Finally! Folk in a Field 2021 is almost here.

What a ride its been preparing for this years Folk in a Field! 

We are so thrilled to be able to welcome you to join us once again this year. Thank you, as ever for your ongoing support, it really does mean a lot to us all.

In order for us being able to go ahead this year, we need to highlight a few things to you which are in place so that we all may have a safe and enjoyable festival 

So, pour yourself a glass of something and settle in for a read!

We wanted to give you an update on arrangements for Folk in a Field 2021 to give you as much information as possible before you arrive at the festival so you know what to expect, and can plan accordingly. 

We are continuing to liaise with council advisors to ensure we deliver a safe festival experience, so there may be some small further changes – keep an eye on our website and social media for further updates.

The following may seem daunting at first glance but its nothing that we haven’t all been already doing the last year or so.

The festival is now sold out and we will not be selling tickets at the gate this year

Due to capacity and social distancing measures all traders have been moved out of the main clearing and into a bigger food court. This allows more room for you to spread out. 

We ask that whatever your views on covid and distancing measures, please remember that these are the rules that we have to follow for the event to happen at all, this means out of respect for everyone else at the festival and the festival itself, please follow the rules so the event can be enjoyed by all.

Please do not attend the festival if you are showing any symptoms of COVID or have tested positive or have been contacted by the official Track and Trace team up to, and including, 10 days prior to arriving at the festival site and advised to self-isolate. 

If you develop symptoms, please alert the people with whom you have had close contact over the previous 48 hours who might be attending the festival.

In line with Government Guidance, we encourage all visitors to the festival to complete rapid test before setting off. If your lateral flow test result is positive or you have symptoms of COVID-19, please do not come to the festival

The Government advice also recommends that following the event, twice weekly tests should be completed. See the information at the end of this newsletter about how to get rapid lateral flow tests for free.

If you purchased a ticket for the festival, get in touch with us if you have to cancel your booking due to developing covid symptoms and we will arrange a refund. Refunds can be provided before midday Monday 28th June.

If you develop covid-related symptoms after you arrive at the festival site, please alert a steward and remain in your tent / caravan. We will then arrange a lateral flow test for you.

 

ARRIVING

if you are using What 3 Words, ///oaks.strutting.schools will bring you to the site entrance. 

Bradmoor Woods is situated just off of Narford Lane, approximately 13 minutes / 5.6 miles from Swaffham or 22 mins/12 miles from Kings Lynn.

  • The easiest way is to approach from the North.

  • Leave the A47 at Pentney Caravan Park (postcode: PE32 1HU)

  • Follow this road for approximately 1.58 Miles and then turn right at the cross roads.

  • Follow this road (Wilson’s Drove) for 200m before turning right again onto the B1153

  • Follow the B1153 for approximately 300m before taking the right-hand spur road which is Narford Lane

  • Follow Narford Lane for 1.3km (4,522.53 ft)

  • The entrance to Bradmoor Woods is on the right, just after the road enters some woods.

Please do not arrive before Midday on Friday 2nd June as the festival site will NOT be open before then, you can arrive from midday to set up camp and the main festival arena opens at 5pm.

Please have your tickets ready to be scanned on arrival 

On arrival, stewards will direct you to where you can unload your vehicle, you must then move your car offsite into the main car park

If you are in a caravan or camper, please follow the stewards instructions for where to park, and the appropriate distancing between vehicles

We will not be providing chairs, so bring your own fold-up chair or rug to sit on. Please do observe social distancing while on or moving around the festival site and keep a distance of at least 2m apart from people you do not live with, are outside your support bubble nor not part of your group or observe the 1m+ rule.

On arrival at the festival site.

You will be given your information for the event and shown to the parking area. There will be a loading/unloading bay between the car park and the campsite, cars are not allowed into the tent camp site.

You must wear your wristband at all times on the festival site; and during the festival you may be asked by stewards and security to show your wristband; if you have no wristband you may be asked to leave the festival site. We will not replace lost wristbands but broken wristbands may be exchanged and the info booth.

Please scan the track and trace QR codes on arrival, if you do not have a smartphone to do this, please let a steward know. If you are not staying on site but are heading back and forth to the site, you will need to scan the QR code on each day

If you are planning to participate in the yoga sessions, please bring your own mat as the yoga teacher will not be able to provide any mats due to covid restrictions.

Queuing

Please queue in a socially distanced manner where directed at food traders and bars. The use of face coverings will not be mandatory while you are outdoors where 2m distancing will be maintained. If 2m distance cannot be maintained you will be required to wear face coverings. 

Pedestrian routes will be designated around the festival site to enable you to move safely from one area of the festival site to another. Please follow any directional signs around the site. Please respect directions and instructions from our stewards.

Hand sanitising

Stations will be provided; also four hand washing stations with sinks, water and hand gel; and there will be more portaloos available around the site. 

The traders’ area will be laid out to comply with social distancing guidelines. You are requested to wear a face mask when going inside a trader stall and follow instructions regarding queuing and maximum numbers inside stalls.

There will be more stewards on hand this year to help with keeping the festival site clean and visitors safe. Please follow any directions they give you.

The bars.

We will have two bars this year to ease queue times. We will organise safe queuing systems for the bar. 

Ordering could not be simpler, just choose, pay and enjoy; you are requested to move away from the bar after collection to ensure social distancing and not consume drinks within the bar area. On the plus side, we expect queueing times to be reduced as we are introducing contactless payment at the bar. 

Please note that while we encourage visitors to bring their own glasses and tankards to reduce single use plastic waste, due to covid restrictions this year bar staff are required to serve your drinks in a single use plastic glass BUT they are made from recycled plastic and are recyclable.

Rapid Lateral Flow Tests

Should you need Lateral Flow tests, these can be ordered free here or picked up from most pharmacies. If your lateral flow test result is positive or you have symptoms of COVID-19, please do not come to the festival

Thank you for making it all the way to the bottom of this update, if you still have a query, please check here where we have answered some more FAQ’s

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