Terms & Conditions

The Green Gathering has a well-deserved reputation as a relaxed, easy-going festival – but there are a few important rules. Please do read on, to avoid surprise at a later stage. Purchase of Tickets implies acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

VEHICLES (only adult ticket holders may purchase vehicle passes)

To bring a vehicle – car or live-in – you must purchase the relevant vehicle pass. You must park in the designated area; any vehicles not doing so may be removed. See Tickets for more info and prices. Please note live-in vehicle passes usually sell out in advance.

For Live-in Vehicles which are longer than 6m and/or wider than 4m (including any awning), you must purchase an ‘Oversize’ Campervan Pass. (‘Oversize’ vehicles have their own reserved area near the main track to reduce the likelihood of grounding or getting stuck.)

Towing vehicles must be removed to the carpark after delivering caravans and trailer tents.

Please be aware there is limited campervan space on this site. Your pitch space may include an awning and/or one small children’s tent, providing these will fit into the pitch size you have paid for. There will be plenty of room in the camping fields for additional tents.


GG security has the right to search anybody / any vehicle as a condition of entry. If you refuse to be searched, GG has the right to evict you from the site and there is a no-return policy on those refusing searches. GG has the right to confiscate banned articles which may be returned after the event at directors’ discretion.

No Unauthorised Sound Systems are allowed on site (including small ones if they’re loud!).

No Unauthorised Animals are allowed on site.

No Generators (petrol, diesel, biodiesel, gas) are allowed on site.

Illegal drugs are illegal at GG! Illegal drugs are likely to be confiscated, and their owners to be evicted from site or handed over to the local authorities.

No firearms, laser devices, fireworks, nitrous oxide canisters, aerial drones or airborne lanterns are permitted on site.

No unauthorised alcohol sales will be allowed. There will be non-commercial, reasonably-priced bars selling cider, wine, real ale, cocktails and spirits on site. These bars operate a Challenge 25 policy; people aged 25 and under must be prepared to provide proof of age.

Ticket holders are only to bring alcohol for personal consumption. Allowed amounts are as follows:

  • A case of beer (24 cans – not bottles, we have a fantastic recycling crew but we cannot safely deal with that amount of glass)
  • 4 bottles of wine (we can safely deal with a small amount of glass, provided you are responsible with it)
  • One bottle of spirits (we can safely deal with a small amount of glass, provided you are responsible with it)

No unauthorised trading will be allowed on site. Contact markets@greengathering.org.uk if you’d like to apply for a stall pitch, or buy a flypitch licence from Trader HQ or Info Exchange on site.

No unauthorised use of recording equipment for professional or profit-making purposes will be allowed.


Use the recycling points provided. Take all of your personal belongings away with you at the end of the festival.

Please keep use of disposable plastics to a minimum. Bring a reuseable bottle for water; there will be no water in plastic bottles for sale on site. Avoid wetwipes; if you need to use them, bring only biodegradable wipes.

Fires will be allowed only in designated places and according to campsite rules (see camping page of website). Dangerous or irresponsible fires will be put out, and the campers responsible may be evicted.

Charcoal stoves or barbecues must not be used to heat any indoor space. Gas camping appliances may only be used according to safety instructions and in the open air, or in properly fitted campervan/caravan – not in tents.

Please respect the site boundaries. Festival-goers may not enter private property in the vicinity of the site. Outside of the festival boundaries there are steep woodlands, cliffs and rivers; keep to public footpaths if exploring the countryside and note that such explorations are at your own risk.

The site owners and GG accept no responsibility for personal property; please take care of your own belongings.

If a minor is suspected of committing or planning to commit crime or anti-social behaviour, they and their parent/guardian(s) may be evicted.

Ticket holders consent to filming and sound recording as participants in the event. Films and recordings of the event and its participants may appear publicly and be distributed and published within the public domain.

DOGS (only adult ticket holders may purchase vehicle passes)

A very limited number of dog tickets are available. Only ticketed dogs will be allowed onto the festival site.

Please see Terms and Conditions for Dog Owners.


You must be aged 18 on 2 Aug 2018 to buy ticket(s) independently. Under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible person of 18 or over. Children aged under 11 on 2 Aug 2018 will be admitted free, but must have a ticket. It is your responsibility to check that you have the correct tickets.

Wristband checkpoints will be in operation around the site. Please assist by keeping your wristband accessible. Anyone without a wristband, or wearing a wristband that has been tampered with, will be ejected. Lost wristbands cannot be replaced but broken wristbands will be, if presented with proof of purchase at the Info Exchange Tent on site.

Tickets are for personal use only, and not for any form of commercial activity. Tickets must not be offered for resale, or for advertising, promotion (including contests) or any other trade purposes (except where expressly authorised by a festival director). Resale of tickets is grounds for seizure or cancellation without refund or other compensation.

Any refunds will be subject to a cancellation fee. Booking fees are non-returnable. No refunds will be available after 5th July 2018. We may enforce these terms in accordance with the provisions of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

GG has the right to alter or vary the programme, without notice, due to events or circumstances beyond its control, without being obliged to refund monies or exchange tickets.

In the unlikely event that GG 2018 is cancelled, we will offer at least a partial refund of the ticket price but will not refund the booking fee. The festival shall not have liability beyond the purchase value of the ticket. It is the ticket holder’s responsibility to check if the event has been cancelled, and if so, the date and time of any rearranged event. We would make every effort to notify ticket holders of cancellation/re-scheduling, but cannot absolutely guarantee it.

The Green Gathering is a fun, family festival. We reserve rights of admission and the right to remove anyone from site who indulges in anti-social behaviour. Parents/carers or guardians are responsible for their children at all times.

All terms and conditions regarding tickets are governed by law and tickets are sold subject to license.

Thank you for reading these Terms & Conditions and have a wonderful Gathering.

Please note we cannot ensure festival participants’ satisfaction where GG Terms & Conditions and Health & Safety guidance are not adhered to. If you do keep to our T&Cs and H&S guidance and nevertheless are dis-satisfied with your festival experience, you may feed back to info@greengathering.org.uk or getinvolved@greengathering.org.uk

If you have a fantastic time we also love to hear from you.


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