Woo Fest returns this year for its 5th year of music at the Drum & Monkey in Upton – a music festival for all ages.
BOOK BEFORE THE END OF MAY AND SMITHS NEWS WILL DONATE £10 FOR EVERY TICKET SOLD!
This year it’s an extended event as the fun starts on Friday night with Arcadia Roots and Stone Mountain Sinners kicking things off.
New! – Friday Night Live
Stone Mountain Sinners
Saturday Line up
Vincent Flatts Final Drive
Connor Maher Quartet
Chimp on a Bike
The Hill’s Angels
Immy & The Boatman
The Lost Path
OddBox Eric & the Guitar Social
There is loads for kids too with a play area with bouncy castle and slide, jungle jiggle, forest school, crafts and face painting! As well as wonderful food created by our chefs with every penny going to the hospice, including hot food, pizza, and hog roast!
100% of the cost of every ticket goes directly to St Richard’s Hospice, and Smiths News will also donate £10 for every adult ticket sold before the end of May! (up to 200 tickets) Therefore 145% of your money will go to St Richard's (based on a Saturday day ticket)
For more information please drop us a message in the contact us section (main page)
Full Weekend Adult with camping: £39.50
Full Weekend Adult without camping: £28
Saturday only Adult with camping: £29.50
Saturday only Adult without camping: £22
Under 14’s go free
No booking fees!
On the door price: £27.50 (plus £7.50 for camping)
1. Event timings
· Friday – Music between 7:30pm and 10pm, festival arena open from 6:30pm
· Saturday - Music starts at 12pm (entry to site for non-campers from 11:00am) and finishes at 11:59pm.
· The line-up, timings and order could change at any time, an update will be sent out just before the day with planned times for each act
2. Arrival times – please note the following times
· Saturday day tickets – please arrive from 11:30 am
· Saturday camping tickets – please arrive from 10:30 am
· Friday and Saturday camping tickets – please arrive from 3pm on Friday the 5th
Please note – On the Saturday the music starts promptly at 12pm and we have a fabulous first act so please try and be in the arena to give your support
3. Tickets – on arrival, your name will be checked off our list and you will be given a wristband that must be worn at all times and shown to stewards on request. There will be 2 colours of wristbands – one for event only and one for event with camping.
4. St Richard’s Hospice – You are supporting St Richard’s by being part of Woo Fest - 100% of your ticket money is going to St Richard’s, including the camping money and all profits from the food, raffle and games. St Richard’s will also make money from all concessions. More info on the wonderful work of St Richard’s can be found at www.strichards.org.uk
5. Behaviour The committee of Woo fest and/or the Drum and Monkey reserve the right to refuse entry or remove any persons if they believe that person/s is any breaking rules outlined in this document or behaving in a way that could cause distress to other festival goers.
6. Address- The Drum and Monkey, Newbridge Green, Upton upon Severn, WR8 0QP. If going through Upton town, continue past the (new) fire station and turn left when signposted Gloucester – The Drum and Monkey is on the right hand side
7. Parking and traffic
· Cars will be directed through the festival site by our team of volunteer parking marshals please take care when walking across the site. Please advise on arrival if you need disabled parking.
· Drivers – please ensure you follow the 5 mph speed limit throughout the site
8. Food - Cookie Jan’s will be providing the food on the day with all profits going to St Richard’s. Food will include burgers, hotdogs, a veggie option, wraps, handmade pizzas and chips. Please note we are cooking quality ingredients at good prices to support the hospice. In the evening there will also be a hog roast (from around 6pm). The Drum and Monkey will also be cooking their usual excellent meals – please check serving times on arrival (currently planned for lunchtime and evening). While you are allowed to bring food we ask that you try and support by buying food on-site as all profits from the BBQ and hog roast will go straight to St Richard’s. Every person from Cookie Jan’s and support is cooking the food for free, so please bear with us if there are queues for food as we are raising so much for St Richard’s
9. Camping Breakfast – Cookie Jan’s will be cooking breakfast baps on both Saturday and Sunday mornings from 7:30 until approximately 09:30
10. Water - There is fresh drinking water available free by the food area (to the left of the main stage as you look it)
· Only drinks bought at the venue are allowed into the stage area – there will be an outside bar provided by the Drum and Monkey and the pub will also be open
· Think 25 policy – you could be asked for recognised ID if you appear to be under the age of 25 – don’t be offended – it’s the law!
12. Drugs- There is a Zero tolerance policy on illegal drugs that would result in you being asked to leave the festival
13. Festival area
· No BBQs allowed
· Feel free to bring chairs and picnic rugs, flags and sun shelters, we request you set up close to the stages so we can build a great atmosphere
· If it rains we will have a limited amount of shelter in marquees and tents
14. Camping rules – camping field opens from 10:30 am on Saturday or 4pm on Friday
· Parking – you will need to park your car in the adjoining field and carry your kit to the camping area on foot. Please note you will not be allowed to pull over by the camping area or park next your tent but don’t worry it’s not Glastonbury it’s not too far to walk. If you need any help carrying your kit just ask at the entrance and we will be happy to help
· Electricity – no electric hook up will be provided on site unless required for medical reasons
· Please vacate the site by midday on Sunday the 7th
· Please come as early as possible if bringing a caravan or camper van and you may be directed to the tarmac area to set up
· Please respect other festival goers and avoid any loud music after the event has finished – stewards will still be on hand to help reduce noise levels
15. Carriages - Once the Saturday main event has finished we ask that you leave quietly due to neighbours by 12:00am (unless camping but still be mindful of noise please)
16. First aid – Basic first aid will be provided at the control centre by qualified first aiders, nearest A&E is in Worcester (circa 10 miles) – Worcestershire Royal, Charles Hastings Way, Worcester, WR5 1DD
17. Security - The event organisers or venue cannot take any responsibility for your possessions while on site. We have stewards on site and SIA security so please speak to any of the team for any assistance
18. Fire safety - Fire extinguishers will be around the site with buckets of water in the camping field, please report any fires immediately. Event goers are not allowed to start their own fires, BBQ’s are fine
19. Emergency Procedures – Please listen to any instructions given over the PA system or by any steward and act as instructed. For full details of our procedures you can view the event management plan available at the control centre. For camping emergencies during the night please call the camping hotline number of 07789998839 or visit the caravan at the control centre (at the entrance of the main festival field)
20. Local Hotels and B&B’s – Upton upon Severn is only a couple of miles away with a number of hotels and b&b’s including The White Lion Hotel (01684 592551), The Swan Hotel (01684 594948) and the Star Inn (01684 593432)
21. Taxi numbers – Upton taxis include Upton Dial a cab (01684 593939), Kingfisher cabs (07766212767)
22. Contact number for any questions – Luke 07789 998839
23. Damages – Please note that Woo Fest will be responsible for any damages made to the venue, so please take extra care as this could directly affect the amount of money that the festival generates for St Richard’s Hospice
24. Children - Parents are responsible for their children’s behaviour at all times, children are not allowed unattended into the pub. A children’s play area will be provided with activities, however children are only allowed into the play area if accompanied by an adult. Lost children will be looked after near the control centre caravan at the entrance to the field. Look out on the day for an itinerary of the children’s events that will be happening in the area
25. Shop – there will be a small shop on the festival area serving things mainly for children to keep them entertained. Naturally every penny raised goes to the hospice.
26. Dogs - Dogs must be kept under control and not allowed to roam free in parking field (there will be sheep). Here is the scary bit - any dogs harassing sheep can be legally shot by the farmer.
27. Raffle - Please support the raffle – all prizes have been donated so 100% of your raffle ticket goes to St Richard’s Hospice and gift aid is also added to make even more money for the hospice. There will also be a game with prizes to raise even more money for the hospice
28. Lost property – Lost property will be stored at the control centre (the caravan by the entrance!), please also hand over any found property to the same place
29. Photography and video – Please note that by purchasing a ticket you could be photographed or filmed, any such material will only be used for future promotion of Woo Fest. In addition there will be a drone by a professionally qualified and insured provider who will be taking pictures throughout the day which will support the festival with PR in the future
31. Cash machines – there aren’t any card payment facilities at the actual festival (for things like entrance, food, shop, outside bar) although the Drum and Monkey pub do accept cards. The nearest cash machines are in Upton Upon Severn Town centre, approx. 1.5 miles by road but we are reliably informed there is a shorter footpath walk if on foot
Many thanks for your custom and for supporting Woo Fest and St Richard’s Hospice, we hope you have a fantastic time