Frequently Asked Questions
With the date for 2018 now announced, the excitement around the next instalment of JoeFest is already starting to build.
We’ve put together a list of some of the questions JoeFest-goers often want to know the answers to. If you can’t find the answer to your question below, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
And if you’ve not come across the phenomenon that is JoeFest before, you can find out what all the fuss is about here.
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Dates, Bands & Volunteering
When and where will JoeFest 2018 take place?
This year’s festival will take place from Friday 10th – Sunday 12th August.
Once again we’re delighted to be guests of Stourton Estates, near Baumber in Lincolnshire.
Who’s playing JoeFest this year?
We’ll be making our first JoeFest 2018 line up announcement on Monday 16th April. Keep your eyes peeled!
Will you be looking for volunteers at JoeFest 2018, and what will I get for helping?
Yes – absolutely! You can find out more and let us know that you’re interested on this page here.
This year we’re very pleased to be able to offer free entry to anyone who volunteers during the festival.
Can I apply to perform at JoeFest 2018?
Unfortunately, applications have now closed. Thank you to the record 300+ artists who applied this year.
When will I hear back about my application to play at JoeFest?
We have now listened to all of the applications we have received, and will shortly begin contacting successful artists.
Unfortunately, because of the sheer number of applications, we will not be able to provide updates on individual submissions.
When will JoeFest tickets be on sale?
Super Early Bird tickets have now sold out. Our next batch of early bird tickets will go on sale on Monday 19th March.
How much will tickets cost?
Weekend ticket prices will start at only £19.99 for adults. Prices will rise as we get closer to the festival, with a ticket on the door costing £39.99, so we advise booking early!
Tickets to individual days of the festival will also be available; however, these will not go on sale until we have announced stage times later on in the year.
I’m aged under 16. Can I come to JoeFest?
You can! However, you absolutely must be accompanied by a responsible adult (someone aged 18+) at all times.
Will there be disabled access at JoeFest, and can my carer come for free?
Of course! Please get in touch as soon as possible so that we can discuss your requirements.
I’m buying tickets for other people. Do I need to enter their details when I check out?
Yes. When purchasing your tickets you will be asked to provide the name of each person you are purchasing a ticket for.
Each person for whom you have purchased a ticket will then have to show photo ID (passport, driving licence or ID card with the PASS hologram) upon entry to the festival.
All your tickets will be sent to the lead booker by default, but if you are booking for other people you can choose to have their tickets sent to their email addresses too.
I’m bringing a two-year-old and obviously they don’t have a driving licence. What do I do about ID?
We do not need to see ID from anyone under the age of 18 attending the festival. We do need to see ID from everyone else in order to verify that you are the named ticket holder.
What can I do if I can’t find my tickets?
If you’ve bought your tickets but can’t find them, this helpful page from our ticketing partners Eventbrite should contain all the information you need to track them down.
If you still need help after visiting the Eventbrite page, then please contact us.
Before You Arrive
You can find a lot more information on this topic on our page of things to know before you set off.
How do I get to JoeFest?
Take a look at our handy page of useful directions.
Also, and we really can’t stress this enough, when you get near the festival please follow the signs and not your sat nav. It’ll take you to the wrong entrance to the estate and you’ll find yourself dodging a lot of combine harvesters.
Will there be camping at JoeFest and can I bring a campervan?
Of course. However, because of space restrictions we must ask that you book a space if you wish to bring a campervan or caravan. There will also be a glamping area at JoeFest for the first time this year, and we’ll announce more details on this in the new year.
Please note that for the safety of all our guests, there are firm restrictions as to when vehicles may be driven onto or off the site. For more details please see our terms and conditions.
Can I bring my dog to JoeFest?
Unfortunately, unless it is an assistance animal, dogs and other animals are not permitted to be brought onto the site at JoeFest.
Will there be showers at JoeFest?
Unfortunately, there will not be shower facilities available at JoeFest 2018. It is, however, something we are considering for future years.