Save the Date

We’re sorry we couldn’t see you this year but we’re delighted that all the wonderful performers booked for 2020 have promised to join us next August for an even bigger and better summer shindig. So let us entertain you - see you in 2021!

Information

Welcome to our information page, which tells you all you need to know about The Little Big Festival. Please take time to read and get excited! If, however, you still can’t find what you’re looking for, we’ll do our best to help. Please email us at info@thelittlebigfestival.co.uk

Cancellation due to Corona Virus

"@TLBFestival 2020 Cancelled – but we’ll be back in 2021

With deep sadness, the organisers of The Little Big Festival, have decided not to stage the 2020 event. This difficult decision has been made in light of the current Coronavirus situation that we all face and feel together. We sincerely apologise for delaying what will be a most fabulous festival.

All ticketholders will be fully refunded in the coming days. All artists, performers, speakers, acts, and traders will be rebooked for the festival in 2021.  Please note that next year’s festival will take place the 6-8th August 2021 with tickets going on sale in October. 

Later this year we are hoping to deliver some Little Big taster events in the run up to our October onsale.  Of course, these events will depend on the health of the nation.   Keep an eye on social media and the website for updates.

Thank you all for the support so far.  We love you all and can’t wait for 2021. 

Take care of one another."

UPDATE - MAY 2020 - 'SAVE THE DATE - 6-8TH AUGUST 2021'

We’re sorry we couldn’t see you this year but we’re delighted that all the wonderful performers booked for 2020 have promised to join us next August for an even bigger and better summer shindig. So let us entertain you  - see you in 2021!

Gates

The festival runs from 11am on Friday 24th July until 11.59pm on Sunday 26th July. To give all campers time to set up before the festivities kick off, we’re opening the site to weekend ticket-holders from 4pm - 10pm on Thursday  23rd July. Day ticket-holders can arrive from 11am Friday 24th onwards which is when the main festival gates will open.

All campers, sleepyheads included, must vacate the site by 12 noon on Monday 27th July.


Tickets

Please see information on the Ticket page


Getting Here

The festival address is Higher Mead Farm, Alston Cross, Ashburton, Devon TQ13 7LJ. 

We are easily accessible from the A38 southbound and the festival will be clearly sign-posted from the main road. 

We’re also offering a park/walk and ride option from Ashburton itself. This will be running from 10am until 12.30am every day from South Dartmoor Community College, Balland Lane, Ashburton, TQ13 7EW at a cost £5 per car. If you are walking to the bus It will cost £1 return. If possible, please consider car-sharing with friends to help reduce carbon footprint. You know it makes sense!

The nearest railway station is at Newton Abbot, which is approximately eight miles from the festival site. There is also a regular bus service from Newton Abbot to Ashburton. 

For information regarding disabled access to the festival please see our accessibility policy


Accommodation

The festival commences at 11am on Friday July 24th. There will be dedicated areas for tents, campervans and caravans, with access to toilets, running water and showers. Please note there is no electric hook-up available. There will also be a designated field for family camping.

There is no charge for tents but this is only for guests with weekend festival tickets,  please be considerate and leave gazebos at home! Caravan and campervan parking tickets cost £40 for the weekend and can be purchased when ordering your festival tickets. These parking tickets are not transferable and can only be purchased in tandem with a valid ticket.

All campers must vacate the farm noon on Monday 27th July.


Food and Drink

Music might be the food of love and laughter might nourish the soul, but there will be plenty to tempt your taste buds, too. With emphasis on locally sourced produce, you’ll find a wide selection of high quality food stalls serving an eclectic range of menus and cuisines that will also cater for vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free diners from morning till night.

Meanwhile, a range of bars across the site offer everything from local ales to cocktails. Non-alcoholic wines, beers, cocktails and other soft drinks will also be available. 

You’ll find a number of water stations in the camping fields and top-up areas at the bars so please bring a refillable bottle to keep hydrated. Though we are operating a single-use plastic ban, it’s fine to bring a plastic bottle for this purpose. At the end of the festival, please help us by taking it home or depositing in our recycling bins.


Areas

The entertainments spaces are divided into two specific areas, the Arena and Barn View.

In the Arena you will find The Ace of Clubs. This hosts the festival’s largest stage and bar – see the line-up on our What’s On page.

The outdoor Arena Stage hosts comedy, circus and cabaret performances – while the Hey’Tor Tent offers a range of author and poetry talks, interviews and spoken word shows during the day, doubling up in the evening as a cabaret venue. Within the Main Arena we’re also hosting our very first Farmyard Olympics and other outdoor activities for the whole family. There will also be a range of country fayre-inspired workshops and competitions.

All around the Main Arena are a selection of food stalls and bars including the Mad Dog Mcrea Whisky and Rum Bar which will host acoustic jam sessions. There will also be a range of stalls for the shoppers among you.

Barn View
On the opposite side of the festival site, these purpose-built barns sit on a hilltop ridge with the most stunning views over Dartmoor one way and Torbay the other. The Barns provide a stage for film screenings and performances, a bar, craft stalls, an all-day café plus the workshop area, where adult and kids’ classes can be booked in advance – see HERE for further details. Children’s entertainment is also on offer during day and evening, culminating in The Sleeping Bag Cinema to help little ones wind down after a day of excitement.  At night, the barns take on another identity with folk, blues and bluegrass acoustic performances and a silent cinema with a live soundtrack provided by world-renowned Wurlizter.


First Aid and Welfare

The first aid and welfare station is situated in the Main Arena and is clearly signposted, with trained first-aiders onsite at all times for medical help and advice.


Green Policy

We are working closely with our green partners in Ashburton to make the festival as environmentally friendly as possible. Further details to follow.


Need to Know

We want you to enjoy yourselves and we hope this doesn’t sound too formal, but we have your health and safety in mind so it has to be said! Most of the following is just plain common sense, but to avoid doubt please read on:

  • Sorry, but we are unable to allow any animals on site. This includes in the camping areas, so please arrange to leave your pets at home. This is with the exception of assistance dogs.
  • The lighting of bonfires and open fires is strictly prohibited this includes bbq’s. The use of fireworks and Chinese lanterns is also against festival policy, so please do not bring these into the site.
  • Generators are also prohibited
  • Unless for disability purposes and by prior arrangement, we are unable to allow battery operated bikes and scooters on site. 
  • The use of drone cameras (also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) is strictly forbidden and is illegal site-wide.
  • The Little Big Festival operates a No Glass and No Single-use Plastic policy. You’ll be able to buy reusable glasses from us and there will be free top-up stations and areas for drinking water.
  • Guests are permitted to bring their own alcohol into the camping areas only – you are not permitted to bring any alcohol into the festival itself. Weekend ticket-holders may bring no more than 24 cans, 1 litre of spirits or 1 box wine. Please decant wine and spirits into plastic bottles in compliance with our No Glass Policy.

For information regarding disabled access to the festival please see our accessibility policy