Q: What are the dates of the 2013 festival?
A: GlobalGathering 2013 takes place over two nights on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th July 2013 and will offer camping facilities for all weekend guests.
Q: What are the opening and closing times this year?
Friday 26th July:
09:00 – Car Park Opens
09:30 – Box Office Opens
09:30 – Camp Site Opens For VIP Ticket Holders
10:00 – Camp Site Opens For General Admission Ticket Holders
11:00 – Bars Open
16:00 – VIP Arena Opens
16:30 – Main Arena Opens
17:00 – Music Starts
00:00 – Box Office Closes
03:00 – Curfew Main Arena
04:00 – Curfew VIP Arena
Saturday 27th July:
09:00 – Car Park Opens
10:00 – Box Office Opens
11:00 – Bar Opens
11:00 – VIP Arena Opens
11:30 – Main Arena Opens
12:00 – Gates Open For Saturday Ticket Holders
12:00 – Music Starts
00:00 – Box Office Closes
04:00 – Curfew Main Arena
05:00 – Curfew VIP Arena
Sunday 28th July:
12:00 – Campsite Clearance Starts
14:00 – Campsite Closes
Q: Will I be able to get cash out on the festival site?
A: Yes, there will be several ATM machines throughout the festival site, campsite and at the Box Office but we do advise that you come prepared. Although every effort is made to keep the cash points stocked the sheer volume of people using them can sometimes prohibit this.
Q: Is there any disabled access?
A: The whole site is accessible to disabled customers. Call 01789 739988 or go to our Accessibility page here for further information.
Q: Are there lockers available this year?
A: Yes, there will be a limited amount of lockers available to purchase for campers. Lockers can be purchased in advance. For more information click here
Q: Will there be anywhere to sit down at GlobalGathering?
A: There will be a chill-out area with cover on-site in the event area.
Q: Where can I get breakfast if I camp at GlobalGathering?
A: There will be a breakfast bar in the campsite.
Q: What happens if I have problems with security at GlobalGathering?
A: We employ hundreds of security throughout the festival site. Those in key positions and undertaking certain functions are required to be licensed. Most have training of some kind and all licensed staff has a badge number, which must be displayed.
While we can’t guarantee the experience or user-friendliness of every guard, our event security comes from experienced suppliers, for instance the campsite security company run campsites for a number of festivals. Should you have a problem with any specific security guard then please report their number to event staff.
Q: I want to travel by rail to the festival, what is the nearest Station?
A: Stratford Upon Avon is the nearest station. Shuttle buses will run between the station and the festival site all weekend.
Q: I am travelling by train, how do I get to the event from the station?
A: There will be a shuttle bus service running regularly throughout both days of the event from Stratford Upon Avon train station to the site. There is also a taxi rank at the station and the festival site.
Q: I am thinking about bringing a coach to the event. What are the incentives?
A: National Express is the official coach provider for GlobalGathering, click here for more information If you have a party of 50+ people and wish to arrive by coach please email email@example.com for further information.
Q: I want to stay but don’t want to camp, are there any hotels nearby?
A: Camping is definitely the best way to experience GlobalGathering although Stratford Upon Avon has a huge variety of hotels. For further information please visit: www.stratford-upon-avon.co.uk. Or alternatively why not try one of our luxury Cloud9 accommodation options, click here for further information.
Q: I can’t find an answer to my question, who can I contact:
A: For further information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: How can I camp?
A: Camping is FREE but is only permitted by purchasing a weekend ticket. All single day Saturday ticket holders are forbidden to camp at the event. People found without camping tickets/wristbands will be removed.
Q: Are there any restrictions on tent size?
A: Please bring a tent that is sized for the amount of occupants as the larger the tent the more difficult it will be to find a pitch. We do not permit gazebos, awnings or trailer tents.
Q: Where do I pick up my camping wristband?
A: Wristband exchange is situated at the entrance to the festival site, which will be clearly signposted. Do not enter the festival site without swapping your weekend ticket for a weekend wristband.
Q: Is there a separate camping area for VIP ticket holders?
A: VIP Weekend ticket holders will able to camp in a separate VIP campsite.
Q: Are Cloud9 Packages available this year?
A: Yes, there is a select amount of Cloud9 Packages available this year, more information coming soon.
Q: How far are the campsites from the arena?
A: Due to the large scale of GlobalGathering there are various colour-coded campsites positioned outside of the main event arena. At the nearest point your tent could be positioned 20 metres from the main arena although the later you arrive the more likely you are to be positioned further away. As always arriving to the site early is the best way to secure a great position.
Q: Is there any entertainment in the campsites?
A: The campsite will have a number of fairground rides and many further activities to keep you entertained.
Q: What facilities will there be on the campsite?
A: Camping will include: Running Water, Toilets, General Store, Camping Supply Shop, Food Outlets and Bars.
Q: Is the campsite safe?
A: There will be plenty of camping stewards and also undercover security teams on site as well as fire safety officers. Strict searches will also be in operation on arrival at the campsite. We recommend that you don’t leave valuables in your tent but instead use the lockers available in the campsite and the arena.
Q: Can I bring food to the festival?
A: If you are camping then you will be permitted to bring a small quantity of pre cooked food such as sandwiches, crisps etc. for consumption within the campsite. No food is permitted to be taken into the arena.
Q: Can I bring alcoholic refreshments to the festival?
A: Under the terms of our licensing agreement with Police and local council authorities we are unable to allow our audience to bring in their own alcohol. There are many bar facilities positioned throughout the campsites and event arena.
Q: Can I bring NON-alcoholic refreshments to the festival?
A: If you are camping you are permitted to bring a maximum of 2 litres per person of NON-alcoholic refreshment into the festival site. This must be in a sealed PLASTIC container. No liquid is permitted to be taken into the arena.
Q: Are there any age restrictions?
A: The festival is licensed for people of 18 years or older. Identification will be required and under 18′s will be refused entry.
Q: What forms of identification are accepted as proof of age?
A: Only official forms of ID, either a passport or drivers license, will be accepted on entry to the festival site.
Q: What should I do if I want to purchase a ticket but I live outside the UK?
A: You can purchase your tickets in the normal way through our website and just follow the instructions given.
Q: Where can I buy tickets if I don’t have a credit card?
A: We will sell tickets nationally through HMV stores and independent record and clothes shops from April.
Q: Where can I purchase VIP tickets?
A: VIP tickets are available by clicking here or by calling 0844 847 1551.
Q: What benefits are there in purchasing a VIP ticket?
A: Admission to the VIP Areas on the relevant days, including the VIP woods and fields. VIP ticket holders will have a separate entrance making entry into the festival quicker. They will also receive access to the VIP car park and enjoy a separate campsite from General Admission ticket holders with more amenities. Click here for more information on VIP.
Q: Can I camp if I have purchased a Saturday ticket?
A: Unfortunately not. Admission to the Campsites is only permitted with a Weekend ticket.
Q: I am unable to attend but have already bought my ticket. Can I get a refund?
A: Unfortunately GlobalGathering does not offer any refunds on tickets.
Q: Can I buy tickets on the day?
A: Yes but we strongly suggest that you purchase tickets in advance. GlobalGathering has sold out every year and whilst we always keep a small amount of tickets for selling on the day we have unfortunately had to turn away many people in previous years.
Q: Where can I find information about the Deposit Ticket Scheme?
A: Information about the 2013 Deposit Ticket Schemes can be found on our website here.
Q: Where can I view all of the ticket Terms and Conditions?
A: All conditions of purchase can be viewed by clicking here