Will there be somewhere I can buy festival essentials?

Our General Store in the Campsite Village will stock all the sorts of festival vitals that we’ve learnt you can’t do without. 

Can I charge my mobile?

Yes you can, we have a phone charging station on site, you can purchase it in advance here.

Will there be lockers?

There will be lockers to keep your valuables safe located in our Campsite Village and you can purchase this in advance here. Lockers are open Thursday from midday and Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 7am until 11pm daily. 

What size tent can I bring?

We ask you to respect other campers and to bring a tent suitable for the size of your group. Tents larger than an eight-person tent will not be permitted.


What time can I arrive from?

Those with a weekend ticket and Thursday add-on ticket can arrive from 12PM, those with a Thursday day ticket only can arrive from 5PM.

What time does the entertainment start on Thursday?

The Main Arena opens at 5PM on Thursday and will culminate in a headline performance from Max Richter. Upgrade and standalone tickets can be purchased here.

The remainder of our Thursday line-up will be released soon. 

How much are child tickets for Thursday?

If you’re buying Weekend Upgrade tickets prices are as follows:

3 & Under – FREE! 

4-10 – FREE!

11-15 – £10

If you’re buying standalone Thursday tickets prices are as follows:

3 & Under – FREE! 

4-10 – £25 

11-15 – £30

All remaining child tickets can be purchased here

Are we able to bring chairs?

You’re allowed to bring chairs with you into the arena on Thursday only, to allow you to enjoy our Opening Concert in more comfort. Please note that we won’t allow chairs in the arena Friday – Sunday. This is due to limited arena capacity. The exception to this rule is customers who have accessibility requirements or disabilities and must get in touch with the event to receive authorisation. 

Are we able to bring food and drink/picnic?

Whilst we encourage you to sample one of our many delectable food and drink stalls catering for all dietary requirements and tastes, we do allow a reasonable amount of food to be brought into the Arena. We also allow a reasonable amount of unopened containers of liquid or empty re-useable water bottles to be brought into the Arena. No opened containers of liquid and strictly no alcohol can be brought from the campsite to the Arena   

Is The Colony boutique campsite or our pre-pitched Tangerine Fields tents available to stay in from Thursday?

As long as you have a Thursday entry ticket alongside your weekend ticket then you can access and stay in your tent from Thursday.


Bluedot’s line-up is revealed in stages. Our first line-up announcement will come at the beginning of 2023 and from there you can expect further additions as well as day and stage splits in the run-up to the festival weekend. Keep an eye on our Line-Up page here or follow our social media for updates.

What time do the headliners finish?

Our main stage closes at 11PM, our late night stages then run until 2AM Friday, Saturday and 1am Sunday. The Outer Space and the campsite hub run on a little later for those still up.


The Info Point opposite the Discovery Centre on the walking route from the Campsite is the place to report any lost property. Overnight, lost property is looked after by the campsite manager whose office is also in the Campsite Hub. After the event has finished, you can contact us to see if your property was found on:


Is bluedot suitable for children?

It certainly is. We have built a wonderland for the next generation of scientists and artists to explore. With experiments, workshops, and activities happening each day that the whole family can enjoy together bluedot is the perfect place for all ages to enjoy themselves while being safe and sound.

When entering the festival, all children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by, and camp with, a responsible parent or guardian. Children aged 11 – 15 can be unaccompanied in the Main Arena up until 10pm, after which point, they must be accompanied by their responsible parent or guardian.  

Will there be security?

We will have security on site 24 hours a day to ensure you are looked after.

What is your drugs policy?

We work with the Police and authorities to prevent drugs getting onto site, we pursue those that do and at all times do everything within our power to protect our customers from the dangers of drug use. The laws of the land are as relevant at the event as anywhere else.


You need to be 18 to bring, buy and consume alcohol on site. We operate a Challenge 25 Policy across all bars so please do not be offended if we ask you for proof of age when buying alcohol.

Is there a limit on the amount of alcohol I can bring?

We allow weekend campers to bring a reasonable amount of alcohol into the campsite (enough for one person to consume for the duration of their stay). If you are seen bringing more than what our gate security team deem to be ‘reasonable’ amounts of alcohol into the festival you will be stopped and potentially asked to return some/all of your alcohol to your vehicle. In some cases alcohol may be confiscated.  

Can I take alcohol into the arena?

Alcohol is not allowed to be brought into the arena as we have arranged some fantastic bars for you to drink from. Plus, it keeps ticket prices lower.

What are the bar prices?

We try to keep the bar prices in line with other festivals and offer our festival-goers good value.