This year the Honiton Foundation's festival is in full swing for an action packed Bank Holiday weekend to remember. This event is now a pre-purchase ticketed event due to the success of our online sales - there will not be an allocation for tickets to be purchased on the day, it is highly likely that this event will sell out so we have therefore decided to remove the facility to purchase tickets on the day. Ticket sales will cease on May 1st 2014 or sooner and are now only subject to availability - a fantastic success for Honiton.
Experts have been predicting summer temperatures during the bank holiday weekend and our camping pitches have been selling like hot cakes at only £10 a pitch for a 5m frontage. Everyone is warned this is a licensed event for only 4,999 people and tickets are available on a first come first served basis, so buy now to avoid disappointment.
It is with regret that no matter how far you may travel on the day if the ticket allocations have been sold out we cannot legally allow additional members of the public on the fields.
No Alcohol or Glass is permitted to be carried onto the site. Any person attempting to bring alcohol on site will have to surrender it to site security for destruction. Refusal to do so will result in cancellation of the ticket, and no refunds will be given.
Our music line-up for the event is packed! Gates open from 8am on Saturday morning allowing you all lots of time to 'cop a squat' in our 25Acre site. With the event starting at 10am we have a stonking line up playing a whole variety of live music throughout the day and finishing at 11pm promptly!
We have rising stars from the local area, bands travelling from four points of the compass and The Wurzels, yes! The boys themselves will be live on centre stage taking us through some of the classics like Combine Harvester through to the lastest sounds from their new album!
Supporting them are the Diamondogz - and if you've never experienced their show we promise you a trip back to the Glam Rock era that you will never forget! Have a look at our Music page for more information on our artists.
Food! ;We all love food and East Devon are extremely proud to lay on a festive board fit for kings at our festival this year! ;Something for everyone including the veggie's amongst us will be spoilt for choice with local sausage producers tickling your taste buds with local flavours including a specially produced Devon Freewheelers Sausage.
As well as sausages, we also have a full array of traditional festival traders providing pizza's, paella's, donuts & crepe's, ice creams, sweet stalls and an amazing array of special cakes and biscuits from Icing Ocassions and so much more!
Drink! Cider Cider Cider, in fact 5 specially selected local cider producers have been allowed into the festival this year selling their amazing brews for your pleasure; and if that isn't enough we have a full bar in our band tent provided by local brewery The Otter Brewery with their famous Beer and Ale produced right here in East Devon.
Norcotts Cider of Honiton, is exclusively selling their full range of 'Berry flavoured ciders' ensuring that every flavour a punter could demand is available at the festival.
Camping! To cater for the fact lots of you travel hundreds of miles to party with our emergency bikers from Devon Freewheelers (our charity of choice for this year along with other local charities also benefitting from the festival), we have two campsites available in the festival site. We have a 'general camping area' next to the band field and a 'family camping area' at the opposite end of the field near our amusements, fun fair rides, face painters, hot air balloons, and family entertainment area.
Campers can enter site from 12 midday on Friday May 2nd 2014 and are invited to stay until Sunday May 4th 2014. Campers must leave the site, no later than midday on Sunday 4th May. ;Tents, Camper Vans & Caravans are invited to enjoy 5m pitches with pitch fees being only £10! Please note the camp site is a temporary site with 'hardcore camping' offering a pitch only.
Toilet facilities are available on site with water available from a tanker, however there are no showers or power points available so come prepared. The event is only on the Saturday, however, you have free access to and from site during your stay to enjoy Honiton and its fantastic shops, bars, restaurants, and leisure facilities. Even Nigel Mansell's raceway is only 10mins from the site.
Tickets! Online purchasing is receipted by an 'eTicket' which is scanned on site and exchanged for an armband by our gatestaff. Festival Goers are advised we operate a 'Challenge 21' policy and all entrants to the site must carry photographic identification such as a Verify Card, Driving License, or Passport.
Once the eticket has been scanned it cancels the bar code to prevent fraudulent photocoping of etickets and we have several types of armbands in use. These armbands are attached to your wrist by our staff and should not be removed until you have left the festival. All alcohol sales will require a visual check of an armband for the purchase of any alcohol and a further identity check may be requested and must be obeyed.
We reserve the rights to refuse the sale and or admittance at all times. Underage customers are issued with a 'Red Armband' and small children are issued with a special Child Protection band. Any purchase on site by any age of customer will be verified by an armband check. No eTicket, no armband, no fun!
Tickets will not be available on the day!
See you there! OohArrrr!