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WHERE AND WHEN IS IT?
Baby Boondocks will be held in the village of Sherston, Wiltshire on 7th – 8th July 2017. The site comprises of Sherston Village Hall and the field next to it – 1 big festival stage outdoors and a second stage inside the village hall.
The gates will open at 5pm on Friday 7th July – the first band is likely to be on just before 6pm.
The arena will stay open until midnight, then close until 11am on Saturday 8th July. Music will kick off about noon and go on all day until the arena closes at midnight.
Sherston is about 4 miles from M4 J17 and J18 (about half way between the two) and is 15 mins from Chippenham station (1:15 from Paddington) and to complete the picture about a hour from Heathrow.
The postcode for your SatNav is SN16 0NA.
By far the best option if you live locally – obviously this is bit trickier if you are coming from Istanbul (but this is probably an edge case!)
Festival parking is on the rec which is about 150 yds from the main site. You have to drive round the houses (literally!) to get to the vehicle entrance but once parked the pedestrian entrance is only a few yards from the arena entrance.
The car park is signed from the B4040 – just follow the yellow signs
There is a shortage of parking in the village so don’t be tempted to try and park on the street – you won’t get any closer than the official carpark and you might just find an irate resident sat on your bonnet when you get back!!
Drop off, pick up and taxis
If you are just dropping off or picking up the best landmark for taxis etc… is the Church which is pretty much opposite the Rattlebone inn – if you organise drop offs and pick ups there there is also a small triangular green they can turn round at – it’s about 50m from the main entrance – don’t tell them to meet you at the main entrance as there is no waiting and nowhere to turn.
Cycling to the festival
You are welcome to cycle to Baby Boondocks but please be aware there won’t be any dedicated cycle racks.
The Baby Boondocks campsite is 5 minutes walk through the village from the arena. Under 18s don’t need a camping ticket but they will ONLY be allowed on the campsite with a ticket holding adult.
It’s on the Sherston FC ground on Knock Down Road (SN16 0NJ) – follow the signs from the B4040
This is a sports field and the kids will be playing on it on Monday so PLEASE no glass or fires or anything you wouldn’t want sticking out of your kids after footie match!!
It is also very close to houses who have never objected to us using it so please try and keep the noise down late on and as you walk towards the campsite…. pretty please ?
The camp site opens @ 3pm on Friday 7th July and closes at noon on Sunday 9th July. And…. which is super flash…. there is a breakfast delivery service on Saturday and Sunday morning, just order the night before in the Summer Garden Cafe in the arena and your yummy Boonie Brekky will be delivered the next morning!
Bars and traders can’t take cards and there are no cash machines on site so bring plenty with you (but look after it!). The nearest cash machine is in Malmesbury, about 2 miles away.
So who is and isn’t allowed in?
- Under 18s MUST be accompanied by an adult and they are your responsibility at all times.
- Under 18s will not be allowed into and out of the arena area without a responsible adult.
- Sorry, but no dogs (or any other animals) apart from guide dogs.
- Anyone found with any banned substances or ‘legal highs’ will be asked to leave.
- Anyone who is drunk and or disorderly will also be removed from the festival.
- Disabled access is reasonably good – the main entrance is a bit of a steep push with a wheel chair so if you don’t fancy a run at that just ask on e of the crew to point you to the Artist and Crew gate (“Blue Gate” ) and that’s a level entrance.
And finaly, be nice!
It is a lovely, chilled, mellow little festival, so rule 1 is ‘be nice!’ Please look after each other, be considerate to our neighbours and look after the land – then everyone’s happy.