We urge people to bring cash and loose change as we’ve got plenty of charity stalls for you to get involved with! However, contactless card payments can be made at our bars and many of our food vendors. It’s worth adding that; we don’t offer cashback on site and the nearest cashpoint is down the road at the Cooperative or the Tesco Express (both near Hipperholme crossroads).
Tickets went on sale from the Old Brodleians rugby club at noon on Saturday 11th March 2023 and SOLD OUT a few weeks later. We don’t sell tickets online, over the phone or on the day of the festival itself.
Tickets are just £15 or free for under 12s accompanied with a paying adult. The event is completely not-for-profit so all proceeds go to good causes. We don’t sell discounted tickets as we try and keep the event affordable for every family’s budget. We also now have VIP tickets available at £30 each.
Yes, disabled parking is available so simply show your Blue Badge on entry. The whole site is also accessible by wheelchair and there are disabled toilet facilities outside and inside the club house (accessible via our patio entrance).
I’m afraid not. Our license only allows alcohol that is served on site to be consumed. Our safety staff will not allow any alcoholic drinks to enter the site and will be checking bags at the entrance throughout the day.
Our security teams will be checking all bags on entry and, as you imagine, they won’t be allowing any of the usual things in (alcohol, drugs, fireworks, anything that could be used as a weapon). Two things that definitely won’t get past our stewards are GLASS and BBQs. Brodstock is held on sports pitches which, for the rest of the year, are played on by adults and children. Therefore no glass (bottles, jars, drinking vessels) is permitted on site to ensure no fragments or shards are left, and no BBQs are allowed as can potentially scorch/damage the grass pitches as well as being a fire hazard to tents, flags and straw bales.
Many festivals don’t allow it but we’ve always taken a different approach. You can’t always rely on the British Summer so if you’d like to bring a small gazebo that’s fine. We create large areas in the centre of the site where gazebos are welcome but all we ask is that you don’t put the walls on your gazebos (this is because we want one huge celebration rather than hundreds of private parties!). However, if the wind does get to a certain speed on the day, we would need everyone to take their gazebos down for health and safety reasons.
Also feel free to bring a picnic rug and those folding chairs – make yourself at home! Just please respect the pitch by; not creating holes with big tent pegs, and no camp fires or bbq’s that can damage the grass for some time.
We always try to ensure a varied line-up. Previously we’ve had jazz, funk, operatic, indie rock and plenty of rock classics. We’ve even had a bagpiper, ukuleles, a rapper, cheerleaders and dance troupes. All the bands are from the local area and are looking forward to playing in front of a family audience. Check the MUSIC pages to find a list of who’s playing this year.
Our Kids Zone has plenty of bouncy castles and all day access is just a fiver per child. Our Activity Zone hosts free sessions and displays throughout the day for anything from Rugby Tots, Netball and martial arts. For children 5 years and under there’s our Forest School area run by our friends from Hipperholme Forest Nursery. The “Brodstock Village” has numerous stalls including the infamous dunk tank, the climbing wall, facepainters and crafts.
I’m afraid not but it’s something we may add in years to come. The vast majority of Brodstockers come from within a 5 mile radius so we assume they’d prefer the comfort of their own bed, rather than a foam mat or camp bed, after a day revelling at the festival!
We have plenty of off-road parking and it’s all FREE. We do ask if you’d like to make a £1 donation per car but it isn’t compulsory (… it just helps us cover the costs associated with bringing the site back to normal after the festival). Please do not park on residential streets in the area and in front of our neighbours homes. Our car parks are plenty big enough and they are considerably closer to the festival site than any other option.
There’s a bus stop pretty much outside our gates. The 571 from Bradford to Halifax (and back again!) flies past our doors and travels via Southowram, Brighouse, Lightcliffe, Hipperholme, Shelf and Wibsey. Several other services also come through Hipperholme crossroads which is a 10 minute walk (0.5 mile) on Denholmegate Road.
Set times will be available closer to the festival, we recommend you checking our social media accounts in June. On the day, make sure you pick up a free event programme or use one of our QR codes to see the running order as well as other happenings.