Welcome to the eighth North Shropshire Big Weekend. Thank you for joining us for a foot-tapping, boogaloo-busting weekend of music, dance and cuisine. Here’s just a few points of information to help you have a safe and fun-filled event.
Where to stay
There is plenty of room for all those wishing to camp, the campsite is open from midday on Friday 17th August and closes midday on Monday 19th August. Tents, caravans, camper vans and motorhomes are all welcome. For more places to stay see HERE
Crossing the road
Please take great care at all times when crossing the road in Welshampton. It is a main road and although there is a 30mph limit, vehicles often travel much faster.
Night time revels
The village of Welshampton always gives the Big Weekend visitors a very warm welcome so please help keep our villagers happy by keeping noise to a minimum after 11pm.
Food and drink
The Sun Inn in the village serves food from 11am and offers a 10 per cent discount to weekend ticket holders. The box office/coffee kiosk will be open for tea, coffee, snacks and ice creams from 8am.
Cash machine and shops
Unfortunately there is no cash machine in the village. The nearest is in Ellesmere which is about three miles away. Ellesmere is also the nearest place for shopping where there are supermarkets and town centre traders who would welcome your custom.
Merekarz is a private hire company based in Ellesmere. You can contact them on 07429 955884 or 07472 833222 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 449 Arriva Midlands bus service goes from Welshampton to Ellesmere at 8am 5.12pm and 6.25pm. It returns at 5.02pm and 6.02pm.
Security and lost property
Our security team are a friendly bunch who adopt a low profile. They are here to make sure things stay safe and secure for everyone involved. Please help by looking after one another and keeping any valuables out of sight and locked away. Lost property should be handed to a steward – you’ll spot them in their bright yellow T-shirts.
There will always be first aiders around the site – just ask a steward. There is a first aid kit in the coffee kiosk/box office. In an emergency never hesitate to dial 999 from a mobile phone telling the operator you are in Welshampton, near the parish hall.
Our festival tent is available to all weekend ticket holders for relaxing, jamming and workshops. It will be the venue for our late night acoustic jam sessions. Please be aware these must end at 2am.
Drinking water supplies are available at the parish hall. Water in the washing area on the campsite is not suitable for drinking.
We try to avoid waste at the festival so please recycle your rubbish in the marked bins on the campsite and at the parish hall. Even better, you can always take your rubbish home with you and recycle it there.
Important: Please note that the land owner operates a ‘STRICTLY NO DOGS’ policy on the campsite
We hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
The Big Weekend Team