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FESTIVAL FAQs

 

When is AllSorts Festival 2023?

August 31st at 6pm until September 3rd at noon. The gate will be open from 6pm till late on Thursday evening to allow those coming after work to enter the site. The gate will also be open on Friday 1st September until 10pm, but activities and music will start on Thursday 31st at 8pm.

Do I need to take time off work?

Yes, to enjoy the full event you will need to take Friday 1st September off work and head to the site on the evening of Thursday 31st August.

What are the train disruptions?

Train strikes have been announced on Friday 1st September and Saturday 2nd September. If you are arriving late, please bare this in mind and try to ride share.

What is new this year?

AllSorts Festival 2023: The Disc Odyssey will have live bands and a new stage this year. Live acts will perform on Friday and Saturday nights, and the new Disc-O stage will be outside for daylight sets. Also new is the third night, as AllSorts 2022 took place over just two nights last summer.

What do I need to bring?

Our list of essential items are: a towel (for the hot showers), wallet (we accept card and cash), phone, one of your wrists for your wristband (we suggest bringing both), chargers for your devices if you need extra juice, tent and bedding if camping, just bedding if glamping, and any outfits. You do not need to bring toilet roll as the permanent toilets are serviced hourly. We also have washing up facilities on site if you need.

Where is AllSorts Festival?

The name of the site is Out to Grass, Woodend Farm, Bromyard Rd, Malvern, WR13 5JW.

How do I get to the site?​​

We recommend you carpool and drive to the site. However, the closest train station, Great Malvern, has trains direct from London Paddington every hour. We recommend you book your trains as early as possible.

 

Great Malvern is only 15 minutes from the site but you will need to get taxis, we recommending calling the cabs ahead of time. Here are the numbers for the local taxi companies:

 

  • JR Taxis: 01684899131

  • Malvern View Taxis: 07775060704

  • Krazy Kabs: 01684577774

  • Kwik Cabs: 01684569100

  • Speedline Taxis: 07955220082

Where is my ticket?

Once you purchase a ticket on our website, all you will need is your confirmation email to hand upon entry. We collect your name and the names of all people (if on a multi-ticket) for use at the gate.

Where do I get booze?

The venue has a fully stocked bar inside the arena, with friendly staff and very reasonable prices. We ask you to support us, and the venue, by using the bar as much as possible. Sustainable cups are £1 and indicate that you have purchased the alcohol at the main bar.

Can I bring booze in?

Yes, but glass is strictly prohibited and you will not be permitted to take your own alcohol into the main site because it is licensed. Alcohol from home is permitted in the campsite and in the chill out tent, Otto's Grotto. The bar inside the main area is good value, offers a wide range of beverages, and supporting it helps support both AllSorts and the Out To Grass site as a whole.

When are the festival gates open to cars?

Thursday 31st August - 6pm - 1am

Friday 1st September 10am - 10pm

If the gate is unstaffed when you arrive, you will be provided with a check-in number to call to be signed in at the arena gates to get your wristbands.

What facilities are on site?

Hot showers, permanent toilets, camping area, a licensed bar, food truck with card payments (vegan/veggie options),  coffee and smoothie truck, activities, rest areas.

When is the music on?

Thursday:  8PM - Midnight

Friday:  Midday - late

Saturday:  Midday - late

Can I  sleep with the music on?

The amplified music ends at 2AM, at which point we will switch straight to the double-channel silent disco.

Can I still get a glamping tent?

Unfortunately, glamping has now sold out, but the campsite has ample space!

What's provided in the glamping tents?

Glamping includes a mattress for each of the people in the tent, a table, rug, power sockets (excluding the two-person tents) and night lighting. Each glamper will need to bring bedding and a pillow, or a sleeping bag and a pillow, as you would for the normal campsite. 

Can I charge my devices?

There are plugs all over the site, including in the camping area. We cannot accept responsibility for any misplaced items left unattended at charging points. Four-person glamping tents also have power provided.

When can I sign up for Karaoke?

AllSorts 2023 Karaoke sign up is here. We ask kindly that you only submit requests for yourself or your group and avoid signing up others as a prank.

When are the activities?

Activities are spread throughout the weekend, with most taking place on Friday and Saturday early afternoon. Karaoke is on Saturday afternoon.

 

Where and when can I have a massage and do I need to pre-book?

Massages will take place in Otto's Grotto from 10:30am on Friday 1st September until late and 11:30am on Saturday 2nd September until late. They will be provided by Pixie Retreat and will accept walk-ins when not pre-booked. To pre-book, please contact Emma by email at thepixieretreat@gmail.com. You can pay by card or cash on site and prices are £40 per 60 min, £35 per 45 min and £25 per 30 min. The Pixie Retreat is highly experienced and will tailor each session to your specific needs. Techniques include Swedish, deep tissue, Indian Head, lymphatic drainage, stretching and more. 

Do I need to bring food?

We have family-run caterers on the site who will cook a range of lovely meals for us all weekend, open all day long. There will be several specials each day, with vegetarian and vegan options available. You are also welcome to cook your own food; the nearest supermarket is in Bromyard.

When do I need to leave site?

We are asking people to vacate the site whenever they are safe to do so on Sunday 3rd September. For safety, we have the entire venue until Monday to ensure people are safe driving home.

Can I bring my campervan?

Yes, we can provide power also.

Can I bring my pet?

No, unfortunately, we have to limit the number of pets on site.

Can I bring children?

No, we are 18+ only.

What should I wear? 

As Nina & Otto have just completed their Disc Odyssey, Saturday will be SPACE THEMED. Get cosmic with us. We encourage AllSorts of outfits and costumes for the other days. The AllSorts family will be going all in, and we will have bio face paint on both days to jazz you up if desired.

Can I get a refund?

Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds to festival ticket holders.

What are the emergency contacts?

You can call one of the AllSorts team, Nick, on 07858 548641. You can also contact site staff who will be on site, keeping you safe and keeping the place clean and tidy.

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