FAQs

How big is the festival?

We have a capacity of around 1,500 so the weekend has an intimate feel. We’re about community and family and both of these are high on our agenda. The site is compact enough to not get lost in and gives you the perfect chance to make new friends or hang out with old ones…

What kind of music will I hear?

We’re all big music lovers here at Altitude and we’re committed to putting on a weekend that showcases local artists as well as acts from around the UK. We don’t particularly have a narrow musical focus – we try instead to ensure that our live music brings energy or something special to savour… Acclaimed DJ’s end both evenings with sets that usually get Bristol or London up and dancing so bringing them to the Blackdown Hills is a real coup…

Will my children enjoy it?

They will love it. We build a programme of events and stalls around our live music schedule so that children and young people can feel equally as at home as the adults. The small size of our festival site warmth of our welcome makes Altitude the perfect event for your family if you are looking to dip you toe in to festival going…

Are dogs welcome?

Our festival team all own dogs and we love them dearly. However a term of our licence is that dogs can not be permitted on to the festival site. We appreciate that dogs are part of a family and that yours is well behaved but for this weekend they will need to be found an alternative…

Is the festival safe?

We want the weekend to be a weekend to remember for all the right reasons. Your safety and comfort is really important to us. Contracted experienced security staff are on site throughout the whole duration of the festival. They are supported by a small army of steward volunteers should you need help. Because we are so family orientated we have a relaxed feel as an event and any pre-festival nerves you might have will quickly disappear…

Can I park on site?

There is some parking on site but this year we’re delighted to be able to offer a park and ride service to ensure that your parking experience is a smooth one. You park at your own risk. The car park will be supported by a team of attendants – please help them by driving carefully as you approach the site through the village.

Can I bring my own alcohol?

Altitude raises money for various local charities including Blackborough Village Hall. Bar sales generate the main bulk of our funds which we then pass on. We would therefore actively encourage you to support the bars. Alcohol is not allowed to be brought on to the main site and this is a critical condition of of our licence. Again your support in this is much appreciated. If you are camping then you can of course consume your own alcohol before heading on to the main site.

Alcohol can go two ways – joy or doom – so please remember that we are a family festival and to drink responsibly. We want you to have a good time but please remember that we are a rural festival and you must not consider driving home if you are over the limit – let’s make the festival one to recall for brilliant reasons…

Can I buy a ticket at the gate?

In a word, no. Entry is ticket only and these must be bought in advance. On production of a ticket you will be given one of our lovely wristbands which you must keep on for the weekend. The security team do spot checks and you will be asked to leave if you do not have a wristband…

I bought tickets online. When do I receive them?

People who purchase tickets online will receive physical tickets in the post. They will be mailed out a couple of weeks ahead of the festival so keep a look out in the post.

Can I bring fold up chairs to the festival?

Yes you are welcome to bring fold up camping chairs to use at the festival but we are supplying lots of seating and bales so if you would prefer to not carry a chair around you will find somewhere to rest your feet.

Is there any transport arranged for local people?

We have worked with a local coach company to lay on a free shuttle bus.  The bus will stop at Forest Glade Camp Site and also Kentisbeare village centre.  For information on times please visit the parking page. Parking