Do's & Dont's

Do's & Don’ts


Site safety is really important to us to make sure everyone has a good time and to make sure we don’t upset any of our neighbours so please help us to do this by sticking to the following:




  • Bring any glass items or alcoholic beverages onto site - any attempt to do so will result in confiscation and destruction - it may also prevent you from entering the festival, cancellation of tickets and there are no refunds
  • Bring any weapons, drugs, mini motos (or similar) onto the site.
  • Have any fires or bring any BBQ's - food is available from retailers on site throughout the event.
  • Drive or move vehicles around the site – if it is compulsory for you to do so please speak to a steward who will guide you out. Speed of 10mph MUST not be exceeded in this instance.
  • Go near the river – this area is outside of the festival site and strictly out of bounds. Anyone found in this area will be immediately removed from site.
  • Bring Fireworks, Balloons or Sky lanterns – these are not permitted on site at all, we are using The football club grounds and these items are a major risk to people who attend the club. We reserve the right to remove anyone that does not adhere to this.
  • Cause any form of disruption or disorder at any time - we expect all persons to have a responsible attitude. Vulgarity, obscene behaviour or any manner of offence will not be tolerated - this is a family event.
  • Dogs are not allowed on site except for guide dogs.




  • Make sure you familiarise yourself with the fire points on site.
  • Make sure you familiarise yourself with details of evacuation and emergency procedures, you will find these in the program and opn boards situated throughout the site.
  • Make sure if you have children you mark their bands with a contact number. Please also familiarise yourself and them with the lost child point. You are expected to supervise your children at all times.
  • Make sure if it is hot and sunny you drink plenty of water and wear lots of sun screen.
  • Familiarise yourself with the main organisers tent and first aid tent, if you have any problems pop along here.
  • Speak to our friendly stewards and security if you have any questions.
  • Put all of your rubbish in the bags, bins and skips provided throughout the site.
  • We reserve the right to stop and search any visitor to Otter Valley Festival and to remove any visitor immediately should their behaviour or actions not be in line with site rules or if they are acting inappropriately. Removal will be at the discretion of security and event organisers, their say is final and the safety of all other visitors will be the number one priority at all times.




    Please Enjoy Alcohol Responsibly


    Otter Valley Festival is to be a fun for all festival. Make the most of your time at this year’s festival by following alcohol awareness charity Drinkaware’s top

    tips on enjoying alcohol responsibly.


    You're packed and all set to go - follow these five tips for a fab festival!


    Good times in the sun (fingers crossed!) with great music and your mates – what more could you ask for? Festivals are the highlight of the music lover’s calendar and if you’re heading to one this year, you’ve no doubt got stacks of bands you’re hoping to catch. Follow these five tips and be in with a better chance of seeing them all…!


  1. Pace yourself!

The best thing about a festival is the fact the music starts early and goes on until late, or in some cases, just doesn’t stop! That’s why drinking heavily early in the day or even in the evening isn’t a great idea. After all, you don’t want to lose your space in the crowd when you have to head to the loos! Try pacing any alcohol you drink with a soft drink or two in-between. Make sure you drink at your own pace – you won’t win any prizes by keeping up with your mates, you’re more likely to lose out on a great night.


  1. Drink lots of water

Dancing in the sunshine (or mud) has a way of making you thirsty. Keep a water bottle on you and fill it up every time you pass a drinking water point. This is even more important if you’re drinking alcohol because it dehydrates you. If you don’t keep yourself hydrated, you could end up feeling awful or even missing your favourite band.


  1. Stay charged

Photos, videos, checking who’s on where and when – your phone is going to be working overtime and the last thing you want is to have it die on you when you most need it – ie if you lose your mates. Arrange a meeting point and meeting times in case you do get separated or want to catch different bands. Try and buy a battery powered emergency charger beforehand – they'll help keep your phone alive for more of the festival.


  1. Enjoy the food

There’s a mouth-watering choice of food available at festivals and getting some food in your stomach is particularly important if you’re drinking. Food not only helps to soak up the alcohol, it helps you to top up the salt and minerals your body loses while drinking alcohol. Don’t ever substitute food with alcohol – you need to keep your energy up so you can be the one dancing until the very end rather than being the one who has to be put to bed early.


  1. Give yourself time to recover

If you do end up overdoing it, try and give your body a break. “Hair of the dog”, drinking on a hangover, just doesn't work – no matter what you’ve been told. All you’re doing is easing the alcohol withdrawal and delaying the problem. Treat yourself to some of the soft drinks on offer to rehydrate yourself.



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