FAQ’s

How do I get a ticket?
We work with an e-ticket system. When you purchase your e-ticket you will be provided with a secure individual pin code that you simply need to memorise and present at the gate. We use billetto who run the ticketing for many respected festivals. E-tickets are the most cost-effective way to manage this part of the event. If you have any questions, please call the support line on 0800 043 0401.
Can I volunteer?
Yes please! Complete our Volunteer Form and become a member of our amazing volunteer team!
Can I bring a BBQ or gas stove?
No gas stoves or BBQ’s please.
We will not be allowing gas stoves and BBQ’s onto the site this year as we cannot take a risk with everyone’s safety. This is the longest drought in 40 years, there is unlikely to be significant rain fall between now and August and our duty is to protect people, the farm and wildlife. All bags will be checked on entry so please do not bring them with you.
As always, we have great pride in our chefs and that they have put together a broad and affordable menu to cater for all tastes. We love the feasting aspect of Cock & Bull where of course, all the funds go towards supporting the amazing work of Jamie’s Farm.
Where is it?
The exact location will be given to you when you buy your ticket, along with directions. We can say that it’s near Bath and it’s not at Jamie’s Farm. If you have a ticket – we will send emails with detailed directions, so please check the ticket holders newsletter.
Is it okay to bring kids?
Yes, we are a family-friendly event with special activities programmed for kids and an amazing playground on site. Of course, it is still a festival and you are responsible for looking after your children whilst on site.
Can I see your sustainability policy?
Yes of course you can! Our sustainability coordinator, Pip, has put a lot of time, effort and care into this document to ensure that as a festival we are being as good as we can be. Please read the full policy here: Cock and Bull Sustainability Policy FINAL
How can I help Cock & Bull reduce waste?
Plan what you bring on site.Think less plastic-packaged items and more compostable things. Bring reusable bottles for water, cups and cutlery. For more inspiration see our eco-ranger Green Livvy’s Plastic Free Camper Guide.

Support the charity and buy a coffee cup, plastic drink cup or water bottle. Using these will reduce our waste bills and generate more money for the charity.

Bring your own reusable items. Water bottles, coffee cups and glasses can all be refilled and reused.

Don’t contaminate recycling (this means mix it up). Only put items in their correct bin. Put compost in the composting bins. If waste gets contaminated with food or mixed up it will have to go to landfill.

Join an upcycle workshop. Learn how to upcycle and reuse items so you can share the knowledge with your friends and family and inspire others.

Report a water leak. Help us save water by reporting any water leaks around the site and turn off any running taps you see.

Complete the post-event questionnaire. Let us know what you thought worked and what initiatives were visible so we can improve what we do.

Want to balance your car travel miles?

Did you know that travel, especially by car, is sadly the biggest environmental impact of our event. We are giving you the option to balance your festival miles with Energy Revolution as one of our ticket options. Energy Revolution are a charity that balance your fossil-fuel travel miles to the festival. 100% of your donation will be invested directly into clean renewable energy – helping to tackle the environmental impacts of your journey and turning a problem into a solution! To learn more about this exciting initiative, watch their video or visit their website.

Already brought your ticket? You can go back to our tickets and buy it separately if you want. Just look for the “£3 Carbon balancing – donation to Energy Revolution” option towards the bottom of the tickets.

Can I offer or share a lift?
We have teamed up with the friendly people at GoCarShare to help encourage as many of you as possible to share car journeys by offering lifts. Just click on our page and add your journey, whether you are driving or looking for a lift, and they will match you with someone going the same way.
Go on, not only will you be saving the planet a little at a time, but you’ll be saving pennies too!
Can I get there by public transport?
There are train stations within 5 miles of the festival but you’ll need to get a friend to pick you up or take a taxi to get from the station to the festival.
Can I Cycle To The Festival?
We would love you to cycle to our festival this year, this can be a tiring journey so to encourage this we will be offering a free pint to those that arrive by bike, just tweet/instagram/facebook us a picture of you setting off and your bike and gear on arrival and a cider or beer is on us! We will also be providing some makeshift cycle racks that you can use and we will send out some information on the best cycle routes in the weeks prior to the festival. Don’t forget to bring your D Lock!
Can I bring a camper van?
Camper vans are very welcome but you need to get a live in vehicle pass when you buy your ticket.
Can I perform or run a workshop?
We’d love to hear from you – please click this link.
Who is the festival for?
The festival is truly for everyone – young and old, near and far. We have something for everyone.
How long has the festival been going?
2018 will be the seventh year! We have kept it the same size, just improved things and got more creative people involved each year. The festival is run by a group of friends and volunteers for the inspirational youth charity Jamie’s Farm.
Is it a camping festival?
Yes, we have a beautiful campsite and will provide clean showers and toilets and easily accessible taps for all. Families can camp in the family camping area for a peaceful night’s sleep.
Can I bring my dog?
Sorry, we can’t allow pets as there are too many other animals about on the farm.
Are you selling tickets on the gate?
We are a very small event and expect to sell all tickets in advance. If this does not happen there will be a limited number of tickets available on the gate.
Can I buy a paper ticket?
No, for this small event we are only selling tickets online. If you do not have internet access you will have to ask a friend to buy you a ticket.
What are the opening/closing hours?

The site will open at 3pm on Friday 10th August. Everyone must leave the site by 7pm on Sunday 12th August. We want you to stay and enjoy the Sunday afternoon with us.

Friday 10th August: Gates open at 3pm. (this means access to the entire site is from 3pm, including the car park) Gates close at 12am.

Saturday 11th August: Gates open at 9am. Gates close at 11pm.

Sunday 12th August: Everyone offsite by 7pm.

What to bring?
The usual festival fare

Musical instruments – especially ukuleles for the workshop!

sun cream

dancing shoes

random gifts for people camping near you

sun umbrella (to keep the sun off you but there’s plenty of shade on site)

guitar

reusable cup for much need coffee or tea in the morning

sun lounger

tent

yoga mat

frisbee / football

toothbrush

wellies and waterproof

sleeping bag

torch

towel

cash

fancy dress costume and accessories

flag

hula hoop

camera

loo roll

water flask

mozzie repellent

sun glasses

walkie talkie

A flannel

chess / backgammon / cards

Biodegradable glitter (it doesn’t suit the sheep long term)

positive attitude/ jokes/ anecdotes / love – you know the rest!

Are there showers?
There sure are! There are two shower blocks for you to enjoy.