FAQs - Noisily Festival


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.

Ticketing FAQs

Thursday – Gates open at 2pm (or earlier if we are ready) and close at 10pm.

Friday – Gates open at 10am and Close at 10pm.

Saturday –  Gates open at 10am and Close at 10pm.

Sunday – Gates open at 10am and Close at 4pm.

Monday – Gates open at 10am and Close at 2pm.

Same as before a Standard pitch is 5m x 5m at £80 and a Large pitch is 5m x 10m at £100.

Local tickets are £100 as usual. As usual it is only people in the local vicinity of the festival that qualify for these tickets. These are available here.

You can check on your tickets by logging into your Kaboodle account, or checking your emails.

Please contact Kaboodle. 

Parking will be available, however, this year ALL cars will be subject to a compulsory carbon tax of £20. An amount of this will go to covering car parking infrastructure, whilst the majority will go to new tree planting initiative onsite.

Ticketing FAQs

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.

Set in the rolling hills of the Leicestershire countryside in Barkestone Woods, 10 minutes from Grantham. Ticket buyers will be sent the address along with specific transport and driving directions with their tickets. To minimise the impact on the local area, it is imperative that everyone follows these instructions carefully.

The Noisily Festival Terms and Conditions of Entry can be found here.

We’re excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Tuned in Travel to bring you nationwide coach services to and from Noisily from various city locations!

No, Noisily Festival is strictly an 18+ event. We operate a Challenge 25 policy. If you are lucky enough to look under 25, you will be asked to prove that you are 18 or over. Make sure you bring a valid form of ID with you.

Our new site is located in a beautiful area consisting of open farmland and woods. It is a lot flatter than our previous site, which will make it easier to get around. However, make sure you come equipped and bring good shoes.  

The site is equipped with existing hard standing tracks and we have constructed a lot of new paths to circulate around the woods. If you have specific accessibility requirements, you can find more information on our accessibility info.

We cannot wait to unveil what we have created; we think you will love it!

The campsites will open from around 14:00. 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.

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

Music will start on the stages at 12pm on Friday 7th 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, however it is a lot more practical to camp onsite – If you chose to stay off site, please make sure you read the info pack sent out with your tickets; it will contain information about where to park and when you can come back in.  Please note there is no local public transport to and from the site. If you are planning to drink, you will need to use taxis. Contact details for local taxi companies will be sent with your ticket info pack.

Yes, you will be able to park your bike at the entrance of festival, near the gate. Bicycles are parked at the owner’s risk.

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.

The safety and welfare of everyone onsite is our number one priority. When it comes to drinking alcohol, we want you to do it responsibly.

You must be over 18 years old to attend Noisily and there will be ID checks at the gate. We operate a Challenge 25 at the gate and at all bars. If you’re lucky to look under 25, you will be asked to present a valid form of ID so please ensure you take one with you.

Do not overstep your limit. It is illegal for bar staff to serve alcohol to someone who is drunk so if you have had a few too many, you will be refused to be served alcohol. 

You are allowed to bring your own alcoholic drinks to Noisily in the following quantities: 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. Glass is strictly prohibited onsite. If you bring alcohol in glass bottles these may be confiscated so ensure you decant then into non-glass containers before coming to site. Excess alcohol will be confiscated at the gates or if found in the campsites.

Noisily has a zero tolerance policy to drugs including: “legal” highs, research chemicals, NPS, poppers, nitrous oxide and the misuse of prescription drugs. We search our ticket holders on arrival at the festival. Should you be found with either a controlled substance or herbal or legal high at the point of entry, you will be denied entry and handed over to the Police. 

Should you be found within the festival site with either a controlled substance or legal high you will be evicted and may be arrested. We provide drug amnesty boxes at the entrance of the festival, should you wish to safely dispose of any prohibited items before you enter the festival.

Noisily also supports a harm reduction approach, and as such our medical and welfare teams employ staff who specialise in drug harm reduction. If you have any drug related issues on site, please head to our Welfare or Medical Tents, or speak to a member of the security team.

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

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 BBQs 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, they will be £4. They will be fully serviced and therefore cleaned regularly. We will be asking you only use environmentally friendly products, so no harmful chemicals.

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.

It’s 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 of 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 – proper ones!
  • 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!
  • Alcohol in quantities exceeding those permitted upon entry: 8 cans of cider, beer or mixers, or up to 2 bottles of wine. No glass may be brought to site so alcohol brought to site must be decanted in non-glass containers. Glass bottles will be confiscated and not returned.
  • All gas canisters of any size, unless it is fitted in your motorhome. 
  • Any goods for unauthorised / unofficial trading
  • Any items which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon
  • Camping stoves
  • Chinese lanterns
  • Drones
  • Disposable charcoal barbecues
  • Fireworks and Flares 
  • Glass 
  • Generators
  • Illegal drugs including, but not limited to, “legal” highs, research chemicals, NPS, poppers, nitrous oxide and prescription drugs in excessive quantities / without valid prescription.
  • Sound systems (other than small portable speakers)

Please note any items confiscated, if legal, can be collected on the Monday after the festival from the lost property team.

Ticketing FAQs

Applications are now closed for 2024.

Applicants will hear back within a few weeks. Please contact info@noisilyfestival.com if you are still waiting to hear after this time period.

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 a free PA/companion ticket or access to the accessible campsite.

It is not far from the campervan field to the other areas of the festival. However if you have accessibility requirements, please complete the application and get in touch with our team directly.

Applications are usually processed within 7 working days. Please email if you have any queries. 

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