Frequently asked questions

Are BBQs allowed?


Gas BBQs will be allowed so long as they are raised off the ground and places a safe distance away from tents No gas canisters in excess of 240g will be permitted on to the festival site without prior consent. Solid fuel BBQs must be used within the designated BBQ area for solid fuel BBQs. Common examples of solid fuels include wood, charcoal.




Are dogs allowed?


Sorry, no dogs are allowed.




Are families welcome?


Yes of course. The festival is aimed at encouraging families to come along and enjoy the outdoors, listen to some good music, camp and relax together. There will be things of interest for all ages. Children under 3 GO FREE !




Are there any public tranport links?


Yes – there is a bus stop on the A618 with a 10 – min walk to the festival site. We encourage all visitors to use public transport whenever possible. Bus numbers are 20 – 27 – 29 -29A (see First Group) website for more information. https://www.firstgroup.com/timetables Our preferred local Taxi provider is City Taxis 01142 393939




Are there day tickets?


Yes - Day Tickets are available through our Ticket Agent. However, no camping will be permitted on a Day Ticket. Day Tickets must be purchased for each calendar day (depending on which day you wish to attend) and are non-transferable. All entries must be validated with a ticket. Free child tickets must also be downloaded via the box office.




Are W/Cs on site?


There will be portaloos provided including 2 x disabled portaloos. There will also be a Mens Urinal facility.




Can I bring alcohol?


The event is fully licensed and alcohol will be provided for purchase. Visitors are not permitted to bring their own alcohol on to site. Random searches will be carried out by SIA registered security guards. Any alcohol found will be confiscated. Please bring Photo ID as there will be a challenge 25 scheme in operation. This means that those who do not look 25 or over will be requested to prove they are indeed over 18.




Can I buy tickets on the gate?


Sorry – Advance ticket purchases only.




Can I leave the site and come back in?


We do not encourage this but persons may enter and re-enter providing they have a valid wrist band that MUST be presented upon re-entry. Persons wishing to re-enter, can only do so between the designated gate opening times of 10am and 9pm.




Can we bring a caravan?


There will be a limited amount of caravan pitches available and these will be allocated on a first come first served basis. There will be an additional supplement for caravans and motor homes. Tickets can be purchased for Mobile Accommodation in addition to the Entry Tickets.




Can we camp?


Camping is allowed on site for all those with a valid Weekend Ticket and festival wrist band. There will be a designated area away from the main arena for tents. No sleeping is permitted in the car park, cars or any other area of the festival site other than those for camping and overnight purposes.




Can we have a Camp Fire?


There will be a communial Fire Pit to sit round at night for those people who have a camping pass. Please do not dig your own fire pit or bring anything to burn, other than that to prepare hot food. BBQs must be raised above the ground.




Cash or Card?


We have card machines at the main bar and will do cash back when we can, but make sure you bring enough cash to get you through 3 days! Most food vendors will be cash only.




Disabled Access.


We want Wheat Beat to be an event that everyone can enjoy so we will try our best to make the green field site as accessible as we can. There is also a lot of grass which can make conditions difficult if the rain comes. Please consider the ground conditions and unpredictable British weather when deciding what facilities you may need and what equipment you need to bring. Please Note: The disabled access facilities are for Blue Badge Holder’s only, so broken legs, recent injuries or pregnant women do not qualify. Blue Badges must be presented on entry.




Is there a drop off / pick up point?


There will be a pickup/drop off zone at the main car park. Anyone wishing to be dropped off or picked up from the event site MUST go to this point.




What time will the music and bar finish at night?


A Premise Licence has been granted for the event by RMBC. This license permits music to be played between the hours of 12noon & 1am each day with alcohol served between 11am and 1am. We respect out neighbours and those camping, so noise levels will diminish after midnight. The children’s area will be staffed and open from 10am until 7pm each day.




What times do the gates open?


Gates open at 5pm on Friday 19th June and gates close at 5pm Sunday 21st June. All visitors must be off site by 10am Monday 22nd June. Gate opening and closing times: Friday Gates Open 5pm – Gates Close 9pm Saturday Gates Open 10am – Gates Close 9pm Sunday Gates Open 10am – Gates Close 5pm Music will be played from 12noon to midnight Friday and Sy and Sunday till around 6pm The Bar will be open till Midnight Friday and Saturday and 7pm Sunday at the organisers discretion.




Where is the festival?


The festival site is off Guilthwaite Common Lane, Upper Whiston, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. There is no specific post code. The nearest post code is either S60 4NE or S26 3XL (Ulley County Park). We are listed accurately on Google. There will be signs for the festival in the A618 Pleasley Road so please look out for these before turning off the A618. The festival site entrance will be sign posted. View on Google Maps




Will I be able to charge my phone?


Mobile Phone charging points will be provided for a small fee (subject to availability at the time of request).




Will their be activities for children?


Yes – there will be a children’s area and marquee with activities such as face painting, arts and crafts, dance classes, story tent, chill out and quite time tent, toys and games, musical instruments. There will also be jugglers and circus skills. A football pitch will also be provided for the older kids. CRB checked qualified personnel will be on hand to assist with the children’s activities but parents and guardians are expected to be in control of their kids at all times.




Will there be clean water?


Water for hand washing and cleaning pots and pans will be provided at the camping area and the main arena. Fresh Bottled Drinking Water can be purchased from the Bar and / or Concession Outlets. Cupped Drinking Water will be provided FOC on request.




Will there be disabled parking?


Disabled parking will be made available for a limited amount of vehicles. Please contact us if you will be requiring a disabled parking space.




Will there be electric hookup?


There will be no electrical hook up points provided for Mobile Accommodation. There will be a basic electrical supply provided for the use of charging and hair straighteners etc but this will be subject to availability.




Will there be food?


Food concessions will be on site. Their will be a variety of hot and cold food to cater for all tastes. Hot beverages will also be available. Food will be available from breakfast through to dinner and late night snacks.




Will there be parking on site?


275 “Free Off Street Parking” bays will be made available for Ticket holders. These cars must be removed by 9am the following morning. There will be stewards to assist with parking. There are strictly no provisions for cars to park outside the festival site on the public highway. We encourage all visitors to use Public Transport whenever possible. Users of the Car Park do so at their own risk. The Organisers will not accept responsibility for any damages, accidents or losses.




Will there be showers?


Sorry, no showers this year but if you tell your friends, come along and show support, then who knows for next year?




Will WiFi be available?


There will be no WiFi on site, however, mobile phone reception and 4G signal should be reliable due to the location of the site.




When is the festival?


2nd to last weekend of every June. In 2020 this is Friday 19th June to Sunday 21st June.




What are the times?


Friday 4pm Gates Open till Sunday 9pm ish (to be extended at the organisers discretion). All festival goers must be off site by 10am Monday. No Entry permitted before 10am and after 9pm Friday & Saturday and 5pm Sunday. Music and Bar will be open till midnight Fri and Saturday. Bar will close Sunday around 7pm.




Site Rules and Conduct


  • Have fun and enjoy the outdoors
  • Respect each other
  • Look after the Environment
  • Show consideration for Local Residents
  • Look after children responsibly
  • No Sound Systems
  • No Fires, Chinese Lanterns, Fireworks or Flares
  • BBQs must be raised above the ground
  • No Drumming
  • Please use the bins provided and try to leave No Trace
  • Smoking in designated areas only
  • No Dogs
  • Antisocial Behaviour will not be tolerated




How much are tickets?


Children under 5 Go Free (maximum 1 per Adult Ticket) Adult Weekend Ticket inc Camping - £35
Family Weekend Ticket inc Camping - £60 (2 Adult & 2 children under 16)
Extra Weekend Childrens Ticket Under 16 - £10 Friday Day Ticket - Adult £10
Friday Child Day Ticket - 5yr to 16yrs - £5 Saturday Day Ticket - Adult £16
Saturday Child Day Ticket - 5yr to 16yrs - £6 Sunday Day Ticket - Adult £6
Sunday Child Day Ticket - 5yr to 16yrs - £3 Mobile Camping Vehicle Ticket - £15 Free Parking on site





Email: info@wheatbeat.co.uk

Guilthwaite Common Lane

Upper Whiston

Rotherham

South Yorkshire

S60 4NE

Company Number 11290114

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