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Thursday 26/05 – Gates open at 2.00pm and the last entry is at 10.00pm

Friday 27/05- Gates open at 10.00am and the last entry is at 11.00pm

Saturday 28/05 – Gates open at 10.00am and the last entry is at 11.00pm

Sunday 29/05- Gates open at 10.00am and the last entry is at 5.00pm

You can leave the site any time, but can only enter during the hours stated above.

Main Stage:
Friday 27th May- 12:00am till 03:00am
Saturday 28th May- 12:00am till 03:00am
Sunday 29th May- 12:00am till 03:00am

You can camp on-site from 2.00pm on Thursday23/10 until 2.00pm on Monday 27/10.

We ask that every attendee and camper respect the land owner’s wishes of ‘Leave No Trace’.
This means we must all take responsibility for ourselves. Pick up after ourselves and ensure we leave the beautiful site as we found it. 

… that is put your rubbish in the bins provided and take all of your belongings home.

Camping and selected food/drink vendors will be open on Thursday.

Music starts at 10.00am (midday) on Friday .

Yes, we are very excited to announce that Beautiful Bells will be providing “Bells Hotel” glamping service for the PSYMERA Festival Weekender.

So, if you don’t want to pitch your own tent, or worry about packing it down after a long weekend of dancing, then you can check into the “Bells Hotel” for 3 nights of glamping luxury!

… Just pack your clothes, towels and toiletries and let “Bells Hotel” by Beautiful Bells do the rest.

Glamping is available for a 3 night booking (Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights).

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Bell tent hire prices are based on a 3 night stay (Friday – Sunday) 

2 person tent: £325 + £100 returnable damage waiver 

3 person tent: £400 + £100 returnable damage waiver 

4 person tent: £475 + £100 returnable damage waiver

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

5m bell tent erected

Poly prop bell tent matting 

Camp beds with memory foam toppers

Full bed linen including fitted bottom sheet, pillows, min 13.5 tog duvet and cover

Bedside tables

Cushions

Rug

LED lanterns 

External bunting and fairy lights 

Plants

* Bell tent hire does not include your entrance ticket which must be purchased separately 

BOOK YOUR GLAMPING TENT HERE – https://beautiful-bells.co.uk/psymera

The car park is approximately 400 meters from the start of the camping field.
The camping area is around 300-400 meters long. So, depending on where you choose to camp, the walk could be anywhere between 400-800 meters.

‘Leave No Trace’ means leave the beautiful land exactly as you found it … clean and undamaged.

We all love to dance in beautiful surroundings. We are all adults and it is the responsibility of each of us to ensure that what is brought on to the site goes back with you. So be sure to take all of your camping equipment and belongings with you. Take home your food containers, rubbish and recycling.

As part of your ‘Leave No Trace’ camping fee, you will receive a rubbish bag upon entry (please also bring a couple of your own as well … rubbish can build up quickly at festivals). You will also receive a ‘Leave No Trace’ token. You will receive a refund of your £5 ‘Leave No Trace’ fee at the end of the festival when you return your full rubbish bag and token to the rubbish point.

Additionally, there will be bins and recycling points throughout the festival site for waste generated by the festival activities.
We ask that you dispose of your rubbish considerately.
It only takes a few seconds and makes sure we all have a lovely clean environment to party in.

We have asked all the caterers and stallholders to use only recyclable materials and no single use plastic.
The bars will be using plant based compostable cups. We encourage you to bring your own cup and/or reusable drink bottle.

This means … NO GLASS and NO NO2 canisters (see further info on both below).

Bring the energy you expect to find and leave nothing but smiles.

Yes, however you are only allowed to bring up to 6 cans of cider, beer or mixers, OR 1 bottle of wine.
However, ABSOLUTELY NO GLASS is ALLOWED on site.
Please ensure you decant your drinks into recyclable plastic bottles or purchase boxed/tetra cartons.

We have a local company providing a full-service bar on site.
They will have competitive bar prices and will offer a wide range of beer, wine, spirits, ciders and soft drinks. Their average alcoholic drink price is around £4 per drink and they will accept cash or card.

The bar service is being provided on an exclusive basis with a ‘fair BYO’ policy.
This is to ensure that it is worth the bar company’s time and effort in coming.
This will be their first event in over a year. The hospitality and entertainment industry have been hit very hard by COVID and lockdown.
We’re not trying to be scrooges, we just recognise the need to support local businesses to ensure many more great festivals and events in the years to come.

No. The use of nitrous oxide for recreational purposes is illegal under the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016. It also causes a lot of litter and the canisters cannot be recycled. DO NOT bring it. We will hear the jingle as you get to the gate and pass through security.

Remember … we have to respect the land and ‘Leave No Trace’.

No. Renegade sound systems and/or stages are not permitted. If found they will be impounded and returned at the end of the festival. 

Under the terms of the site license, we are only permitted to play amplified music from 11:00am until 3:00am daily.

Small portable speakers are permitted, however we do ask that you show consideration for your campsite neighbours and keep any after hours partying volumes down.
There is plenty of time to party (and to make up for lost party time from lockdown) as we have planned 47 house of PsyTrance on the main stage, plus over 45 hours of music on the alternative stage!! 

We also want to ensure everyone gets at least a few hours R&R each night so they can party hard every day and go strong until 3:00am.

While we love animals (& Nikki has a cute fur baby), unfortunately they are not allowed.
This goes for all animals/pets. 

If you have a guide dog, please message us or send an email to enzo@psymera.co.uk.

Sorry, but no. Gas stoves and/or BBQ’s are not permitted in the camp site as they present a fire risk and can scorch the beautiful land.
Campervan owners with built in cookers may use them in the safety of their mobile homes. 

Never fear, there are a number of very tasty and affordable food vendors on site.

Yes, you are welcome to bring your own food.
Please try to avoid bringing food with excessive packaging and please remember to dispose of your rubbish responsibly. 

See our ‘Leave No Trace’ policy.

We have some seriously tasty dance-fuelling food vendors on board that have years of psychedelic festival catering experience ranging from:

  • Italian pasta and pizza
  • Vegan options
  • Wraps
  • Falafel
  • Bombay Burritos 
  • Jacket potatoes
  • Salads
  • Wedges
  • Breakfasts
  • Ice cream & more

Yes, we have a local company providing a full-service bar on site.
They will have competitive bar prices and will offer a wide range of beer, wine, spirits, ciders and soft drinks.
Their average alcoholic drink price is around £4 per drink and they will accept cash or card.

In addition to the full service and fully stocked bar there will be a refreshing coconut and smoothie bar plus a cafe serving teas, coffees and other tasty warm beverages.

 

Fireworks

Weapons – Large knives or other objects deemed weapons will be confiscated.

Glass – Glass is not allowed anywhere on site – it will be confiscated.

Barbecues – They scorch the ground and can cause fires very easily.

Chinese Lanterns – Or any type of lantern apart from battery powered camping ones.

Nitrous Oxide – Not only is it illegal, it causes large amounts of litter and the canisters can’t be recycled.
Please don’t bring it.
We will hear that unmistakable jingle.

Sound System – Small portable speakers are permitted.

Good vibes, a smile and an open mind!

Comfy dancing shoes

Sunglasses

Suncream

Toothbrush and toothpaste

Hand sanitiser

A tent

A sleeping bag

A torch and batteries

Warm clothes for partying at night time

Some money and backup cash card in case you lose your main one!

Summers nights in the English countryside can get a little chilly at night, so be sure to pack some warm clothing, even if it’s forecast for good weather during the day.

Be sure to check the weather report before packing. We recommend packing some wet weather attire (wellies/waterproof jacket/poncho), just in case we get an unexpected drop of rain (or more).

No. Due to fire risk, health and safety no unauthorised fire juggling is allowed.
If you are a fire performer please get in touch with enzo@psymera.co.uk.

No. This is an over 18s event only.

Yes. There are free shower and toilet facilities on site.

Yes, the weekend wristband will allow you to leave and re-enter the site.
If you are staying close by we ask that you walk, catch public transport or get a taxi to the site to help reduce traffic entering/leaving.

Please be sure to observe the gate open/close times when leaving the site.

Thursday  – Gates open at 2.00pm and last entry is at 10.00pm

Friday  – Gates open at 10.00am and last entry is at 11.00pm

Saturday- Gates open at 10.00am and last entry is at 11.00pm

Sunday  – Gates open at 10.00am and last entry is at 5.00pm

You can leave the site any time, but can only enter during the hours stated above

ADDRESS: Hatwells Fields, Eynsham Rd Off Northern Bypass Rd Hatwells OX29 4DS

Please plan your journey in advance using Google Maps and https://tfl.gov.uk

 

BY TRAIN
Nearest station:
Oxford
Oxford Park Way

 

GOOGLE MAPS:

You can find us on Google Maps by searching ‘PSYMERA Festival’. Google Maps will pin point the start of the driveway to the site.

location: Hatwells Fields, Eynsham Rd Off Northern Bypass Rd Hatwells OX29 4DS
Nearest station: Oxford

Please plan your journey in advance using Google Maps and https://tfl.gov.uk

The standard pitch size is 5m x 5m.

If you need more space please purchase 2 x van/motor home tickets.

Yes. This is an over 18’s event.
ID will be checked upon arrival to ensure you are the ticket holder and that you are old enough to enter.
Please bring your ID even if you look over 18.

… as we are all young at heart 

No. All food and drink vendors will accept card. Some market stall vendors will also have card facilities.

Yes. Day tickets give you access for the day you choose from when gates open at 10am until the music ends 3am the next morning. 

If you are driving and plan on drinking then be sure to get a camping ticket so you can pitch a tent and sleep off the booze before attempting to drive home.
We don’t expect you to be off site until 
12pm, so it’s better to be slept and safe, than to be sorry.

Please be sure you plan your journey home and that you are mindful of the gate opening and last entry times.

You can buy day tickets for:

 

Full Weekender Tickets 

From PSYMERA – https://buytickets.at/psymera/360075

All eTickets are issued automatically at the time of purchase by our ticket system (TicketTailor), so please check your emails immediately.

If you can‘t see your eTicket please check your trash/spam filter for emails from:

psymera@buytickets.at

or

Order complete: PSYMERA Festival Weekender

If you need further support please contact enzo@psymera.co.uk

Upon arrival you will receive a rubbish bag and ‘Leave No Trace’ token.
You are to use the rubbish bags provided for your campsite rubbish and to ensure you leave no litter behind.
(We also encourage everyone to bring a couple of spare rubbish bags as festival rubbish has a way of getting out of control).
You will receive a refund of your £5 ‘Leave No Trace’ fee at the end of the festival when you return your full rubbish bag and token to the rubbish point.

We operate a strict zero tolerance policy on drug use and possession. All guests to the event will be searched upon entry, any drugs found will be confiscated, the offending patron detained and the police informed. Locked amnesty bins will be provided at the entrance to the campsite and the entrance to the arena to encourage any attendees carrying drugs to hand them in. 

It is not our place to dictate vaccines or masks. The event will be following Government guidance.
If all goes according to the Government’s ease of lockdown plan there will be an end to all social distancing measures from 21st June.
That said, this space will provide plenty of room to enable partying safely and to distance should you wish to exercise caution.

We also will not discourage people from wearing masks if they feel it is the right thing for them or if they want to be extra safe.
This is to be a safe space for everyone. No harassment and no judgement.

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To date (12/04/2021) more than 33 million people across the UK have now received their first dose of the vaccine and 5 million of the vulnerable/elderly/high risk have received their second dose.

The vaccine program is accelerating in the UK and the Government is now aiming to offer every adult in the UK their first dose by mid-June.
This vaccine coverage will provide wide protection to all attendees. 

From an events management and logistics point of view our staff and vendors have social distance measure in place with regards to queuing, ordering of food/drinks, contactless payments as well as the measures we have all been using over the past year such as enhanced cleaning regimes, extra hand wash/sanitiser stations and keeping our personal space.

We will be following government guidelines for events once they are published. 

If the event is unable to go ahead due to COVID restrictions, we will reschedule.
The venue and all our suppliers have already reserved ‘backup’ dates later in the summer should it come to that.

If you are unable to attend the rescheduled event, we commit to offering you a 100% refund of the ticket (minus booking / transaction fee as the ticket shop charges this for processing both the ticket purchase and refund).

Tickets are non-refundable under any circumstances other than cancellation of the event or unless the event is moved to another date which prohibits you from attending.
You may sell your ticket privately or via one of the verified ticket reseller outlets.
We do not handle/process ticket name changes.
We advise all ticket sellers/buyers to beware of scammers and to exercise caution when conducting these transaction.

If the event is unable to go ahead due to COVID restrictions, we will reschedule.
The venue and all our suppliers have already reserved ‘backup’ dates later in the summer should it come to that.

If you are unable to attend the rescheduled event, we commit to offering you a 100% refund of the ticket (minus booking fee as the ticket shop charges this for processing both the ticket purchase and refund).

* Multi-artist events may include changes in line up or venue which do not constitute material change, and therefore do not qualify for a refund. In the event of cancellation, the full value of the ticket less any booking fees and transaction fees will be refunded to your original payment method. We are unable to refund to alternative accounts. In some cases there will be a deadline for a refund / new date request which may invalidate your refund request if not responded to in time.