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Whether it’s your church, your mates, or your family, the more people you bring, the more discount is applied to everyone’s tickets. There is no minimum group size, but savings start at 10+ people.START YOUR GROUP HERE
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GOT A QUESTION? SEE BELOW
What time can I arrive?
You will be able to find the event schedule for Big Church Festival 2024 closer to the event on our website.
Am I allowed to leave the site during Big Church Festival?
You are free to come and go as many times as you like during Big Church Festival. Please make sure that you are wearing your wristbands when you leave the site as we can’t let you back in without them.
Where can I get a map?
Please check back closer to the event for more information regarding the site map!
Can I bring a gazebo into the arena?
Yes, you can bring a gazebo into the main arena! These should not have sides on them, they must be securely pinned down and the gazebo and the fixings must not obstruct the fire lanes.
These must be positioned behind the flag line. No live flames are permitted in the main arena (so no gas stoves or BBQ’s in gazebos).
Please note you may have to move these if asked to do so by an event safety officer.
Are animals allowed in?
We often get asked if you can bring your pets to Big Church Festival, and sadly we have to say no to your furry friends.
The only animals allowed on site are fully trained Assistance Dogs.
If you have a fully trained Assistance Dog please email [email protected] with any necessary documentation so that we can accommodate your needs.
Can I bring glass to Big Church Festival?
To keep everyone safe, glass is not allowed. Please bring your cups and decant any drinks before you come. Thanks!
Where is Big Church Festival located?
The full address is Wiston House, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3DZ.
What other accommodation options are there?
Not a happy camper? That’s okay! There are lots of other options for you that are off-site but are nearby.
If you would like to look for an Airbnb, hotel or B&B here are some towns close by:
- West Chiltington
Can I bring alcohol in?
We support responsible drinking and professional staff will be on hand all day to support this objective. Over 18’s are welcome to bring alcohol for their own consumption as long as it’s not in glass bottles. Personal alcohol is only permitted in the campsite and not to be brought into the main arena.
Are there baby changing facilities?
We provide baby changing facilities which will be clearly signposted and located on our map.
I’ve run out of juice! Can I charge my phone?
Yes! We’ve got several phone charging facilities across the site! Keep your eyes peeled for more info about this closer to our 2024 event!
Do I need to bring cash with me?
Nearly all our cafes, concessions and a lot of our traders accept card payments. There will be cash machines on-site if you need to get cash out. A transaction fee will apply.
Where do I go if I’ve lost something?
To report or hand in any lost property just make your way to the Info Point, which is clearly marked on the map. Lost property is logged and held securely until it’s claimed. If it’s not been claimed by 1st July 2024 it’ll be donated to charity. For lost property enquiries after the event, please email [email protected]
What happens at the end of the event?
When the event finishes (sad moment) there’ll be lots of people leaving at the same time so please allow extra time when planning your journey home. Our amazing Traffic Management team work as quickly as they can to help you leave safely.
The Main Stage will finish around 10:15pm.
Can I join the Big Church Team for 2024?
Most definitely – we’d love you to! Applications will open in the Autumn so please keep an eye out!
It’s my birthday at Big Church, can I get a shout out from the stage?
We’d be so pleased if you celebrated your birthday with us at Big Church Festival, however, we get so many requests like this that we can’t say yes to them all.
However, please feel free to bring banners, picnic rugs, cakes etc to celebrate your birthday!
What security precautions do you take?
Your safety is our top priority. We want to make sure everyone is as safe as possible and would ask you to help us by being vigilant. We have a professional team of security specialists managing site access and on-site activities to ensure that everybody has a great day out. Prior to the event, we deliberately brief our security to dress and behave in keeping with the event. So there will be plenty of security on the gates but they may not be massively obvious to festival attendees. We may carry out bag searches and you may be stopped and asked questions on entry. These measures help us to have as safe an event as possible.
Are the family activities included in the ticket price?
At the Big Church Festival, we try to keep things exciting and varied which means that aside from the musical performances, we provide a large number of attractions for adults and children of all ages to get stuck in to. In order to provide this variety, many of the attractions will be free to the public but some of them will incur a small cost.
Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults
If you’re coming with children or vulnerable adults, please ensure that they remain with you at all times. Arrange a meeting point so that if you do become separated you can each make your way to that place. If you have small children, please take a photo of them each day so that if you become separated you’ll be able to give an accurate description of what they’re wearing.
You can pick up blank wristbands from the ticket gate, you can write your phone number on so we can contact you if you are separated from your child or vulnerable adult.
Remember that mobile signal on-site is unreliable so please don’t assume that you can be reached by phone.
Can I bring my bike?
Unfortunately we can’t allow for people to bring bikes to site.
What time does the event finish?
The Main Stage usually finishes around 10:15 pm. If you are camping then the camper’s programme finishes at midnight. You can find out more about the programme timings closer to our 2024 event.
What food can I buy at Big Church Festival?
We have a huge range of food vans on-site to cater for the thousands of people. Whatever your tastes, there’s something for you – from hearty breakfasts, to quality coffee and the all-important late night chips!
Many of our caterers cater for vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free diets and those that do will most certainly advertise it from their van or unit.
A list of all our yummy food vans will be available nearer the event, so don’t forget to pop back to our website and see who we’ve got next year!
Do you have any vegetarian + vegan food traders?
Yes we do! A list of traders including vegetarian + vegan traders will be on our website closer to the event.
Will there be gluten-free and/or dairy-free options?
Yes there will be gluten-free and/or dairy-free options available in our cafes across the site as well as some of our food vendors.
Do you recycle rubbish?
It’s a massive help for us if you take your recycling home with you. Firstly, there are certain items which you may be able to recycle locally which we’re unable to recycle. Secondly, the less rubbish we have to dispose of helps us to keep our costs down and keep ticket prices at a level of great value.
Our refuse company does recycle certain items. You’ll see the various bins around the site, please make sure you separate your rubbish into the correct bins.
Are there places to refill my water bottle?
Yes! We will have places to refill your bottle around site, all of these locations will be on the 2024 site map, closer to the event.
What are the prohibited items for on site?
- Airphorns/megaphones/claxons or similar
- Animals (except registered assistance dogs – proof will be required
- Video and photography taken at the event are not to be used for commercial gain unless with prior approval from Big Church Festival
- Scooters, roller skates, and skateboards
- Chinese lanterns
- Dangerous/hazardous items (decision made at the discretion of security)
- Electric scooters (unless used for mobility reasons)
- Fireworks, pyrotechnics, or any flares
- Glass (items must be decanted into plastic containers)
- Any illegal substances
- Lasers of any kind including laser pens
- New psychoactive substances (inc. nitrous oxide)
- Smoke bombs or canisters
- Tabards or reflective jackets
- Large golfing-style umbrellas
- Water pistols
- Weapons or applied weapons
The following items are allowed in certain areas
Alcohol – is allowed on the campsite but not in the Main Area. No glass bottles
Bags – subject to search and security discretion
Bicycles – Children under 10 are allowed on bikes in the campsite
Cooking apparatus/BBQs – allowed on the Campsite but not in the Main Area
Gas cylinders (max 5l in the campsite) – allowed on the Campsite but not in the Main Area
Penknives and cutlery – Allowed but subject to the size of a knife (no blades over 2 inches)
Tables – are allowed on the campsite but not in the Main Area
Right of admission reserved
Challenge 25 in operation
Please note that confiscated items will not be returned
Will food vendors accept cash?
All our food concessions in 2023 were cashless. However, all our main cafes accepted cash and digital payments. We will give more information about food vendor payments closer to our 2024 event!
Do you have a gift voucher?
Yes, we do!
Stuck for presents ideas? Do you want your friends and family to have as much fun as you at Big Church 24? Give the gift of the BCF experience!