What time does the festival open and close?
Opening and Closing Times
Saturday 21st July 2012, 10.30am to 11pm (with an extension to midnight)
Sunday 22nd July 2012, 10.30am to 10pm (with an extension to 11pm)
We will be opening the gates at 10am to allow people to buy their tickets and get to venues for 10.30 starts.
Friday night ceilidh
We have a Friday night ceilidh for campers and early arrivals. Takes place in the Wee Shindig from 7pm to 11pm with the Lomond Ceilidh Band. Tickets cost £6 and under 16s go free. Buy in advance.
Can I buy tickets on the day?
Yes. Refer to our ticket page for price details. We can accept cash only on the day so come prepared.
Can under 18s come on their own?
No, anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 21.
Which site this year.
Home Park, Falkland Estate, Falkland.
What arrangements are there for disabled visitors?Tickets: One registered carer accompanying each visitor with disabilities or special needs will receive free access to the Big Tent. Simply buy your own ticket (from an outlet or online) and ensure that your carer brings the appropriate ID on the day to ensure entry to the festival. Only one carer per visitor – all other members of the party must pay the standard ticket.
Car parking: There is limited disabled badge holder car parking close to the festival site. If you wish to reserve a space, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This parking is free but numbers are restricted.
Site access: for visitors with limited mobility/disabled visitors. We are endevouring to provide as much access as possible to visitors in wheelchairs. However, please be aware that because the site is a hilly field, some access may be restricted. In such instances we will do our best to assist with getting visitors to their chosen venues.
Can I bring my own food and alcohol?
Well you can bring food but there's a fantastic Food Village offering a huge range of affordable things to eat (so why would you?!). Alcohol cannot be brought on site. We have fully licensed bars and anyone found bringing alcohol on to the site will be asked to dispose of it. Oh, and if you look under 25 you might be asked for ID as part of the Challenge 25 initiative.
Can I bring my pet?
Sorry, no animals allowed on the campsite or festival site with the exception of guide dogs.
Are there any parking facilities at the Big Tent?
There's a large festival car park that is accessed from the A912 (Strathmiglo to Falkland road). Please please please do not try and park in the village of Falkland. With help from the police we will have stewards directing visitors to the car park and it will be clearly signed. Anyone trying to access the Big Tent through the village or the Leslie road will be redirected back to the designated car parks by stewards. Car parking costs £5 (for either a day or full weekend).
I live in Falkland and I'm worried about the traffic the festival will cause. What are you doing about it?
Our relationship with the community of Falkland is really important to us and it is our aim not to encourage any vehicles to access the Big Tent via the village. Visitor traffic will be directed to the same car park as last year so that's from the Strath-Falkland road (A912). There will be plenty of signage encouraging visitors to make there way to the car park and the police and stewards will be on hand to help. Any vehicles that do venture up the High Street will be met with 'No Big Tent Access' signs and stewards on the approach to West Port.
Lost and Found
If you lose any of your property at the Big Tent then go to the Information Desk and if we haven't found it, leave your name and contact details and we'll do our best to reunite you both. If you lose your child at the Big Tent, head to the Lost Children's Tent. All children will be given wristbands so we suggest you write your mobile number on them - just in case.
What are the campsite opening hours?
The campsite will be open from 12 noon on Friday 20th July and close at 12 noon on Monday 23rd July. Please arrive before 8pm on Friday 20th July. Campsite opens for registration again on Saturday at 8am.
Can I bring a campervan or caravan?
Campervans are welcome - but we only have restricted space so once they are gone they are gone (so book early). Campervans are only able to book through the internet. Sorry, we cannot accommodate caravans.
Can I park my car beside my tent?
No, in the interest of safety, we have vehicle free campsites. We aim to park campers as near to their cars as possible (in the car park) but you won't be able to park directly next to your tent.
Is there a Family Area in the Campsite?
Yes there are two family campsites this year. We have an entirely separate site for families equipped with showers. In the traditional site we have divided the site into a Family Zone (no showers) and the standard site for those without children. Both family sites are designated "Quiet Zones" and we ask that this is respected. We had quite a few complaints about noise in 2010 and we want to make sure that everyone's experience of camping at Big Tent is enjoyable.
What do we get for our camping ticket?
There's toilets and there will be a campsite shop and café for campers. Obviously you also get full access to the festival (check opening times) and a chance to explore Falkland Estate at your leisure. For those in the new family-only campsite, there will be showers too. Car parking for all campers is included in your ticket price. There are fresh water pipes in both campsites.
Breakfasts and other facilities for campers.
The Festival Cafe (on the site) will be open from 8am to 10am for breakfasts each day (bacon rolls, cereal, rolls, teas and coffees). The Co-op will also have a shop at the festival selling essentials and the papers.
BBQs and open fires in the campsites
No open fires permitted but sensible use of BBQs and chimneys are allowed.