and then Arena Camping is adjacent to the Main Arena and is accessed by walking through the festival site.
Q Can I pitch a tent next to my friends campervan in the campervan field?
Tents are not allowed in the campervan field but small awnings are permitted.
Q Can I bring a trailer tent/folding caravan?
Yes but you would need to buy a caravan pass. Trailer Tents are not allowed in the campervan fields – particularly the cars. The campervan fields are for live-in vehicles only.
Q What does the caravan pass get me? Do I need a car pass as well?
The caravan pass covers a car towing a caravan which can be parked in the pitch – you do not need to buy a car pass as well. A van towing a caravan is permitted but only if the van is used for storage not sleeping in. If you also want to put people in it for sleeping you will need to buy a campervan pass as well and we will move it into the Campervan fields.
Q Can we hire any accommodation in 2023 on site?
All the Bell Tents available through Brook Bell Tents have SOLD OUT but you can hire a TIPI or YURT. We have again teamed up with Hearthworks (Yurts) and Wigwamsam (Tipis) to exclusively offer accommodation for hire in ‘The Garden’. The Yurts are available to hire in two different campsites – Medium Yurts (4-6 people) in The Garden and Duo/Small Yurts (1-3 people) in Arena Camping. Please note Arena Camping is further to walk from the car parks. All info here on THE GARDEN page about how to book
Q Can I bring my caravan?
We have a limited number of caravan pitches. A Caravan Pass covers the caravan AND your car/towing vehicle.
Q Are we allowed BBQs?
Small, manned BBQs are permitted if they are outside and raised off the ground. Small camping stoves are also permitted but again they must be off the ground and not left unattended. Any updates to this will shared nearer the time. Due to hot weather in 2022 we had to ban BBQs.
Q Are there showers? Or water points?
Yes, there are showers across site. They are cleaned throughout the day. These are marked clearly by signs and on the site map in the festival programme. We have free drinking water from taps all over site and multiple specific Drinking Water Stations which will be marked on the site map.
Q Who is playing in 2023?
Line-up for 2023 has been announced including SUEDE, PRIMAL SCREAM, LEVELLERS, JOHNNY MARR, INDIGO GIRLS, THE DEAD SOUTH and lots more. Go to the LINE-UP page to see the full list of announcements so far
Q What kind of stalls are there?
Beautiful Days always has a great range of caterers and a wide range of choice for meat-eaters, vegetarians, vegans and gluten free – all at reasonable prices. The festival also has a range of non-food traders selling everything from hand-crafted jewellery to fairy wings! There are cash machines on site next to the Village Shop and Information Tent
Q What about medical provision at the festival?
There is a medical centre between The Big Top stage and the Children’s Area, next to Escot House open throughout the weekend, 24 hours a day. There is also a Welfare & Safeguarding Tent close by if you need a quiet or safe space.
Q Can I bring my own alcohol?
Yes, you can bring a reasonable amount for personal consumption – we don’t limit or stop you taking alcohol around site or in the main arena, but please – NO GLASS and NO SINGLE USE PLASTIC BOTTLES.
Q Where can I find out about accessibility?
Beautiful Days provides facilities and support for those wishing to attend who have accessibility requirements. All information regarding Access at Beautiful Days is on the festival website here on the Accessibility Page
Please email [email protected] if you have a specific query, request or with feedback. We will do our best to reply to your email as quickly as we can.