All You Need to Know


Where's SVF NORTH located?

SVF north's picturesque, and easy to find home, is at:




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Food & Drink

We're reviewing our range of food traders and can guarantee that a new, larger range of all kinds of food will be available right through the festival in 2019 at competitive prices and, as always, we’ll be running our own bar at the site, with the same competitive drink prices and more bar staff to make sure you’re not queuing. We want you to have a great time without making a hole in your wallet!

Campers can bring personal food and drink onto the site for consumption by campers, in the camp site only.

You may bring limited food and soft drink into the music entertainment area, when you arrive, for personal consumption only. A small food picnic in a bag or holdall (no rucksacks or cool boxes) is allowed, plus one 500ml plastic, sealed and previously unopened bottle of soft drink or water per person is permitted. However, your own alcohol may not be consumed in the designated entertainment area due to licensing restrictions.

Free drinking water will be provided so you can bring in an empty reusable plastic bottle for refills.

NO GLASS or metal utensils are allowed anywhere on site due to Health & Safety restrictions.

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead at all times, with any fouling picked up and disposed of in the appropriate area. If your dog shows any signs of distress when near the music area please remove them for their welfare.

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There is no on-site parking for non-campers on the main site. However, there will be a free parking area for non-campers on Camp Site B as shown on map opposite, which will be signposted and within very close walking distance of the festival site and a drop off point at the festival site will be available for taxi/lifts to pick up/drop off.

The free car parking area is also the closest parking available for our disabled guests but is a short walk on a level pathway across the footbridge to the music area.


Items Prohibited from all Areas of the Event:
Gas Canisters, Aerosols over 500ml, Air horns, Fireworks, Flares, Glass of any sort, Illegal Substances, Drugs, "Legal Highs" (as covered by PS16 Legislation or as otherwise determined by Security, including, for clarification, Nitrous Oxide), Unidentified Substances, Any Other Illegal Item, Laser Equipment, Laser Pens, Megaphones or any other item designed specifically to amplify sound, Chinese Lanterns or similar items, Petrol Burners, Sound Systems or Other Speakers, Tabards or other items of high visibility.
Items Prohibited from the Arena but Permitted within the Campsite:
Bags larger than an A4 size, Bags or other Carriage Items which cannot be fully searched or split to allow searching, Alcohol of any kind, Camping Equipment including any type of cooking equipment, Any drink in a container capable of holding more than 500ml or any drink where the seal applied by the manufacturer has been broken.
Right to Refuse Possession:
The organisers of Stone Valley Festival, in line with their belief that safety of the overall event and it's attendees should be prioritised above the convenience or wishes of any one person, reserve the right for any representative, including but not limited to any authorised security personnel, to refuse permission to any person access to the event or any area within that event while in possession of any item which they or their representative deem to be unsafe, undesirable or unwelcome in any way.  The decision of Management in this respect is final and there is no recourse, other than the consumers' statutory rights, which are respected throughout.


There will be full 24 hour security on site throughout the weekend.



We know lots of you loved it, so we’ve secured exclusive use of the Stanhope Open Air Swimming Pool again for 2 hours on the Saturday morning. This great facility adjoins the camp site and also has a sauna, cafe and children's soft play area. Free passes are limited to 100 between 9.00am -10.00am and a further 100 passes between 10.00am -11.00am. Tickets will be issued on a first come basis and will be available from the SVF site office on Friday night and from 8.45am Saturday morning.

Site Access Times

Day Visitors
Friday Access: 5pm – Midnight
Saturday Access: 11.30am – 1am

Friday Access: 12noon - 8pm
Saturday Access: 8am - 5pm

* The above times are for vehicle access in order to enter the site and set up your camping pitch. If you cannot access camping between these times just email us and we will make special arrangements for you to come in at a time convenient to you.

Directions from the West

At Alston, take the A689 (signposted to Nenthead, Stanhope and Durham). Continue on A689 through the following places: Nenthead, Cowshill, Wearhead, Ireshopeburn, St. John's Chapel, Westgate and Eastgate. When you have just entered Stanhope, the first turn on the right is signposted B6278 (Barnard Castle, Eggleston). Do not take this turn but continue on A689. The next turn on the right is signposted "Open Air Swimming Pool". This is the turning you need to take for SVF. Once you have taken this turn you will see the festival entrance on the left.

Directions from the East

From the roundabout where the A689 crosses the A68 near Crook, take the A689 exit (signposted Wolsingham, Stanhope). Continue through Wolsingham and Frosterley. Proceed into Stanhope, past the petrol station on the left. Keep going past the market place on the left (Pack Horse Inn is on the left, Bonny Moor Hen on the right). Go past the castle entrance on the left, and the Durham Dales Centre on the right. The next turn on the left is signposted "Open Air Swimming Pool". This is the turning you need to take for SVF. Once you have taken this turn you will see the festival entrance on the left.

SVF's North site has everything you could wish for at a festival and we know you love it every year, so we're staying put in our site permanently! Picturesque rural setting, completely safe and secure perimeters all the way round and easy walking access into the village. This is the home of Stone Valley Festival North.