Everything you need to know about the practicalities of your Tandem experience...

Please note these FAQs are being continually updated so please check back closer to the festival for more information or get in touch with: lucille@tandemcollective.org


What are the times for arrival and departure?
Access to the main festival site will be from (XXX), so you’ll have a chance to arrive, relax and set up camp before all the action starts! Everyone will need to be off the site by (XXX). We would be so grateful if you can do all you can to help facilitate this, such as using all our bins correctly, taking any other rubbish away with you, and leaving the site as tidy as possible.

Can I park on site?
Yes, parking will be available at Lower Farm, but please ensure you have purchased a car park ticket in advance (Tickets). You’ll get special gifts and benefits if you fill up your car, including free Tandem merch – so why not have a proper festival trip and choose to car share? It’s so much more fun! Please think about the environment before you choose to drive. If you’d like to car share, please feel free to post on the Facebook event for Tandem Festival to help find others who are looking to car share. Car sharing done through the Facebook page is done at your own risk and we’d recommend you try to share with friends and friends of friends wherever possible.

Is there disabled access?
We strive to make the festival as accessible as possible to everyone. We have built a wheelchair access loo and venues are step free.  Please do contact our friendly team to enquire farther about disabled access and let us know if you have any specific needs: info@tandemfestival.com.

Who should I talk to if I have a question/issue during the festival?
Staff and stewards will be wearing high visibility clothing and festival passes at all times. Our team is warm and welcoming, so please do not hesitate to reach out to them should you have any inquiries! A ‘Lost & Found’ and Help Point will be clearly marked onsite.

Can I bring my baby?
Babies are welcome on site but are brought to the festival at the risk of the parent(s) and must be supervised at all times.

Can I bring dogs?
No dogs or other pets are allowed on site at any time. If you have a guide dog, this is absolutely fine but please let us know in advance if you can.

Find out more information here:
(Site Safety Policy)


How can I volunteer?
You can fill out our volunteer application form here. It would be great to have you getting stuck in and helping the Tandem festival team! We’ll have lots to do on site during the festival, but we’ll make sure you still have fun – the volunteering crew becomes like a mini family within the festival community.

Can I bring my own instruments?
Yes, you are welcome to bring your own instruments, and there will be plenty of opportunities to play in open mic spaces, as well as around the fire.

Can I bring my own sound system?
No sound systems are allowed on site. This is largely because the festival is mainly an acoustic festival and we want all festival-goers to be able to listen to and fully enjoy the great acts we’ve carefully lined up for you!

Are there any activities for children?
There will be lots of fun activities aimed at children – look out for more information closer to the event! Previous years have included story-telling, art-sessions, face-painting, and nature walks.


(Also see the T&Cs page for complementary information)

What sort of food will be available?
All food will be vegetarian, much of it vegan (free from animal products including dairy), and also gluten-free. It will be ethically sourced, and local and organic as far as possible. Most importantly, it will all be delicious and affordable! Unfortunately, we cannot cater specifically for nut or other allergies, but we will do our very best to indicate clearly when allergens are present in food.

Can I bring my own food?
You are welcome to bring your own food, but please note that campfires and/or naked flames of any kind are not allowed on the festival site. We’ll have an abundance of ethically sourced and delicious food, so you can buy affordable breakfasts, lunches and dinners on site, safe in the knowledge you are supporting local, ethical businesses.

Can I bring in my own alcohol?
Alcohol for personal consumption can be brought on site but must only be consumed in the camping area. Alcohol must be brought in plastic bottles, cans, or other containers, as glass bottles are not allowed on site. There will (of course) be a bar on site, and we will be offering some delicious local brews.
Find out more information here:
(Site Safety Policy)
(Alcohol and Drugs Policy)

Do I need to bring ID?
Yes, you will need ID to buy alcohol.
See our (Alcohol Policy.)

Are there any shops nearby?
Ramsden is a small village and as such, has just one small village shop. This shop has variable Saturday opening times and is closed on Sundays.

Will there be cash points on site?
There will be no cashpoints on site, so please bring enough cash for the weekend. You will also be able to pay by card on some stalls but please bring cash so you are not disappointed. The food and drinks will be fairly and ethically priced.

Can I smoke and take drugs on site?
Smoking will only be permitted in designated areas and we ask that all smoking is kept strictly to these areas. You will be asked to move if you smoke outside of these areas.

Consumption of drugs is forbidden by law. Anybody found consuming or in possession of drugs will be removed from the festival site & dealt with by the authorities.


Are campfires allowed in the campsite?
No naked flames are allowed in the campsite at any point due to safety legislation. However there will be a big communal bonfire on the festival site for all to enjoy (and singing and musical instruments around the fire are much encouraged!)
Find out more information here:
(Site Safety Policy)

What facilities will be available on site?
There will be drinking water, waste and recycling facilities, and loos on site.

Can I bring my camper-van?
Sleeping in vehicles is not allowed on the campsite.
Find out more information here:
(Site Safety Policy)

Are there any alternatives to camping?
There are no alternatives to camping on site. Ramsden has a few accommodation options, please see (here) for more information.


Is is safe to leave my belongings in my tent?
Although Tandem aims to create a friendly and safe community, we do not recommend you leave any valuables in your tent; it’s up to you to take care of your possessions! Please note that Tandem Festival will not be liable for the loss or damage of vehicles, goods or other materials belonging to attendees, guests, artists and crew attending the site.

These Terms & Conditions apply to all persons entering & making use of the Tandem Festival Site. Tandem Festival reserves the right to remove any individual in infraction of those T&Cs from festival site.


1.1 Tickets will not be refunded in any circumstances, other than the total cancellation of the event, when only the face value of the ticket will be refunded.

1.2 Parking space is limited and will require purchasing a car parking ticket.


2.1 No admission without a ticket.
2.2 Access to the festival site will only be possible from (3pm) on Friday 16th June. Attendees will have to clear the site by (5pm) on Sunday 18th June.
2.3 Access to certain areas of the site is restricted to authorised persons only and may be subject to certain conditions. Non-authorised persons must not enter into or make use of restricted areas unless specifically authorised to do so.
2.4 All ticket holders and crew agree to comply to any searches which designated festival security deem necessary to their person, vehicle, live-in vehicle, luggage or equipment.

2.5 All large busses and/or other large vehicles over 7m in length need written permission before they can be brought onto site.

2.6 No campervans are to be brought on the campsite.

2.7 Tandem Festival reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone we suspect of bringing in alcohol not for personal consumption. No glass is allowed to be brought on site. Please see our (Alcohol Policy) for more information.



3.1 Dangerous or violent behaviour will not be tolerated and will result in expulsion from the festival site.

3.2 Trespassing on adjoining private property will result in expulsion from the festival site.

3.3 Fly pitching or sale of any other goods or other unauthorised trading will result in immediate expulsion from the site.

3.4 Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult (aged over 21) at all times.

3.5 Parents are responsible for their children at all times.

3.6 Tents will be removed if erected on fire lanes.

3.7 No tents will be allowed in the parking area.

3.8 Access and exit routes to the site must be kept clear at all times.

3.9 Any dangerous situations (fire, violence etc) are not to be tackled by visitors but reported to the Control Room, stewards, security guards or first aiders.

3.10 All contractors must comply will the relevant H&S regulations and must provide their own Safety Policies and Risk Assessments.

Prohibited items

3.11 No pets, sound systems, glass bottles, open fires, generators or tin foil barbecues are allowed on site. If you would like to come with someone who needs a guide dog, please get in touch with us.

3.12 No weapons or fireworks are allowed on site at any time.

3.13 Tandem Festival has a strict no drugs policy. No drugs are allowed on site and all visitors may be subject to a bag and clothing search by registered security staff to ensure this is enforced.

Alcohol consumption & smoking

3.14 Customers will be required to show their wristband when purchasing alcohol and, if deemed necessary by the bar staff, they may need to show ID. Please see our (Alcohol Policy) for more information.

3.15 You are permitted to bring alcohol for your own personal consumption into the campsites but not into the Event Area. No glass is allowed on site. Please see our (Alcohol Policy) for more information.

3.16 Smoking will only be permitted in designated areas and we ask that all smoking is kept strictly to these areas. You will be asked to move if smoking outside of these areas.


4.1 No unauthorised recordings of the event are permitted.

4.2 Cameras for personal use are allowed.

4.3 By attending the festival, attendees give permission for their image to be included without compensation in pictures, films, audio broadcasts or transmissions, as members of the “audience”.


5.1 Ticket holders enter the site at their own risk.

5.2 Tandem Festival accepts no liability for the loss or damage of vehicles, goods or other materials belonging to guests and crew attending Tandem Festival 2014.


6.1 Tandem Festival reserves the right to make alterations to the published line-up and scheduled programme of events. Any required changes will not entitle ticket holders to any refund or reduction in prices.

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