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By Car
We are only a 10 min drive from the Ware junction of the A10!

If coming by car, please use SG14 3RR as the postcode. This will bring you close enough to the festival signage / directions for you to the follow.

PLEASE NOTE: we have limited parking spaces, and we strongly recommend you purchase a parking pass in advance to avoid missing out.
By Train
Quick links from London - 3 stations to choose from

The closest station to festival is Stevenage (view route map). Its just 22mins from London Kings Cross on the train and a short 10 minute taxi ride to the festival.

Alternatively there are two stations in Hertford (with direct links to London) that are both only a 15min Taxi ride to the festival...

Hertford East (Liverpool ST / Tottenham Hale view route map)
Hertford North (Kings Cross / Finsbury Park view route map).
By Taxi
Please use the drop off and pick up area signposted. If coming by Taxi please arrange your return pick up at the same time.
ABC - 01438 424242
Stevenage Taxis - 01438 357111
Goldstar - 01438 727277
Foxholes Car Service (24hr) - 01992 500750

We want everyone coming to Back of Beyond to have the best day possible - here are some helpful FAQ's...
If your question is not answered below, feel free to contact us here


Do I need a carpark pass?
If you intend to drive and park, you will need a parking pass - we have a limited number of spaces, so its strongly advisable to purchase one in advance to avoid disappointment.
How far is the carpark from the festival?
It's only a 1 minute walk across from the main festival site.
What time does the festival start?
- Entry to camping is from 9am (more info on camping below).
- Entry to carpark from 9am.
- Entry to festival site from midday.
- Bars are open from midday - 2:00am.
- Festival ends 2:30am.


What is the age limit
18 and over.
Do I need to bring ID?
Yes please, either your passport or your UK driving licence.
Do I need to bring my ticket print out?
Yes please! This will speed up yours and everyone else’s entry. Tickets can be scanned from your phone also.
Will my bag be searched?
Yes, we will be searching all bags upon at the gate. Any prohibited items will be confiscated and you may be refused entry at our discretion.
Can I bring alcohol?
The festival site is a licensed venue so only alcohol purchased on site can be consumed within it.
Will you be using tokens at the festival?
Yes, all drinks can only be purchased via drinks tokens. These can be purchased beforehand and / or at various kiosks on the day. Cash or card payments can be used to purchase these tokens and we are currently running special discounts on tokens purchased early.
Is there disabled access and facilities?
Due to the nature of the site (being uneven and on a slight hill etc) we have limited disabled facilities (disabled toilets). Please email us for specifics if you’re still keen however, as we do offer a carers ticket.


Can I camp?
We offer camping, but strictly as a 'head down' option for after the festival ends. Camping tickets are on a per person basis and must be purchased in advance.
Do I bring my own tent?
Yes, you must supply and pitch your own tent - you are also responsible for all your own rubbish and leaving the campsite as you found it.
Can I light a fire or have naked flames onsite?
Strictly no naked flames, gas canisters or related items.
Do you have showers onsite?
Yes, we will be providing basic showering and toilet facilities.
What time do I have to leave the next day?
All campers must please leave the premises by 1pm.



The festival site / carpark and other areas are in some cases uneven. Please take care when moving around the site. Management is not liable for any injury caused onsite or around the close vicinity of the festival.

The festival site is a licensed venue so only alcohol purchased on site can be consumed within it. NO NAKED FLAMES permitted across the site. This includes cooking stoves/BBQ's etc. We apologise as this is set by the authorities.

Any persons entering the festival site (i.e. Field of Waterbridge + Car park) must comply with the following conditions. Any non-compliance can result in the offender being immediately and permanently ejected from the site.

Entry to the event, all activities at the event, purchase and use of tickets are subject to these Conditions. These Conditions may be amended without prior notice.

You may be searched at the entrance for any items that can be used in an illegal or offensive manner - these will be confiscated immediately.

Persons suspected of carrying out illegal and/or offensive activities on the festival site will be searched and face eviction.

NO portable laser equipment or pens are permitted.

All persons may be asked for ID and will not be served alcohol if ordered without proof of age of over 18 years. Challenge 25 will be implemented.

NO animals (except registered guide dogs), sound systems, generators, sky lanterns or kites, fireworks, canisters or wax flares, naked flames or burning of plastic will be allowed on the festival site.

Anti-social behaviour any people affecting the enjoyment of other attendees and/or affecting the running of the event will be immediately ejected by security.

The site is a glass free zone. Any glass will be confiscated on arrival. Wristbands removed or tampered with will be invalid and will not be replaced.

CCTV will be present. All persons on site consent to filming. The site management reserve the right to refuse admission or to eject attendees from the event without reimbursement of ticket price or other costs.

The site management reserve the right to cancel the event without notice.

The site management exclude liability for loss, injury or damage to persons or property except in respect of death or personal injury resulting from its own negligence.

The site management reserve the right to change the services provided and any other aspects of the event without notice.

ALL persons will use the premises in a proper and lawful manner and not so as to cause any nuisance, annoyance or inconvenience to other persons on site or neighbouring properties, or to render void or voidable any insurance in whole or in part. This will be monitored by the site Manager.

NO refunds will be issued to any attendee, except under extreme circumstances.

Please note, the above are subject to change - further conditions or alterations to the above may be applied before the start of the festival.
General info
For all general enquiries regarding the festival, please email us here

artist / stall holders
For all enquiries regarding playing or trading at the festival, please email us here

If you’re a nice, hard working and trustworthy person, and would like a free entry into the festival for a few hours of your time, then please email us if you are interested. PLEASE NOTE You need to be reliable and in a fit state to work obviously :-)

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