The Happy Valley Festival

Saturday 17th June 2017

South Hinksey, Oxford

for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and All About Alie

If you are reading this then we assume you have already bought your tickets. If you haven't, you had better click here before they have all gone.


So, you have your tickets and you have dug out the Factor 50 from the bathroom cabinet in readiness for the hottest day of the year in so many ways. But wait......what time does it start? Is there parking? Can I bring Fido? Is Adele really headlining?


Fear not, all your questions are answered below. If they are not, drop us a line and we shall add to the list.

What time does it start and end?

You really don't want to miss anything, so join us sooner rather than later.

Gates to the festival open at midday and music starts straightaway with Shifting Buffalo on the Main Stage and goes on through to 11pm. Book your tickets and join us.

Where is it?

Really? You bought a ticket and you didn't check where it is?

Head for South Hinksey on the west side of Oxford - exits from the north and southbound A34 - and initially follow signs for the garden centre. You will enter Chilswell Lane, and Chilswell Path is the first turning on the right.

If you arrive between midday and 4pm you should be directed by some friendly Air Cadets.

For full details and directions, click here.

Will it be sunny?

Of course it will! Rachael had a few sleepless nights worrying about this, but not anymore.

The BBC Weather site is forecasting 25 degrees and lots of lovely sunshine.

There are trees on the festival site that will provide some shade, but make sure that you bring the Factor 50 and a hat. Better still, visit the stalls and buy one.

Is there parking?

Of course there is, and what is more, it's FREE as long as you book in advance, otherwise a charge of £10 will be made.

If you haven't already done so, book your space via the ticketing site.

The car park is in the paddock adjacent to the festival site.

Can I camp on site?

You can! Pitches for tents are available on the upper tier of the festival site. Camper vans will be parked at the top of the paddock.

Camping and camper pitches are £10 and should be booked via the ticketing site.

Should I bring cash?

Yes. And lots of it. This is an event run by volunteers and we don't have access to card readers.

Stalls, and food and drink outlets will take cash only.

Can I bring my own food and drink?

Of course you can - bring as much as you wish.

You are encouraged to enjoy your picnics on the lawn, but don't forget that there is a beer tent, a horsebox selling gin, and lots of great food to be had.

Proceeds go to a wonderful cause so don't think twice if you are feeling thirsty or if the smell of the pizza oven proves irresistible.

Can I bring Fido?

Hey, dogs like music too. Of course you can bring your furry friend.

Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome on the site. If he or she decides to be disrespectful towards any of the bands, you are asked to pick it up swiftly and place it in a bin.

Is it true that Adele is headlining?