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Event and camping information

Ticket Office closes at 8pm for booking in on Friday & Saturday, 3pm on Sunday.

Main gates open at Noon Friday 9th to allow for setting tents up etc. Gates open 9am each day on Saturday 11th, Sunday 12th, Monday 13th August. Gates will be locked from 1.30am Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We ask you leave the campsite by midday Monday 12th August.

CAMPING INFORMATION

Camping at Solarsphere is INCLUDED with your ticket purchase whether you are bringing a tent, a caravan or campervan.  

Some of the terrain is a little hilly, so arrive early and choose your pitch wisely!


WHAT IS AVAILABLE

Onsite catering -  (veggie options limited, you can always cook your own if camping).
 
Food such as, cooked breakfasts (inc veggie option), burgers, curry with rice or chips,  generally a further one or two veggie options such as chili, curry or pasta bake for example.  Baked potatoes with selection of fillings, salad pots, pasta pots, fruit available. Menu list  displayed at catering counter, but ask staff if unsure of options. (This list is an example, all  subject to availability).  

Bar - well stocked and with real ales available too. 

FREE showers in dedicated shower block

PROPER toilets! 

Wash basins in toilet area for brushing teeth etc. 

A couple of porta loos in the top field and bottom field for night time use to save your legs if  camping in these areas!

Drinking water taps in fields: 
Top field (Antares) , located to right of the entrance to field
Family camping (Altair), located at top of field by driveway fence located at bottom of field by driveway   fence opposite ticket office.

Chemical waste point (signposted in yard at top of driveway)

WHAT IS NOT AVAILABLE

Electric hook ups (please do not ask on arrival, we can't create an electric hook up)! 

Grey water disposal area (use the hedge or nearest drain)

Washing up area for pots and pans (bring a bowl, boil water on stove and hey presto) :) 

Storage for medication. (This is your own responsibility).

Recycling - We do not have on site recycling facilities.  There will be plenty of bins for rubbish, however,  if you wish to recycle, please ensure you bring sufficient bags with you to take recycling home. We will have spare bin bags if needed at the Ticket Office. 


WHAT SHOULD I BRING FOR A HAPPY CAMPING EXPERIENCE?

Aside from the obvious such as your tent/camper!!!........

Gas stove for cooking with and to boil water for washing up! 

Washing up bowl plus accessories such as sponge, cloth, tea towels, washing up liquid etc

Things you need to use for cooking, cleaning, eating, drinking!

An airer to dry your wet towels is always useful.

Torch.   Plus a RED light torch for use in top field if you are joining in with stargazing. 

RED light night lights if camping in top field with the Astronomers. 

BBQ's are permitted if RAISED FROM OFF OF THE GROUND.

Enough money! No cash point at venue. Nearest town a five minute drive though! 


WHAT I CAN'T BRING

*Dogs (or any other pets) Only guide dogs are permitted.

Bright lights. We have to keep the campsite as dark as we can for observing purposes. Anyone found with inappropriate lighting will be asked to switch it off. 

Sound Systems to play loud music at night. This is a family friendly festival. While we accept some music will be played, Loud music at night on the campsites will not be welcome. Curfew for music is 1am. Thank you for understanding. 

Anything illegal!  

DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION?

Email us at least one week before the event to guarantee a reply as we are extremely busy during the week that leads up to the festival, however, we will always help you where we can!

Also, join our Facebook pages to ask questions to people who have been before.. Just look us up! 'SOLARSPHERE ASTRONOMY AND MUSIC FESTIVAL' 

Please note,  if the information you need is already on the website I'm afraid we will not respond as we get a high volume of emails. Many thanks.   
 

Useful links and telephone numbers

Builth Wells Health Centre - 01597 827770

Llandrindod Wells Minor Injuries Unit - 01597 822951

Local B&B's plus Local Information

Cerdyn Villa B&B Nr Builth Wells

Up To Date Travel Information (Roads)

Arriva Trains Wales
Timetable enquiries and on-line booking of tickets.

TheTrainLine.com
Timetable enquiries and on-line booking of tickets and hotel rooms.

The Freedom of Wales Flexi Pass
Information about how to ride the trains and buses of Wales and much more including discounts on visiting attractions and YHA accommodation.

Traveline Wales
The Traveline Wales Web site provides information on Public Transport timetables in Wales.

Boots Builth Wells - 01982 552209

Denticare 01982 552725

Local Police Station - 01267 222020

Local Fire Service - 0370 6060699
 
Taxi Services - 01982 552709, 01982 551159, 01597 822877

 

                                
 
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