We are expecting the Festival to be a total sell out and the ONLY way to guarantee entry is to purchase your E tickets early as we are limited on crowd numbers, please don't expect to purchase on the gate as you might be disappointed.
The Holbeach Music & Beer Festival celebrates its 7th year in 2021 and after the disappointment of postponing the 2020 festival because of the COVID-19 pandemic we hope you are ready for double the fun this year. We have quickly established ourselves as a well organised, respected and now one of the most popular community events in Lincolnshire. We have always tried to deliver the very best value for money and entertainment including sourcing the best live bands, stage, production, sound crew, beers, ales, ciders, food, funfair and activities.
We are fully aware that Covid-19 is here to stay and something we will all have to live with possibly for a long time. As well respected event organisers we just wanted to make all our guests aware of the steps we are taking to make your festival experience as safe as possible.
Most importantly our festival is an
open air event which greatly reduces the risk of transmission, the venue is set in a 25 acre field and we have extending the arena to create extra space for everyone to feel comfortable. Please DO NOT attend our festival if you need to self-isolate, for example because you have been asked to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace; are required to isolate after travel; or because they are displaying any COVID-19 symptoms (a high temperature, new and persistent cough, or a loss of/change in sense of taste or smell), even if these symptoms are mild. Also if you, or anyone you live with, have one or more of these symptoms they should not attend, and should follow the government guidance https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/
The extra safety measurements that we will implement this year will include:
check in now QR code posters - extra hand washing and sanitiser stations - more space and one way system in the entrance / exit tent - extra toilets with hand basin and liquid soap - frequent cleaning of toilets, bar, showers and other public high contact surfaces - extra first aid personnel will be available - contactless payments accepted - the beer tent will be managed and controlled with separate queuing lanes to the bar and one way system in place. Obviously respect others who may want to maintain some social distance or wear a face mask.
The NHS COVID Pass or Lateral flow test results are NOT required to attend our festival BUT we still strongly encourage guests to use the NHS COVID Pass, especially when people are likely to be in close proximity to others outside your household. To support all businesses, organisations and individuals such as our event setting, the NHS COVID Pass will be available through the NHS App, the NHS website, or as a letter that can be requested by ringing NHS 119. Visitors will also be able to show text or email confirmation of test results on entry. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-covid-19/events-and-attractions#customers-4
Help us to help you Stay safe everyone, the festival team x
Bringing the beach to Holbeach
Thank you everyone for your continued support and after the success of last year we will continue
theming our festival and we encourage guests to dress up, let your hair down and have a fantastic time... so lets have some fun this year as we introduce
The Beach Party themed Holbeach Music & Beer Festival. We are going to create a small play area of actual real beach sand for the younger ones to enjoy.
We will continue again this year with the big professional stage to showcase all performers and give you guys the best show, sound and lighting experience you rarely see at smaller festivals. With great supporting acts and the best tribute bands in the country this will make 2021 our biggest live music investment line up ever with 6 massive headlining performances!!
The affordable family fun packed weekend will include supporting new music and encouraging the opportunity for local up and coming music acts to perform on our professional stage with lights, PA and sound crew. We hope to build the confidence of new bands by giving them the platform and priceless experience of supporting and performing before the festivals headline bands. Other attractions will include a great variety of food, ice cream, fairground rides, real sand beach area, inflatables, camping, VIP marquee with quick access to the main professional festival bar complete with a selection of real ales, ciders, draught beers, spirits, wines, pimms, soft drinks and much more.
No NEW entries will be accepted after 9:30pm (only guests wearing the appropriate pre-purchased daily/weekend wristbands will be allowed entry by the security gate staff after this time).
If you have any questions or need any assistance please call the event organiser Sean Taylor 01406 490265 / 07955 885030.
We always listen to any feedback and want to deliver you all a great festival experience and to provide camping on-site is by far the biggest addition the public would like to see, please click here for all the camp site rules and further information. click here for details.
No alcohol or glass to be brought into the venue. There will be local hot food vendors catering for all tastes. The Holbeach Music & Beer Festival is funded by local business sponsors and the sale of alcohol. We are putting together a great event for the community to enjoy and keeping the cost of entry low therefore you are not allowed to bring alcohol into the venue (you may be searched on entry), after all this is a beer Festival! Bar prices will be very reasonable, so please support us in purchasing a drink at the Bar then we can afford to improve year on year.
The Bar operates a TOKEN only payment method. Drink tokens can be purchased from the kiosk trailer next to the main bar in the beer tent. We accept cash in the kiosk but strongly encourage all guests to bring a credit/debit card for all transactions to help reduce the amount of cash you need to bring with you. Drink tokens cost £1 each and we exchange your money into either £1, £2 or £4 face value tokens to use at the bar. Our prices are very reasonable. £4 = 1pt of any beer/ale/cider, 150ml wine, 25 ml gin & tonic, premium flavoured gin & lemonade. £3 = Spirit & free splash of coke/lemonade, Budweiser, alcohol free Kopparberg, alcohol free lager. £2 = 1/2pt of any beer/ale/cider, soft drinks including coke, lemonade, diet coke, j20, juices etc. £1 = Bottle of water.
We have been aware of the amount of single use disposable plastic cups that we throw away during each festival and are very conscious of the environmental impact this has on the planet, so its time for a change in 2021. Were going to try to do our bit so have taken the decision to no longer serve our drinks in single use cups and will be using
Polycarbonate pint or 1/2 pint glasses this year. These will be available to purchase over the festival weekend for £2 or FREE with our exclusive online offer when you purchase £30 of drink tokens.
There will be a large selection of real ales and ciders to enjoy and we have tasting notes for each in the main programme. To complement the Beer Festival we will have the usual Lagers, Bitters, Ciders, Guinness all on draught with alcopops, spirits, wines and a full range of soft drinks available. We will be asking proof of age to anyone who appears under the age of 25 asking to purchase alcohol.
No. We do NOT allow dogs into the venue with the exception to guide dogs.
Q: I haven't received my booking confirmation or E ticket, who do I
A: Please email: email@example.com who are managing our ticket sales.
Q: Can I bring my dog to The Holbeach Festival
A: NO. Unfortunately we have a NO ANIMAL policy and dogs are not allowed anywhere on site apart from assistance/guide dogs.
Q: What time is the last entry?
A: The entrance gate closed at 9:15pm daily for NEW entries, but if you have already checked in and wearing the correct daily / weekend wristband you will still be able to enter until 11pm
Q: Does my Camping ticket price include festival entry?
A: Yes - Festival entry is included in the Camping ticket price .
Q: Can I take my own alcohol into the Campsite?
A: You can bring a limited amount of alcohol into the Campsite but NOT into the main event arena. ABSOLUTELY NO GLASSES OR GLASS BOTTLES PERMITTED but you are allowed to bring ONE of the following options (per person 18+) for the duration of your stay:
Q: Can my E tickets be refunded if I am unable to attend on the day?
A: E tickets are non-refundable, non-returnable, and non-transferable.
Q: Where is the campsite?
A:The Campsite is situated on the same field as the festival.
Q: What payment methods do you accept at the bar?
A: The Bar operates a TOKEN only payment method. Drink tokens can be purchased from the kiosk trailer next to the main bar in the beer tent. We accept cash in the kiosk but strongly encourage all guests to bring a credit/debit card for all transactions to help reduce the amount of cash you need to bring with you.
Q: Do we still need to a E tickets for our children aged 12 and under even though
they're free of charge?
A: YES - Children aged 12 and under are free of charge (must be accompanied with paying adult) and still need to purchase tickets so we can manage numbers, at the entrance gate we will provide a free paper wristband and ask you to write your contact number on the reverse to assist us in our "Lost & Found Policy"
Q: Can I bring my own generator?
A: No, but electric hook-up is available at an extra cost.
Q: When will the E tickets go on sale?
A: We aim to start selling E tickets through our website in February 2021
Q: Will we be able to purchase on the gate?
A: That depends if there are any wristbands available. Please purchase early to guarantee entry and save money as the ticket prices increase on the gate. If we have any tickets available they will be sold at the main entrance gate on site. Please see the Tickets page for more information as we will post updates about availability on each day.
Q: Will I be able to re-enter the site if I leave during the day?
A: YES - We hope you won't want to, and we try to ensure you will not need to. However, everyone entering the site must purchase a ticket which will be exchange for the appropriate wristband. Last entry on any day will be 9:15pm. There will be security staff on site checking wristbands so please make sure you keep it on especially if your intending to re-enter the festival. Any persons found without a wristband on-site will be presumed not to be a paid guest and asked to leave the event.
Q: What do I get if I buy a VIP Pass?
A: The VIP pass allows you access to the VIP marquee with tables and chairs, matted floor, lined walls, luxury toilets, disabled toilet, easy access to the bar, outdoor seating area, heating and positioned to give guests a good view of the main stage.
Q: Can I buy wristbands locally?
Q: Do I need to print off my E tickets for entry?
A: We can scan your mobile phone if your tickets are displayed on the screen (your phone will need to read PDF files) so you don't have to print them off at home.
Q: Can I buy Tickets locally because I don't use computers?
A: YES - If your not computer confident we can print off your tickets manually on your behalf and arrange local collection/payment please contact Sean for assistance 07955 885030.
Q: When does the campsite open and close?
A: Open for arrivals: Friday 6th August 2021, Saturday & Sunday at 12:00hrs. Last entry 21:30hrs
Closes: Monday 9th August 2021 at 12:00hrs
Q: What facilities are on the campsite?
A: Included in your camping ticket you will have access to: luxury showers, toilets, phone charging points.
Q: What bands are playing this year?
A: Click here to see our schedule page for full information
Q: Will there be signposts from the main roads?
A: Yes, there will be signs directing you from the A17 main road, Holbeach town centre and the BII68. Full directions, postcode and travel details click here
Q: Is there parking at the festival and will I need to pay for it?
A: There will be plenty of parking at the festival and it is all free of charge.
Q: How often does the FREE shuttle run and where in Holbeach town does it
A: We have a double decker bus running (both ways) every HOUR on the HOUR collecting passengers from The Bus Stop opposite the Co-Op Store, 5 Fleet Street, Holbeach PE12 7AX to the venue. The first collection on Friday will be 4pm and the last collection 9pm. The first collection on Saturday & Sunday will be 12pm and the last collection 9pm. The return buses will continue to run while the festival is open and depart at approximately HALF PAST the HOUR or until everyone is safety back to Holbeach town.
Q: Can I bring a picnic?
A: Yes, However the food on offer from the festival traders is diverse and of the highest quality. There should be something on offer for everyone, and you have not experienced the festival without trying some of the cuisine on offer!
Q: Can I bring alcohol into the event?
A: NO. Only plastic sealed 500ml bottles containing water or soft drinks will be allowed into the arena. Absolutely no glass.
Q: Will there be any covered areas if it rains?
A: No, unfortunately our festival is ‘open air’ with the exception of the VIP marquee.
Q: Will there be seating?
A: The festival is all standing but the VIP area includes reserved seating.
Q: Can we take our own chairs?
A: YES - but only foldable easy to manage chairs as most people tend to stand to watch the acts on the main stage. We really encourage people not to bring furniture into the main arena as it can be a safety problem, and you would not be able to see much anyway! However, you MAY bring a rug or shooting-sticks, so you need not be on your feet all day. Anything that is deemed too bulky will not be allowed into the arena so please consider this before entering. Various bars and catering areas will have some seating available.
Q: Can we bring gazebo/tents in the arena?
A: NO - they are a huge risk to yours and other festival goers safety. In an emergency we would need to evacuate the arena as quickly and as safely as possible.
Q: Can we bring a wind break or sun tent into the arena?
A: NO - they are a huge risk to yours and other festival goers safety. In an emergency we would need to evacuate the arena as quickly and as safely as possible.
Q: Will there be ATMs at the festival?
A: NO, but the Token kiosk will be happy to offer cash back when using a card.
Q: Is there camping?
A: Yes, please see our camping information page click here for details.
We assume that, whereas the disabled person might want to come to The Music & Beer Festival, the carer may not and so we give the carer a free entry wristband. We do not send out carer wristbands. The disabled person must purchase a wristband as normal and at the main gate they must present proof of disability when asking for the free carer wristband.
Unless you are on the Festival Republic access database, we require supporting documentation as evidence of any specific requirements you require in advance please click here for our contact page.
This information helps us plan to meet your access requirements and is mandatory. Please bring with you one of the following when attending our festival;
Upon this evidence we will then issue a free carer wristband. This is limited to festival entry for disabled persons over the age of 16.
Free parking is available for all disabled persons.
On arrival please let the stewards know that you require a disabled parking space and they will direct you to the designated parking area. The Free shuttle bus is also equipped to assist disabled persons and have designated wheelchair users space available.
This years venue for The Holbeach Music & Beer Festival is hosted at Kings Field, Fen Road / Raven’s Gate, Holbeach, Lincs PE12 8QF and we appreciate the grass land field can be a little bit uneven and hard terrain for some guests to negotiate. We are always trying to assist all guests to make the experience the very best possible for everyone who attends and we offer a little extra help for disabled persons and their carers.
This year we have made improvements which include ‘track mat’ pathways to assist disabled guest, less able and others who will benefit from a smoother pathway to our event arena. The pathway will start from the disabled car park and bus stop then continues through the main entrance, into the main arena, toilets, campsite and directly to the designated disabled viewing area.
Please see the drawing below for your information.
PLEASE NOTE: The management reserve the right to refuse entry
You can bring a limited amount of alcohol into the Campsite but NOT into the main event arena. ABSOLUTELY NO GLASSES OR GLASS BOTTLES PERMITTED but you are allowed to bring ONE of the following options (per person 18+) for the duration of your stay:
Car Parking is FREE on site but a small donation towards the festival would be much appreciated!
Venue Sat Nav postcode: PE12 8QF
If you are approaching Holbeach using the A17 either from the north (Newark) or south (Kings Lynn) temporary Music & Beer Festival roadside signs will be positioned before the main Holbeach town roundabout to guide you to Holbeach town. Follow Boston Road (south) for 1/2m you will pass Tesco’s on your left and then at the traffic lights follow the sign and carry straight over following Fen Road (B1168) for 2m. The venue will be on your left hand side after a right hand bend.
If you are approaching Holbeach from Peterborough using the A16 you will need to turn off at Crowland onto Hull’s Drove B1166. Follow this road for 6 miles passing through Shepeau Stow and at Holbeach Drove continue following the road around the left hand corner on the now B1168 towards Holbeach St.Johns. Follow the road around the left hand corner for 3 miles and then you will see the festival venue on your right hand side.
On your approach please look out for the gate signage;
Gate A is used for Camping, Stage Crew & Bands.
Gate B is used for General Car Parking, Shuttle Bus, Taxis, Car Show Vehicles.
Car parking is Free on the festival site with separate allocated disabled parking spaces.
We encourage passengers to wear a face covering.
We have two double decker buses running (both ways) every HOUR on the HOUR collecting passengers from The Bus Stop opposite the Co-Op Store, 5 Fleet Street, Holbeach PE12 7AX to the venue.
The first collection on Friday will be 4pm and the last collection 9pm (we don’t except new guests after 9:30pm).
The first collection on Saturday & Sunday will be 12pm and the last collection 9pm (we don’t except new guests after 9:30pm).
The return buses will continue to run while the festival is open (even after 9:30pm if you wish to come home) and depart at approximately HALF PAST the HOUR or until everyone is safely back to Holbeach town.
Security staff will ride all bus journeys this year.
We will have a cycle area available but please bring your own lock for security. We are NOT responsible for damages or thefts in the venue or car park but we do have plenty of SIA security staff present 24hrs a day.
Please get to the festival safely, as you approach the event follow the local temporary road signage information to ensure your safe arrival. We will have 1,000 car parking spaces available on the site but please don't park down the local road as this will cause highway problems for everyone.
Fen Road/Raven's Gate