Frequently Asked Questions

Find out more about Staycation Live festival with our FAQs. Just click on the section headings below to reveal more questions.

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When & Where

Q –  What are the dates this year?
A – 4th, 5th and 6th of August. The Friday night sees the opening party kickstart the festival in the cloister in Phillips Memorial Park, with the main event running across the Saturday and Sunday).

Q – Where is the festival held?
A – Staycation Live takes place in the beautiful Phillips Memorial Park in Godalming, Surrey. A few miles south of Guildford, and just a short drive or train journey from London or Portsmouth.

Q – What are the opening hours of the Festival?
A – The opening party kicks off at 4pm on the Friday and runs until late, with the main event running from 11.30am until late on the Saturday and 11.30am until 7pm on the Sunday.

Q – Is there parking on site?
A – No parking is allowed on site but Crown Court public car-park is a few minutes away and marked on the map.

Q – Is there disabled access to the site?
A – The whole site has great disabled access at all entrances. If you do need any assistance, please find one of our stewards who would be more than happy to help.

Q – Is there disabled parking?
A – Yes, there is free disabled parking at crown court car park, a short distance from the site. This can be found on the map.

Q – Where is the nearest railway station?
A – Godalming Railway Station is within easy walking distance, just a few minutes away.

Entry to the festival – what does it cost?

Q – How much does it cost to enter the festival?
A – We started Staycation Live for the people of Godalming, and as such we don’t sell tickets. It does cost a lot to put on though, so we ask for a voluntary donation upon entry.

Q – How much should I donate?
A – When we started the event it probably cost £50 to put on – this year it’ll cost hundreds of times that! As such we’re asking for £10 per adult upon entry, each day. Don’t let that stop you from coming down if you’re worried about the cost, though. We want you to come and enjoy the festival however much you have in your pocket, and we’re happy with whatever you can afford to donate. With some local festivals charging upwards of £20 entry and charging for kids, we think this is great value for money.

Q – What do I get for my donation?
A – As well as all the brilliant music and great atmosphere, you’ll receive a festival programme with information about all the great acts over the weekend, our chosen charity for this year, and some extra 10th Anniversary content. You’ll also be given a wristband that will stop you from being pestered by our collectors inside the event!

Q – What happens to the money we donate?
We give 25% of everything collected directly to our chosen charity/charities each year. With your help, we’ve donated over £22,000 to some great causes. The rest goes towards covering the cost of putting the event on.

Q – Do I need to bring ID?
A – The Festival will be operating the Challenge 21. If you’re lucky enough to look under 21, you will be asked to prove that you are over 18 in order to buy alcohol on site. Stewards and security on-site also have the power to request proof of age if they see anyone drinking alcohol who appears to be underage.

Other useful info - the site and amenities

Q – Will there be toilets on-site?
A – Even more toilets on site this year and as always will be cleaned and serviced regularly.

Q – Will there be medical support on-site for emergencies?
A – Yes, trained medical staff will be on-site throughout the event.

Q – Is there a cash machine on site?
A – No but one is available on the high street. You can find the location on the map.

Q – Can I bring glass bottles on-site?
A – To help us keep the location clean and safe for everyone we’d ask that no glass is brought on site.

Q – Can I bring fold-up chairs, windbreaks or gazebos to the Festival?
A – We ask that you think about other attendees while enjoying the event. Please don’t bring anything that could obscure the view of anyone behind you.

Q – Am I free to come and go during the Festival?
A – Of course, you’re free to come and go as you wish – once you donate on the way in your wristband will allow you re-entry without being bothered for another donation. You do stand to lose your spot if you leave though, so we ask you don’t try and save it if you’re gone for any length of time.

Q – Can I bring dogs to the Festival?
A – Dogs are allowed on site but must always be kept on leads and under control.

Q – Are children welcome?
A – Yes, this is a family show and children have their own dedicated entertainment area – There’s level pushchair access throughout the site and food and drink available for all ages.