FYNEFEST FAQ

So you’re coming to FyneFest, or at least thinking about it. Here’s all the info you need for the weekend; we recommend everyone reads every question in its entirety – all the information below is useful to those new to FyneFest and we update it each year.

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GENERAL

What are the festival opening & closing times?

Opening times depend on the ticket held by the attendee:

  • Weekend – Camping – 10am Friday 3 June – Midday Monday 6 June
  • Weekend – No Camping – 10am-Curfew* on Friday 3 June & Saturday 4 June
  • Friday – No Camping – 10am-Curfew*, Friday 3 June only.
  • Saturday – Camping – 10am Saturday 4 June – Midday Monday 6 June
  • Saturday – No Camping – 10am-Curfew*, Saturday 4 June only.

*On all days, curfew is no later than 2am.

  • Youth & Kids – Opening times are the same as those of their accompanying ticket-holding adult (21+)

Early Access Pass add-on holders (one per adult Weekend Camping ticket holder) may arrive from 4pm, Thursday 2 June. 

If you intend to arrive at or near 10am on any day, please be patient as there can sometimes be a rush of earlybirds making parking slightly more difficult.

The festival officially concludes at midday on the Monday and all guests must be off site by this time.

When leaving the festival, please be patient as the entrance to the festival site can get congested and affected by adverse weather causing issues for some vehicles.

What is the entry process and what does entry include?

Your ticket(s) must be scanned on arrival at the festival site and you will be issued a pint glass (with third, half and two-third markings), a wristband, a festival programme (with beer list) and your first beer.

Those bringing a car or campervan will be directed to a parking space by the FyneFest team – please park exactly as instructed.

Wristbands must be displayed at all times throughout the weekend; anyone found without a wristband at any point will be ejected from the site. Anyone on-site with an invalid wristband (e.g Friday wristband on site on Saturday) will be ejected from the site.

Pint glasses are one per person – do not break or lose your glass as we have only a small amount of replacements which will cost the three beer tokens.

Is the festival suitable for those with disabilities?

We do our best to ensure those with special requirements are able to fully enjoy FyneFest and ask that anyone who might need additional assistance at the festival to contact the FyneFest team via tickets@fyneales.com prior to booking.

How far is the car park to the camping areas?

Though the walk from the car park to the camping areas is relatively short, we know it can feel a lot longer with camping gear to carry – we’ll be offering help via quad bike and trailer, but it will be busy during peak times so not everyone will be able to use it.

In previous years, some people have brought barrows or carts to help move things to the camping areas – might be a good shout if you’re packing heavy!

What will the weather be like?

Being a Scottish festival, we have no idea. Over the past ten years we’ve had everything from heatwaves to torrential downpours – pack clothes that can be layered, and it’s always good to bring a waterproof, but also suntan cream, sunglasses and a hat (we really have no idea).

For footwear, we recommend walking boots or wellies (it is a festival, there will probably be mud).

Depending on the weather, midges can be issue and some attendees may elect to bring midge nets. They look cool AND stop you getting eaten.

What should I bring to FyneFest?

The most essential item to bring is your tickets, either digitally (downloaded) or printed at home. There will strictly be no entry to the festival site without tickets being scanned on entry to the main arena, so keep that in mind if you’re coming from the car park with arms full of stuff.

Otherwise, if you’re camping we recommend the essentials – tent, groundsheet, sleeping bag etc, as well as a torch (headlamps are both useful AND cool), and your personal belongings – clothes, toiletries etc. We generally would also recommend bringing along some midge repellent – the mix of warm and damp Scottish Summer weather can sometimes lead to a few of them around the festival site.

Other useful items include:

  • Water canteen/reusable bottle (to be refilled at drinking water points)
  • Spare toilet roll (it’s provided, but you don’t want to be caught out at night if it’s not been recently restocked)
  • Rubbish bags
  • Ear plugs (if you’re a light sleeper)
  • Wet wipes/baby wipes

We also recommend bringing along a little bit of cash – while the festival is mostly cashless (tokens and merch are card only) there are a few things you might need a few bits of folding money for:

  • Food at the Walkers Bar is cash-only.
  • Quiz entry is cash-only (£2 per player, for charity).
  • Bingo is cash-only (no more than £10 per person, cash prizes).
  • Car-park passes are cash-only (£5, save by booking online).

All food vendors will accept card, while only some will accept cash. No cashback will be available on site.

Please remember to bring photographic ID – alcohol wristbands will not be issued to anyone unable to produce photographic ID on entry.

Please bring all essential medications you might require over the weekend.

What shouldn’t I bring to FyneFest?

Do not bring weapons, fireworks, illegal substances or legal highs to the festival – anyone caught in possession any of the listed items, or using any of the items, will be ejected from the festival.

Does the festival have WiFi?

Part of the FyneFest charm is the escapism of disconnecting for a couple of days – the festival does not offer WiFi and there is limited phone signal (EE and Vodafone being the only networks to have coverage).

In the event of an emergency requiring internet or phone, please contact a member of staff who will be able to give you access to a wired connection or landline.

Do I need to bring cash?

While FyneFest is going mostly cashless this year, we recommend bringing along a little bit of cash as there will be a few places where you might need it.

  • Food at the Walkers Bar is cash-only.
  • Quiz entry is cash-only (£2 per player, for charity).
  • Bingo is cash-only (no more than £10 per person, cash prizes).
  • Car-park passes are cash-only (£5, save by booking online).

All food vendors will accept card, while only some will accept cash.

No cashback will be available on site.

Please note, due to limited signal and WiFi on site, we recommend bringing physical cards for payments as Apple Pay and Google Pay may not be available.

 

Can I bring kid(s) to FyneFest?

The FyneFest team take pride in the festival’s inclusive, family-friendly status, and offer free tickets to under 13s and reduced priced tickets for 13-17 year olds. A program of entertainment will be available for children throughout the weekend. Check out the Kids page for full information close to the festival.

Under-18s should be accompanied at all times by a responsible adult (over 21) and will not be allowed to bring alcohol into the event or consume it on the festival site.

If bringing young children to the festival, we recommend the use of ear protectors to avoid hearing damage potentially caused by loud music.

Any issues relating to lost children should be reported to festival stewards or staff.

How safe is the festival?

In the pten festivals, security has never been an issue. There is a fully-qualified stewarding team on site all weekend, whose duties include patrolling the camping field during the night, however we do recommend only bringing essential valuables that can be carried with you as tents are often impossible to secure.

If you have any medical needs during the weekend, please go to the First Aid tent, adjacent to the Main Marquee.

Antisocial, illegal, discriminatory or aggressive behaviour will not be tolerated at the festival. Any person found doing any of the above will be immediately ejected from the festival without a refund.

What are the rules of the festival?

Because lots of people are coming to a field to drink beer,  it makes sense to have a few rules. Basically, just be nice and everything will be great, but also worth noting:

  • Do not climb trees or any other structures on the festival site.
  • Do not move or remove any fixtures, furniture or hay bales from the festival site (including to the camping field).
  • Do not go in the river adjacent to the festival site.
  • Do not climb over any fences or open any gates.
  • Take care at all times – the festival is a working farm and ground may be uneven in places.
  • Do not disturb any livestock or festival site neighbours.

It’s also worth familiarising yourself with the festival Terms & Conditions.

What should I do in the event of an emergency?

Should any emergency arise, speak to a member of the FyneFest stewarding and security team as soon as possible.

There will be a dedicated First Aid team on site all weekend for any medical emergencies, located adjacent to the Main Marquee.

Any other disclaimers?

We strongly recommend ticket holders familiarise themselves with the festival terms and conditions. Purchasing a ticket for the event and accepting an admission wristband on entry signifies the understanding and acceptance of the festival terms and conditions.

The FyneFest management team reserve the right to refuse or revoke entry of any ticket to the festival at any time without prior warning should they be in breach of any rules of the festival.

Don’t drink and drive – Scotland’s Drink Drive limit is 50 milligrams of alcohol per 100 mililitres of blood. For more information visit www.dontriskit.info

All information regarding the festival contained on this website is subject to change. In the event of major disaster or major adverse weather conditions, the festival may be rescheduled or cancelled.

FOOD & DRINK

Can I bring food and cooking equipment?

Cooking equipment, including camping stoves and BBQs, is allowed on site but BBQs can only be used in the BBQ area (exact location TBA). This is due to licensing restrictions and will be enforced by festival stewards. While camping stoves are permitted to be used in the camping area, they should only be used by those not under the influence of alcohol, with care and attention, taking note of the following:

  • Do not use in close proximity to any tent or structure.
  • Do not remove partially used gas cylinders from camping stoves, and not remove any cylinders from stoves inside any tent.
  • Ensure all appliances are turned off and cool after use before storing.

Campervans and caravan cookers should be safety tested and should contain fully working fire extinguishers.

There should be no open fires anywhere on the festival site under any circumstances.

Will food vendors offer breakfast?

Yes, a small number of food vendors will serve breakfast rolls and more from early each morning.

Can I bring alcohol to the festival?

Over 18s are permitted to bring alcohol in sealed containers with them to the camping area only, either from their personal belongings or from the Brewery Shop.

Any alcohol brought onto the festival site may only be consumed in the camping area- anyone found with their own alcohol in any other festival space (including Main Arena, Main Marquee, Courtyard and Walkers Bar) will have it confiscated. Repeat offenders will be ejected from the festival.

Alcohol purchased from the Main Bar or Brewers Bar & Cocktail Lounge must be consumed within the Main Arena only.

How much is beer and food at the festival?

For beer, FyneFest operates on a token system, each token usually representing a third of a pint of most cask beers, while most keg beers will be two tokens for a half pint. Some stronger or rarer beers or those made using premium ingredients (heavily hopped or fruited) may demand more premium prices.

Tokens prices for the festival will be £1.40.

Food prices are set by each vendor, but typically main dishes are around £8-9.

Will there be gluten-free beer at the festival?

Yes! We have a dedicated tap for gluten-free beer to ensure there’s at least one GF beer pouring all weekend, plus there’s a few extras that will be scattered across the other 63 taps.

The dedicated gluten-free tap is number 12 – keep an eye out for the boards with the white border to see what’s pouring.

All gluten-free beers are labelled in the programme, and marked ‘GF’ on the Beer Boards above the bar.

Will there be alcohol-free beer at the festival?

Yes! We’ve gotten hold of cans of some awesome alcohol-free beers from Edinburgh’s Jump Ship Brewing – a lager, an IPA and a stout will be available at the Wine & Spirits bar at the end of the Main Bar.

Are there other drinks (not just beer)?

Of course, in addition to the beer bars, you’ll find bars pouring amazing British ciders, craft cocktails and a dedicated wine and spirits bar, which also serves soft drinks and cans of cocktails for a quick and delicious fruity refresher.

There are a number of drinking water points around the site, so please bring a refillable water bottle.

Several food vendors serve tea, coffee and other soft drinks.

Will there be food & drink options for those with specific dietary requirements?

Yep! Vegetarian, vegan and celiac friends need not fear – we’ve chosen our food vendors based on the variety they offer, so there will definitely be something for everyone when it comes to food.

All beers that are vegan friendly are labelled in the programme and on the beer boards – plus the beer boards will show if a beer contains lactose.

What happens if I lose or break my festival pint glass?

Pint glasses are one per person – if you break or lose your glass, we have a very small amount of replacements which will cost three beer tokens from the Merch/Tickets tent.

FACILITIES

What facilities are available on site?

The FyneFest site includes toilets, drinking water points, washing up stations, rubbish points, a recycling point (glass, plastic, cardboard, crushed cans), BBQ area and small number of showers.

Please respect the festival site and those sharing the campsite with you. Place all rubbish in bags and leave full bags at rubbish points located around the site, and bring all recyclable materials to the recycling point before you depart.

Do not place hot ashes or disposable BBQs in General Waste bins – please use the hot ashes disposal bins in the BBQ area.

 

Where are the drinking water points?

The FyneFest site has two drinking water points – one in the Main Arena, adjacent to the BBQ Area and showers, and one in the Campervan field, on the fence to the left of the Main Arena entrance. 

Both water points can be seen on the festival site map: https://fynefest.com/map/ 

How much do festival showers cost? Do I need to buy special tokens?

This year’s showers do not require coins or special tokens to operate – we ask all patrons to put two beer tokens in the honest box outside the shower block to help pay for the shower maintenance and try to keep shower length to a minimum to allow everyone a shot.

Does the festival have WiFi?

Part of the FyneFest charm is the escapism of disconnecting for a couple of days – the festival does not offer WiFi and there is limited phone signal (EE and Vodafone being the only networks to have coverage).

In the event of an emergency requiring internet or phone, please contact a member of staff who will be able to give you access to a wired connection or landline.

Can I get cashback?

No cashback will be available on site at FyneFest 2022.

While FyneFest is going mostly cashless this year, we recommend bringing along a little bit of cash as there will be a few places where you might need it.

  • Food at the Walkers Bar is cash-only.
  • Quiz entry is cash-only (£2 per player, for charity).
  • Bingo is cash-only (no more than £10 per person, cash prizes).
  • Car-park passes are cash-only (£5, save by booking online).

All food vendors will accept card, while only some will accept cash.

Please note, due to limited signal and WiFi on site, we recommend bringing physical cards for payments as Apple Pay and Google Pay may not be available.

Is there a First Aid team on site?

If you have any medical needs during the weekend, please go to the First Aid tent, adjacent to the Main Marquee.

What happens if I lose something or someone at the festival?

Any issues relating to lost people and children should be reported to the FyneFest security team.

Similarly, any lost property should be reported to security staff. If you find any lost property, please hand it to security staff. We recommend making a note of credit and debit card details and leaving any unnecessary cards them at home to make cancellation easier in the event of any lost cards during the weekend.

The festival accepts no responsibility for lost or stolen personal property.

ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT

Where can I find the stage and activities times?

All the band and activities times are in the FyneFest programme which you will be issued on arrival, or you can download now:

FYNEFEST 2022 PROGRAMME

Will you be showing the Scotland game on Sunday 5 June?

Sorry – no plans to show the football match on Sunday 5 June (should Scotland be playing after Wednesdays game).

TICKETS & BOOKING

How much are FyneFest 2022 tickets?

Prices for FyneFest 2022 tickets vary depending on how long you want to visit the festival and whether you’re planning to stay on-site.

For previous festivals, we employed a ticket tier system however due to the high number of tickets rolled over from the postponed FyneFest 2020 and a reduced capacity for FyneFest 2022, only the equivalent of Tier 3 tickets for FyneFest 2022 are available.

Please see the tickets page for ticket pricing.

What’s included with FyneFest tickets?

Your FyneFest 2022 ticket includes entry to the festival for the timeframe booked, your festival glass and your first beer.

Admittance times depend on the ticket held:

  • Weekend – Camping – 10am Friday 3 June – Midday Monday 6 June
  • Weekend – No Camping – 10am-Curfew* on Friday 3 June & Saturday 4 June
  • Friday – No Camping – 10am-Curfew*, Friday 3 June only.
  • Saturday – Camping – 10am Saturday 4 June – Midday Monday 6 June
  • Saturday – No Camping – 10am-Curfew*, Saturday 4 June only.

*On all days, curfew is no later than 2am.

  • Youth & Kids – Opening times are the same as those of their accompanying ticket-holding adult (21+)

Early Access Pass add-on holders (one per adult Weekend Camping ticket holder) may arrive from 4pm-10pm, Thursday 2 June.

If you intend to arrive at or near 10am on any day, please be patient as there can sometimes be a rush of earlybirds making parking slightly more difficult.

The festival officially concludes at midday on the Monday and all guests must be off site by this time.

When leaving the festival, please be patient as the entrance to the festival site can get congested and affected by adverse weather causing issues for some vehicles.

Please note, anyone wishing to stay overnight at the festival (including campervan or glamping options) must book a ticket option ‘with camping’.

Do I need to purchase a Car Park Pass?

Anyone bringing vehicle on site (car, motorbike, van etc) that will not be parked in a campervan pitch alongside a campervan, will be required to purchase a Car Park Pass from the tickets page of the website to help cover restoration of the site following the festival. One per vehicle.

Please book your Car Park Pass in advance of arrival. Passes can be purchased on arrival (cash only), but will be charged at a premium price.

We encourage ticket-holders to share transport to and from the event as much as possible as parking space may be limited.

Car Park spaces will be allocated by stewards on arrival.

Do I need to book tickets for under-18s?

Yes, all under-18s must have valid tickets for the festival.

Children under 13 years old are eligible for free entry to the festival, but must present a valid (free) Kids ticket on arrival. Please book your Kids tickets at the same time as your adult tickets to avoid additional booking fees.

13-17 year olds must purchase a Youth ticket for entry to the festival.

Under-18s do not need Early Access passes to arrive on Thursday 2 June (but must arrive with adults holding Early Access and adult admission tickets).

FyneFest reserves the right to check identification for any ticket holder.

How do I get my FyneFest tickets?

FyneFest tickets are issued digitally via email shortly after booking.

Each ticket features a unique barcode that must be scanned before entry. We ask that ticket-holders bring tickets with them either printed or on a portable device to be scanned on arrival.

Those rolling over tickets from FyneFest 2020 should use their original tickets for admittance. If you have any issues locating your tickets, please email tickets@fyneales.com

Can I get a discount on FyneFest tickets?

The only discounted tickets for FyneFest are for local residents (see below) and we currently do not offer any other discounts.

Local tickets are available to those with a permanent address in the following postcode areas: PA32, G83 (Tarbet & Arrochar only), PA27, PA26, PA24. Maximum four local tickets per address.

Am I eligible to book Local tickets?

Local tickets at discounted prices are available for those living in Inveraray (PA32), Furnace (PA32), Strachur (PA27), Lochgoilhead (PA24), Arrochar (G83), Tarbet (G83) or Cairndow (PA26).

Local tickets can be purchased by using a credit or debit card with a billing address registered in one of the above locations with the matching postcode shown in brackets.

Local tickets are strictly limited to four per household. Multiple orders from the same address will have all orders and tickets cancelled.

FyneFest reserves the right to request additional proof of address from anyone booking Local tickets.

Do I need to book a ticket for my dog?

There aren’t tickets for dogs at FyneFest as such, but all dogs must be registered in advance of the event and owners must agree to and sign a dog owners policy document.

For more information and to register your dog – please visit the Dogs page of the FyneFest website.

Can I get a refund for FyneFest tickets?

All ticket sales are non-refundable. We recommend those with spare tickets use the FyneFest 2022 Facebook event and Fyne Ales or FyneFest social media platforms to resell tickets. The FyneFest team will actively monitor pages to encourage resale on these platforms where possible.

Fyne Ales – Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Newsletter Sign-Up
FyneFest – Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Can I purchase FyneFest tickets over the phone or in person?

All FyneFest tickets must be booked online via the FyneFest or Thundertix websites.

Can I purchase tickets on the gate at the event?

FyneFest 2022 is now sold out – no tickets till be available on the gate for the festival. Please do not arrive without a ticket.

In the unlikely event that FyneFest is not sold out in advance, festival tickets will be available on the gate.

I’m having trouble booking FyneFest tickets, where can I find help?

If you are having any problems booking FyneFest tickets, please email tickets@fyneales.com and a member of the team will respond as soon as possible.

CAMPERVANS & CAMPING

What’s included with the Campervan Pass?

Campervan Passes are add-ons allowing use of one campervan pitch on one of the two campervan fields. Any festival attendee using a Campervan Pass must also hold a valid festival ticket which includes camping.

Pitches are allocated by by stewards. Pitches cannot be reserved. If you would like a campervan pitch next to friends, we recommend you aim to arrive at the same time to increase likelihood that you will be pitched together.

What size is the campervan pitch?

Pitches are 7m x 5m in size.

All campervans, caravans and motorhomes must comfortably fit within their designated pitches, along any awning, canopy, tent or other external additions to accommodation.

Towing vehicles can be parked alongside sleep-in vehicles if they fit within the pitch dimensions, otherwise a Car Park Pass must be bought and the towing vehicle moved to the car park area.

FyneFest reserves the right to request the removal of any external additions to pitches should the present any risk to other attendees.

I have a campervan that is too large for a campervan pitch, what can I do?

Please contact tickets@fyneales.com with the dimensions of you campervan, caravan or motorhome.

Do I need to purchase a Car Park Pass if I have a Campervan Pass?

If both your towing vehicle and accommodation vehicle fit comfortably inside the designated pitch size (7x5m), you may park your vehicle adjacent to the accommodation and do not need to purchase a Car park Pass.

Any vehicle that does not fit within the pitch alongside the accommodation will be required to park in the car park and a Car Park Pass will be required.

Can I use a Campervan Pass to sleep in my van/car, or to pitch tents?

We do not allow makeshift campervans on site and campervan pitches cannot be used for tents only.

Is there any electric hook-ups available, or can I bring a generator?

We are currently unable to offer electric hook-up/power for campervans and generators are not permitted on site.

What is the Quiet Camping area?

The Quiet Camping area is designed for those looking for a more peaceful night.

Located at the back of the camping field (signposted clearly from the entrance) it has extended quiet times compared to the general camping area as we ask for those staying in the area to keep noise to a minimum from 10pm-8am.