As you start to get excited and plan you weekend at Unity Fest you will most likely have a few questions you would like to ask?
We hope that you will find the answers below useful and helpful. However, if you can't find what you are looking for then please don't hesitate to contact us.
Who can go to Unity Fest / Can I bring a friend or family member?
Although unity Fest is a lesbian centric festival, we are inclusive of bi and transgender women. You are welcome to bring a friend or family member as long as they fully support LBT women.
Are children allowed?
We have decided to only allow 18+ to Unity Fest. We need to focus on putting all our time and resources into giving our adults the very best time without worrying about the safety and entertainment of under 18's.
Are dogs allowed?
Although we do believe you will have more freedom & fun at Unity Fest without your fur babies, we will still allow you to bring them. However, you MUST adhere to the following rules…
• Dogs MUST be kept on leads at all times.
• Dogs will ONLY be allowed in camping areas - They will NOT be allowed in the main festival hub areas or any venues. This includes the barns, bars, restaurants, toilet/shower facilities, and areas where the live entertainment will be held.
• A separate area will be designated for the dogs to use as a toilet. Here you will find a waste unit, so please ‘bag & bin’.
Whilst some of us are dog lovers, some festival goers will not be, so please respect this. If your dog is unsettled, agitated or barks when in new surroundings or with loud live music, unsociable with other dogs or humans, then please refrain from bringing.
Is the venue/site accessible. Is there an accessible camping area?
• Disabled toilets are available across the site, including a secure radar key toilet in the Joe Hallam.
• Every venue is on ground level with no steps or kerbs offering good disabled access.
• A network of tarmac roads makes moving around the showground comfortable.
• We will be having a designated area in which we aim to park you as close as we can to the main festival hub area. Before purchasing your weekend wristband, please feel free to Contact Us with any questions you may have. Once you have purchased your weekend wristband, you MUST contact us with proof of your eligibility, along with details of how we can assist you: firstname.lastname@example.org
Will there be any seating available at the festival?
No, please bring your own seating/camping chairs with you. However, some seating will be available at the on-site catering outlets.
Can we buy food/drinks?
Catering outlets and bars are available and serving a variety of foods and drinks for purchase.
Can we bring our own alcohol?
Yes, you can. However, there is a strict no glass policy at Unity Fest. We also have fully stocked and licensed bars selling a selection of drinks and beverages at reasonable prices throughout the weekend.
I can no longer attend / Can you refund my wristband / Can I sell my wristband?
Sorry you cannot make it - unfortunately, we cannot refund your wristband. You are welcome to sell it on yourself providing you sell it on to a like-minded member or ally of our community. Please see our refund/cancellation policy within our Terms & Conditions.
What happens if the festival is cancelled due to Covid-19?
If the festival is unable to go ahead beyond the organisers control for such reasons as Covid-19, national mourning, acts of god, or if the organiser has to cancel for whatever reason, then wristbands will automatically be carried forward to 2025. If you do not wish for your wristband to be forwarded to 2025 then please email us at Unity Fest within 30 days of the date of cancellation and we will issue a refund. Please note that all refunds will be subject to a £10 administration fee and any card/booking fees will not be refunded.
I will be attending on my own and I’m very nervous.
It is quite natural to feel this, we have all been there, but I can assure you that you will be welcomed with open arms and made feel right at home at Unity Fest. We are anticipating many people being on their own so you will not be the only one. Remember, the creators of Unity Fest are known as the UK’s friendliest Lesbian, Bi & Transgender group.
What happens if I need and assistance, have a question, feel ill or misplace something at Unity Fest?
We will have an information and first aid point that will also act as a lost property. Here you will find crew members and volunteers ready and able to assist you with your needs and requirements. Throughout the weekend our crew members and volunteers will be easily recognisable in high visibility vests. They will also be camping and socialising amongst all festival goers and are always on hand to help and support you.
Can I park/camp next to my friend?
Whilst our crew and volunteers will do a fantastic job of parking you all we cannot save spaces for friends, so please try to arrive together to make it easier for us. We will all be in the same main camping field.
Is there an age limit?
Whilst Unity Fest is an 18+ festival we have no upper limit on age. Whether you are a 'flirty thirty' or a fun loving 'golden oldie' you are guaranteed to fit in, be accepted, and have a fantastic weekend at Unity Fest.
I don't camp and don't have any camping equipment.
Whilst Unity Fest is predominantly a camping-based festival and includes free camping for tents, camper vans, caravans and motorhomes, there are many local hotels and B&B's in the area for you to arrange your own accommodation outside of the festival. Please note that if you are staying off site in your own arranged accommodation that a festival weekend wristband is still required to be purchased separately.
Where can I stay locally?
Newark Showground's “Local Places to Stay and Eat” page shows several local options for accommodation and food. Newark, Lincoln and Nottingham have other hotels all within a 30-45 minute drive.
What time do the gates open / When can I arrive?
12 noon on Friday 12th July. Please try not to arrive before this time as there will be no access granted.
Where can I find out who's performing and what's going on at the festival?
Check out our What's On section. You will also be handed a full festival timetable on arrival.
Can we party through the night?
We please ask that all loud music and amplified noise goes off at midnight. Guitars and singalongs will undoubtedly go on much later. All we ask is that you respect your camping neighbours.
Is there somewhere I can get access to a power supply?
No. We haven't got any electric hook up (EHU) on site.
Will there be access to showers and toilets?
Yes. there are fixed showers and flushing toilets throughout the site.
Is there a cash machine (ATM) / Do you take card?
There is no cash machine (ATM) on-site. The festivals bars and catering outlets do accept cards, as might some of the vendors/catering stalls. Some stalls and vendors are cash only though, so please do bring cash with you also.