live in vehicle area

  • We have a very limited number of dedicated spaces for campervans and caravans within a few minutes walk from the main festival arena.

  • Each live in vehicle pitch is 7m x 5m. This space must include your live-in vehicle, car (if keeping it in site) and any awnings. There will be a 3 metre gap between pitches. This will be strictly enforced to ensure we have fire break between each area.

  • If one area is not large enough for you, you must purchase 2 live-in vehicle tickets.

  • The live in vehicle area is on hard standing- there is no grass in the area. You may park your car next to the live-in vehicle, however if you intend to use your car over the weekend to leave the site you must unhook your caravan and park your car within the main event car parks.

  •  Access to the live in vehicle area will be controlled so only those who have a ticket for this area can access it. When you arrive on site, you will need your live in vehicle area ticket which you must show at the gate. You will then be provided with a wristband for this area for each person staying within your vehicle.

  • There is strictly no sleeping within cars or vans- this area is for campervans or caravans only.

  • Anyone under the age of 18 who is staying within the live-in vehicle area must be accompanied by an adult aged over 21. Anyone under 18 who attempts to stay without someone over aged 21 will be refused admission.

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  • There will be no new admission to campsite or live in vehicle area between 10.00pm-8.00am each day. You must arrive before 10.00pm

  • No petrol or diesel generators are permitted.

  • Gas cylinders must be under 7kg. No more than 1 per vehicle

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  • Pitches are allocated on first come first served basis- no pitches can be reserved.

  • The live-in vehicle area will have:

  • Temporary Event Toilets

  • 24 hour security and medical

  • Fully fenced off secure area

  • Hard standing (no mud to get stuck in!)

  • Free safe drinking water

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  • It will NOT have:

  • Electrical or water hook-up points

  • Showers

  • Waste Water disposal point

campsite

  • Our campsite is within the beautiful grounds of The Crichton. When you arrive please follow signs for how to get to the campsite. If coming by car you must park and then carry your items to the site.

  • There will be one entrance from the campsite into the festival arena within  a3-4 minute walk from festival arena.

  • There are no designated pitches, just pick a spot and set up camp.

  • While we do not have a restriction on tent size, to make sure everyone has enough space we do not allow gazebos or trailer tents.

  • Anyone under the age of 18 camping must be accompanied by an adult aged over 21. Anyone under 18 who attempts to camp without someone over aged 21, they will be refused admission to the campsite

CAMPSITE RULES

  • Gas canisters under 450g or rechargeable canisters under 2.75kg. No more than 1 rechargeable canister.

  • Solid fuel stoves, Greenheat Base Camp Cooker

  • We ask that people perform a visual inspection of equipment, including seals and hoses to check for wear or cracks before connecting to any gas supplies. Once connected, perform the ‘soapy water test’ by connecting the cylinder to the cooking equipment, use a sponge to apply soapy water to the assembly including any joints. Once covered, turn on the gas (without lighting the stove). Any leaks will be shown by small bubbles appearing in the soapy water or a smell of gas before lighting the stove.

  • The festival has a professional on-site fire team who are on duty 24 hours a day to respond to any fires. In the event of fire immediately evacuate the area and alert a steward, security or member of the Campsite Management Team.

ALCOHOL LIMITS

  • You may bring the following to the festival campsite (Please note no alcohol is allowed into the main arena)

  • 12 cans beer / lager / cider / pre-mixed drinks OR 2 bottles of wine (decanted into plastic bottles) per person OR a combination of the two i.e. 6 cans and 1 bottle.

  • Strictly no spirits or hard liquor. You may only bring these in on first entry only. Searches will be undertaken upon entry. If you leave the site, you may be searched again upon re-admittance. Any alcohol above this allocation will be confiscated. This alcohol may only be consumed in the campsite.

WHAT TIME DOES THE CAMPSITE/LIVE IN VEHICLE AREA OPEN/CLOSE?

  • Open - Friday 30th July at 10:00am

  • Close - Sunday 1st August at 1:00pm

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  • There will be no new admission to campsite or live in vehicle area between 10.00pm-8.00am each day. You must arrive before 10.00pm

cooking equipment

  • We have a few rules to ensure everyone within the campsite is kept safe- please follow these rules to ensure we protect the ground of the Crichton and everyone attending The Doonhame Festival.

  • Greenheat Base Camp Cooker / Solid fuel stoves / Any stoves must be raised off the ground.

  • Gas canisters under 450g or rechargeable canisters under 2.75kg. No more than 2 disposables or 1 rechargeable canister. Supplies in excess of this should be returned to the customers vehicle

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  • The campsite area will have:

  • Temporary Event Toilets

  • 24 hour security and medical

  • Fully fenced off secure area surrounding a tree lined campsite

  • Free safe drinking water

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  • It will NOT have:

  • Electrical or water hook-up points

  • Showers

  • Waste Water disposal point

  • In order to help us become more sustainable and environmentally minded we ask that you bring a re-usable water bottle to use throughout the weekend and avoid wasting water by leaving taps running.

PROHIBITED ITEMS

  • Drones

  • Glass – absolutely no glass is allowed

  • Large stereo systems

  • Illegal substances

  • Portable laser equipment and pens

  • Unauthorised professional film or video equipment

  • Audio recorders

  • Air horns

  • Fireworks, flares or Chinese lanterns

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

  • Animals (other than registered guide or hearing dogs)

  • Gas canisters over 450g or 2.75kg if it’s a rechargeable canister. No more than 2 disposables and 1 rechargeable canister are allowed.

  • Nitrous oxide canisters

  • Petrol Burners

  • Chimneas

  • Fire baskets & open metal fire pits

  • Any form of aerosol over 250ml

  • Excessive amounts of food, cigarettes and alcohol.

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