Where people open gates for you, say “excuse me” and move aside to let you to the bar. The tantalising aromas of great food mix with the nostalgic smell of steam from the resident railway, conjuring up memories of a bygone industrial age.
Where both young and old come to share new music experiences, together.
Where the sound of live music is everywhere whilst you wander through a fascinating museum dedicated to life in Rural England.
And where fans laugh, smile and nod to each other with a familiarity gained only from their mutual annual pilgrimage.
Weyfest is more like a mini-holiday than a music festival. It is a stress-free weekend in the country, with over 30 hours of the finest music from 4 stages, camping, posh loos, friendly staff and plenty to occupy the kids with music-, drama- and creative arts workshops; train rides; the popular Sci-Fi Zone and Outdoor Laser Combat and the many attractions offered by the venue itself - The Rural Life Centre, Tilford, set in the outstanding natural beauty of the Surrey Hills.
You can stretch out your picnic rugs or wander around the site to the 4 stages with your camping chairs. Sit and watch your favourite band or discover new artists from the eclectic mix on offer, or just find a quiet spot to watch the world go by.
The festival attracts new people every year - many of whom have not been to a festival for years for fear of mud and rude or drunken behaviour (there's none of that here!) and many who have never even been to a music festival before! Most have made new friends and now return each year for a reunion.
The venue itself is a major reason for Weyfest’s increasing popularity. The Rural Life Centre is a working museum, littered with artefacts of past country life and craft displays throughout the venue. A working light railway runs both steam and diesel trains around the perimeter of the venue and because the venue is so compact everything is within easy reach. No trudging for miles from the car park or campsite, no long walks between stages ... and no major journey to reach the excellent food and bars.
Soul II Soul / The Dualers / Xander & The Peace Pirates / Georgia & The Vitage Youth / Grizzly & The Grasshoppers / The Fitts
UB40 / Deadzone / Austin Gold / Finding Kate / Sweet Georgia Boys / China Bears / Indya / Backwoods Creek / Stables / Blooms Band
The Feeling / Nik Kershaw / Republica / Tankus The Henge / Jon Allen / Mason Hill / Lake Folks / Daxx & Roxanne / Off The Record / The Manic Muddlers / The Farleys / Jackie Lynton
Plus more to come!
Last year's lineup
2020 line up announced so far...
Xander & The Peace Pirates
Georgia & The Vintage Youth
Grizzly & The Grasshoppers
Sweet Georgia Boys
Soul II Soul
Tankus The Henge
Daxx & Roxane
Off The Record
Weyfest festival information & FAQs
Skiddle guarantee that we have the lowest booking fees available for Weyfest festival tickets. We are an official primary ticket outlet and all tickets are processed and dispatched by Skiddle direct to you. All our tickets are sold at face value and originate directly from the event organiser.
A. If you have eTickets we can resend them to you (but check your spam folders first). Like any other box office or ticket agency we cannot replace lost paper tickets.
Is it possible to get a refund on my ticket?
Sorry, we cannot refund unwanted tickets.
Will tickets be available on the gate?
Weyfest does not reserve any tickets for sale on the gate so if they sell out before the weekend they will not be available on the gate. If tickets sell out Weyfest will announce it on the website so please check the home page before leaving home if you intend to buy tickets on the day.
Are pre-payment plan tickets available?
Yes Payment Plan tickets are available so you can spread the cost of your ticket over multiple smaller payments.
What happens If I bought a ticket and cannot attend?
Unfortunately we can’t issue you with a refund if you can’t make the event due to work commitments or your mates have dropped out. In these circumstances, we advise passing on your tickets privately to avoid losing out on the money spent.
Refunds can only be offered if the event is cancelled or postponed, as agreed upon purchase.
When is Weyfest 2021?
Weyfest returns to The Rural Life Centre, Tilford on 20th - 22nd August 2021.
Does Weyfest have onsite camping?
Yes. Camping tickets are available now.
Does Weyfest have any age restrictions?
All ages are welcome at Weyfest, Children under 10 are admitted FREE. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult.
Can I bring my own food and drink into Weyfest?
To enable the festival to comply with the four licensing objectives, alcohol cannot be brought into the festival arena but can be brought onto the camp site. Weyfest does, however, provide a very reasonably priced bar. Glass cannot be brought in to the festival for health & safety reasons but is allowed on the camp site. Please note that for safety reasons bags will be searched on entry to the arenas and entry will be refused if alcohol/glass/knives (or any potential weapons) are found in your bag. Small quantities of food are permitted in the arena
WHAT CAN I BRING?
Can I bring fireworks?
Sorry - fireworks are strictly prohibited.
Can I bring my camera?
Professional camera equipment is not permitted. You can bring your 'professional' hand held camera but the use of tripods, lens cases and other professional equipment is not allowed without press accreditation. These are the rules of the artists and not Weyfest.
Can I bring my own alcohol, bottles and glass to the festival?
To enable the festival to comply with the four licensing objectives alcohol cannot be brought into the festival arena but can be brought onto the camp site. Weyfest does, however, provide a very reasonably priced bar. Glass cannot be brought in to the festival for health & safety reasons but is allowed on the camp site.
Can I bring my dog?
Yes, dogs are welcome except in the cafe and some eating areas but must be kept on a lead at all times.
Can I bring fold-up chairs, wind breaks or gazebos?
Fold up chairs are permissible but after dark when the arenas are at their busiest, Weyfest requests that they are removed. Wind shields or gazebos cannot be brought into the festival arena. Due to the nature of the site (being a museum surrounded by buildings) it is shielded from the wind and cannot accommodate gazebos.
What time can I arrive at the camp site?
The camp site is open from 10am each day and closes at midday on Monday.
Please do not arrive earlier than the opening time as you will be directed to the car park in order to keep the road clear. Once the site is open, preference will be given to traffic on the road and you may have to remain in the car park until the road is clear of traffic ie. by arriving early you will most likely enter the site later.
What campervan pitch size should I buy?
The following pitch sizes are available:
SMALL CAMPERVAN (vehicle size up to 4 metres long x 3 metres wide)
LARGE CAMPERVAN or SMALL CARAVAN (vehicle size up to 6 metres long x 3 metres wide)
XL CAMPERVAN or CARAVAN (Over 6 metres long or 3 metres wide)
Can I park my car next to my tent or caravan?
Unfortunately not. It is a health & safety requirement that cars must not be parked adjacent to tents, campervans or caravans. However, the car park area is very close to the camping area and you are permitted to drop off your camping equipment in the campsite before parking your car. Caravans must be unhitched and the car parked in the adjacent car park.
Can I put a tent next to my friend's caravan/campervan?
Sorry, no. It's a health & safety thing...
Can I place an awning at the side of my caravan/campervan?
Campervan and caravan pitches are 6 metres wide and allow for a campervan/caravans up to 3m in width to be sited in the centre of that space. This is to ensure that everyone is comfortably sited and have 3m of space between each neighbour. If your awning takes your overall accommodation width much over 3m, and to be fair to all campsite occupants, then you should buy a second pass unless you are sited next to friends and they are happy for you to encroach on that space with your awning.
Is a trailer-tent classed as a tent?
Yes, as long as there is no engine it is classed as a tent. You may tow it to your pitch and then must move the car to the car park.
Can I sleep in my van / car?
No. Camping is restricted to designated camping areas and vehicles other than caravans, campervans or vehicles permanently converted for the specific purpose of accommodation are not permitted to stay on the campsite. Sleeping in the car park is not permitted.
Are there any restrictions on tent size?
Please don't bring a 6 man tent if you are camping alone - bring friends instead!
Are there shower and toilet facilities (including disabled facilities) on the camp site?
Yes. Showers are operated on a token basis. Tokens can be purchased in advance or from the box office over the weekend.
Can I bring a generator?
Small diesel generators are permitted but must be switched off at night. Petrol generators are not permitted.
Can I have a barbeque or fire at the camp site?
BBQs are allowed but must be off the ground. Flat throwaway BBQs or any type of open fire are not allowed.
Are there any electrical hook-ups on the campsite?
There are a limited amount of electrical hook-ups available for purchase in advance (only) from the Tickets page. Hook-ups are ONLY available for the Glamping area, motorhome site and disabled camping area. For each individual hook-up care must be taken not to run too many appliances at once to avoid exceeding the power rating (see notes below) and risk tripping the network. Please remember your neighbours!
(1) Weyfest Ltd is unable to offer any refunds in cases of misuse, such as exceeding the specified power rating, or if you have forgotten to bring a suitable lead as specified below.
(2) Please ensure the leads that you bring with you are in safe working order. Our on-site electrician will inspect your leads upon or soon after your arrival and if deemed unsafe, your electrical supply will not be connected.
(3) Important Note: Whilst all power is available overnight, availability is not guaranteed and therefore it is not suitable for critical requirements such as life support. Weyfest Ltd cannot accept any liability in the event of temporary power failure.
(4) All power will be available from (tbc)
(5) The maximum power available to each individual hook-up is 5A or 1250 Watts. Exceeding this rating will be classed as misuse and may result in your being disconnected.
Disabled Camping Area
Hook-ups are provided for the purpose of charging electric mobility scooters and supplying power to tents and campervans to run small appliances such as lights, phone chargers
Each pitch is supplied with a single 16/1 connector. You must bring your own suitable 25m lead rated at 16 amp H07 2.5mm and terminated with a 16/1 C form connector.
If you have purchased an electrical hook-up, your allocated glamping tent will already be hooked up to the supply prior to your arrival. You will find a single 13A socket inside the tent. You are advised to bring your own standard 4-way (maximum) 13A extension lead in order to connect multiple appliances.
Those pitches where hook-ups are available will be clearly marked. Upon arrival you should present your hook-up pass to a Weyfest Steward who will guide you to one of those pitches and you will be shown the location of your connection, which will be a standard 16/1 C form connector.
Hook-ups are provided for standard use by any campervan, caravan or motorhome, irrespective of size of vehicle. You must bring your own suitable 40m lead rated at 16 amp H07 2.5mm and terminated with a 16/1 C form connector.
Are there any showers and water supplies on the campsite?
There are fresh water standpipes at regular distances around the campsite and water butts for fire fighting.
Showers are provided - tokens can be purchased from the ticket desk or in advance from the Tickets page.
I've had a bad experience at other festivals with insufficient or unclean toilets. Are your facilities any better?
Oh yes.. There are plenty of toilets that are cleaned and serviced constantly throughout the weekend and topped up with soft toilet paper.
Is there a cash machine on site so I can withdraw cash?
Sadly not - the festival's previous provider charged the customer too much per transaction and so it was hardly used. Some traders offer cashback however.
Are children welcome?
Yes, of course! There's a reconstructed village playground, a sci-fi zone and plenty of activities for kids too. It's great for the whole family! Children under 10 are admitted FREE. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult.
Will the steam and diesel trains be running over the weekend?
Yes they will! Please note that the railway is run by the Old Kiln Museum and there is a small charge to help maintain it.
Do any of the proceeds of ticket sales get donated to charity?
The Rural Life Centre is administered by the Old Kiln Museum Trust, a registered charity (no. 289150). A share of all profits will be donated to the Rural Life Centre.
Do I need to bring ID?
Not if you are over 21. If you are under 21 please read the Challenge 21 rules below:
Weyfest will be operating the Challenge 21 initiative which aims to cut down on underage alcohol sales and highlights the fact that: “if you are lucky enough to look under 21 you will be asked to prove that you are over 18 when you buy alcohol”.
Acceptable forms of proof are: photocard driving licence, passport or PASS* accredited proof of age card.
The 'Challenge 21' initiative encourages sellers of alcohol to ask for official forms of identification from anyone that appears to be under 21-years-old. If a trader suspects someone is under that age and doesn't have the relevant identification, eg passport, photo driving licence, citizencard, they will not be served. Stewards on site also have the power to request proof of age if they see anyone drinking alcohol who appears to be under age.
The scheme is being promoted because it can be very difficult to identify accurately whether someone is 17, 18, 19 or 20 but is usually easier to determine whether someone is 21. However if young people have official identification to prove they are over the age of 18 they will of course be served legally.
Is smoking permitted at Weyfest?
As the venue is an outdoor museum, with lots of valuable wooden artefacts to protect, smoking and vaping is restricted to a designated outdoor area where tables, chairs and refreshments are available for your comfort. Smoking is also permitted in the main Beekeeper's Stage arena.
I can't find the answer to my query. Who do I contact?
Please send your query to email@example.com
I want to complain about the noise from Weyfest. Who do I contact?
If you wish to complain about the noise from Weyfest over the weekend of the festival please call the venue on 01252 795571.
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Disabled Access Information
Are there any concessions for the disabled?
A. We assume that, whereas the disabled person wants to come to Weyfest, the carer may not and so, on the production of proof of disability at the box office on arrival, the carer will be entitled to purchase a carer ticket at half of the gate price. This is limited to one carer for disabled persons over the age of 16 for festival entry only and does not include camping or campervan passes. Where it is imperative that a second carer is necessary to accompany the disabled person, documentation to that effect must be presented to the Box Office staff on arrival. All discount carer passes are sold at the discretion of the Box Office staff following receipt of an acceptable form of proof of disability.
Acceptable forms of proof of disability are:
Eligibility for Middle or Higher rate DLA (for care or mobility) or
Receipt of enhanced rate PIP.
A disabled parking badge, disabled railcard or any concession other than those listed above is not valid.
Are there any disabled parking and disabled camping facilities?
For those that are not camping there is a disabled parking area adjacent to the festival entrance. On arrival please let the stewards know that you are disabled and they will direct you to the parking area. If you are camping, there is a separate disabled parking and camping area adjacent to the exit of the campsite. There are also disabled toilets in this area.
How accessible is the site for the disabled?
Almost all the site has good disabled access including the arboretum. Disabled toilet facilities are available for the festival and disabled campers will be situated close to disabled toilets on the campsite.
Is there a separate viewing area for the disabled?
There are raised viewing areas for the disabled at the main stage locations
Travelling to/from the festival
Where is Weyfest?
The Rural Life Centre, Reeds Road, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2DL. Click here for Map / Directions
How do I get to Weyfest?
By Car - The site is 3 miles south of Farnham, just off the A287, midway between Frensham and Tilford villages.
By Rail - The nearest station is Farnham railway station. It is approximately 3 to 3.5 miles away from the site. There are plenty of taxis available in the taxi rank but sadly no buses that go to the Rural Life Centre.
Festival address: Rural Life Living Museum, Reeds Road, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey GU10 2DL Tel: 01252 795571