There are many ways to enjoy access at the Top of the Gorge Festival this year, access to different areas is determined by different colour wrist bands based on the below. Camping and Day Tickets, booked through the Festival website here, have Early Bird, Full and On the Gate prices. The sooner you register, the better the deal :-)
Camping Ticket: Come for the whole weekend (staying over on Friday night and/or Saturday night in a tent, campervan or caravan) and enjoy everything the Top of the Gorge Festival has to offer, including all entertainment (guest speakers and live music) and on-site activities, such as guided food foraging, themed walks, yoga, star-gazing, climbing, caving, slacklining and even archery and axe throwing. The event is fully family friendly, with adventures suitable for a range of age groups. Registered runners save 30% on the price of a weekend camping via a discount code which will be emailed to you when you enter the events. You can book your camping via the festival website. Please note the width into the camping area is 2.5m and there are no electricity hook up points. There are also no toilet emptying facilities, though the festival does provide toilets and showers.
Runner Ticket: Sign up to any running race over the weekend, and enjoy a free day ticket as part of your race entry (worth £20!) Your race number, handed out on the day of the event, will act as your festival ticket. You can enjoy all parts of the festival; caterers, music, free inspirational talks and free activities. If you wish to visit the festival on a day when you are not competing, then you will be asked to purchase a spectator ticket for that day.
Spectator Ticket: Many parts of the festival are free to access for people who are there to support runners during the day (until 5pm); there is a wide range of caterers, live music, the race start/finish and of course the toilet, water and first-aid facilities. To help cover the running costs of the festival, there is a suggested £5 donation per adult, per day, in the form of raffle tickets. There is no suggested donation for children (less than 5), though the more tickets you get, the greater the chance of winning - and the first prize of the raffle is £10,000. The Spectator Ticket does not include access to the free activities and entertainment that comes with the camping or day tickets, for example the talks by international adventurers, climbing wall and caving experience, story telling, guided walks, archery and axe throwing etc - and you must be off site by 5pm. If you wish to enjoy this elements of the festival, you are welcome to pay as you go, or to upgrade your ticket to a Day Ticket at the festival ticket office. It’s not possible to purchase spectator tickets in advance of the event.
Day Ticket: Get access to the whole festival, including catering, music, talks by international adventurers, climbing wall and caving experience, star gazing, story telling, guided walks, archery and axe throwing, and many other activities. You can purchase Day Tickets via the Festival site here.
NB. All running races and mountain bike sportives are separate tickets events with their own registration prices which are not included in any of the festival ticket prices.