What time does the festival start and finish?
The 80s Music Festival starts at 11.00 am on the Saturday and runs through until Midnight, when it finishes. On the Sunday, the festival starts at 11.00 am and finishes at 11.00 pm.
How can I purchase tickets?
Tickets will also be available on the day(s) of the event at the Information Office at the Peterborough Arena venue.
I have purchased tickets for the festival through the Amazon Tickets website. Do these tickets also include camping?
Will I be allowed to come and go during the event?
Yes. You will be issued with a wristband on arrival, which you will be asked to wear for the duration of the event. This wristband will enable you to freely leave and re-enter the festival.
Are children allowed to attend this event?
Yes. Children are very welcome. However, all children of ages 16 years and under must be accompanied by an adult. Children must also have appropriate child tickets in order to enter the festival.
Can I bring food and drink to the festival?
Yes. You are welcome to bring food into the festival and you can also bring water and soft drinks. However, there will be an abundance of caterers at the festival offering lots of enticing and delicious foods.
Please bring plastic bottles and containers with you for your food and drink preferences as glass is not allowed anywhere onsite.
Alcohol is not allowed to be brought into the festival site.
Is there car parking?
Yes. Lots of free onsite parking will be available. However, you cannot park by your tent and you cannot stay in vehicles in the car park overnight. Car parks are approximately five minutes walk from the camping area.
Can I bring my dog to the festival?
Yes. Well behaved dogs and assistance dogs are very welcome. However, dogs need to be kept them on a lead at all times. Please also consider the crowds and loud noises as this can have a negative impact on your dog. Any dogs caught without a lead will be handed over to the festival’s onsite animal welfare team.
Please keep your dog away from child play areas and food traders. Please also dispose of any fouling promptly and appropriately.
I want to purchase child tickets for the festival but I am unsure what the age guidance is?
Child tickets are valid for children aged between 1 and 16 years; children under 1 get to go to the festival for free. Any children aged 16 years and under must be accompanied at the festival by at least one adult.
When am I allowed to enter the camping area if I am coming for the first day of the festival or for the entire weekend?
The camping area will be open and accessible from 2.00 pm on Friday 9th June 2017 so you are welcome to come and ‘set up camp’ any time from then.
What time do the gates open for the actual festival?
If you are camping on the Friday night, gates will be open from 2.00 pm for you to enter the camping area. For those camping or coming to the festival on the Saturday and/or Sunday, gates will be open from 8.30 am on both Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June 2017.
Is the price you charge for camping per person?
No. The camping charge is per tent or per vehicle (camper van, motor home, caravan…).
Can I camp for one night?
Yes. You can camp for one, two or three nights as long as you have purchased a camping ticket.
Am I allowed to park by my tent?
No. For safety reasons you cannot park by your tent. However, the car park is nearby and approximately five minutes walk from the camping area.
Will there be anything to do if I arrive and set up camp for the festival on the Friday?
There will be some parts of the festival site to keep you entertained, yes! At the very least, you will have access to the some of the attractions and amusements within ‘Games zone’, the ‘Kids zone’ and the ‘Thiller zone’.
Can I camp Sunday night after the festival finishes?
Yes. You can buy camping for the Sunday night so you can fully enjoy the festival up to the 11.00 pm closing time. If you stay the Sunday night, you will be asked to vacate the festival site by 10.00 am on the Monday morning.
Can I dress up for the festival?
Yes. It is very much encouraged! Feel free to dress up in any 80s gear – and feel free to dress your dog up for the occasion too!
Is there anything I am not allowed to bring to the festival?
For safety reasons, please do not bring any glass or sharp objects into the festival site and camping area.
Small gas camping stoves are allowed in the camping area only, but BBQs, disposable BBQs and open fires are not allowed anywhere around the venue site.
The sale or use of legal highs is banned in the camping area and within the main festival site.
Please do not bring large trailers with you as they will not be allowed in the camping area. Small trolleys are fine though!
Can I bring my own alcohol?
You can bring alcohol for personal consumption into the camping area, but not into the main festival site.
Please bring plastic bottles and containers with you as glass is not allowed anywhere onsite.
Are there any disabled facilities at the festival?
Yes. Disabled parking, disabled camping, viewing platforms/viewing areas and disabled toilets are provided. The festival area is flat and easily accessible for wheelchair users. However, if you have any specific requirements or concerns, please feel free to email the Events Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am disabled and wish to bring my PA/Carer along to the festival with me. Can I do this?
Yes, of course. Please contact the Events Manager by email email@example.com or make contact via the ‘Contact’ section on our website to request a disabled access registration application form.
How do I get to the venue?
Arriving by car, you will be guided to one of the hard standing or grassed parking areas. There are 22,000 spaces so plenty of room for everyone. This is also plenty of disabled parking bays. All parking onsite is free of charge.
Travelling from Peterborough City Centre – take the Nene Parkway/A1260, follow directions to Oundle Road/A605 and turn right onto this road which will lead you directly to the venue. The brown highway signs indicating East of England Showground will help to guide you. The journey is approximately 16 minutes from the centre of Peterborough.
Travelling from the A1(M) south – continue along the A1(M), passing the Peterborough Services Area (Extra MSA); continue forward onto the A1 and then take the next turn left, signposted East of England Showground. At the junction with the A605, turn left and travel half a mile. At the roundabout, turn right, and you have arrived at Peterborough Arena.
Travelling from the A1(M) north – ignore the very first signpost for Peterborough and continue travelling along the A1 picking up the brown highways signposts indicating East of England Showground. Follow these signs and leave the A1 at the Alwalton, taking you through the village and oto the A605 Oundle Road junction. Turn left at this junction and at the very next roundabout, turn right here and you’ve arrived at Peterborough Arena.
If you are being directed to the venue by your SatNav, please use PE2 6HE as the postcode.
By public transport:
Peterborough City Centre has a number of taxi ranks, as well as a coach park and bus station located within the Queensgate Centre. The Stagecoach bus service runs an hourly service during the week and two-hourly Sunday service, stopping just outside Peterborough Arena. The bus numbers to look for are x4 and 24 leaving Bay 15 at Peterborough Queensgate.
The bus stop is located on the main road fronting the venue (Oundle Road). A five to 10-minute walk will bring you to the venue main entrance gate.
Peterborough is located on the main East Coast rail line running from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh. A number of fast trains run on this network, making London accessible in 45 mins on specific trains.
The station has its own taxi rank which means reaching Peterborough Arena is approximately 15 minutes away once the train has arrived in the station.
Peterborough Arena’s location makes it central for London Stansted, London Luton, East Midlands and Birmingham airports – all four are approximately 60-90 minutes away by car.