Children aged 5 and under can come to Beacons for free with a parent/guardian who has bought a ticket. Whilst children aged 6 -12 require a children’s weekend ticket. Beacons has a lush Family Camping area for our younger visitors and their parents/guardians. We are planning to have special Attractions dedicated for our smaller friends – keep checking the Beacons Attractions page for more details. All of the bars at Beacons operate a strict Challenge 25 policy.
At Beacons HQ we try to make our tickets as affordable as possible and we continue to remain one of the best value for money weekends around. The good news for 2014 is that we’ve found a new ticketing partner with an even cheaper booking fee, bringing down the price for you and saving much needed pennies.
Bringing Alcohol: What’s Allowed?
We continue to keep the ticket price fair, and we’re planning on keeping tickets at the same price (or close) for future festivals. In order to continue this, we rely on funding from our bars and therefore politely ask you not to bring your own alcohol into the arenas. Details of our daily ‘happy-hour’ will be released soon. You’re welcome to bring alcohol (up to two crates) to the campsite, and there will be a campsite bar for buying chilled cans – but you must consume them there. Any unauthorised persons selling alcohol will be ejected from the site. There will be searches on the gate into the main arena. Thank you for your understanding.
Camping Plus, Campervans & Luxury Camping
If slumming it under canvas surrounded by over-enthusiastic festival aficionados isn’t for you, then this year we have several alternative camping options;
For a mere £27.50 you can enjoy the luxuries of;
- Free parking at yellow gate,
- Separate event entrance and queue jump
- Closest camping to the main arena
- Unlimited hot showers
- Posh toilets
- Dedicated security for added peace of mind
- Quiet campsite policy, for a good nights sleep.
Alternatively, why not bring everything (and the kitchen sink) in your camper van.
With our new camper van ticket you could enjoy:
- A standpipe to fresh water,
- Effluent tanks for waste disposal with increased servicing,
- An onsite team to assist you getting set up.
- New secure perimeter fencing and 2014 entrance within main event site added.
Camping Under the Stars:
All the tents will be situated in a private field.
There is access to showers and toilets.
All tents come fully furnished with carpets, lights, beds and all bedding (duvets , pillows and sheets).
*NB. A refundable deposit of £100 is payable on arrival to cover any loss or damage during your stay.*
Large Sleeps 6: £600
5.5 metres sleeps up to 6: £550
- 4 metre bell tent (Sleeps up to 4) : £420
- 5 metre bell tent (Sleeps up to 6) : £500
Cash-back is available from cash machines on site. There will be a small fee per transaction.
Beaconsfest is committed to ensuring that all our visitors have an excellent time at the festival. If you have bought tickets to attend Beaconsfest 2014 and are disabled, please contact us ASAP at with DDA in the subject header. By pre-registering with us and providing a Blue Badge, we will ensure that you are given a Disabled Parking Pass. We will also give you the access codes/keys to our onsite Disabled Toilets. Anyone who is qualified for higher level DLA is eligible for a Carer Pass. It is essential that disabled visitors register with us in advance. Beacons is a growing festival, and at this time we do not provide disabled viewing platforms for any of our stages.
Following our second festival last year, we have listened carefully to our feedback and put in place a number of improvements. This includes a substantial increase in the number of toilets, family camping field with its own facilities and the development of our arts programme to include more visual arts, installations, film, photography and spoken word. We are also introducing more seating in the arena, 24 hours of entertainment in the campsite and a range of superior food vendors.
Beacons is located on the Funkirk Estate, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 3AB.
Visitors are allowed one camping stove as long as the gas cylinder does not exceed 180g LPG. Otherwise, Beacons operates a ‘No Fires’ policy. No camp fires, fire poi, disposable barbecues, Chinese lanterns… Any visitors found with fires will be subject to expulsion from the festival. Come on friends, play nice.
Beaconsfest has a 24-hour medical service for the entire festival, including an onsite drop-in facility for any medical needs arising over the weekend.
Beaconsfest will be completely glass free! There will be a zero tolerance policy operational at the festival gates, and any glass found will be confiscated without notice. Beaconsfest have no objection to people decanting items into plastic containers in advance of the festival, but please do not attempt to do this in the queue at the gate – you won’t make many friends holding up entrance to all the fun.
Lost & Found
Beaconsfest operate a campsite welfare point for lost property, lost children, lost souls and lost ways. Information about the festival is available from here at all times during the festival.
No pets are allowed at Beacons. Registered guide dogs will be allowed on site, but it is essential that you contact us in advance to obtain a pass.
Phone Charging Service
There will be a mobile phone charging service for all the major mobile phone manufacturers (iPhone, Nokia, Blackberry, etc) at a fee of £5 per mobile phone. This will be available in the shop in the general campsite.
As we continually rely on the support of the surrounding community we offer an exclusive limited special offer for residents within the BD23 postcode*.
*Two proofs of address (Utility bill or drivers license) is required and must be produced upon collection of your tickets.
To register you interest, We will be in touch in due course regarding the exclusive offer.
Details of hot showers to be announced very soon.
Though we adhere to UK legislation on safe sound levels, a number of earplugs will be available for ear protection should you require any. Please visit our Information and Welfare tent for this.
Terms & Conditions
To view our terms and conditions,
Beacons Festival will open it’s Campsites to all our visitors at 3pm on Thursday 7th August. All pitches are first come first served (unless previously arranged). The Campsites close at MIDDAY (12pm) on Monday 11th August. The Beacons Festival Arena will be open from 6.00pm on Thursday 8th August, with Attractions, food and drink available for all our visitors to enjoy until the early hours of the morning. The Beacons Festival Line-Up begins in force at midday (12pm) on Friday 8th August. Note: The Beacons Festival Arena, with all of our music and Attractions, will close at MIDNIGHT on Sunday August. See you next year!
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There will be a drop-off point located near to the car parks and box office. For drop-offs please use GREEN GATE. This will also be the main pick-up point for festivalgoers. Please follow all signs for GREEN GATE and drop-offs, located just off Heslaker Lane.
Travelling by Car
The festival site is within an hour’s drive of Leeds, Manchester, Bradford, Harrogate and Burnley; with good A roads linking the majority of the way to the beautiful Skipton scenery. The site is really easy to get to coming off the A59 – there will be yellow signage as you near the site so keep your eyes pealed. When travelling to the festival by car, please use the postcode BD23 3AB to get to Heslaker Lane. When on Heslaker Lane please follow festival signage otherwise your satnav may take you to the wrong entrance. All car parks arelocated at Green Gate for the public. If four wheels and an engine is your preferable mode and you have extra spaces to fill with more lovely festival-goers then put your details up on our pages:
Beacons Festival is working with goCarShare to help people share car journeys. It’s a great way to save money if you are driving, or to head to the festival on the cheap if you need a lift. It’ll help you cut carbon, and as it is built around Facebook, you can find people who like the same music, or who have friends in common.
The charge for parking is £10 per car whether you are visiting the festival for the day or the weekend. You can use the same ticket if you leave the festival and return the next day, however there are no re-admissions on the same day the parking ticket was purchased. You are of course free to leave the car park at any time, but re-entry on the same day is chargeable at the same rate of £10.
We’d highly recommend catching the train to this years festival – not only is it cheap and better for the environment, but you also get to take in the lovely scenery on the way! If you’re from or can get to Leeds or Bradford then simply hop on the regular service along the Airedale Line or the Settle-Carlisle line to get to Skipton. Skipton Station is just a short taxi ride to the festival and as Skipton has the cheapest taxi fares in the country, it’ll only cost a few golden nuggets to get you dropped off at the festival site!
Our preferred Taxi provider for the festival is Skipton Taxis (01756 701122), they’re safe, friendly and know exactly where to take you. These can be pre-booked or called on demand!
Of course there are more alternative ways of getting to the site… Skipton has the Leeds Liverpool canal going through it so if you’re on a canal boat and you set off in plenty of time, you’ll have a very leisurely arrival to Beacons Fest! Then there’s cycling, walking, paragliding (it has been done in the past, believe it or not!) and probably a few more options… Whichever one you pick, take care of yourself and each other, watch out on the roads, share where you can and we’ll look forward to seeing you there!
All of the water points on the Beacons 2014 site are drinking water.
At Beacons we recruit volunteer stewards for a wide array of duties, from helping set-up, through to assisting during the event and then cleanup teams to help return the site to it’s natural beauty. We are looking for hard-working, motivated individuals to work 2 x 8 hour shifts in exchange for a weekend ticket, early festival access and hot meals when on shift. All we ask for is a small deposit to ensure you turn up for work, then upon completion we will send it back to your bank account.