Things to know

Disclaimer

Tickets to this event are sold via the private headfirst link. By buying a ticket you’re agreeing to the terms and conditions of this event. The organisers have taken reasonable steps to ensure the safety of everyone at 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.

COVID-19

We aim to provide you with the most safe and secure environment possible. The welfare of all crew, artists and attendees is always of paramount importance. We are doing a lot, but we also need your help too!

 

We are planning the event on the basis that government restrictions do not 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. There will be extra precautions at the event to ensure the safety of all those attending. The preparation, planning and mitigation of risk will be dynamic.

 

The most important of these precautions is that everyone arriving at the site will have to show a negative result from either a rapid lateral flow COVID-19 test or a COVID-19 PCR test within 48 hours of arrival. Anyone who arrives without negative results will not be allowed entry to the festival site, nor will anyone travelling in the same vehicle as them, regardless of their test results.

 

Please note that we will be taking all reasonable steps to comply with any relevant guidelines intended to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and we will make sure you are aware of these measures. However, we cannot be responsible for the behaviour or health of other attendees. Accordingly, we will not be responsible if you catch COVID-19 at the festival. 

To help us reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, we ask that you do not attend if:

  1. You have tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of commencement of Midsummer Groove. 

  2. You display any symptoms of COVID-19

  3. You live with someone who displays symptoms of COVID-19 or who has tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of commencement of Midsummer Groove

  4. You have been instructed to self-isolate

 

What we already have in place:

  • Comprehensive risk assessment in place and events management process

  • Hand sanitiser stations will be available throughout the site 

  • Cleaning regimes for touch points and services are in place

  • Additional training is in place for all crew

 

In addition to the above, it is also advisable for all attendees to limit contact with others ahead of attending Midsummer Groove. 

Whilst hand sanitiser is available on site, it is recommended that you also bring your own hand sanitiser and cleaning materials.

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 the Jonny's bar at these unbelievably good prices:

Pints of ale £3.90
Lager cans £2.50

Cider cans  £2.50

Gin + mixer £3.00 (single) £4.00 (double)  

 

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 and glamping

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. 

 

Glamping is available from www.devonbelltents.co.uk
You book and pay directly with the company. There are limited spaces available for glamping tents. 

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. 

 

Cups

Reusable cups will be available at the bar, however they will come at an additional charge of £2 per cup. We encourage you to bring your own reusable cup. 

 

Tea (50p) and cafetiere coffee (£1) will be available on a self-service, honesty box scheme - you will need to bring your own reusable keep cup to use this facility. 

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 £10 fee in cash to park.

 

Drinking water

There are drinking water points around the site and drinking water is also available at the bar for free. However, recyclable cups from the bar cost £2, please remember to bring your own.

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 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, no matter what time of day or night.

Food

There will be a food stall providing hot food 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.

 

NO2

There is an absolute zero-tolerance policy on NOS at the festival. Anyone found with a nos dispenser or canisters will have all the equipment removed and be subject to a further search. This is due to the environmental impact of the canisters and the risk they pose to the farmland. There are plenty of other ways to have fun.

 

Phone charging

You can charge your phone behind the bar for free. You do so at your own risk and the organisers accept no responsibility for damage, loss or theft of phones left behind the bar.

 

Prohibited Items

Air horns (or other very loud things!), illegal substances, Nitrous Oxide (NOS), anything that could be classed as a weapon, fireworks/flares/sky lanterns, unofficial hi-vis clothing/tabards, spray paint/marker pens, animals, external promo material, laser pens, glass bottles (excluding make up), signs or materials displaying discriminatory, derogatory or offensive messages, slogans or images.

 

Refund Policy

Tickets are non-refundable. If you can no longer attend, go to our Headfirst event page to add your ticket to the resale list. If someone joins the waiting queue, they will automatically get your ticket and you will be refunded your ticket cost.

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.

 

Last year we received lovely messages from local residents saying how they had never seen anyone keep the site so clean with so many people - they were very complimentary!

 

Set times

Set times will be displayed at the festival at the gate between the camping area and the stages area.

 

Smoking

There is to be absolutely no smoking inside the Barn or at our second stage (inside marquee), or inside any other enclosed structure. Also, please please please don’t throw your cigarette butts on the ground - they are terrible pollutants, and there are animals on the land at other times of the year. There shall be ashtrays and bins provided so please use them, and encourage others to do so too!

You can buy a portable ‘ash pouch’ for next to nothing on eBay which is a good investment if you are going to smoke! Link: https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=ash+pouch&_sacat=0

 

Sound systems

Please do not bring your own sound system - and if you bring a portable speaker then please be considerate of other campers around you. Remember - there is music running all day and night already!

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 £10 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 jacket. 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.