Hello and welcome to the Noisily FAQs page, here we answer the questions we get asked most. As questions are asked more frequently, we will add them here. For information regarding specific areas of the event, please visit the correlating pages via the info section on our website. 

We are an electronic music festival and cover all flavours: Techno, Psytrance, Drum and Bass, Glitch Hop, House, Disco, Desert Techno, Medicinal House, Slo Mo, Jungle, Jump Up and everything in between. Check out our line up here.

green decorations hanging above Noisily Festival 2018 music stage at night
Credit: Jake Davis

Set in the rolling hills of the Leicestershire countryside, 15 minutes from Market Harborough.  Ticket buyers will be sent the postcode with their tickets.

large crowd of Noisily festival 2018 family cheering and sitting on grass
Credit: Sauriêl Creative – Sammy Leigh Scholl

Noisily Festival is strictly an 18+ event.

Noisily is in a beautiful wooded valley, it’s a bit rough around the edges and hilly, which it makes it a little difficult to get around but we love it and think you will too!

We have constructed lots of roads and more easily accessible areas, which you can find out more about in our accessibility info. 

The Festival Gates and Box Office open to the public around 2pm Thursday 9th July 2020, and then open at 10am on the 10th, 11th and 12th July, 2020.

Gate Closing Times:

Thursday – 11PM

Friday – 11PM

Saturday – 10PM

Sunday – 8PM

The Mind Body Soul area will be open from 4pm, with activities continuing until 10pm and an opening party going on until 4am that night.

What’s open on Friday?

The main arena will open around 10am for MBS programming.

Music will start on the stages at 12pm on Friday 10th July, and don’t miss our opening ceremony starting beforehand in the Mind Body Soul area.

Yes, we have implemented various measures to make the site more accessible, please visit the Accessibility Info Pages here for details and how to apply for either free carer ticket or access to the accessible campsite.

Yes, you can – please make sure you read the info pack sent out with your tickets; in it will contain advice about where to park and when you can come back in.  Please note there is no local public transport.

Although we love animals as much as you might, they are not allowed on site. If you have a guide dog, let us know on our access application when you apply.

Yes, you need to purchase a live in vehicle pass here.

Yes, however you are only allowed to bring up to 8 cans of cider, beer or mixers, OR up to 2 bottles of wine. Please try to buy your wine in tetra pack cartons or recyclable plastic bottles – ABSOLUTELY NO GLASS ON site.

Our bars sales are crucial for the viability of the festival, which is why we have to be strict on the amount of alcohol you bring into the festival. We’re not being scrooges, we just really want to stick around each year so you can have a proper party!

Yes, there are cash machines on site in the main arena, and all of our bars accept card.

Yes, we will have a convenience store stocking the essentials.

There will be lots of delicious cold drinks on the site to refresh you after a good hard dance amongst the trees. We keep the price down as much as possible, as we also get annoyed by high drinks prices.

In order to do this though we need to limit the amount of alcohol that you bring in with you to the site (see below). Bar sales form an essential part of being able to put on the party and without them, we’ll struggle to put it on again next year!

Prices are from £4 upwards.

We love food at Noisily, and we are working to get you some of the most delicious festival sustenance out there. Nobody likes the dry piece of meat between two pieces of stale bread that some festivals seem to think is acceptable, so we search far and wide for the most delicious and dance-fuelling food around. We promise that you won’t be disappointed when it comes to your breakfast, elevenses, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner time or midnight feast...

Yes you are welcome to bring your own food, please be mindful and avoid bringing food that has plastic packaging.

We’re afraid not. No gas stoves or BBQ’s will be permitted in the tent camp site. Campervan owners with built in cookers may use them in the safety of their mobile homes. Fear not though, food is very affordable on site, and even more delicious!

Yes, we will provide a communal cooking area. Please bring your own pots and pans, we will provide the rest, and remember, NO single use plastic please!

Yes, run by Posh Wash. They will be about £3- £4. They will be fully serviced and therefore cleaned regularly. We will be asking you only use environmentally friendly products, so no harmful chemicals.

As our showers drain off into a soak-away, it’s even more important that you don’t use any  products that contain environmentally harmful chemicals. Generally “Paraben” and “SLS” free products are OK. We will be working with some suppliers to try and offer some options to buy on-site in case you forget. The lovely people at Posh Wash will be checking what you are taking in with you.

Yes, there are plenty water points all across the sites which will be marked on the public map.

Yes but we ask that you only use biodegradable glitter bought from a reputable supplier. Avoiding microplastics is really important to us – please support us in this.

  • Your stomping shoes.
  • A tent – please try to buy one that lasts instead of cheaper, more “disposable” one, as these are typically non-recyclable and end up in a landfill.
  • A sleeping bag – it can get a little cold at night so make sure you have one that will keep you warm in lower temperatures.
  • Some money and back up cash card in case you lose your main one!
  • Wellies – as with most festivals if it rains you’ll need a pair to keep your stomping feet dry.
  • Warm clothes for partying at nighttime.
  • A waterproof jacket.
  • Sun glasses & suncream.
  • A torch & batteries.
  • Condoms, a cap, toothbrush & toothpaste.
  • Good vibes and an open mind!
  • Charcoal Barbecues – they scorch the ground and can cause fires very easily.
  • Glass – glass is not allowed anywhere on site – it will be confiscated.
  • Weapons – large knives, or other objects deemed weapons will be confiscated.
  • Fireworks.
  • Chinese Lanterns – or any type of lantern apart from battery powered camping ones.
  • Nitrous oxide: Inhaling No2 is not only illegal, the canisters also cannot be recycled. Please don’t bring it, we’ll hear that unmistakable jingle as you get to the gate anyway…
  • Your own sound system (small portable speakers are permitted).

Please note any items confiscated, if legal can can collected on the Monday after the festival from the lost property team at the box office. If you need your item before this,  let one of the team know.

Noisily Festival has a zero tolerance policy for drugs and legal highs, which is a legal requirement for licensing an event in the UK.

Drugs are illegal in the UK, and these laws apply as much at Noisily as anywhere else in the country. Should you be found with a controlled substance at the point of entry or inside the festival you will be denied entry or ejected, and handed over to the Police.

We operate on a harm reduction policy at Noisily, aiming to communicate the harm that drugs can cause to individuals and the environment. We warn our audience about safety concerns regarding particular substances found to be in circulation, and have exceptional medical and welfare services to support those who choose to do drugs and have any issues.

For more in depth information, please visit the Noisily Festival Info pages.