General Information

General information about Timber Festival
Information to make your journey to and at the festival an enjoyable one
Getting Here

Please see the location page for the correct festival address for your sat-nav, to find out more about how to get to Timber, car sharing initiatives and local transport options.


All tickets are sold in advance on our website, but you’ll also be able to purchase tickets at the entrance gates. Full ticket info can be found on our tickets page here, including info on local residents tickets for those who live in the National Forest. This is also where you can book a car park pass if required (money raised from the sale of car park passes will be  donated to the National Forest to support continued forest creation and development).


Timber will open for campers to arrive and pitch up from 12 noon on Friday 5th July. Programming will begin from 2pm. The programming will finish late on Sunday evening and campers are welcome to stay on site until 11am on Monday 8th July when we ask that you are all packed up and ready to hit the road.

For day ticket holders access will be from 2pm on Friday and 9am on Saturday & Sunday and you can stay until late (day ticket holders will not have access to the camping areas and may not stay over on site).


Camping is not in allocated pitches so if you wish to camp with friends we suggest you arrive early and choose a spot away from the car park where there will be space to save room for friends and family arriving later.

Nobody is permitted to sleep in the car park, in a tent, car, campervan or caravan.

Campervans and caravans will only be granted entry to the live-in vehicle area with a pre-booked campervan/caravan ticket. Each live-in vehicle can have one tent to camp alongside it.

The campsite is short walk from the car park and from the main festival site.

Boutique camping in a range of bell tents, yurts, tipis, pods and domes can be booked our glamping page here. Glampers must also book relevant weekend camping tickets.

Getting your stuff from the car to campsite

If you need some help getting your stuff from your vehicle to the campsite, there will be trolley/wheelbarrow hire service – details coming soon. 


If you really don’t fancy the camping thing then here are some websites with local accommodation providers:

Love Feanedock

Feanedock is a forest in the making, we have chosen it as our festival home because it sits in the heart of the National Forest and helps tell the story of this bold environmental project.

Feanedock is what the festival is all about, so we ask that you explore and revel in this beautiful landscape but also respect it, try not to disturb local wildlife and help us to keep it clean and tidy, use the correct recycling facilities and leave no trace.

Further info about our environmental policy can be found on our sustainability page here.

Cooking & Fires

We are working with the local fire authority at all times to ensure that everyone’s safety is our priority. Camping stoves will be allowed if they are raised off the ground on stable camping tables, however no BBQs will be allowed. Please be safe and aware of the weather hazards. Everyone’s safety is our priority and we are communicating any new information as soon as we have it.

Also, and for safety reasons, please don’t use candles or lanterns containing candles in the camping areas. Chinese lanterns are also banned. Please be sensible and help us to keep the festival and surrounding countryside safe. Please be sensible and help us to keep the festival and the surrounding countryside safe.

Toilets & Showers

There are toilets situated around the site and they are marked on the map. Your camping area may not be right next door to the loo, but should be no more than a five minute walk.

There are free showers with hot water in the campsite.

There is a sink area for pot washing near the showers as well as sinks for teeth brushing and washing.

Food & Drink

You are very welcome to bring your own food and drink into the campsite. Do not, however, bring any glass with you. Leave all glass at home, decant it into plastic bottles or pots.

You can bring your own alcohol to consume in the camping areas but it is strictly prohibited to bring alcohol into the main festival site. There is a licensed bar on-site.

You will be able to see the range of food and drink providers on site for 2019 at our vendors page – coming soon.


We have first aid provision on site day and night. If you require first aid, please make your way to the first aid point at the information tent. In an emergency, please alert one of the festival stewards who will radio for a medic to attend. Please do not call 999 as our medics will respond quicker.

Water is available from stand pipes around the site – this is drinking water but please don’t drink directly from the taps, please bring a water bottle with you.


You will find a wealth of programming for families at Timber – head here to see our 2018 family programming.

For those with babies and toddlers, in the main festival site there is a sling library, a nappy-changing tent with free biodegradeable nappies and wipes and a baby-feeding tent, so mums can relax and breast or bottle feed their babies in relative peace.

First aid and lost child facilities are available close to the information tent on site.


Most activities do not need to be booked. Just turn up at the start or drop in, depending on what it is. If the session is already full, you might be asked to come back later. A few workshops do need to be booked. This is specified in the programme.


We have ATMs on site so there should be no need to carry large amounts of cash around the festival site, there will be a small charge for using them.


A phone charging service is available at the Information Tent at the main entrance. Please bring your own charger. We ask for a small donation for this service.

Items not to bring with you
  • Animals
  • Glass
  • Fireworks
  • Sound systems
Notice about dogs

Due to the varied types of programming on-site, we can’t allow any dogs or domestic animals into the Timber festival site. Only assistance dogs will be permitted. Even though this may be a usual walking spot for you and your pet(s), we can’t guarantee how each animal will react on-site to the amount of people, the music, etc.


The safety of our festival goers is always our top priority. We are working together with our security company and the authorities to put in place all necessary measures. Please don’t leave valuables in your tent.


Please respect the other festival goers to make our festival a safe and enjoyable one for everyone.

If you require further info please email: