FAQs

 

How big is Altitude nights?

For Altitude nights we have a capacity of around 600 people so the weekend has a more  intimate feel. We’re about community and family and both of these are high on our agenda. The site is compact enough to not get lost in and gives you the perfect chance to make new friends or hang out with old ones…

What kind of music will I hear?

We’re all big music lovers here at Altitude and we’re committed to putting on a weekend that showcases local artists as well as acts from around the UK. We don’t particularly have a narrow musical focus – we try instead to ensure that our live music brings energy or something special to savour… Acclaimed DJ’s end both evenings with sets that usually get Bristol or London up and dancing so bringing them to the Blackdown Hills is a real coup…

Will my children enjoy it?

Altitude nights is two evenings of musical entertainment, with less focus on children’s activities. The small size of our festival site makes Altitude the perfect event for your family if you are looking to dip you toe in to an evening of musical delights.

Are dogs welcome?

Our festival team all own dogs and we love them dearly. However a term of our licence is that dogs can not be permitted on to the festival site. We appreciate that dogs are part of a family and that yours is well behaved but for this weekend they will need to be found an alternative…

Is the festival safe?

We want the weekend to be one to remember for all the right reasons. Your safety and comfort is really important to us. Contracted experienced security staff are on site throughout the whole duration of the festival. They are supported by a small army of steward volunteers should you need help. Because we are so family orientated we have a relaxed feel as an event and any pre-festival nerves you might have will quickly disappear…

Can I bring my own alcohol?

Altitude raises money for various local charities. Bar sales generate the main bulk of our funds which we then pass on. We would therefore actively encourage you to support the bars. Alcohol is not allowed to be brought on to the main site and this is a critical condition of of our licence. Again your support in this is much appreciated. If you are camping then you can of course consume your own alcohol before heading on to the main site.

Alcohol can go two ways – joy or doom – so please remember that we are a family festival and to drink responsibly. We want you to have a good time but please remember that we are a rural festival and you must not consider driving home if you are over the limit – let’s make the festival one to recall for brilliant reasons…

Can I buy a ticket at the gate?

Entry is ticket only. Weekend and day tickets are available for Altitude nights on line. There may be limited tickets on the gate if not sold out, but if you don’t want to miss out, buy on line beforehand.  On production of a ticket you will be given one of our lovely wristbands which you must keep on for the weekend. The security team do spot checks and you will be asked to leave if you do not have a wristband…

Can I bring fold up chairs to the festival?

Yes, you are welcome to bring fold up camping chairs to use, but we are supplying lots of seating and bales so if you would prefer to not carry a chair around you will find somewhere to rest your feet.