Park Farm, Compton Verney, Warwick.
CV35 9HJ

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What’s included in the Hippy Heights Hotel Bell Tent?

The 4m luxury, quality cotton canvas bell tents come furnished with comfy memory foam mattresses, colourful rugs, a mirror, cotton throws, cushions, Solar fairy lights, a low table and battery lamp making ideal off-grid guest accommodation.

When can I book on food events and experiences?

Food events and experiences are a big part of ALSO and are generally available to book from mid April. Food experiences for ALSO ‘19 are now live on the site. 

Experiences start to go on the site mid April and on sale a couple of weeks later. For Also ‘19 we are currently finalising the schedule and plan to officially launch our bookable experiences programme mid May when we publish the entire programme.

Where do I find my tickets?

Your tickets are automatically sent to the email address on your Paypal account as soon as they are bought.  We will have a record of what you have bought but if you are able to print out – great – it does save time or mean we’re not relying on technology. 

If you’ve lost your tickets, have changed emails, or deleted them, don’t worry we will be able to retrieve – however this can take a bit of time as we get closer to the festival. 

How do I get there?

We are in a wild site which is great but it does mean there is very little signage on the roads surrounding ALSO and there is a limit to how much signage we can put in place, so we recommend having those directions downloaded, and to hand.

Also Festival can be put in to Sat Nav. 

The ALSO site

The Also Festival programme starts at 4pm Friday and then we are open until the Sunday Night. If you want to stay over on the Sunday night, please email info@also-festival.com.

The Also Festival site is completely wild – this is incredible for lots of reasons including being close to such a range of natural wildlife, for being able to spend a weekend in nature, for your mental health, for your well-being, and for your enjoyment. It’s not good for heels.

What facilities are there?

ALSO is a very small but upmarket festival and has toilets and showers to match.

Please ask at info if you’re having trouble finding the showers – we’re not hiding them – we promise – they have to be on hard standing so you might need to be pointed in the right direction. 

We do not have an ATM on site, but we can accept cards at the Info Tent and at some concession stands.

We do not have WiFi on site, but there is some phone signal (although the signal does depend on your provider).

What food do you have at ALSO?

We really love to eat and we are really proud of what we are able to create in a totally wild site for ALSO Festival.  We have a number of concessions which are designed to make the widest variety of food available so there are options for whoever you’re coming with and their food choices, including vegan and vegetarian.

To provide much more variety, we supplement our concessions with a huge Dining Hall which is decorated beautifully in which we have a number of dining events over the weekend.  We recommend doing these – they are an absolute highlight of the festival.  

Camping

We have 50 acres of grounds to camp in, so please do not pitch your tent under trees.

We do not allow open fires, but we have a campfire on the Saturday night. 

Campervans

We love Campervans (including caravans and motorhomes) and there is a place for them which is on the main site. You will need a Campervan Pass to park there. If you’ve purchased a Campervan Pass (or a carpass) you will need to access ALSO via our Production Entrance. Directions to this gate are sent with your pass to the email address on your PayPal account when you book.

Also Festival Camper King weekend package £279

For 2019 we have paired with Camper King! Reserve your VW camper van (SWB) and sleep in style. Follow this link for more information: https://www.camperking.co.uk/also-festival-2019/

 

I don't want to camp, is there a hotel?

Mercure Warwickshire Walton Hall, a 4 Star Hotel and Spa, is next door to the site, however, we are in 50 acres and they are in 70 so it is a 10-minute drive away (or half an hour over wild ground for any hikers).

Are cars allowed on site?

There are no cars allowed on site at ALSO. The main car park is at the top of the site and the walk down to the main site is a few minutes.

However, we have a limited number of car passes available which allow cars to park on the edge of the site in the campervan area - car passes can be purchased here. Access to this area is via the Production Entrance gate - directions are sent with your pass (to the email address on your PayPal account when you book).

Is there free parking?

There is free parking in the main carpark, and your tickets come with directions and a map.    

How should I plan my weekend?

There is plenty to do at Also and most is run on a turn up basis leaving you free to enjoy your time with us to suit your mood at the weekend. 

We do also offer a lot of workshops or experiences as we call them to allow our guests the chance to try something new or go a bit deeper in to something they enjoy. 

So, to help plan your weekend we will publish a short summary of programme online by the middle of May.

However do note this is published to help plan your days as it’s two months in advance of the festival sometimes times, venues and events can change – this is always because of events beyond our control – but we do our best to keep this to a minimum.

You can also pre-buy a programme (£5) which contains much more detail and includes our most up to date production schedule being emailed to you the week before the festival  - then you can pick up a physical copy when you arrive. 

We also recommend looking at our Blog to catch up with all the latest news and info.

 

Are there any shuttles or buses? How much are taxis? Where is the nearest station?

The nearest station is Leamington Spa, there are great advance tickets on the train if anyone's based in London. There are no shuttle buses available but taxis to and from the station should be around £18. We will have taxi numbers at information but we really recommend pre-booking if you intend to leave from the festival on the Sunday because this is a remote site and we don't want you to have to wait around.

Local taxi numbers

Jim Red Taxis – 07930 337 249

Leamington Spa Taxis - 01926 801 901

Avon Knight - 01926 881161

Runarun Cabs - 07702 941748

Dawn To Dusk - 07768 436662

Can I get a refund on my ticket?

We don’t currently offer refunds but understand plans can change. A ticket can be transferred to another name (this can be done up to a week in advance).

Can I get a refund on a workshop?

If you are able to, please buy all tickets for any workshops you would like to do in advance via the website. If you do not have PayPal, you can find out which workshops still have tickets and buy tickets at the info tent in festival.   Apologies, we are unable to offer refunds for workshops, and once the festival is underway please take any questions to the info tent.

Can we bring food and alcohol?

We do our best to cater to every need for all our visitors. Only alcohol bought from festival bars can be drunk on the main licensed site, and like many festival sites in farmland, we cannot have any glass brought on site.

What extra costs are there?

There is no charge to use the main car park at the top of the site.

We have a number of paid workshops which can be booked on designed to go deeper into the subject or to have a go at trying the subject out and can be booked on via the experiences page. We aim to make the workshops a real chance to have a go at something unusual, and the chance to explore the pleasures of food and drink a little bit more. 

Hay fever and hot weather.

If you suffer from hay fever or allergies, we highly recommend you bring antihistamines for those high pollen count days.

As we are on our way to being plastic free, we will have limited plastic bottles of water for sale on site, but we do have two water points on site and reusable ALSO water canteens available to purchase. It’s going to be a hot weekend, so please do take precautions and make sure to bring sunscreen.

Can we bring dogs to the festival?

As much as we love our furry friends, the land really belongs to the sheep so the farmer says no dogs on site.

Do you know what the start and finish time of the acts is likely to be?

We open the site from 12pm on Friday 5th July with programming starting from around 5pm on the Friday evening and beginning around 9am on Saturday and Sunday.

The festival runs until people go to their inflatable beds, although content will be quieter post 11pm, unless you're in the 'disco bunker' where it will be anything but quiet, but totally sound proofed so anyone star or lake gazing wont be disturbed. Things wrap up at around 6pm on Sunday.

 

 

 

If you have any other questions not answered here, please contact us at info@also-festival.com