Travel & Arrival

Getting here

Festival address for ALL ticket holders is Cricket Ground Entrance, Rode Hall Estate, Scholar Green, Cheshire ST7 3QT.

Public Transport

The nearest station is Kidsgrove, 3 miles away. Taxis will need to be ordered:

Grove Taxis 01782 788008 – Accessible taxis available

Kidsgrove Taxis 01782 775775

If you’re travelling by bus, you can use the Northwest Journey Planner to plan your route, using ‘Rode Estate, Rode Hall, Church Lane’ as your destination for weekend campers, and ‘Rode Heath, Sandbach Road, Village Hall’ as your destination for day visitors, boutique campers and campervans/caravans.

Arriving

First things first, if you are coming, you need to have booked in advance, and bring your tickets with you. There will be no tickets for sale at the gate so if you turn up without booking you will be turned away.

The car park will open at 12 noon on Friday 18th August so that campers can arrive and get set up early. Wristband exchange will also open at 12 noon. The gates into the festival will open at 2pm. Please do not arrive any earlier than this as we can’t let you in and you will be asked to move on, so could start your festival experience by driving round in circles while you wait!

Campers are welcome to stay on site until 11am on Monday 21st August, but we do ask that you are packed up and ready to hit the road by then.

Day ticket holders are allowed to stay at the festival from 9am until late (as long as they don’t stay over), and the car park will open at 9am for day ticket holders on Saturday and Sunday.

Nobody is permitted to sleep in the car park, in a tent, car, campervan or caravan.

Campervans and caravans will be turned away unless you have booked a campervan/caravan spot directly with us in advance.

Please try to keep the number of vehicles you bring to the festival to a minimum and help to reduce the impact of the festival on the environment and local communities.

At this year’s Just So Festival we are committed to making the festival as green as possible and ask you all to consider your environment and the effect your travel has on it. Therefore we have teamed up with the friendly folks at GoCarShare to help encourage as many of you as possible to share car journeys by offering lifts. Just click on our page and add your journey, whether you are driving or looking for a lift, and they will match you with someone going the same way.

On arrival

On arrival our stewards will direct you to a parking spot. Your ticket entitles you to free parking for the duration of the festival. Vehicles are left at your own risk. If you require a disabled parking spot please let us know in advance.

There will be no vehicles allowed past the car park and into the festival site. Vehicle movement is prohibited on site throughout the festival, to keep all festival-goers, especially the small ones, safe.

The camping is around a 5 minute walk from the car park. We can’t guarantee that there will be volunteers available to help you carry your camping gear from the car park to the tent so you should plan to do this yourself and only bring what you can reasonably manage.

Trolley Hire

In attendance at Just So Festival this year will be Cart To Camp, a trolley hire service to help you carry all your kit from your car to where you decide to camp.

A hire point will be located in the car park, near the entrance to the campsites. This is where you can hire a trolley, load up and ease into the festival.

If you have children with you, from Friday 8pm, you will be able to hire a trolley overnight for one, two or three nights, to wheel the little ones around in. Allowing you to catch the late performances whilst they are either enjoying the ride or asleep, safe and sound, right by your side.

Click here for all the details.

Wristbands

Tickets will be exchanged for wristbands on arrival. Please visit the wristband exchange at the festival entrance before trying to enter the site. The wristband exchange tent opens at 12 noon on Friday 21st August, so visit early to avoid queues. Parents, please write your mobile telephone number on your children’s wristbands straight away. There is good mobile phone coverage on site (see the ‘welfare’ section for more info on our lost child  policy). Please keep your wristbands on for the duration of the festival, as we may ask to check them at anytime. Once you have your wristbands you will be able to come and go from the site as you please.

Happy Campers

The camping is in the beautiful parkland of Rode Hall Estate, there are no allocated pitches. If you wish to camp with friends please try and arrive together or the first to arrive can head for the biggest space and save room for friends. There will not be enough room for gazebos and canopies, please be aware of your fellow campers needs too.

If families in tents want to camp with families in campervans/caravans that’s fine they can go in the campervan/caravan field but please pitch your tents sensibly and keep an eye on your children in case of moving vehicles.