The long-standing reputation of The Woodford Folk Festival as a happy and harmonious event is precious to us, and the safety and satisfaction of our loyal patrons is of paramount importance. We want to ensure that the festival is a secure place for all ages and provides a positive experience for all who attend.
A few years ago, there was a notable rise in incidents involving unaccompanied youth. To enable us to offer a greater level of security and safety for all attending the Woodford Folk Festival, particularly those who are under 18, we have introduced a number of changes to our Youth Ticketing Policy, Conditions of Entry and Camping Policy.
In addition to complying with legislative changes, these new policies enable us to offer a greater level of security and safety for all attending the festival, particularly those who are under 18. The following changes to youth ticketing and festival attendance conditions have been put in place to help us all to preserve the positive atmosphere that is the ‘spirit of Woodford’.
The youth ticketing policy changes are as follows:
Youth Ticketing Policy
- Youth tickets (13 – 17 years old) may only be purchased in conjunction with a Guardian 25+ ticket.
- A Guardian 25+ ticket holder must be aged 25 years or older and must be contactable by mobile phone at the festival.
- A maximum of 3 youth tickets may be purchased with each Guardian 25+ ticket.
eg: a single guardian may purchase a maximum of three youth tickets. If a fourth youth ticket is required, anotherGuardian 25+ ticket holder must be purchased with the group.
- A Guardian 18+ ticket is the minimum ticket type required when accompanying children (6 – 12 years old) and toddlers. The holder of this ticket type must be aged 18 years or older and also be contactable by mobile phone at the festival.
As the purchaser of a Guardian Ticket you must:
- Provide your relevant festival contact details with the ticket purchase.
- Agree to our terms and conditions of entry – see our General Terms and Conditions
- Advise any associated ticket holders of the consequences of any breaches of these terms and conditions prior to arrival at the event.
Conditions of Entry
- All Guardian ticket holders are required to produce valid proof of age identification when arriving at the Festival Ticket Gate.
- All Guardian and youth ticket holders within a group must arrive at the Festival Ticket Gate together. No youth ticket holder will be permitted entry without their guardian being present.
- Due to liquor licensing conditions within the Festival Village precinct, all minors must be accompanied by a Guardian when they enter the Festival Village precinct.
- No more than 3 youth ticket holders per Guardian ticket holder will be granted entry to the festival site.
- Any breach of the above Terms of Arrival will result in refusal of entry with no exceptions. Absolutely no ticket refunds will be given.
- All guardians and their associated youth patrons are required to camp together.
- Any campsite disruptions, in breach of the Terms and Conditions and/or Festival Etiquette (see below) will result in the immediate eviction of those involved.
- Any campsite disruptions, in breach of the Terms and Conditions and/or Festival Etiquette by either youth patrons or their guardians will result in the immediate eviction of all associated youth and guardian(s) from the festival site.
- Zero tolerance will apply to disruptive or disrespectful behaviour within the camping areas. No warnings will be issued.
Terms of Entry
- Any breach of the Terms and Conditions or Festival Etiquette or involvement in illegal activities anywhere on site will result in the immediate eviction of those involved.
- Any breach of Terms and Conditions or Festival Etiquette or involvement in illegal activities anywhere on site, by either youth patrons or their guardians, will result in immediate eviction of all associated youth and guardians from the festival site. This means that if a youth breaches the conditions of entry then the guardian of that youth will be evicted along with all other associated youth patrons. No warnings will be issued.
- In the event of eviction from the festival site no refunds will be given.
- In the event of eviction from the festival site no re-purchase of festival tickets will be allowed.
- All festival visitors must be mindful of their surroundings. Loud and/or intoxicated or intimidating behaviour will not be tolerated anywhere on the festival grounds.
- All festival visitors must be respectful of others and their property and must not interfere with, damage or cause harm to any other visitor or their property.
- All campers must be respectful and considerate of their neighbours.
- All campers must respect fellow campers and their property, the campground amenities and natural surroundings. Disruptive behaviour, vandalism, damaging of the property of others, or harming of any vegetation or wildlife on the festival site will not be tolerated.
- From 10pm onwards, noise in all camping areas must be kept to a minimum. Festival venues are provided for late night jam sessions and frivolity.
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