Festival Frequently Asked Questions

Lost Property

What happens to lost property?

Due to the volume of lost property and lack of storage space, we keep non-valuable items for only five days after the festival. We keep valuables (usually keys, phones and bank cards) for up to a month afterwards.
After these times all items are either destroyed or donated to a charity shop.

Where and When

What are the dates for the 2021 Buddhafield Festival?

We’re offering two events this year. They will both be smaller than the festival we usually hold at this time. You can choose to join us for a weekend (9th-11th) or for the five day event (14th-18th).

Where is the Festival site?

Visit our travel info page here.

What time does the Festival start and end?

The Weekender - Gates open at 10am on Friday, and you need to leave site by Monday morning

Buddhafield festival - Gates open at 10am on Wednesday, and you need to leave site by Monday morning

Can I leave the Festival and get back in?

If you have your Buddhafield Festival wristband, you will be able to re-enter the site when our gate is open. The gate opens at 10am each morning, and closes at 10pm each night

How much are the tickets?

Please see the Book on Event section for ticket prices.

How do I buy tickets?

Online: through this website by credit/debit card.

Please note that we cannot take payments over the phone.

Your ticket is an email ticket, with the subject line 'Your Buddhafield Booking', and this is automatically generated when you book. Please check your spam folders before contacting us about a lost ticket, as we get a large volume of email and are a small team.

Can I get a Concession ticket?

Concessions are for students and those on non-universal benefits (i.e. state pension does not qualify for a concession as it’s a universal benefit, neither does child benefit). Non-universal benefits include child/working tax credits, Universal credit, housing benefit, Disability Living Allowance, etc. You will be asked to upload proof when purchasing

We close concession tickets bookings at the end of June each year, as our office team goes onsite and is unable to process these tickets. We do not sell concession tickets on the gate so you need to purchase by the end of June.

I can’t come for the whole thing. Do you sell weekend or day tickets?

The Festival is at its most satisfying for everyone if you come for the whole event. For Buddhafield 2021 we are not planning to sell any 'Weekend only' or Day Tickets. Please book on our “Weekender” for 2021!

I can't find my email ticket - help!

Your ticket is an email ticket, with the subject line 'Your Buddhafield Booking', and this is automatically generated when you book. Please check your spam folders before contacting us about a lost ticket, as we get a large volume of email and are a small team. You may also want to check which email address you booked with, and if you have more than one mailbox, check both.

I can no longer attend the festival. Can I get a refund?

We're sorry you're not able to make our beautiful Festival! We offer an 80% refund of your ticket(s) if you forward your booking email to bookkeeper@buddhafield.com and ask for a refund before the end of June.

Getting Involved

Can I volunteer at the festival?

Most applications are not open yet. When they are, they will appear here: https://participate.buddhafield.com/festival
They have a little green leaf next to them when they are open.

We'll be making announcements through our social media and newsletter when things open up. Links for these are above.

Can I trade at the festival?

We'll be opening trader applications for this year very soon at this link: https://participate.buddhafield.com/festival/traders-and-stalls

You can keep checking back at that page and we also make announcements through our social media pages and newsletter - links for these are above.

Can I offer a workshop at the festival?

Workshops applications are open until the 4th April here: https://participate.buddhafield.com/festival/workshops

Can I do a performance at the festival?

We have a lot of musicians on our list and do not often open general applications. That being said, you can send links to your promo stuff to information@buddhafield.com and these will be forwarded on to our music booker. We cannot get back to everyone but we do listen to everything and keep your details to contact you in the event that we have a space.

Can I offer something in the Healing Garden?

We will be opening applications for the Healing Garden towards the end of April here: https://participate.buddhafield.com/festival/healers

Please check back.

We'll be making announcements through our social media and newsletter when things open up. Links for these are above.

Festival Facilities

Are there Cash Machines, ATMs, on site?

No the closest ATMs are in Taunton or Wellington.

I have a disability: can I still come to the Festival?

Yes. There’s some guidance for Disabled ticket holders under Camping and Live-ins on the festival facilities page. You can also contact us via our contact form to ask any further questions.

We have bookable British Sign Language Interpreters at the Festival, and would very much like to encourage Deaf people to attend.

Can I bring a live-in vehicle or caravan?

Yes, unless it’s a very large motor home (e.g. a Winnebago), a full-size coach or over 7.5 tons. You will need to buy a live-in vehicle pass.

See the Camping and Live-ins section of the festival facilities page.

Can I bring my dog?

We’re sorry, but no. Our experience tends towards seeing dogs inadequately or inconsiderately cared for. Under certain circumstances — including the length of time key crew spend on site — we may offer an exception, but we can’t extend this to ticket holders

Can I have a fire at Buddhafield?

We allow small, self-contained fires off the ground. There are fire safety points throughout the campsite and live in vehicle fields.

Can I buy food at the Festival?

Yes, we expect several stalls on site to be selling fresh fruit and veg. We also hope to have a wholefood stall again this year, who can even bring things in by request. Contact them on arrival (see the site map). There are a number of vegan cafés on site.

Will there be music? What sort? And when does it stop?

We offer ample opportunities to practise meditation, but not under retreat conditions. There will be a range of amplified and acoustic music, programmed and impromptu, in various venues and cafés around the site. We have DJ sessions and a number of dance workshops throughout the day. 

I’m a member of the LGBTQIA+ community: will I be welcome?

Absolutely.

I’m in recovery: will there be anyone I can turn to for support?

Yes, we have Twelve Step Dome for people in recovery from any sort of addiction.

Nudity?

There may be more nudity than you are accustomed to. Many people enjoy the freedom to be naked in a safe, mixed environment. If you, or your children, may find this difficult you may wish to reconsider booking tickets.

You may be comfortable being fully naked, but please offer consideration to those people that, given our culture, find nudity distracting, challenging or even threatening.

I have marquees / solar-power rig / a tractor. Want to hire my gear?

Contact the Site Crew Coordinator

How will Buddhafield be different due to COVID regulations?

This covers all questions related to vaccines, face mask wearing, social distancing and so on. We cannot offer much in the way of specifics at the moment. Undoubtedly, there will be differences. We have split the festival into two events in the hope that this will make it more likely that it will go ahead. The outlook at the moment seems hopeful if the current ‘roadmap’ doesn’t change.

For everything else, we'll have to follow the latest guidance and conditions of our license. And no one knows yet what they will be in relation to events of our size this summer. We will add information as and when it becomes certain. If we make an announcement that affects your desire to attend, we offer 80% refunds on tickets up until 2 weeks prior to the event.

What happens if you cancel the event?

We will contact ticket holders in the event of cancellation and provide options regarding other events and potential refunds. All refunds remain at the organiser’s discretion.

What happens if I cannot attend due to being told to self-isolate or due to COVID-related illness?

We offer refunds under special circumstances on a case by case basis as standard. Just get in touch if you have an issue like this and we’ll work it out with you.