Essential festival information

We have heard that The Proclaimers have now set off on their 500 miles 😜, so we thought we should send you some important arrival information sharpish! Please take a look to ensure there are no little hiccups.

We have also created a handy checklist for you to refer to as you begin packing for a starry weekend full of music, great food and lots of fun. Click here to see it.

Once you have packed, you are on your way… Please make sure you have your ticket confirmation with you, either digitally or printed out. You will have received it by email when you placed your order. If you can’t find it in your emails, check your junk mail or do a search for email an from:

If you still can’t find your confirmation do not panic! contact us on



Festival campsite:
Opens – 9am Friday –
Closes – 12noon Monday
Please do not turn up too early. Andy, the campsite Chieftain’s, happy face does not arrive until 9am

Box Office:
Opens – 9am Friday, 8am Sat & Sun
Closes – 10pm Friday, 9.30pm Sat, 8pm Sun

Festival Arena:
Opens  – 10.30am Friday, 8.30am Sat & Sun
Closes  – 1am each evening

Festival Bar:
Opens – 12noon
Closes – 00.30am on Fri & Sat, midnight Sun

Music Programme:
Starts – 1.40pm Friday, 11am Sat & Sun
Finishes – 11.30pm Friday & Sat, 11pm Sun.

Workshops & other activities:
Starts – 11am Friday, 9am Sat & Sun



Please follow the instructions below:

– Use Junction 38 from the M1.
– From ALL directions you must approach the festival site from Kexborough and follow the signs as you approach the festival.

Please do NOT drive through the small roads of Cawthorne village and please do not rely on a satnav or postcode for the last 10 miles of your journey as you will encounter diversions and road closures!

See the FAQs on the website for more travel information and a map.

On arrival, there is a one-way traffic system in place onsite and there is a strict speed limit of ‘walking pace’. There are different stations where you will be asked if you are camping, glamping or are there for the day, therefore needing the car park.

Please have your paperwork ready and let the traffic steward know; you’ll be issued with the appropriate vehicle pass.


Good news, you can park by your tent or caravan! However, if you remove your car, you will have to go to the car park. Due to our site layout and one-way system, vehicles are restricted from LEAVING before 12 noon Friday or ENTERING the campsite after 9pm Sunday.

Owners of oversized motorhomes should talk with campsite staff about their departure and, unless leaving after 9pm Sunday, agree a departure time so we can hold traffic for you.

Once you are pitched, collect your wristbands from the Box Office. Camping spaces are allocated on a first come first served basis. We have shower and toilet facilities onsite.

If you’ve booked camping with our partners Glampit or Vintents, you will be in a separate camping area but will use the same festival entrance.


If you’re not camping with us at UTSf, our friends at Visit Penistone have compiled an informative website which is a great resource for visitors. Their accommodation page has listings for a variety of Hotels, B&Bs and self catering businesses near to the festival site.

Please make sure you have booked car parking if you are driving from local accommodation to the festival. It’s £10 for the whole weekend if you book in advance and £5 per day.

If you are camping, one vehicle parking space is allocated as part of the pitch fee.

If you have still yet to purchase your parking space, please click here.


We are hoping the weather will be lovely – we have put in our order with the big guy – so please bring gallons of sun lotion and suitable clothing. Take a look at our checklist so you can be prepared for any eventuality.

Don’t forget to bring a refillable water bottle, we are providing drinking water taps around site and it’s everyone’s responsibility to reduce single use plastic where possible.

You are welcome to bring your own food to cook and consume on the campsite. Please use camping gaz cooking equipment responsibly and raise it off the ground where possible. Please do not light any open fires or BBQs.

NO GLASS is allowed onsite, it’s very dangerous for delicate farm hooves.

We don’t have cash machines onsite, so please come prepared with all the pennies you may require. But you don’t have to go mad! Lots of our craft traders, street food vendors, festival merchandise stall and box office can take card payment.


We are lucky to have an incredible audience, an amazing team of volunteers and productions staff at our festival. But unfortunately, there are opportunists out there who will try to take advantage when we are all having fun and our guard is slightly lowered. Please be safe and vigilant, look after yourself and fellow stargazers.

Please look after your valuables at all times, never leave them lying around, particularly on the campsite.

For the safety and reassurance of all our festival goers, we reserve the right to conduct security searches from time to time and to refuse admission to anyone who refuses to comply with these searches.

Please don’t drop fag butts! They are a huge fire risk in dry weather. They are also very toxic to farm animals & wildlife… and they are really gross – please bring a portable pocket ashtray and dispose of your butts responsibly.

We won’t go on and on. For more information and FAQs please visit our website.


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