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Q Are tickets on sale for 2020?
Tickets are on sale now. All information, prices and links are on our TICKET PAGE. Ticket prices have been HELD from 2019.
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. We hope you haven’t forgotten anyone.
Q What is the capacity of the festival?
The festival capacity is 17,500 (same as 2019) which includes all children, artists and staff – there is no increase in capacity.
Q Can a 15 year old come on their own or in a group?
We operate a similar policy to other festivals which is no more than two Teens (age 13-17) are allowed per parent or guardian. If there are a larger number of 13 – 17’s in the same immediate family, or a larger ratio with special circumstances then you would need to contact the festival in advance [email protected]
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 all 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?
Escot Park is 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 20 August 2020 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 in 2019.
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 What about public transport? Are there festival buses?
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. CONFIRMED timetables for both are on the Travel Page.
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! 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. The width of any campervan with awning and a walkway to the next plot should not exceed 4 metres.
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 on site?
We are once again teaming up with Brook Bell Tents, Cloudhouses and Wigwamsam to exclusively offer a select number of Tipis, Bell Tents and Yurts for hire at Beautiful Days 2020 in ‘The Garden’ within our Barleyfields Campsite. All info here on The Garden page
Q Can I bring my caravan?
Yes! We have a limited number of caravan pitches. A Caravan Pass is the same face value price of a campervan + car and the cost covers the caravan AND your car which can park next to it in the 8 x 8m pitch.
Q Are we allowed BBQs?
Yes, you can bring small disposable BBQs as long as they are raised off the ground so you dont damage the land. And obviously please dont use them in tents and dont leave them unattended.
Q Are there showers? Or water points?
Yes, there are showers in all the campsites. They are manned and 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. And we are working with FRANK Water again this year. They will have two refill stations in the Main Arena and Redwoods plus two mobile tanks offering unlimited refills of filtered, chilled water when you purchase a refillable FRANK bottle or a FRANK Water wristband (if you have your own bottle).
Q Who is playing in 2020?
The first wave of artists for our 18th year includes Travis, Flogging Molly, Levellers, Gary Numan, New Model Army, Hawkwind, Indigo Girls, Imelda May, Skindred, Dubioza Kolektiv, Dreadzone, Show Of Hands, The Orb and Circus of Horrors plus a ‘Mad Hats’ theme for the Sunday.
Q What kind of stalls are there? Is there a good choice?
Beautiful Days always has a great range of caterers and a wide range of choice for meat-eaters, vegetarians and vegans – 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. We have St John Ambulance and South West Ambulance Service on site throughout the weekend, 24 hours a day. There is also a Welfare & Safeguarding Tent close by.
Q Can I bring my own alcohol?
Yes, you can bring a reasonable amount for personal consumption – we dont limit or stop you taking alcohol around site or in the main arena, but please – NO GLASS and NO SINGLE USE PLASTIC BOTTLES.
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
BEAUTIFUL DAYS 2020 – Terms & Conditions of Sale
- 1. Tickets cannot be exchanged, refunded or returned after purchase.
- 2. The right of admission is reserved.
- 3. Management reserve the right to alter or in the event of adverse weather conditions to curtail or cancel the performance.
- 4. Lost or Stolen tickets will not be replaced.
- 5. Animals are not permitted on site.
- 6. Strictly no glass allowed on site.
- 7. Strictly no fireworks or fire lanterns allowed on site.
- 8. There will be no refunds in the event of cancellation.
- 9. Management reserve the right to add, withdraw or substitute artists, and to vary the advertised programme if necessary.
- 10. Under 18’s will not be served alcohol and those who appear under 21 may be challenged and refused if proof of age cannot be produced.
- 11. Anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and persons deemed to be carrying out illegal and/or offensive activities are likely to be ejected without refund.
- 12. Persons who have gained access to the festival site without a valid ticket or permission or have gained access by fraudulent means, may be searched and will be evicted.
- 13. Beautiful Days will not be responsible for any loss or damage to personal belongings.
- 14. No generators and no unauthorised sound systems on site, including in campsites.
- 15. Gates open to the car parks at 12 noon on Thursday 20 August. Earliest entry to the site for weekend ticket holders is 2pm on Thursday 20 August and they may depart no later than midday on Monday 24 August 2020.
- 16. No exit (except in an emergency) before 5pm on Thursday 20 August
- 17. Gates close strictly for entry and re-entry at 9.00pm on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.
- 18. Gates will close for entry and re-entry at 3.00pm on Sunday 23 August.
- 19. All vehicles and persons entering site will be liable to be searched.
- 20. There are no day tickets available.
- 21. Festival-goers should be aware that Beautiful Days takes place in an outdoor, rural location. There are some roads and pathways on site but the landscape can be difficult to traverse, especially if the weather is bad.
- 22. Strobe lighting may be used at the festival.
- 23. As a condition of sale, ticket holders consent to being photographed, filmed or recorded for festival promotion.
- 24. Warning: Excessive exposure to loud music may cause hearing damage