Entry Policy

Entry & Alcohol Policy 2019 v1 (29/11/2018)

Dear Ampthill Festival Guests,

Due to a combination of enhanced UK security recommendations for public events and our continued desire to provide a safe and enjoyable event for all, the following entry and alcohol policies for AmpRocks, AmpProms and AmpGala (in the music arena) will be strictly enforced. Please read the following carefully as the policies differ for each event in a bid to maximise swift entry to the event balanced against expected attendance, historic demographics and the type of event.


Applies to all events in the music arena:

Search and entry:

  • No admission without a valid ticket

  • 100% search policy in place – please arrive early

  • Entry will be refused to anyone who declines having their person or belongings searched

  • Intoxicated or abusive individuals will be refused entry, no refunds

  • “Challenge 25” in place – Anyone appearing to be under 25 will be asked to provide photographic government issued ID – e.g The YOTI app (https://www.yoti.com)

  • Guests aged under 18 found in possession or consuming alcohol will be refused entry or ejected when in the arena, no refunds

  • The arena is within a confined fenced area. No pass outs or re-entry will be allowed

  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 18 or over on entry and throughout the event


Applies to AmpRocks – Friday

There is a no re-entry policy in force on Friday.

Pre purchased alcohol:

STRICTLY NO GLASS and NO OPEN CONTAINERS PERMITTED ON ENTRY

  • Sealed cans, sealed plastics or sealed wine boxes only

  • Max volume per person is four cans of beer/cider/spirits with mixers or up to 75cl of wine (either in plastic bottles or cans)

  • Wine, beer or premixed spirit cans only e.g. G&T, Pimms and Lemonade etc. - NO NEAT SPIRITS

  • Alcohol being brought in to the festival must be for personal consumption only. Plastic bottles/ boxes of wine over 75cl will not be permitted.

  • If in doubt don’t bring it

NO ALCOHOL TO BE CONSUMED IN THE PARK OUTSIDE OF THE MUSIC ARENA

Bags and personal items:

NO RUCKSACKS, BACKPACKS OR LARGE BAGS PERMITTED

  • Small hand-held/carry bags and small handbags only

    • Ideally not single-use plastic please! Canvas / tote / fabric bags allowed and preferred

  • Max size L20cm x H15cm x W7cm

  • If in doubt leave it behind

  • Any unsuitable bags will be stored in an unsecured facility at the event entrances – Ampthill Festival CIC accepts no responsibility for any lost, stolen or damaged items

A prohibited items list in force for all events, please see full list below

Allowable items for AmpRocks:

  • Light snacks / bites

  • Small personal umbrellas

  • Blankets

  • One folding / camping style chair per person will be allowed into arena. Please note, that any chairs brought in will need to be positioned behind a demarcation line in arena. This demarcation line will be set to create a safe area both for those customers who wish sit and those who wish to stand at the concert/at the front of the stage area. Do not be offended if you are relocated.

Prohibited items for AmpRocks:

  • Whole picnics / larger quantities of food (unless on medical grounds)

  • Tables, bean bags, inflatable chairs, loungers

  • Tents, gazebos or other sheltering structures

  • Large parasols and golf sized umbrellas


Applies to AmpProms – Saturday

Pre-purchased alcohol:

NO OPEN CONTAINERS PERMITTED ON ENTRY

  • Sealed glass, sealed cans, sealed plastics or sealed wine boxes only

  • No max volume per person – sensible amounts for personal consumption only – please drink responsibly

Allowable items for Ampthill Park Proms:

  • Food (but no bbq’s)

  • Tables, chairs and blankets (gazebos only in designated area, no tents)

  • There are no seats in the music arena. Chairs, blankets, tables etc. are allowed and recommended

  • Gazebos, fixed umbrellas etc. are only allowed against the perimeter fence. Do not be offended if you are relocated.


Applies to AmpGala (in the music arena) – Sunday

There is a £2 charge for access to the music arena for those aged 18 and over however those who have festival wristbands are exempt from this and entry to the rest of AmpGala is, as usual, free.

Pre-purchased alcohol:

STRICTLY NO GLASS and NO OPEN CONTAINERS PERMITTED ON ENTRY

  • Sealed cans, sealed plastics or sealed wine boxes only

  • No max volume per person – sensible amounts for personal consumption only – please drink responsibly

NO ALCOHOL TO BE CONSUMED IN THE PARK OUTSIDE OF THE MUSIC ARENA

Allowable items for AmpGala (in the music arena):

  • Food (but no bbq’s)

  • Tables, chairs and blankets (gazebos only in designated area, no tents)

  • There are no seats in the music arena. Chairs, blankets, tables etc. are allowed

  • Gazebos, fixed umbrellas etc. are only allowed against the perimeter fence. Do not be offended if you are relocated.

Note on dogs:

  • Dogs are not allowed into the music arena at anytime.

  • Dogs are allowed into Ampthill Park on AmpGala day, but we strongly advise against due to the busy and noisy environment.


Prohibited items list which applies to all events:

  • Illegal substances

    • We operate a zero tolerance on drugs/legal highs

  • Laughing gas is illegal and will not be tolerated

  • Any item which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon

  • Balls, sporting or recreational games in the music arena

  • Spray cans, paint or any other decorative substances

  • Laser equipment or laser pens

  • Fireworks / flares / naked flames, smoke canisters and Chinese lanterns

  • Klaxons, air horns or megaphones

    • Or other similar items capable of making loud noise

  • Personal motorised vehicles

    • With the exception of a mobility scooter

  • Any animals

    • With the exception of registered assistance dogs

  • Drones

  • Unauthorised or professional photography cameras or video equipment

  • High visibility bibs and jackets

  • Poles, banners and flags

Or any items security of festival staff deem inappropriate.