Gate & Arena Times
Please see below for our standard gate times for entry into the festival.
Please note, that these can be subject to change.
12:00 – 22:00 (car parks from 10:00, arena from 14:00)
09:00 – 22:00
09:00 – 21:00
09:00 – 18:00
Arena Opening Times
The Main Arena opens from 07:45 daily (from 14:00 Thursday) and winds down around 04:00 (00:00 Thursday & Sunday). It is closed on Monday.
Explore our festival map to have a better look at the festival, where everything is and all it has to offer.
Wilderness App & Schedule
Your festival best friend, to name but a few, you can use the app to check set times, explore our bookable experiences, check the festival map, listen to our festival playlist, and it will send you handy reminders throughout the weekend. So, what are you waiting for? Download it now!
Glass – absolutely no glass is allowed
Large stereo systems
Portable laser equipment and pens
Unauthorised professional film or video equipment
Fireworks, flares or Chinese lanterns
Any item which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon
Animals (other than registered guide or hearing dogs)
Gas canisters over 450g or 2.75kg if it’s a rechargeable canister. No more than 2 disposables and 1 rechargeable canister are allowed.
Nitrous oxide canisters
Fire baskets & open metal fire pits
Any form of aerosol over 250ml
Excessive amounts of food, cigarettes and alcohol.
No bags larger than A4 size can be brought into the arena
Non-bio-degradable glitter. Please note that bio-degradable glitter must be removed with a face wipe, not water to stop it from going into the water stream and causing harm to wildlife and the environment.
Campsite Cooking Allowances
We do allow you to bring your own cooking equipment provided it is raised off the ground and properly extinguished after use. Gas cookers are allowed within the below limits:
General/Quiet/Family Campsites: Gas canisters under 450g or rechargeable canisters under 2.75kg. No more than 1 rechargeable canister. Supplies in excess of this should be returned to the customers vehicle. Solid fuel stoves & Greenheat Base Camp Cooker.
Live-in Vehicle Campsite: Propane or Butane cylinders under 7kg. No more than 1 cylinder per vehicle. Solid fuel stoves & Greenheat Base Camp Cooker.
We ask that people perform a visual inspection of equipment, including seals and hoses to check for wear or cracks before connecting to any gas supplies. Once connected, perform the ‘soapy water test’ by connecting the cylinder to the cooking equipment, use a sponge to apply soapy water to the assembly including any joints. Once covered, turn on the gas (without lighting the stove). Any leaks will be shown by small bubbles appearing in the soapy water or a smell of gas before lighting the stove.
The festival has a professional on-site fire team who are on duty 24 hours a day to respond to any fires. In the event of fire immediately evacuate the area and alert a steward, security or member of the Campsite Management team.
Please note in particularly dry & hot weather cooking equipment may be prohibited altogether.
You may bring the following to the festival
12 cans beer / lager / cider / pre-mixed drinks OR
2 bottles of wine (decanted into plastic bottles) per person OR
A combination of the two i.e. 6 cans and 1 bottle.
Strictly no spirits or hard liquor.
You may only bring your allowance of alcohol in on the first entry. You cannot leave the site and return with more. Searches will be undertaken upon entry. If you leave the site, you may be searched again upon re-admittance.
Any alcohol above this allocation will be confiscated.
This alcohol may only be consumed in the campsite.
All our campsites have toilets, showers and water points, as standard. Don’t forget your refillable water bottle!
There will also be plenty of toilets and water points in the Main Arena.
You can see the location of all of these on our Festival Map.
There will also be a small number of food/drink vendors either within or close to each of the campsites and if you don’t like what they’re offering, you can head into the arena from 7 am to see what else is on offer. Information on all our food traders, including the dietaries they cater to, can be found on our Street Food page.
Camping Not Your Thing?
Not to worry, we offer our Non-Camping ticket which allows you to come and go throughout the weekend, provided you enter within the gate times each day and keep your wristband on.
You can have a look at the best ways to get to the festival here.
And have a browse of our list of local hotels, if you’re yet to decide where to stay.
Any merchandise available will be on sale at our Info Tent at the festival. Please note, that we only have Wilderness merchandise, we do not sell artist merch.
If you’ve booked an extra experience in advance, all you need is your confirmation email and lead booker’s I.D. to check in. Group bookings must arrive together.
If you have any questions about your experience(s), head over to The Info Tent, where there will also be a self-run ‘swapping tree’ for anyone trying to sell or buy extra experiences.
If you haven’t booked in advance, you can book at the festival, subject to availability, at the locations below:
The Info Tent: Outdoor pursuits & craft classes
Sanctuary Reception: Wellbeing classes & treatments
Spa Reception: Lakeside spa hot tubs
Feasting Hub: We’ve saved a limited number of seats for those who fancy joining last minute. Book between 10-11 am at the feasting hub, located outside the Banquetting Hall
We love nothing more than seeing all of you decked out in your festival finery and absolutely owning it when it comes to taking on our annual dress-up themes.
If you’ve not started planning already, see our themes and get creative!
In the arena, you can find
- Lockers for storage & phone charging
- Tom the Shop for any of your last-minute shopping needs
- Our hand-selected Food Traders – dietary info can be found here. Please remember food traders and bars accept card payments ONLY
- First Aid & Welfare Points
- The Info Tent – for any questions you may have and the place to go to report Lost or Found Property
- Loos & Water Points – don’t forget your refillable water bottle.
- As well as all our wonderful venues!
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Customers
Performance Interpreting will be providing BSL Interpreting from Friday – Sunday across the festival.
Contact our Access Team for more information/to register for this service.
Or you can find their hut in the arena for more information. As shown on our Festival Map.
We have a dedicated Access Team at the festival. Read our full Accessibility Information here
Protecting Our Home
Please read more information here on how you can help us to protect the beautiful surroundings we call home and do your part to keep the party going for years to come.