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 and attendees will be liable for eviction if these conditions are breached.


You may only purchase a vehicle ticket if you have an adult ticket to go with it.

All vehicles require a vehicle pass and must park in the designated areas; any not doing so may be removed.

Campervan (Standard)

For Live-in Vehicles up to 6m long, which are no wider than 4m (including any awning or small child’s tent).

Other than a maximum of one tent per campervan, camping is not permitted in the campervan area due to fire risk and space restrictions.

Campervan (Oversize)

For Live-in Vehicles which are longer than 6m and/or wider than 4m (including any awning or additional tent).

Other than a maximum of one tent per campervan, camping is not permitted in the campervan area due to fire risk and space restrictions.

Oversize vehicles may be directed to park in a designated Large Vehicles area (for safety and logistical reasons).

Caravan or Trailertent + Car

For Caravans or Trailer Tents up to 6m long, which are no wider than 4m (including any awning or small child’s tent). For larger towed caravans/trailers, you must choose an ‘Oversize’ ticket and purchase a separate Car ticket.

‘Car’ refers to any towing vehicle, and this towing vehicle must be removed to the carpark once it has delivered the caravan or trailer.


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 loud mini-rigs).

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, airborne lanterns, disposable bbqs or plastic glitters are permitted on site for safety and environmental reasons.

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.

No unauthorised alcohol sales will be allowed.

Ticket holders are only to bring alcohol for personal consumption. You must responsibly use our recycling bins. Allowed amounts per person:

  • 12 standard sized cans or bottles of beer
  • 2 bottles of wine
  • One bottle of spirits

No unauthorised trading will be allowed on site. Contact markets@greengathering.org.uk if you’d like to apply for a stall pitch. Ticket-holding flypitchers may buy a flypitch licence from Trader HQ or Info Exchange on site (conditions apply).

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


We are signatories to the Association of Independent Festivals Safer Spaces Initiative and have zero tolerance for sexual assault, defined as ‘any unwanted sexual act or activity’. We promote consent, have a survivor-led approach and provide support services on site at our Welfare tent.

Attendees must use the recycling points provided and take all of their personal belongings away at the end of the festival.

Bring a reuseable bottle for water; there will be no water in plastic bottles for sale on site. Don’t bring wetwipes, plastic glitter or other avoidable, single use plastic-based items.

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.

Disposable barbecues are banned. Charcoal stoves or bbqs 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.

Don’t camp directly beneath large trees, they may drop branches.

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.

Children must be supervised by their responsible adult(s) while at the festival. The responsible adult’s phone number must be written on the child’s wristband. There are no creches.

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.

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

Ticket holders may be photographed, filmed and recorded as participants in the event. Photos, films and recordings of the event and its participants may appear publicly and be distributed and published within the public domain. As of 2018 and in accordance with our understanding of data protection regulation, you have the right to ask GG photographers not to photograph, film or record you; and the right to ask them to delete pictures, film or recordings they have taken of you. You may also contact news@greengathering.org.uk to ask us to remove photos, film or sound recordings that identify you from our files and online media, and we will do our best to ensure this happens.

The Green Gathering aims to balance individual freedoms with appropriate safeguarding. Click here for our nudity policy.


Only adult ticket holders may purchase dog tickets

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 the day the festival begins to buy ticket(s) independently. Under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible person of 18 or over. Children aged under 6 on the day the festival begins 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.

Ticket refunds will only occur in exceptional circumstances (contact tickets@greengathering.org.uk). Agreed refunds will be subject to a cancellation fee (20% of ticket price). In all cases booking fees are non-returnable. No refunds will be available after June 30th.

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 the festival 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.

Covid update:

Should we have to postpone this year’s event due to covid you’ll be offered a refund or you’ll be able to rollover your tickets to the next GG – your choice, no quibbles. The only part of your ticket which won’t be refunded is the booking fee, as this has to pay for the work of our lovely ticket agents (a small, ethical company themselves). The booking fee is 7%.


The Green Gathering is a fun, family festival.

Parents/carers or guardians are responsible for their children at all times.

We reserve rights of admission and the right to remove anyone from site who indulges in anti-social behaviour.

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.

Post-Gathering, if you are particularly satisfied or unsatisfied with your festival experience, we’d love to hear from you. Look out for our feedback survey, or contact us via the Contact page on the GG website. Please note participants’ satisfaction cannot be ensured where GG Terms & Conditions are not kept.

Complaints Procedure


Tickets to The Green Gathering | 4 – 7 August 2022