Getting To JoeFest


This year, we’ll be returning to the picturesque surrounds of the Stourton Estate, situated between the village of Wragby and Horncastle, and within easy reach of the city of Lincoln.

We’ve put together some directions which you might find helpful, particularly if you’re joining us at JoeFest for the first time.

Whichever way you’re coming to JoeFest, please remember that following your sat nav will take you to the wrong gate. It’ll be ok for getting you to the general area of the estate, but when you’re a couple of minutes away you’ll probably want to use the directions below or keep an eye out for our roadside signs to avoid taking a wrong turn.

Getting to JoeFest by Car

All entrances to the festival are accessible via the estate’s Clays Lane turning off the A158 between Wragby and Horncastle. Over the course of the weekend it will be very clearly signposted.

If you’re travelling eastbound, the turning is on your left just before you reach the village of Baumber. If you’re heading westbound, away from Horncastle, head through Baumber and then keep an eye out for the signs and the turning on your right.

Getting to JoeFest by Train

If you’re coming to the festival from further afield, the nearest station to the festival is Lincoln.

Once you arrive in Lincoln you will need to make arrangements to get the rest of the way to the festival, as bus services between Lincoln and Horncastle aren’t great (see below).

Our friends at The Lincolnite have put together a very helpful list of taxi services in Lincoln, one of which should be able to ferry you out to Stourton fairly cheaply, particularly if there are a few of you splitting the fare.

Getting to JoeFest by Coach/Bus

Unfortunately, the public bus services going past Stourton Estates aren’t the best. Not only to they finish very early in the day, but there is also no footpath between the nearest bus stop and Stourton Estates.

For this reason, we really can’t recommend taking the bus. It’s neither convenient nor safe. If you are planning on taking public transport then we’d advise getting the bus as far as Baumber, and then arranging another form of transportation, such as a taxi, for the short trip from Baumber to JoeFest.


When and where will JoeFest 2019 take place?

This year’s festival will take place from Friday 9th – Saturday 10th August. The festival will be open until midday on Sunday 11th to allow you time to pack up and go home in a leisurely fashion, but there are no performances scheduled on this day.

Once again we’re delighted to be guests of Stourton Estates, near Baumber in Lincolnshire.

When will JoeFest tickets be on sale?

JoeFest tickets are on sale now (and selling fast)!

Ticket prices start at just £30 for adults.

How much will tickets cost?

Early bird tickets will cost £30. Tickets for Under 16s are available for £24.99, and Under 12s can get in for £9.99. Infants (0-3) go free.

Once early bird tickets sell out (we reckon they’ll last until the end of the month – but no promises) we will announce prices for advance and on-the-door tickets. Typically we work out how much the festival is going to cost to stage, and then price tickets accordingly. We’ve got a bit more maths to do before we know all the prices for 2019, but we’ll keep you posted.

What we can tell you is that tickets won’t get any cheaper than £30 – so get on the early birds now!

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.

Tickets for children under the age of four are free, but must still be booked.

I’m buying tickets for other people. Do I need to enter their details when I check out?

No, but we will need to see ID from the lead booker before allowing your party into the festival.

Acceptable forms of ID include passports, driving licences and any ID card bearing the PASS hologram.

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.

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.

Who’s playing JoeFest this year?

We’ll be announcing details of our 2019 line up in the new year.

Will you be looking for volunteers at JoeFest 2019?

Almost certainly, yes! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for further details.

Can I apply to perform at JoeFest?

Not just yet – we are not planning to open up applications until later on in the year/2019. Watch this space!

Can I apply for a photography pass?

Unfortunately, due to a number of contractual obligations, photography at the festival is restricted to official JoeFest photographers only.

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?

There will not be shower facilities available at JoeFest 2018. It is, however, something we are considering for future years.

Can I park my car next to my tent?

As with previous JoeFests, we do ask that you park your car in the car park, which is only a short walk to the campsite, rather than next to your tent. This is primarily a safety consideration, as there will be lots of people walking around the campsite, especially during hours of darkness.

The only exception to this is if you would like to bring a campervan or caravan. Permits for vans will go on sale in the new year.

Is there a charge to use the car park?

Nope 🙂

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