FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Entry and Security

We take the security and safety of our festival-goers very seriously – it is a real priority.

Please help us by bringing as little as possible and remember we do not allow bags larger

than A4 into the arena. Please be patient while we carry out our security checks and searches which take place at the arena entrance and may also happen at any time and at any location onsite.

Our security staff are there for your safety – please co-operate with them as they work to keep us all safe and sound. Some are covert, but most are obvious by their clearly marked Stewards Jackets.

  • No under children under the age of 12 and all U18’s must be accompanied by an adult ticket holder and have id to prove their age.
  • No alcohol (one 500ml sealed bottle of water is permitted)
  • No drugs including ‘legal highs’ *
  • No flares or fireworks ^
  • No knives or weapons
  • Aerosols over 250ml
  • No glass
  • No food is allowed to be brought into the festival unless there is a genuine medical reason and prior contact has been made with the festival organisers at contact@rockinginthefreeworld.co.uk We do have a fantastic and delicious range of food available that caters for all, including vegetarian and vegan options in the food village
  • No perfumes or aftershaves
  • No flags, selfie sticks, poles or umbrellas
  • No air horns, megaphones & laser pens
  • No bikes, skateboards or scooters
  • No drones or paper lanterns
  • No camping chairs
  • No animals (excluding registered hearing & guide dogs)
  • No professional cameras or audio recording devices
  • No items that may cause offence or disruption to others
  • Try not to bring a bag to the festival however no bags bigger than A4 > W21cm x H30cm x D8cm are allowed – All bags will be subject to a search upon entry.
  • Only pre-agreed, labelled medication will be allowed to be brought in – email contact@rockinginthefreeworld.co.uk to arrange this.

* Following the introduction of the Psychoactive Substance Act 2016, this could result in penalties for possession or supply.^ Being found in possession of a flare at a music event is now a criminal offence. Anyone found in possession will be removed from the site and could face up to 3 months in prison.

Failure to adhere to our entry and security measures that have been put in place to ensure the safety of you and everyone else attending may result in you being ejected without re-entry to the festival.

ID Requirements

Please bring a valid form of photographic ID on the day. IDs will be checked to confirm your age for entry and drinking purposes We have a Challenge 21 Policy on-site and the following are accepted as ID on site:

  • A Passport (Not a photocopy)
  • Full Driving Licence or Provisional Licence
  • A Proof of Age Card bearing a PASS hologram
  • A Ministry of Defence identity card
  • A National identity card issued by an EU member state

Please bring the original document as you won’t be able to use a photocopied version. If you don’t have any of these or don’t want to lose valuable documents on-site, we suggest that you apply for a PASS approved ID, some of which are free to get.

Please bring ID if you look under 21 years old, and remember that legally there is no automatic right to be served alcohol. Service is always at the discretion of the licensee for whatever reason he or she decides, and the licensee is under no obligation to explain the reason.

Drugs Policy, Drug Use and Psychoactive Substances

Rocking In The Free World does not condone the use of drugs. It is illegal to buy, sell, or take drugs. Drugs enforcement laws are as applicable on site as anywhere else in the UK but we want our festival-goers to know above all else that you can come to us for help without fear of getting in trouble at any time.

We want our festival-goers to know above all else that we are here to help and you can come to us for help without fear of getting in trouble.

Remember if you take drugs and become ill, depressed, or concerned, make sure you ask the nearest member of staff to direct you to our Welfare. If you or someone you are with has a bad reaction and needs medical help, talk to the nearest member of staff immediately. Let the medics know what has been taken. You could save your friend’s life. People who are overdosing can go downhill very quickly so don’t delay in seeking help.

If someone offers you drugs, please report them to the nearest member of security with as much information as you can.

Alcohol
  • Pace yourself.
  • Try to avoid getting too intoxicated in unfamiliar situations. You can lose control, make risky decisions, and become less aware of danger.
  • Alcohol and other drugs can impair your judgement. Don’t feel pressured into doing anything you aren’t comfortable with.
  • If you are having a bad time or struggling but don’t feel you need medical attention, visit the Welfare Team.
  • If you need medical attention, visit the Medical Tent or ask the nearest member of staff to help you.
  • If someone becomes unconscious or unresponsive, put them in the recovery position (on their side) and seek immediate medical attention by alerting the nearest member of security.
  • Alternate alcoholic drinks with soft drinks.
  • If you are drinking from early in the day, try to stick to drinks with a lower ABV, for example, lager rather than spirits.
  • Alcohol is the most common substance used to spike drinks. Never leave drinks unattended and don’t accept a drink from someone you don’t know.
  • Mixing alcohol with drugs has been a common factor in some recent drug-related deaths connected with festivals.
Children

Children aged 12 and over can attend as long as they are with an adult. On entering the event, children will be given Tyvek wristbands which have a space on the inside for you to write your name and telephone number (as a parent or guardian). We can use this as a primary contact to reunite you. Replacements can be picked up at the Welfare Tent