As many of you will know Staxtonbury is a family festival which we pride ourselves upon delivering a friendly, safe and fun environment. To help us to do this we do need your help to adhere to any policies that we've put in place based on our experience of running the festival which are purely there to ensure your safety at all times, and to make sure we give you the best possible weekend you could have. Your help to follow our rules is appreciated.


Tickets can be purchased via our website. Please be aware we have a non refundable policy. Any matters regarding tickets please contact info@staxtonbury.co.uk

You will need to present your tickets when you arrive on site. Tickets will be scanned by the Staxtonbury Team and exchanged for wristbands.

Camping and Live-In vehicle pitch tickets can also be purchased via our website.


Staxtonbury will run from Friday  to Sunday and rest assured that our dedicated entry team will be waiting for you and guide you onto site in the best way possible.

Access to site for those wanting to set up tents to camp will be from 9am Thursday

Access to the arena will be from 12pm each day , with entertainment finishing at 11pm on Friday and Saturday evenings, 3:30pm on Sunday. All vehicles and attendees must be off site by 6pm Sunday.

Please be aware that upon arrival you may be asked to provide photographic ID to verify your identity and age Upon producing your ticket we will issue you with a uniquely numbered wristband, please ensure you keep this wristband on for the entirety of the weekend.


An accompanying adult for the purpose of our rules will be someone aged 21 and over, and will be deemed a person who can take responsibility for anyone under 18. If you are under 18  you must be with an accompanying adult on entry. If you are under 18 and your accompanying adult leaves the festival you must leave with them.

Dogs are permitted entry but must be well behaved and kept on a lead at all times.


If you are under 18 you must camp in the same area as your accompanying adult. Simply arrive, show your ticket and our dedicated entry team will guide you to your pitch.

This year we've made a change and you will need to reserve your camping space so please remember to purchase a camping pitch ticket when booking your tickets, it can be done separately if you decide at a later date that you want to camp and have already bought your tickets. Don't worry there will be plenty of room and we're hopeful that you will be surrounded by like minded respectful family festival goers who will keep the noise down during evenings and show respect at all times.

Please drink responsibly. No one under 18 will be served at our bars and are not permitted to drink alcohol once on our site. If anyone under 18 is found to be drinking alcohol, the alcohol will be removed and we will ask the individual to leave the event, along with their accompanying adult.

Our licensing laws for the event are that no alcohol will be consumed by anyone under 18 years old and as such we will do everything we can to ensure this is respected.

If you are camping with us, you can bring your own food and drink to consume at your campsite, No Alcoholic drinks will be permitted to be brought into the event arena. No glass will be allowed in the arena area (see site map) however we will have recycled plastic cups available for free from the bar areas and reusable Staxtonbury Cups are available at a small cost (Great Souvenir)

We have a vast array of vendors this year and we feel part of the festival is trying the different foods we endeavour to bring to you.


We want you to know that your experience of the event is at the heart of everything we do so here's just a few of the features we've put in place;

A vibrant mixture of food vendors

Increased bar areas to limit waiting time

Our security and safety team is on site 24/7 and is provided by a highly accredited local company, Active Security Solutions, www.activesecurityltd.co.uk

This team is integral to all that Statxonbury aims to achieve so please listen to any advice or requests that are made by this team. They are primarily here for your safety.

Quiet / chill out area

First Aid tent and response teams

An increased number of toilet cubicles which will be regularly attended by our cleaning teams

Children's entertainment areas

And here's the NO's..

NO FIRES OR OPEN FLAMES at all anywhere on the site. BBQ's must be extinguished and out by 10pm please.

No Chinese lanterns or similar.

Under 18's will not be permitted to consume or buy alcohol during our event, anywhere on the site.

Staxtonbury will provide a smoking area within the arena, however we have a NO SMOKING POLICY around the arena where the hay bales are.

Please do not stack the hay bales or pull them apart, they are there to help assist your experience.

We will not tolerate foul language or disrespectful behaviour that may offend others. We will have a zero tolerance approach.

No loud music or general noise throughout the night.

No entry/re-entry to the arena area after 10:30pm on Friday and Saturday evening.

Dogs are permitted but must be well behaved and kept on a lead at all times.


What is Staxtonbury all about?

Staxtonbury Family Music Festival is a three day music festival located at Manor Farm in the beautiful village of Staxton near Scarborough.

Expect a fantastic weekend full of live music, dance shows, childrens entertainment, a fun fair and a variety of local food and drink stalls and so much more!

Staxtonbury isnt only about the music, Its a celebration of togetherness, with activities for all ages. Whether you`re a music enthusiast, a family looking for a fun weekend getaway, or simply someone who loves good vibes, this festival is for you!

Is there plenty for the kids to do over the weekend and will it cost a fortune?
This year we have more childrens entertainment than ever before! We have a dedicated kids marquee which will be home to a number of free activities across the weekend.

There will also be a bigger and better funfair catering for all ages, face painting, inflatables & bouncy castles, trampolines, sports zone and much much more!
When can we pitch our tents, caravans, campers etc?

Campers can arrive anytime between 9am and 8pm on the Thursday (the day before the Festival begins)

If you are arriving on the Friday you will be permitted entry to the campsites from 9am onwards.

Are drinks and food expensive?

We run our own bar and like our entrance fees we try to keep it within the family budget. Beer and Cider will again be in line with local pub prices (as are other drinks). All the caterers appreciate the family values we promote and to this extent they keep their prices in line with ours.

Can I buy tickets at the gates?

Tickets are available online-only. These can be purchased through our tickets page or the Eventbrite website. Keep an eye out for our Early Bear discounted tickets.

Will I be able to pitch next to my friends?

Our campsite is over 8 acres in area which can hold up to 1600 tents. We recommend arriving with your friends and family together to ensure you can pitch next to them.

What happens if it rains?

We don’t think it is possible to rain more than it did in 2012 and the field (which is sand based)stood up to it really well. There are plenty of marquees for shelter so rest assured the show will go on!

Are dogs allowed to Staxtonbury?

Yes, We are a dog friendly festival! As long as they are well behaved and are kept on a lead at all times. Please clean up after them.

I am 18 and some of my friends are 17 can I be their appropriate adult?

No, groups of youths will not be admitted whatever their ages, by all means come with parents (who must camp close by), under 18’s need to be accompanied by someone over 21 and responsible.

Can we bring our own food and drink?

If you are camping with us, you can bring your own food and drink to consume at your campsite. No alcoholic drinks will be permitted to be brought into the event arena. No glass will be allowed in the arena area.

We would encourage you to indulge from the range of food and drink our fabulous local suppliers have to offer.

Are the toilets clean?

Yes, they are the best portable toilets available in the area and are cleaned on a regular basis.

Will there be a quiet area for my young children to get a good nights sleep?

Yes, there will be a designated area for families and people who prefer a quieter area.

How do we find out the line up for each day?

Follow our social media pages which will keep you updated on the line up to our event, and we will post any changes on the day should there be any, but fingers crossed all will run to plan. There will be notice boards up near the stage which will be updated on a regular basis.

Disabled facilities and carer’s tickets.

We do have disabled parking spaces as well as disabled toilets. The field is cut, rolled and flattened so manoeuvrability is good within the site.

Please contact Colleen on 07858518753 or email info@staxtonbury.co.uk to discuss carer’s discounts etc.

When do we have to leave the site?

All pitches have to be vacated by 6pm on the Sunday.

Do you recycle the waste from the festival?

Yes, Brunton’s (Bridlington) will be in charge of our waste disposal again. 70% of the waste is for recycling and the remaining 30% is recycled into combustible energy.

Should I bring cash to the festival?

We would advise you to bring cash and card to the festival. Each vendor will have their own preferred method of payment. There will be no cash machines on-site.

I don’t like to camp. Can I leave site at night and return in the morning?

You certainly can. Just ensure you keep your wristbands (provided when your ticket is scanned upon first entry into the arena) on throughout the weekend.