This is where we answer your questions about Yestival. Please do read through this page before emailing us - if you answer is in here, you're unlikely to get a response because us volunteers are super busy! We've created this page to be the one-stop-shop to all Yestival knowledge!
What time does Yestival start?
The gates open at 16:30 Friday 28th June. Dinner will be served from 18:30 with the evenings entertainment beginning at 19:45 allowing time for people to arrive after a Friday workday.
How do I get there?
What is Yestival?
Directly linked with the YesTribe, Yestival is a chance to create ideas for a better future, both personally for everyone attending and for society as a whole. We see a little bit of magic in bringing people together for a weekend of stories outside of the city. From speakers to workshops to chats around the campfire, it's going to be an amazing weekend and we hope you can join us.
Who is Yestival for?
Everyone and anyone who has reached the conclusion that life is better when we do new things and choose the positive approach. Although we're drawing on an incredible community of inspiring, active people based in London, we expect a few people to fly, cycle or skate in from further afield.
WhAT MAKES YESTIVAL GOOD VALUE?
It would be easy to compare a Glastonbury ticket to Yestival and wonder why the two are similarly priced, but hear us out. This is a small festival by comparison so we're starting from nearly zero in terms of infrastructure, and we also don't have a huge audience to spread the cost between.
That said, we have lots of speakers and acts at Yestival, all who are each worth at least £10 to hear speak. Here you have them for a whole weekend. We truly believe that we're offering a really good value ticket, including six meals across the weekend, a beautifully created space where you can meet new, like-minded people and conjure up plans and challenges to change your life. That's priceless!
Start/ End Times
The festival gates open at 16:30 Friday 28th June in case you want to set up early. Entertainment starts at 19:45 Friday with adventurous lectures and then an epic camp fire, and we've planned the main festival activities to be on Saturday and Sunday to ensure anyone working on Friday doesn't miss out.
Yestival finishes at 3pm on Sunday 30th June 2019
Are there showers?
No, but there will be clean running water for those who feel the need to wash on a daily basis and stave off the onset of a communal campsite pong.
WHO IS SPEAKING AT YESTIVAL?
A host of inspiring, successful and positive people. Yestival's ethos is to encourage the best use of time throughout our lives and our line-up represents this.
From sessions to learn and share new skills, listening to tales from incredible adventures, and workshops galore about a wide range of subjects, it's rare to have this many incredible people in one place.
What does the ticket price include?
The tickets are all-inclusive. All camping (not glamping - bring your own kit), food and entry to all talks and entertainment is included.
IS IT A CAMPING FESTIVAL?
Absolutely! We're not hiding away behind bricks and mortar, this is a great chance to bond with new and old friends, enjoy the crisp autumn beside a campfire, and tuck into a WARM sleeping bag at night after a long but unforgettable day.
Although there are trees near to the festival site we are not allowed to have people sleeping there so no hammocks please.
Can we bring a caravan or motorhome?
Yes you can and for no extra cost. We set aside a specific area of our camping field just for you* We do not have the facility to dispose of grey waste water, have no elsan tip facility and can't provide any power so make sure you're set up to be fully self sufficient.
*Weather depending. In the event of adverse weather it will still be possible to bring your van but it will need to remain in the main carpark a short 3 minute walk from the festival village.
What do I need to bring?
This is up to you, but we recommend a sleeping mat, good WARM sleeping bag, tent (more than one person in a tent will be nice and cosy so try and find a friend!), torch, warm layers, footwear suitable for a potentially muddy field, waterproofs in case of rain.
We'd also love to create a very homely feel in the speaking tents, including the big marquee. So if you're able bring a cushion to sit on, blankets, even duvets, these will also give you extra layers to keep warm on cold nights! Pack those layers!!!
The walk between car parking and camping site is around half a kilometre so we recommend bringing everything in a bag(s) that are easy to carry.
What NOT to bring?
All food is included in the price of your ticket and we'll have ample tea and coffee for sale al day long (we've learnt our lessons from last year and promise shorter queues!) Subsequently please leave your stoves and gas canisters behind, after all, food always tastes better when shared with others.
We will have a well stocked bar severed at very reasonable prices, (we're not in London so won't be charging crazy money for a nice cold beer or warming mulled wine.) No alcohol is allowed to be brought on to site by guests. Any that is found will be confiscated and returned once the festival is over.
FOOD AND DRINK
Your ticket includes food throughout the festival, from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch. Day tickets include three meals. Vegetarians will be catered for, even when meat is available (which won't be every meal).
Portaloos will be provided including disabled access.
Are PETs Allowed?
Providing pets are domestic, family friendly and remain on a leash at all times then yes! Please ensure you remain in control, clear up after them and don't leave the festival site (we’re on an agricultural campus so there’s cattle and other wildlife around)
I can longer attend. Is it possible to refund or transfer my ticket?
Tickets can be refunded or transferred in to someone else’s name up to 30 days before the festival but not refunded. If you can no longer attend please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the new persons name and email address so we can update our records and ensure they receive any communications being sent out in advance relating to Yestival.
We just hope you can make it!
Here at Say Yes More we prefer slow travel but if you do need to come by car then there will be parking for up to 150 cars.
If you are driving please use Facebook Event page to see if you can offer a lift and fill your car to the capacity.
OTHER MODES OF TRANSPORT
In the spirit of SayYesMore we love all modes of alternative non motorised travel. So if you are up for the adventure arrive at the festival in an imaginative way.
If you're riding a bike, skateboarding, paragliding or pogo sticking to the event do let us know!