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Where's SVF NORTH'S BRAND NEW, BIGGER & BETTER HOME located?

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

STANHOPE,

CO. DURHAM,

DL13 2YL

(SEE DIRECTIONS FOR EACH CAMP SITE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE)

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ALL THE INFO YOU NEED ABOUT SVF NORTH'S RESCHEDULE TO 24-26 SEP 2021

 

The new dates will be 24th to 26th September 2021 (3 days of live music) and whilst we appreciate that whatever date was chosen, would not be ideal for everyone, we have chosen this to ensure that:
🔸 Bands are available, so that we can still bring you a jaw-dropping 3 day music line up (full details announced in the next few days and you’re not going to be disappointed).
🔸 Even in the unlikely event of any further short delays being announced, that SVF North can still definitely happen this year.
🔸 All suppliers and logistics are in place and to support all the companies we work with, to give them much-needed work.
Like all events, your generous support in keeping your tickets and still joining us this year, wherever possible, means we still have an SVF North to look forward to.
🔵 If you can make the new dates, please just keep your tickets and they are automatically valid for the new September dates.
🔵 If you can't make it and wish to cancel for a refund, please email us at info@stonevalleyfestival.co.uk within 14 days.
🔵 Alternatively, if you prefer, you can make your tickets valid for 2022 if you can't make this year and if you'd like to organise this, just email us and we'll do the rest.
Don’t worry about it being at the end of the summer as September is annually, on average, around 1 degree warmer than May and only 1 degree colder than June, so the weather will be very similar to what we’re used to at previous SVFs. After all we’ve been through, we reckon we deserve a sunny weekend.
The festival will be, as promised, the very best SVF ever. The bands can’t wait, we can’t wait, you can’t wait, and with the vaccine program completed well before then, we WILL finally be there and if you were coming along in June, then come along in September and it will have been worth the wait.
SVF North 8 and a half is finally going to be here. We’ve all been through a period that none of us would have believed could happen and although we have been knocked down many times in the last 16 months, we’ve got back up each time and fought to keep SVF going and thanks to you all, we’ll finally get back to doing something we love.

SVF HAS A FANTASTIC NEW HOME

Our operations team have been working incredibly hard in the background over the last 12 months, engaging with government and industry bodies to plan for all eventualities. One of the things that has become very clear during that time is that space will be a key requirement for all events in the summer of 2021 and beyond. Those familiar with Stone Valley North will be aware that while the previous site was incredibly friendly and atmospheric, it was cosy to say the least. To ensure that Stone Valley could take place in the immediate post-restrictions period, our team have worked tirelessly through a lengthy process to secure an incredible new Main Field, within Stanhope, which affords a much more usable space, that allows you the opportunity of lots more space and allows us to introduce some great changes, including a significantly larger Big Top tent for a bigger and better Main Stage, more spacious viewing area, a large al-fresco outdoor area, between several different bars, offering much quicker service and more choice, and a huge giant-screen available for the Euro Championship games over the weekend, plus a food court with an enhanced range, offering great variety. These incredible additions, plus a hugely enhanced camping experience in a larger space, will take your experience of Stone Valley North to the next level and make SVF 8 (and a half!) something truly special, as we come back with a bang!
 
Those customers camped on Campsites C and D will access the new main field using a free shuttle bus which will run continuously, every 15 minutes, at all hours of the day, taking you from the entrance of your campsite to the entrance of the fantastic new Main Field. This bus will also stop in Stanhope Market Place on every trip for anyone who wants to use the shops, pubs, or facilities within Stanhope Village, at any time.
 
ALL Red Camp Site A and White Camp SIte B ticket-holders will be in the Main Field, and all Blue Site C ticket-holders will be located in SVF's previous home - the Castle Park (our new Site C), as detailed on the map, below, plus a new Site D located on the picturesque Showground. Site C customers won't have to trail along the path from the original Site C anymore and all the same facilities as Sites A and B will be on both sites C and D - showers, toilet blocks, etc. You just jump on the shuttle bus running all day, every day, and you'll be dropped off in the Main Music Field in 5 minutes, and can come and go on the bus as you please, which will also be available for everyone who wants to pop into Stanhope Village at any time.
 
We hope you'll agree that this is the best news SVF has had in a long time and when you see the picturesque new site and the new planned spacious layout, you will not be disappointed, as we can promise that the improvements will be stunning. For the SVF Team, it's a labour of love and everything will be improved - camping and festival space, number of bars, food choice, stage and production and all, with what we can honestly say, is the best line up we've ever had.
 
Finding the new site will be easy, as it's just at the other side of Stanhope and will be well signposted on the weekend of the festival. You all kept the faith with us and retained your tickets through a year that's been horrendous for everyone, in so many ways. We all need to enjoy ourselves soon, and we're going to thank you with something that is going to be very, very special. The countdown to SVF NORTH 8 AND A HALF has begun.

Food & Drink

There'll be a varied range of food traders with all kinds of food available in our new food court area, including vegetarian and vegan options, and all at competitive prices. We'll have a choice of bars at the site, run by a professional festival bar suppliers, giving you more choice and fast service, 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 small bag or rucksack is allowed, (no large bags, holdalls or cool boxes), 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 or aluminium bottle for refills.

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

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are welcome in the music arena and, if you are camping, in the camp sites, but must be kept on a lead at all times, with any fouling picked up and disposed of in the appropriate disposal points provided. If your dog shows any signs of distress when near the music area, please remove them for their welfare.

Parking

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 D, as shown on map opposite, which will be signposted and within very close walking distance of the free shuttle bus pick up/drop off point that will then transport you in 5 minutes to the main festival site.

The free car parking area is also the closest parking available for our disabled guests but is a short walk to the free shuttle bus pick up/drop off point.

The entrance to this car park will also be the drop off/pick up point for those people wishing to use a taxi.

ITEMS PROHIBITED FROM THE EVENT

Items Prohibited from all Areas of the Event:
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.

Security

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

Camp Site & Day Visitor Access Times

Day Visitors
Friday Access: 3pm – 11pm
Saturday and Sunday Access: 10.30am – 11pm

 

Campers*
Friday Access: 12noon - 8pm
Saturday Access: 8am - 5pm
Sunday 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

MAIN FESTIVAL SITE & CAMP SITES A & B

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. Continue on through Stanhope, just before you are emerging from the far end of Stanhope there is a petrol station on your right. You are now very close to the entrance to the SVF site (signposted) which will appear on your right.

There will be clear road signage well before the festival site.

CAMP SITE C

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 Camp Site C. Once you have taken this turn you will see the site entrance on the left.

CAMP SITE D & DAY CAR PARKING FOR NON-CAMPERS

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). This is the turnoff you need to take. The road takes you over the river by a stone bridge (beware this is on a sharp bend) and doubles back on itself following the river on the other side towards Site D. Keep following the river for about half a mile until you begin to approach a sharpish right hand corner. At this corner on the left there is a disused ford across the river, two park benches and a turnoff into a lane. Take the turnoff into the lane. Follow the lane to Site D entrance, about 150 metres.

Directions from the East

MAIN FESTIVAL SITE & CAMP SITES A & B

From the roundabout where the A689 crosses the A68 near Crook, take the A689 exit (signposted Wolsingham, Stanhope). Continue through Wolsingham and Frosterley, but look out on your left for the entrance to the SVF site, (signposted) which will appear on your left before you arrive at Stanhope.

There will be clear road signage well before the festival site.

CAMP SITE C

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 Site C. Once you have taken this turn you will see the site entrance on the left.

CAMP SITE D & DAY CAR PARKING FOR NON-CAMPERS

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". Do not take this turning but continue and look out for the next turning on the left, signposted B6278 (Barnard Castle, Eggleston). This is the turnoff you need to take. The road takes you over the river by a stone bridge (beware this is on a sharp bend) and doubles back on itself following the river on the other side towards Site D. Keep following the river for about half a mile until you begin to approach a sharpish right hand corner. At this corner on the left there is a disused ford across the river, two park benches and a turnoff into a lane. Take the turnoff into the lane. Follow the lane to Site D entrance, about 150 metres.

SVF North's new bigger and better site in Stanhope, has everything you could wish for at a festival. With a picturesque rural setting, completely safe and secure perimeters all the way round, more camping room, bigger and better stage and sound production, a new larger big top with extra viewing space, multiple bars for quick service and great choice, and a new al fresco food court with lots of cuisine options, - this is the new home of Stone Valley Festival North and you're going to love it.

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