Festival Frequently Asked Questions

These are the most common enquiries we receive. In addition to these frequently asked questions, also see the What’s OnAbout the Festival, Festival Facilities, FAQ, and Travel Info pages.

Lost Property

What happens to lost property?

Due to the volume of lost property and lack of storage space, we can keep items for only five days after the festival. That time has now passed. All items were either destroyed or donated to a charity shop.

Where and When

What are the dates for the 2019 Buddhafield Festival?

Wednesday 17 — Sunday 21 July 2019

Where is the Festival site?

About 7 miles south-west of Taunton, Somerset. Taunton is the nearest railway station. You will get exact directions with your ticket. We will run a shuttle bus service from the train station on the Wednesday (to arrive), Sunday and Monday (to leave). We don’t routinely publish exact site location on the site to dissuade random visitors.

Ticket Related Questions

How much are the tickets?

Please see the Book on Event section for ticket prices.

How do I buy tickets?

Online: through this website by credit/debit card via PayPal (you don’t need a Paypal account). 

Please note that we cannot take payments over the phone.

Can I get a Concession ticket?

Concessions are for students and those on non-universal benefits (i.e. state pension does not qualify for a concession as it’s a universal benefit).

I can’t come for the whole thing. Do you sell weekend or day tickets?

The Festival is at it’s most satisfying for everyone if you come for the whole event. For Buddhafield 2019 we are not planning to sell any 'Weekend only' tickets this year.

Day Tickets are available from the ticket office on site on our last day, Sunday 21 July only, costing £40 per adult (no charge for children or cars).

Volunteering

I’d like to volunteer to work at this year’s Festival

We are not currently recruiting for Festival volunteers. Please visit the main volunteer & contribute page for general information

Festival Facilities

Are there Cash Machines, ATMs, on site?

No the closest ATMs are in Taunton or Wellington.

I have a disability: can I still come to the Festival?

Yes. There’s some guidance for Disabled ticket holders on the Camping and Live-ins page.

Can I bring a live-in vehicle or caravan?

Yes, unless it’s a very large motor home (e.g. a Winnebago), a full-size coach or over 7.5 tons. You will need to buy a live-in vehicle pass.

See the Live-ins section of the camping page for complete information.

Can I bring my dog?

We’re sorry, but no. Our experience tends towards seeing dogs inadequately or inconsiderately cared for. Under certain circumstances — including the length of time key crew spend on site — we may offer an exception, but we can’t extend this to ticket holders

Can I buy food at the Festival?

Yes, we expect several stalls on site to be selling fresh fruit and veg. We also hope to have a wholefood stall again this year, who can even bring things in by request. Contact them on arrival (see the site map). There are a number of vegan / vegetarian cafés on site. More information on the food & traders page.

Will there be music? What’s sorts? And when does it stop?!

We offer ample opportunities to practise meditation, but not under retreat conditions. There will be a range of amplified and acoustic music, programmed and impromptu, in various venues and cafés around the site. We have DJ sessions and a number of dance workshops throughout the day. See our performance page for information about Programme Times and our Noise Policy

I’m gay: will I be welcome?

Absolutely.

I’m in recovery: will there be anyone I can turn to for support?

Yes, we have Twelve Step Dome for people in recovery from any sort of addiction.. Find out about them on our Healing and Bodywork page.

Nudity?

There may be more nudity than you are accustomed to. Many people enjoy the freedom to be naked in a safe, mixed environment. If you, or your children, may find this difficult you may wish to reconsider booking tickets.

You may be comfortable being fully naked, but please offer consideration to those people that, given our culture, find nudity distracting, challenging or even threatening.

I’m a woman coming on my own. I’m a bit nervous...

We provide a Women’s Space, as well as a supportive area for women and mothers in the Association of Radical Midwives yurt. In our recent survey many women said how comfortable and safe they felt coming on their own, as well as the Festival offering a safe space for single mums. Find it on the site map when you arrive: they have a camping area for women only; more on our Areas & Spaces page

I have marquees / solar-power rig / a tractor. Want to hire my gear?

Contact the Site Crew Co-ordinator