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STONE COLD SOBER FESTIVAL

TERMS & CONDITIONS  

 

We appreciate you working with us to protect and look after the magical space of our Stone Cold Sober Festival. This is about community, raising vibration and respect for each other and the land around us. 

Lets have an amazing time  

Blessings

Liam & Joanna 

 

Tickets are sold, and bookings made, on the understanding that you help maintain the conditions for a safe and harmonious event. 

Our events are always wonderful and we would like to keep them that way, so we ask that you read the following terms which aim to make it clear what we think is, and is not, consciously aligned behaviour, though this may also depend on our interpretation of the circumstances.

 

TICKETS 

  • When you arrive, check in at the SCS HUB  to collect your wrist-band. This wrist band must be worn at all times, otherwise we will believe that you have not paid to enter the site.

  • You need to have your festival email receipt showing all the ticket holder names as evidence of this with you when you arrive at the SCS HUB. Check your e-mail and spam folder in good time before arriving if you think you haven’t received proof of purchase. We reserve the right to turn you away if we don’t have evidence of pre-purchase.

  • All ticket prices are the ticket prices, these are non-negotiable.

  • You are not legally allowed to sell on your ticket - all guests need to sign in upon entry for health and safety reasons. If you are not the name on the ticket holder you will not be allowed in. 

  • Entry for paying participants is officially from the 17th June, but guests may arrive from the 12pm 15th June to settle into the festival. Please do not arrive any earlier. Please arrive no later than 9pm  as the gates shut from 9pm for security reasons and will not open up again until the following morning. Please do not arrive any earlier than 8am.  

  • If you do go off site make sure you have your wristband as we'll need to see it for you to regain entry.

REFUND POLICY

  • In the event of cancellation - all ticket holders will be contacted and provided with options regarding alternative dates and potential refunds. All refunds remain at the discretion of the management of stone cold sober events. 

  • If you cannot attend the event refunds are at the discretion of stone cold sober management. We offer 50% refund of your ticket and upon request no later than 4 weeks before the event (no later than the 17th may) Stone cold sober management cannot give refunds for any reason and refunds are not guaranteed and will be decided on a case by case basis. Any refunds would not be processed until after the festival event has ended. 

 

PARKING 

  • Everyone has been given x1 FREE parking space, but please try to limit the number of cars you arrive in if you are coming with friends, so that we can limit the amount of cars entering the site at the same time. All cars are left at the owner’s risk. Stone Cold Sober management accepts no responsibility for cars parked at Stone Cold Sober Festival  or in the surrounding area. All cars must park in the designated areas. 

  • No cars are allowed on the designated camping areas. Campervans must stay within their designated area. 

 

TREAT EVERYONE RESPECTFULLY 

  • Stone Cold Sober festival is located away from main roads, out of sight of passers-by. The entrance gate is closed at night by 9pm therefore if you plan on arriving after dark, please understand the gate will be locked after this time. 

  • Stone Cold Sober management reserves the right of entry or to ask any persons to leave the festival  who are not keeping good order or who are under the influence in the opinion of the Stone Cold Sober management of drinking alcohol, or any illegal drug consumption at any time during the festival. Any abusive or damaging behaviour will prompt immediate removal from the festival and may result in police action. 

  • Stone Cold Sober is a family friendly event, you are required to accept responsibility for your children at all times, young children (any child under age 18) must be accompanied by a ticket holder, it is your autonomy and responsibility to care for your children at all time as the adult, we love children to be wild and free but they need to be safe and you should know where they are at all times. They are your responsibility.

  • Please respect that you will be living in close proximity to other humans for 4 days, please be mindful of noise, rubbish and music. Be aware if you are camping next to a family that you can be present in always understanding the needs of yourself and those around you. Everyone needs sleep. Bring ear plug as they are always a Godsend at festivals. 

 

TREAT THE PROPERTY AND AREA AROUND YOUR RESPECTFULLY 

  • Do not create a fire away from the communal fire pit and please always buy the wood that you need from the camp shop. Do not be cutting down the nature around you! Fire wood is available for £5 at the SCS HUB

  • No DISPOSABLE BBQs are allowed on site, they burn the land as well as being an extreme fire hazard. We will have plenty of food for you to buy if you do not have any means of cooking. 

  • No paper sky Chinese lanterns, flares, fireworks, helium balloons of any type, please, regardless of whether you think they are biodegradable, marked “safe”, or to be tethered. They are an uncontrollable fire hazard when lit and the various remains ingested by animals/livestock badly hurt them.

  • If face paint is used then any damage to the canvas tents, the mattresses or z-beds will be charged accordingly. Try to only bring natural removable body paint, otherwise you may be charged for any damage caused.  

  • No glassware, nails, pins, sticky tape or glue are permitted to be used anywhere at the festival. 

  • Do NOT smoke in your tents. This is not permitted. 

  • We are extremely lucky that we have beautiful showers and toilets which are located very close to the bell tents and campsite. It’s recommended you bring your own torches for when you need to access them at night. And please dress your tent or glamping tent with lights so that you can see it in the dark.  Our volunteers will be cleaning the toilets throughout the day, but please ensure you keep the area clean when you have used them for the next person. Please bring with you toilet roll and any soap needed. Try to be as environmental as possible when using any soaps and gels.

  • Please PICK UP RUBBISH and clear your own rubbish throughout the day. You will be given a rubbish bag on arrival and there will always be plenty more available at the SCS HUB/Ticket Office/Welcome Centre. Treat your tent and the spaces around you with respect and as if God was going to visit you at any moment. If you create any damage to your tent or area you may be charged to replace or clean any property /land owned by the site. 

  • Do NOT bring any ELECTRICAL equipment (we need to take care of the tents) 

  • For those bringing BABIES - you will be able to request to heat up any bottles at the office, near to the entrance of the festival. Please locate a volunteer or Stone Cold Sober management to arrange this. 

  • We expect as a LEAVE NO TRACE festival that you will take home your own rubbish so try to be as minimal as possible in terms of packaging that you bring. 

 

NOISE

  • The festival is neither a silent retreat nor an all-night party, so we ask you to consider our position on both extremes

  • As guardians of this beautiful piece of land one of our most important jobs is to protect the environment. Noise is one of the key things which can affect our neighbours both animal and human so we strictly monitor this to ensure a great time is had by our guests.

  • In keeping with our off-grid policy, any music using a powered system or acoustic needs to cease at 10.30pm.

  • Please be aware that drums, trumpets and anything that makes considerable noise, will not be allowed, after the 11:00pm curfew.

  • Be considerate of fellow campers in the camping areas between 11pm and 7am. 

  • No un-authorized sound systems or amplifiers to be brought on site. All amplified music must be kept within our licence restrictions.

  • If you'd like to stay up all night and chat please do, but only around one of our public fire pits, or where you will not disturb anyone nearby. We ask that you are aware that sound travels on the site and people are likely to be sleeping nearby.  

DRUGS & ALCOHOL

  • We are a sober, recreational drug and alcohol-free company. 

  • Recreational drugs, psychedelics and alcohol are not permitted at our festival. Failing to respect this will result in the person being asked to leave the festival, and yes that does include weed and mushrooms!!!! So please do not put us in a compromising situation where we will have to remove you from site.

  • We reserve the right to search persons, luggage or vehicles as a condition of entry at any point during the event.    

  • Stone Cold Sober reserve the right of entry or to ask any persons to leave the festival who are not keeping good order or who are under the influence.

 

LAKE/SWIMMING

  • We have a beautiful OPEN water LAKE at our festival, which all festival attendees are welcome to use at your own risk. We cannot be insured for a PUBLIC lake, much the same as going to swim at the seaside. We will have a lifeguard on hand to help but they will only be available at designated times of the day. Children must not enter or be around the water without a parent or guardian. Stone Cold Sober hold no responsibility for anyone entering the lake. It is at the festival attendees own risk and children must be WATCHED at all times! 

  • There are emergency rescue devices on hand in case of an emergency and we will have FIRST AID trained staff on hand. 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY 

  • Ticket holders consent to inclusion in official photographic, visual and audio promotion of the event. We regret that, in most cases, it would be impossible to ask personal permission, but where possible, especially during the more intimate healing workshops, you will be given an opportunity to inform the workshop facilitator or photographer .

  • We ask that all other photographs or filming be done with sensitivity and respect of the people involved and, where reasonable, with their permission. Participants in the event are expected to take photographs / videos and it is not unreasonable for the Event Management Team to monitor such activity. The most important thing is that you get the upgrade from the events and workshops not a picture to say you were there.

 

GENERAL 

  • Stone Cold Sober is a VEGAN run events company. All food vendors will be vegan. We ask you not to bring meat or any animal products onto the site.

  • There are drinking water points on the campsite where you can collect drinking water for your consumption. Please try to bring your own water bottle and reduce the number of plastic bottles used on site. 

  • If cooking your own food, try to avoid throwing away plastic plates and cutlery.

  • Do not bring dogs, cats or other animals however well trained, small or cute. We will simply ask you to leave with them. Personal assistance dogs are permitted, as long as a request is given to the festival in advance and approved. Then it is permitted to walk around the site on a lead when working as long as they are identified as such and the owner takes responsibility for clearing up after them.

  • THERE IS NO WIFI ON site - see this as a beautiful opportunity to disconnect and be fully present. 

 

FIRES 

  • Please take extra care when moving around the communal fire pits as they get very hot and always make use of the safety equipment provided. If you run out of wood, just let one of the team know and we can purchase more from the onsite campsite office/shop. Please do not take/collect wood from the surrounding environment; this is constantly monitored and strictly prohibited.

  • There are fire buckets full of water situated near the fire pits which are there to extinguish the fire if it spreads beyond the confines of the pit.

  • Fire extinguishers are mounted around the campsite at the designated fire points, on the side of the toilet block and the bandstand in case of fire.

  • Fire assembly points are identifiable by signposts.

  • Camping stoves must not be used inside tents. Please ensure that camping stoves are placed on a flat surface to prevent accidents, burns or outbreak of fire.

 

VALUABLES

  • Stone Cold Sober Management cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to valuables. Guests are responsible for their own valuables and are left in tents at the owner’s risk. Guests must inform festival staff immediately of any loss of or damage to their property and must support Stone Cold Sober management in reporting such incidents to the police. Stone Cold Sober management is in no way responsible for the loss of or damage to guest’s property.  

  • Stone Cold Sober Management will place a charge on any guests that damage any property during the festival

  • Any items left at the Festival must be claimed within two weeks of departure. All items will be left at the campsite. We do not post out any items left on the premises. Please arrange collection with the venue.

 

STONE COLD SOBER DISCLAIMER

  • Stone Cold Sober does not diagnose, prescribe, treat, or cure any disease or condition either physical or mental. Festival offerings should not be construed as a prescription, a promise of benefits, claims of cures, or a guarantee of results to be achieved. 

  • Our workshops/events/festivals are provided for informational, educational, and self-empowerment purposes. Any information, instruction or advice given is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical or psychological diagnosis and care. You should not discontinue or modify any medication and/or treatment presently being taken pursuant to medical advice without obtaining approval from your healthcare professional.

  • Stone Cold Sober does not accept any liability for participants' medical or psychiatric conditions which may exist or which may arise during or subsequent to participation in one of our retreats.

  • Always consult your healthcare professional before making any changes to your diet, lifestyle or prescription drugs.

  • Stone Cold Sober will not be held liable for any loss, injury or damage to persons or property sustained while attending the event except in respect of death, injury and damage to property resulting from the organisers' negligence. In the case of damage to the ticket holder’s property caused by the organisers' negligence, the organisers' liability shall be limited to the reasonable cost of either repairing or replacing such property subject to fair wear and tear.

 

These Terms & Conditions are subject to change without notice and may be updated at any time. It is the responsibility of all those attending the event to ensure they have the most up-to-date version of the Terms & Conditions.

By READING all the above each attendee is adhering to the festival rules

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