Accessibility

We are committed to improving the experience for deaf and disabled customers at the festival, full details are available below.

Houghton are committed to improving the experience for deaf and disabled customers at the festival.

You can apply for a Personal Assistant pass, or inform us of any access requirements via our Access Requirement Form. Our application process will close on Thursday 25th July 2019.   


Access Around The Site

The festival is held in the grounds of the Houghton Hall estate. The site is located on a green field site and is generally very flat, although some areas have small mounds and dips. Please note that the weather conditions can dramatically affect the ground conditions, so wherever possible please try to consider what preparations you may need to make and equipment you may need to bring along.

The site is divided into a number of main areas:

The Campsites

The general camping, boutique camping and live-in vehicle field are located in different areas of the festival site. Each field has a dedicated entrance along with the follow amenities: 

– Fresh water points
– Showers (boutique and public camping only)
– Toilets (boutique and public camping only)
– Cash Machines (boutique and public camping only)
– General Store (boutique and public camping only)
– Phone Charging & Lockers (public camping only)


The Village
Located at the heart of the festival The Village is home to many food stalls, catering for all dietary requirements and tastes, the Smarts stage and a number of smaller stages are around the perimeter. There is a hardstanding track that runs through the centre connecting to the back of house areas and The Lake. Areas of the Village include:

– Tantrum (stage)
– Quarry (stage)
– Smarts (stage)
Old Gramophone (stage)
– Trevinos (stage and record store)
– Brilliant Corners (stage)
– Info Point
– Cash Machines
– Bars
– Toilets
– Food Vendors
– First aid
– Welfare
– Fresh water points
– Other areas TBA

The Lake

Adjacent to The Village is The Lake, a main focus of the festival site. There is a hardstanding pathway around half of it, giving access to to a variety of areas detailed below. The other half of the lakes perimeter is formed by the Woods:

– The Nest (restaurant)
Warehouse (stage)
Pinters (stage)
Orchard (wellbeing)
Bars
Toilets
Fresh water points
Other areas TBA

The Woods

The Woods sit on the bank of the Lake and are accessed from a hard standing track. When entering the woods the hard standing track terminates and terrain becomes more uneven and at times boggy if we have experienced inclement weather. Within the woods there are a number of areas:

– Clearing (stage)
Pavilion (stage)
Stallions (stage)
Bars
– Toilets
Fresh water points
Other areas TBA


2 For 1 Tickets For Personal Assistants

We provide a two for one (2:1) ticket scheme for individuals who would be unable to attend our events without bringing a personal assistant. Once you have bought a full price ticket, please fill in the online Access Requirement Form and submit evidence as listed on the form in order to receive your personal assistant ticket.


Live-In Vehicles

We have a limited number of accessible live-in vehicle pitches for live-in vehicles available on a first come first served basis. You will need to purchase a live-in vehicle pass via Resident Advisor and email us your reference number once purchased in order to reserve your spot.


Accessible Parking

If you require parking close to the festival entrance, please make the car parking staff aware upon arrival to the festival – we have spaces reserved.


Accessible Toilets

There are multiple accessible toilets located around the festival site, you will be made aware of exactly where these are on arrival.


Assistance Dogs

We welcome assistance dogs onto the site if pre-arranged, please ensure to inform us either via email or through our Access Requirement Form. There will be an area provided for toileting and drinking.


Strobe Lighting

Due to the nature of the artists it is likely that strobe lighting will be used throughout the performances. There will not be a warning immediately before a period of strobe lighting.


Medical & Welfare

There will be a First Aid and Welfare tent located in the General campsite accessible also from The Village – both are both open 24 hours a day. There will also be Medics and First Aiders on patrol around the event. Please let us know in advance if you will be wishing to store medication either via email or through our Access Requirement Form so we can make the appropriate arrangements.

If you would like more information on the access facilities at the event please email access@houghtonfestival.co.uk – we will respond to all enquiries within 5 working days.


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