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We are very sad to announce the postponement of the Young Farmers Festival 2020 due to the current very challenging circumstances and in line with social distancing Government guidelines which may well still be in place by June 2020. Ensuring the health of our community continues to be our first priority.

We’d like to take this time to thank everyone who has been a part of the Young Farmers Festival planning thus far; from our diversified traders, our talented line-up and all those working behind the scenes, we truly appreciate your commitment to the festival. We understand the frustration for all those who have purchased a ticket and will be offering a full refund.

We have been extremely impressed at the high levels of resilience displayed within the rural community at this time and hope that you continue to find ways to keep spirits high.

Thank you for your continued support to the festival and we look forward to partying with you soon.

Much love,

The YFF Team

This is more than just a music festival! Across 3 days in sunny June, we’re bringing you live music from well-known DJs and bands you don’t know you love yet; as well as comedy, outdoor cinema, sports events and even a wellness zone complete with yoga classes and a massage station so you can take some proper time out. A true celebration of the amazing contribution made to the rural community by young people from across the UK.

We know you love what you do and how hard you all work, so this is for you: a weekend created to give you valuable time away from the everyday.  This festival exists and has been designed to give you that buzz of being a million miles away from the ordinary!

Meet your friends

Connect with new people

Experience something new

Escape the everyday

Over 60 acts spread across 3 stages, sporting events to watch or get involved in, outdoor movie screenings, stand-up comedy, food, drink and much more!

There are 3 stages including 2 unique areas that will transport you to 2 very different places!

The main stage will house the legends and be there for you to experience music of all genres throughout the weekend. Chill on the grass and enjoy discovering new music. Come dressed to impress on our Saturday 90’s Club Night complete with tribute acts. Fancy dress is a must!

Say hello to ISLAND PARADISE, our festival beach complete with cocktail bars, sand, deck chairs and DJs to have you dancing the afternoon and evening away.

URBAN ESCAPE will bring you bands, beer and the darker side of things with an edgy feel. Think urban and grunge. This will be the place you get to enjoy acoustic and indie acts.

The festival will kick off Friday, 19 June 2020 and will finish on Sunday, 21 June 2020. Feel free to sleep off the weekend’s festivities in the campsite until Monday afternoon. Just make sure you’re all packed up and ready to go by 2pm.

  • The festival gates will open at 12pm on Friday 19th for weekend ticket holders, giving you enough time to find your home for the weekend in the campsite, whether it’s your own or a pre-pitched tent, caravan or camper van.
  • The festival Main Arena will open on Friday afternoon at 3pm so you can begin your festival experience with a few drinks and the silent disco.

Nope, you don’t need to be a YFC member. The festival is for all young people aged 18+ who appreciate rural life or have an interest in farming (and of course young farmers themselves!), but we’re a pretty inclusive bunch and love meeting new people, so you don’t have to be a farmer to come along.

There are many ways you can get involved at this year’s YFF. We want to support our farming community and offer all diversified farmers the chance to apply to become a trader: this includes drinks, food, charities and sellers of festival goods. This is also opened up for artists, so if you fancy playing on one of our 3 stages, head to our contact page for more details.

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The festival is on for 3 days, so take your pick. Day, weekend, camping, caravan and camper van tickets ON SALE NOW

Day tickets include:

  • Full access to the Main Arena on your selected day & evening
  • Free camping plot for your selected night only
  • Free parking
  • Farmers Weekly will cover the ticket service fee

Weekend tickets include:

  • Full access to the Main Arena for the entire weekend
  • All areas are free to attend at the festival
  • Access to the campsite with free camping plot
  • Free parking
  • Farmers Weekly will cover the ticket service fee

Caravan tickets include:

  • Access to caravan parking for the day(s) stated on your day or weekend ticket
  • Caravan tickets will feature the name and address of the ticket booker
  • A maximum of one caravan ticket can be booked per transaction

Tickets will be available on the door, however we recommend buying in advance as ticket prices will be considerably higher on the day. For more information see our ticket page.

Ticket holders must be 18+.

Photo ID proving you are over 18 years old will be requested upon entrance. Security may require photo ID from you when leaving and re-entering the site. We will operate the Challenge 25 scheme.

The following forms of identification are accepted:

  • Passport (not a photocopy)
  • Full driving licence or provisional licence
  • PASS card with hologram  

Holders of the YFC discounted tickets will be required to show their membership cards upon entry.

Should you lose your ticket or wristband, please go to the box office with a form of ID and your ticket confirmation email.

The Young Farmers Festival will be held at the Offchurch Bury Estate in Warwickshire – nice and central so that nobody has to trek too far.

By car

Enter the postcode CV33 9AW in your SatNav. When you’re 5 miles away, there will be road signs to start directing you to the festival car park.

North – Take M1 to Coventry Eastern Bypass/A46 in Warwickshire. Continue on Coventry Eastern Bypass/A46 towards Royal Leamington Spa. Five miles from the Young Farmers festival there will be road signs guiding you to the car park.

South – Follow M40 to B4451 in Warwickshire. Take exit 12 from M40. Take B4100, B4455 and Welsh Rd towards Leamington Spa. Five miles from the Young Farmers festival there will be road signs guiding you to the car park.

By train

The best railway station to reach Young Farmers Festival is Leamington Spa. For train times, information and tickets visit:

Virgin Trains

Chiltern Railways

West Midlands

Transport for Wales

 

By caravan

Anyone planning to bring a campervan or caravan to the Young Farmers Festival will need to book their caravan tickets, and will need to present both their caravan ticket AND festival ticket to be able to park in the allocated area. 

Enter the postcode CV33 9AW in your SatNav. When you’re 5 miles away, there will be road signs to start directing you to the festival car park.

By bus or coach

The closest coach station to the Young Farmers Festival is Leamington Spa. For coach times, information and tickets visit:

National Express

By taxi

There is a pick-up and drop-off point for taxis inside the main entrance point to the festival. Local services are listed below:

Leamington Spa Taxis – 01926 888118

Sapphire Taxis – 01926 881313

24/7 Leamington Spa Taxi – 01926 801901

A1 Spa Taxis – 01926 800680

Local Taxis – 01926 888846

Golden Line – 01926 888850

 

By air

The closest international airport to the Young Farmers Festival is Birmingham Airport. For flight details and bookings visit:

Birmingham Airport

Aer Lingus

British Airways

EasyJet

Ryanair

 

There is a regular train service from Birmingham Airport, which can take you to Leamington Spa. 

By ferry

If you are travelling from Northern Ireland, Jersey or Isle of Man by ferry, visit:

P&O Ferries

Irish Ferries

Stena Line

Steam Packet Company

Condor Ferries

Yes, there is! Gates to the car park will be open from 12pm on Friday 19th June 2020 and the festival gates will open at midday to welcome you in for the day or the weekend. Parking is free and all cars must leave by 3pm on Monday 22nd June 2020.

Camping

Several camping options are available, ranging from our free camping plots where you bring and set up your own tent, to our pre-pitched tents with options to add airbeds, chairs and tables to make your stay as homely as you’d like – already set up before you arrive, making your camping experience super easy! Book your pre-pitched tent now!

Caravan

There are a limited number of caravan spaces available, check the tickets page for more info. Please read our T&Cs for more information on caravan use.

Hotel/B&B

If camping isn’t your thing, there are a number of hotels, B&B’s and farmhouses nearby.
Castle Limes Hotel
The Warwickshire Hotel
Chesford Grange Hotel
Holiday Inn Leamington Spa
Premier Inn, Leamington Spa Town Centre Hotel
Travelodge The Regent Hotel Leamington Spa

What are pre-pitched tents?

We have partnered with Camplight, who deliver a hassle-free way to camp at YFF by offering several pre-pitched tent options, along with group bookings, and the option to add home comfort extras, such as air beds and chairs, meaning you can focus on the important part – having fun as soon as you get there!

Book a pre-pitched tent with Camplight and all you have to do is turn up and your tent will be right there, waiting for you. This is quite possibly the best way to festival EVER – it’s 100% hassle-free, you won’t have to spend time setting up or taking down your own tent, so your home for 1 night or a whole weekend is there waiting for you when you arrive and when it’s time to leave, you just walk away and Camplight will collect the tent, so you won’t have to worry about packing and carrying it home. If you make a group booking, your tents will be pitched together – what’s not to love about that!

Best of all, this is the most sustainable camping option, as the tents are reused and upcycled, so that fewer tents are left in landfills! Take the stress out of camping, do your bit for the environment and order your pre-pitched tent from the tickets page before March 30th to receive the 5% early bird discount!

Please visit https://www.festivalsafe.com/ for useful tips.

  • Glass items (please decant drinks into plastic or metal bottles)
  • Sharp items
  • Drugs
  • Drones
  • Inappropriate signs or branded items
  • Bicycles, skateboards, scooters or personal motorised vehicles (except where required due to disability)
  • Fires and barbeques
  • Portable laser equipment or pens
  • Sound systems
  • Generators
  • Sky lanterns or kites
  • Unauthorised fireworks or wax flares
  • Unauthorised tape recorders, professional film or video equipment

Small bags with dimensions: W21cm x H30cm x D8cm (A4 Size) are allowed into the main arena. All bags are subject to search.

Campers are welcome to bring food and drink to the campsite, but are restricted to do so in the main arena. There will be several bars available around the main arena to purchase alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and there will be a wide variety of food options – brought to you by UK diversified farmers handpicked by Farmers Weekly.

There will be limits to the amount of alcohol allowed in the campsite: 18 cans of beer/lager/cider, up to 70 cl of spirits, and 2 bottles of wine. Excess quantities of alcohol will be confiscated and not returned. Please see the T&Cs for further information.

Yes, we have an open air smoking policy so you are free to smoke or vape throughout the festival. However please be aware of those around you.

We operate a strict No Drugs policy and those found to be using drugs will be escorted off the premises. There will be an amnesty box placed near the box office. For more information, see our SAFETY section.

We love pets as much as you do, but unfortunately ONLY registered guide dogs will be allowed at Young Farmers Festival – this includes the campsite. Animals should not be left in vehicles or caravans at any time. Ticket holders attempting to bring any other animals (other than assistance dogs) onto any area within the festival, including the campsite, will be refused entry and no refunds will be given.

No, there will be fire pits in the main arena but these are not for personal use.

There will be no cash machines on site. We recommend bringing enough cash for the weekend.

Some of the vendors will accept cards, but we recommend bringing enough cash for the weekend.

Quality toilets and showers will be available throughout the campsite and Main Arena.

Yes, throughout the site and we encourage you to bring your own non-glass water bottle to ensure you remain hydrated and to reduce the number of single-use plastic containers used.

There will not be any phone charging stations available, so we recommend bringing a power bank charger.

Unfortunately, wi-fi will not be available.

We want Young Farmers Festival to be an event everyone can enjoy. We will try to make the site as accessible as we can, and though there will be many temporary walkways, there will also be a lot of grass. Please consider the ground conditions and the unpredictable British weather when deciding what access you might require and what equipment you might need to bring.

To apply to our access scheme, please purchase a ticket first. Once you have done so, we ask you to complete the Access Information Pack and PA Application Pack below. This consists of a number of questions regarding what requirements you will need at the event. Along with this, we ask for supporting documentation to validate your request.

Please note that our disabled access facilities cannot cater to people with temporary impairments, such as broken bones, or recent injuries, as well as pregnant women. The facilities are for the specific use of access customers, and we kindly ask that you respect this.

Once your disabled access request has been validated, you will be able to enjoy the following facilities:

  • Accessible car parking and drop off pass
  • PA (personal assistant) ticket – at no extra charge
  • Accessible toilet facilities
  • Accessible camping

Please complete our Access Information Pack and request the PA Application Pack by contacting eventsandprojects@proagrica.com

Access Information Pack

Unfortunately, no hearing loops will be available.

Some strobe and flashing lights will be used for the main stage acts, so please take this into consideration.

In an effort to reduce single-use plastic, we will be providing cutlery alternatives, such as biodegradable paper straws.

We encourage visitors to bring their own reusable non-glass bottles and make use of the water refill stations on site. We will be asking for a £2 refundable deposit for your first drink at the bar. This is so we can serve your drink in one of our reusable pint cups. Please remember to bring this with you each time you go to the bar to avoid having to pay again. Return the cup and we’ll give you your deposit back.

The Young Farmers Festival operates a Leave No Trace policy to keep the site as pristine as possible and preserve the environment. This policy means that every single item dropped is picked up – please do your bit to help by using the bins and taking larger items home with you.

  • Please bring a reusable water bottle and fill using our free clean water taps
  • Please use the litter bins provided and help us by placing waste into the correct recycling bins
  • Please do not waste water
  • Take your tent/caravan and equipment home with you. Nothing should be considered disposable, so please only bring equipment that’s built to last
  • Please avoid using disposable wipes. This includes biodegradable wipes, which quickly breakdown into microplastics and are problematic environmental pollutants

Welfare tents, First Aid and Medical services as well as security will be on site 24/7 to ensure event safety and security. Welfare tents are there to help support you when you need it. The team has everything: from sunblock and safety pins, to a private area to talk about confidential matters. Lost something? Go to the welfare lost property desk to see if it’s been handed in.

The Young Farmers Festival has been created to provide a welcoming, friendly and safe environment for everyone visiting, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, race, ethnicity, religion, belief, or social status. Everyone who attends Young Farmers Festival, whether for fun or to work, should be able to do so in an atmosphere that is free of harassment, intimidation and antisocial or abusive behaviour.

If anyone does behave in a way that goes against those values, the festival’s staff and security reserve the right to take any action they deem necessary or appropriate in the circumstances, including eviction from the festival and reporting the matter to the relevant authorities. If you are made to feel uncomfortable in any way at the Young Farmers Festival, we ask you to inform a member of staff or security as soon as possible. All information received will be dealt appropriately, and with sensitivity.

We aim for the Young Farmers Festival to be a peaceful event, yet some crimes still may take place. The most common crime at a festival is theft from, or even of tents. Property lock-ups are available, security staff and stewards patrol the site and CCTV cameras are employed (both on and off site) for crime prevention purposes.

You can help yourself by following the advice below. Don’t let criminals disrupt your enjoyment by committing a crime against you or your friends.

  • Lock and empty your vehicles
  • Only bring what you can afford to lose
  • There’s safety in groups, set up camp near friends and befriend your neighbours. Look out for each other’s property
  • Mark your property. Clearly label your gear (including your tent) with your postcode. Obvious indelible markings will significantly reduce the risk of things being stolen, and will increase the chance of their return if found. Tag your keys with an address and phone number.
  • Take any valuables, including prescription medication with you when you leave your tent
  • Don’t challenge people looking through tents, report them to festival staff or the police. Campsite stewards are there for reporting suspicious behaviour, and offenders will be expelled from the site
  • Avoid dark areas and take advantage of the extra lighting along main thoroughfares and in the car parks

The dealing or use of illegal drugs is not condoned by the Young Farmers Festival. Drug enforcement laws are as applicable on site as anywhere else in the country. Police officers will be on site and will deal with drug offences in accordance with national guidelines.

If you deal drugs, it is likely that you will be arrested, Neither anti-social nor illegal behaviour will be tolerated and participants will leave themselves liable for eviction from the site.

If you bring drugs with you, you risk having them confiscated and being evicted from the festival. If you buy them on site, you risk getting ripped off, whether fake substances or short deal, and with pills, powders and liquids there is a risk that what you buy could be harmful and even life-threatening.

Experimenting with drugs can lead to adverse reactions. The crowds and the sheer size of the festival can be disorientating. If you do take drugs and you become ill, depressed or frightened, please ask a steward to direct you to one of the many facilities on site, which can help and support you.

Excessive exposure to loud music may cause damage to your hearing. Remember to give your ears a break. It’s a good idea to wear earplugs too.

Please don’t bring your personal sound systems – the festival has music covered. The campsites are patrolled for rogue systems, which will be confiscated.

BSL Interpreters will be available through the welfare team for use in an emergency by any BSL user, who needs to communicate with festival staff or volunteers. The BSL interpreters are not available to interpret performances or non-emergency conversations.

In case of an emergency, please alert a member of staff, or find your nearest information point, and you will be guided to the relevant support services.