Set in a landscape sculpted by Capability Brown, the festival site is only 10 minutes from the M40 and a 15 minute taxi ride from Leamington Spa. Trains run from Marylebone and Birmingham Moor St every half hour.
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.
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.
We open the site from 12pm on Friday 29th June. 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 email@example.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.
Our wild swimming sessions are from 2-4pm on Saturday and Sunday.
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).
If you do not have a PayPal account, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can send you our bank details so you are able to pay via bank transfer.
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.
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. Friday night’s dinner is a substantial three course menu with a cocktail and wine in our beautiful dining tent – great for groups and heartily recommended to start your weekend. We have an experimental event late night Friday. This year it is Far Out if you’re arriving late or want to do something different. We have Little Geoff Sat and Sun morning with no bookings just turn up – this is great for families as is our Afternoon Tea on the Saturday. Sunday lunch we have a trad roast with summer pudding and Saturday Night we have a theatrical extravaganza banquet. These are highly recommended, and all have a veggie option apart from the Brit Roast.
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.
We love Campervans 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.
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).
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).
There is free parking in the main carpark, and your tickets come with directions and a map.
If you want to get a sense of what is on each day, we publish rough schedules on the site to give you a guide. If you want more information and exact timings – we ask you to pre-buy a programme (£5) then we send you our production schedule, which has the schedule as updated as it can be - then you can pick up a physical copy when you arrive. The only thing to note is 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.
We also recommend looking at our Blog to catch up with all the latest news and info.
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
We don’t currently offer refunds but understand plans can change. We have now closed the time in which a ticket can be transferred to another name (this can be done up to a week in advance) so we can roll your ticket on to the following year.
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.
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.
There is no charge to use the main car park at the top of the site.
We have a number of 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 workshops 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.
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.
Bookings for Safari Hotel are now closed. If you have booked a Safari, our team have already been in touch about how to check in when you arrive at the festival, directions and your bedding packs. Any problems, please email email@example.com or if on site, head to the info tent.
As much as we love our furry friends, the land really belongs to the sheep so the farmer says no dogs on site.
If you have any other questions not answered here, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org