Things to know

Risk Disclaimer

Tickets to this event are sold via the private headfirst link. By purchasing a ticket you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of this event. The organisers have taken every step to ensure the safety of all those attending the event. You attend the event at your own risk. The organisers accept no responsibility and are not liable for any harm caused to an individual on the festival site during the event. The organisers accept no responsibility and are not liable for any damage to or theft of personal property at the event.

Coronavirus

We are planning the event on the basis that by next summer the coronavirus situation won’t prevent the festival from taking place. We will be taking extra precautions during the planning stage to safeguard against the risk of the event being cancelled and to be able to refund your ticket if necessary.

Access

If you have particular needs surrounding access, please contact the Midsummer Groove team at info.midsummergroove@gmail.com to discuss how we can facilitate a barrier-free weekend of fun for you.

 

Alcohol

You can bring your own alcohol to the festival - however, glass is banned. If you're a cheeky so-and-so and sneak it in, it will be confiscated; this is to protect you, your friends and the beautiful countryside we are lucky enough to party in.

There will be chilled alcohol served at Jonny's bar at these unbelievably good prices:

(Bar prices for MSG 2021 TBC)

Bad Behaviour

There is a zero tolerance policy on bad behaviour. We want Midsummer Groove to be a safe space for everyone. This means enjoying yourself, but never at the expense of others. We're taking it upon ourselves to make sure everyone is safe and happy.

“Check yourself before you wreck yourself.”

We'd like to emphasise that the festival is founded on collaboration and mutual respect. We want Midsummer Groove to be a safe space for everyone, no matter how you identify. We have a zero tolerance policy on racist, homophobic, sexist, misogynistic, discriminatory and violent behaviour. Any one who is found compromising this safe space will be removed from the site and not allowed back in. You can approach any steward (in high vis) to report an incident or if you need assistance in any way. Please see our Safe Space Policy to see our full procedures.

If you see anything that bothers you, tell us. You can find one of the stewards or bar staff in high-vis jackets or go to the tent at the main gate at the entrance to the car park if you are concerned about anyone or anything.

Camping

You'll be able to camp in the designated field next to the music field, and nowhere else. There will be clear signage to help you. Please take all your belongings with you at the end of the weekend, and make sure your rubbish is put into the bins provided.

You are welcome to stay in your vehicle camper van, please note there is a specific section in the car park for camper vans, but no electricity or sanitary utilities available. 

Open fires are not allowed. You may use a BBQ as long as it’s raised above the ground. Any BBQs that are found cooking directly on the ground will be extinguished and confiscated. There will be a fire pit in the courtyard for your thermal enjoyment.

Unfortunately, we cannot allow dogs to attend the festival. 

Cash

The bar will be a cashless affair!
Please ensure you have a contactless payment method or a chip and pin card to buy drinks at the bar.

HOWEVER, there will be pay-as-you-feel workshops, self-service tea, coffee and toast, as well as a number of other small items you can pay for with cash, so please bring a little of physical cash to see you through the weekend.

If you have less than 3 people in your car you will also need to pay a £20 fee in cash to park.

Entry

You'll need your ticket and photo ID (passport, bank card or driving license) to get into the festival. We can't make exceptions to this rule.

This is strictly an over 18s only event.

First Aid

First aid is provided in the welfare tent, located in the camping field next to the cricket pitch. You can ask any steward in high vis with to assist you with getting first aid. There will always be a steward in the tent next to the main gate at the entrance to the car park.

Food

There will be a small selection of food stalls to choose from over the weekend. There will be no camp shop on site, so please bring all the necessary supplies to cook your own food.

Shepton Mallet is the nearest place to do a proper shop. There's also a small shop in Bruton, where the nearest train station is located.

Information

See any steward to ask for help or information. There will always be a steward in the tent next to the main gate at the entrance to the car park. They will be able to provide information, first aid, or just a hug.

Refund Policy

Tickets are non-refundable. If you can no longer attend, we may be able to offer your ticket to someone once the event is sold out. We can't guarantee this though.

Contact us to discuss getting a refund: info.midsummergroove@gmail.com

Rubbish

Please make use of the ample rubbish facilities around the festival site. If you're caught littering you run the risk of being removed from the site.

Remember, everyone working at the festival is a volunteer, and probably also your friend. Any rubbish you leave will have to be cleared by them, in their own time.

Please enter into the spirit of the festival and help us keep the site clean.

Toilets

There will be portable toilets and indoor toilets on site. We request that boys use the urinals for their number ones to free up the cubicles.

Indoors there will be a all-gender toilet and a non-binary/women only toilet. The all-gender toilets do contain a urinal.

Please let a steward know if toilet roll is required in any of the toilets.

Travel

(We’ll send you the exact details closer to the time of the festival.)

Cars - Parking is free if you bring a full car of people (3 people or more). If your car has less than 3 people it'll be £20 to park. We're doing this to make sure we can fit all the cars on site but also: the environment, people.

Trains - The nearest train station is Bruton - you can get there from Bristol in approximately 1 hour 15 minutes. It's a 15 minute taxi ride from Bruton train station to the festival site.

Welfare

Please find a link to our festival policies on the policy page of our website. If you would like to discuss our policies, please feel free to contact us at info.midsummergroove@gmail.com

See any steward to ask for help or information. There will always be a steward in the tent next to the main gate at the entrance to the car park. They will be able to provide information, first aid, or just a hug.

If you or someone else needs help of any kind, find a steward in a high-vis jackets with 'Groover' written on their back.. They will be sober and have been briefed on what to do in emergencies. Please do not attempt to help someone who requires medical attention yourself, always get a steward.

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