FAQ’s

Where is Call Of The Wild? 

The festival is being held at Lincolnshire Showground, Grange de Lings, Lincoln.  It is a stunning location and you can find out more about it on their official website. 

Lincolnshire Showground Website

The full address for the venue is: 
Lincolnshire Showground 
Grange de Lings 
Lincoln LN2 2NA 

Pull of the A15 at Lincolnshire Showground Main Entrance. Just as you pass the Police Dog training centre, take a left and proceed along road to check in area where you will be given appropriate wristbands and VIP laminates. 

You will be directed to a parking area where you can unload and make your way to security check point area for bag search and to check correct wristbands are worn to enter campsite area. 

How can I buy tickets for Call Of The Wild? 

You can buy your tickets here  – BUY TICKETS 

UPGRADES can be purchased on top of the Ticket purchase. Upgrades will include, pre-erected specialist Glamping options HILTON HOTEL PACKAGES. VIP SOLD OUT

Is this a family friendly event? 

Yes, we are determined to make this festival inclusive for the whole family. We firmly believe that we can help inspire the next generation to love music as much as we do. 

Call of The Wild is currently sourcing some great activities and events to be taking place during the festival that cater for all ages, please keep an eye open for announcements as we lock in ‘the fun’. 

 All Free child places need to be fully registered on arrival to get safety information & wristband. 

When is the camp site open? 

Camping opens at 10am Thursday morning for VIP TICKET holders ONLY. All campers must be off site by 11am on the Monday. 

Car parking is in designated areas, not beside tents, however the car park is 2-5 minutes walk from the camping area. 

Usual camping rules apply 

For further information please email info@callofthewildfestival.co.uk 

What are the rules on alcohol? 

No alcohol is allowed in the arena unless purchased within. Own drinks are allowed in the campsite, but, no glass bottles allowed on site. 

For further information please email info@callofthewildfestival.co.uk 

What are the general site rules? 

No Disposable or Charcoal open flame BBqs. Camping stoves are permitted but MUST be raised of the ground. This is to comply with the Showground regulations 

There will be random car searches upon entry, and, everyone will be searched upon entry to the arena 

Anybody carrying a knife, or drugs, will be removed from site straight away 

Where can I get more information? 

Please email us on info@callofthewildfestival.co.uk 

We will be adding more information on this page as we announce different things for the festival. 

There will be a detailed set of information sent out to all those attending the festival prior to the event. 

To keep up to date with the latest news & announcements, please subscribe to our mailing list. 

COVID 19 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

No one should attend the COTW 2021 event if: 

They are experiencing symptoms common to Covid19 (high temperature, continuous cough, loss of taste or smell) 

They or anyone in their family has had symptoms in the last 14 days 

They have been contacted by the official Test Trace Isolate Service 

In all the above cases, people should isolate as necessary. 

How can you guarantee I won’t catch COVID-19 at COTW? 

We have taken all of the appropriate measures to help keep you safe and minimise the risk of infection of COVID-19. These include social distancing measures from the second you enter the festival site. We have an enhanced cleaning team employed (CLEAN SWEEP) who will continually be refreshing all toilets and fogging each building at the end of every day.  

However,  it is imperative that you follow all of the guidelines and notices that will be displayed all around the festival site to support all measures that have been put in place.  

If you require an absolute guarantee based on medical advice, please Do Not Attend. 

I have agreed to roll over my ticket from 2020 to the 2021 event. Is there anything at all I need to do before arriving at the festival site? 

No, your ticket is valid for COTW 2021. In fact we have put on a 4th day as our way of saying thank you for sticking with us through these incredibly difficult times. We look forward to seeing you! 

Will I still be able to meet the bands for the Signing tent? 

Many bands have already agreed to do signings and we are working closely with MMH to ensure we can do this safely and within Government Guidelines. At no point will we attempt to enforce a signing session so please note these are subject to change and possibly with very short notice. 

I don’t think I can enjoy the festival if I have to wear a mask. Can I get a refund on this basis?  

We think you will quickly forget you’re wearing a mask and still have the best time out this year. 

However, we will honour all refund requests.  Please be advised that the current time frame to receive a refund in your account is 12 weeks from request date. 

I’m coming with friends who are already in my social bubble. Can I sit with them in the arena? 

We advise that you follow the same guidelines outlined by the government regarding social bubbles.  

You say the event has social distancing guidelines in place and that you’ve taken great care to meet COVID-19 risk assessments.  How can you prove that? 

The event has been held to task by the Safety Advisory Group for the region and they have worked closely with us through the planning and implementation of the government’s safety measures. 

This is an incredibly thorough process and every detail is questioned and answered within all of our Event Management Plans, Risk Assessments,  Health & Safety and Fire Safety.  

What happens to my ticket if an area in which I live comes under local lockdown just before the festival? 

We will update this section closer to the 2021 event.  

What will happen if Lincolnshire is put into local lockdown over the weekend of the festival? 

We will seek immediate advice on all measures we are required to take if such a thing was to happen. However,  regardless of how it may seem on TV or via media platforms, such a  decision would be brought to our attention via the Safety Advisory Group long before the start of the festival.  

If I feel like I may have Covid 19 symptoms can I still turn up to be checked by your medical team?  

No. If you feel that you may have symptoms please do not travel. Stay at home & Stay safe. And keep others safe. You won’t lose your money as we will automatically replace your ticket for one in May 2021.  

I don’t want to wear a mask if I’m standing in front of the stage. How will you enforce this rule?  

First of all, and most important of all, we take everyone’s health & safety extremely seriously. Our measures are in place to protect not only you but everyone else near you, which includes; band members, crew, security, stewards, press & photographers.  

Anyone that does not adhere to this simple but important request will be removed from the front of stage area.    

If I buy a ticket for MAY 2021 & the festival does not actually happen due another wave of Covid 19, can I request an immediate refund?  

Generally we would happily issue instant refunds. However, these are challenging times and our industry is in a very precarious period. The challenges that lay ahead are not likely to get much easier in the near future. So, we MUST highlight the terms in which you agree to purchase a ticket for MAY 2021  

Keeping you safe at Call Of The Wild Festival

Call Of The Wild Festival is pleased to announce our Health and Safety measures and layout changes to ensure COTW 2021 is not just an incredible weekend, but one that is as safe as we can make it for our audience.    

We are creating a fully outdoor, managed environment so that you can enjoy a festival in the way you love, whilst we do all we can to help keep you safe. Being a managed and monitored site doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your Call Of The Wild Festival weekend to the fullest extent.  

We need to work as a team, this includes you to work alongside us while on the festival site, and follow all guidance as you would in current everyday life. There is a level of public responsibility to remain socially distanced so that we can keep help keep everyone safe. Call Of The Wild Festival is one of the only festivals that will be proceeding in 2020, and that’s because although we are a small festival, behind it lies a team that is one of the best in the business, and we have an audience that are rockers that understand the importance of events like this in helping us all transition to some form of normalcy. We are setting a precedent on how an event can operate safely in these crazy times, whilst still retaining that COTW Vibe that we hold so dearly to our hearts. WE NEED YOUR HELP;  

FIRST THINGS 1st; Nobody should attend the event if:   

They are experiencing symptoms common to Covid19 (high temperature, continuous cough, loss of taste or smell)   
They or anyone in their family has had symptoms in the last 14 days   
They have been contacted by the official Test, Trace, Isolate Service   
In all the above cases, people should isolate as necessary.   

To mitigate transmission and impact we expect everyone to remain vigilant and dedicated to the most Covid secure environment possible. Everyone must follow social distancing and hygiene measures in place throughout their stay on site. In areas where you are asked to wear a face mask, it is not a request, it is an instruction. IF you cannot follow that instruction you WILL NOT be allowed access to those areas.  

Although we will provide greatly enhanced washing facilities and hand sanitiser on site, all guests should bring:   

Hand sanitiser and cleaning materials for their camping arrangements   
Face coverings. You are required to wear these upon arrival until you are camped up, and when you use the bars, visit traders or are in the 1st few rows in front of the stages.  

At Call Of The Wild Festival you must cohere with social distancing measures and always maintain social distancing of 2m with people you do not live with.   

To avoid risks of transmission and stay as safe as possible, you should:   

Only socialise outdoors in a group of up to six people from different households, or in larger groups if everyone is exclusively from one or two households   
Limit your interaction with anyone outside the group you are attending with, even if you see other people you know.   
Wear a face covering if you cannot achieve 2m from anyone outside your group   

We are blessed with an incredible amount of space at Call Of The Wild Festival, so the campsites will be much larger, allowing you to spread yourselves out, giving yourself much more space to camp out under the stars. For those that already know the festival, the Cloven Hoof stage will now be an outdoor stage, set up beside the The Roadcrew Kilmister main stage. This will enable you to pop up your chair or your picnic blanket for the day and be able to see both stages WITHOUT moving and also keep at least 2m away from other groups.   

In any busy areas such as entrances to the arena and in the toilet blocks there will be one way systems in place in order to keep you socially distanced. We ask that you take your time, queue responsibly and give your fellow pack members the space they need.  

Bars, Food and Retail Traders will have lines and hand sanitiser readily available, just like the supermarkets and shops so that you keep socially distanced and the same as we’ve all been used to since March. You should wear face coverings when queuing for drinks or food to keep those around you safe.  

When you arrive, you will be directed to the car park. Once out of your car, and queuing for the box office/ticket checks, we shall ask you to carry out a temperature check. If you are over 38deg we will ask you to step aside and take a drink of water and relax for 10 minutes before undertaking the check again. Once clear of the temperature check, you will then get to the box office tent, your tickets will be checked, wristbands handed to you (not put on by us as we usually do, but we will ask you to put them on in front of us) and you’ll be able to set up your camping and get ready for the fantastic weekend ahead. If you’re in a live-in vehicle it’ll be the same process, but temperature and ticket checks will be conducted through an open window as far as possible. You will then be handed your wristbands through your vehicle window and then directed to park up for the weekend. It is advised that Campervan/Caravan owners use their OWN Toilet and Showering facilities as much as possible to reduce possible queues at toilet blocks. 

Portaloos will be used at COTW for the 1st time, additional full cleaning services will be ongoing throughout the day of individual Portaloos, toilet/shower blocks, press areas and the Festival control area. ALL these areas will also be treated with anti-viral ULV fogging (as used by the NHS) at the end of each day, each unit WILL be closed to the public for 30 mins whilst this happens.  https://vimeo.com/416865108 

You should sanitise your hands before using toilets and wash them after leaving. We recommend washing hands frequently throughout the day with soap and water as well as keeping your hands sanitised as much as possible, especially before eating. Good hand hygiene is of course key to preventing transmission of all sorts of diseases.  

Be conscious of all common ‘touch points’ such as contactless card readers, work surfaces etc. Keep personal equipment such as phones, camping equipment for your sole use. Do not share equipment outside your household group. Traders will wipe all surfaces you may need to touch.  

We ask that you PUT YOUR RUBBISH in the bins provided, DO NOT leave it for someone else to clear. Cleaning staff throughout the site shall regularly wipe down tables and picnic benches, as well as other common touch points as far as we can identify. The virus tends to deactivate quickly on porous surfaces such as paper, card and wood. Bins will be emptied as frequently as necessary and touch points wiped.  

VERY IMPORTANT:  

The purpose of a ROCK Festival is to enjoy the music and enjoy being with friends, making new friends and building memories, we can still do all that, your help make that so much easier so…..get those horns up and join us in celebrating everything that is good about the music we all love in our incredible home at the Lincolnshire Showground.  

The measures in place may be added to to meet with any changes to government guidelines.  

Remember to get your tickets here to make sure you’re able to join us for this much-needed party! We look forward to welcoming you to the Lincolnshire Showground in September for Call of The Wild Festivals 2nd year and as ever we appreciate your ongoing support in these crazy times.  

Love & Respect,  
Call Of The Wild Festival Team

Welfare issues

Contact Organisers Office Security – Call Of The Wild Festival are not be held responsible for any loss or damage to vehicles and personal possessions. Whilst we hope that none of our attendants would be low enough to damage and steal your possessions please be sensible only bring with you what you can afford to lose. Lock all valuable possessions – In a car glove box. Leave nothing on display to tempt sticky fingers. Do not leave valuable items in your car or tent. 

Protect your mobile phone 

On your mobile phone key in *#06# and your unique International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number will be displayed. Make a note of this number so that if you lose your phone or if it is stolen you can contact your service provider to have the phone immobilised. Whilst on site keep it in a buttoned/zipped pocket. 

Keep cash and possessions on you

But don’t keep all your money, bank cards and valuables together – spread them around in different pockets. If camping before going to sleep, place them in a plastic bag and hide it in your sleeping bag with you. 

Lost persons/Lost property

Contact Organisers Office or one of our on-site security team 

Fire Precautions

In case of fire please note the fire points, fire extinguishers are distributed throughout the showground, but should only be operated by trained personnel. In case of emergency please notify a member of staff and/or security.

Wristbands

No entry will be given without a wristband and wristbands are only valid for the day(s) booked, are non-refundable and may not be exchanged.  Wristbands should be treated as cash and cannot be replaced if lost and must be worn at all times. 

There are no refunds for leaving EARLY.  The site must be vacated by 1am Friday & Saturday, Midnight on Sunday for those not camping. 

Disabled Visitors

We are wheel chair friendly and the parking and camping area is located close to disabled toilets.  You will be allowed to camp near your vehicle.  You need to be aware that some of the event area is on a grass surface, so wheelchair users may need some assistance. 

First Aid & Security

A security/medical team will be in attendance throughout the weekend.  There will be an on call number for the evening or alert a member of staff or security guard. 

Money

There are NO ATM’s on the site although many of our trader use mobile payment systems please ensure you have adequate cash resources. Nearest ATM : Co-op Petrol Stn & Conv Store 43 Riseholme Road, Lincoln LN1 3SN (approx 8 mins) 

Vehicle Insurance 

All vehicles on site must be road legal and insured.  We reserve the right to refuse entry to any vehicle that does not meet this standard. 

No Glassware

No glassware may be brought into the show 

Trading

Any unauthorised selling or trading is strictly forbidden and those responsible will be removed from the event.

Photography, Video and Audio Recording 

Photography and video recording is allowed for personal social media.  Any form of recording for commercial purposes requires the express permission of Call Of The Wild Festival Ltd.  Unauthorised commercial use of video, audio, photography or other recording will be subject to retrospective licensing fees.  Your attendance at the event is on the understanding that pictures or video obtained by official press photographers and videographers may be used for promotion or future events and/or media publication or broadcast.

Programme of Events 

We reserve the right to alter or amend the programme of events at any time.  All bands, exhibitors and attractions are booked in good faith and details are correct at the time of going to press. 

Liability

Call Of The Wild Festival Ltd will not accept any responsibility for damage to or loss of property, including vehicles, at the event.  We will not accept liability for personal damages, loss or injuries sustained at the event.  We reserve the right to alter, amend or cancel any part of the event and/or Terms and Conditions, without prior notice. 

Anyone found disrespecting our visitors, our event and our simple rules will be asked to leave the event for the benefit and safety of others, so the show continues to be known for the right reasons!

VOLUNTEERING

There are many roles available to get you involved in the festival, such as Parking attendants, Guidance/Litter Pickers, Runners and more. All come with a complimentary weekend wristband. Drop us a message with details using the form HERE and the team will get back to you

ADVERTISING

Advertise your product from £15 for 2m × 3.5m space on Heras fencing. Banners or Waterproof posters. Please email us: info@infocallofthewildfestival.com.

PRESS ACCREDITATION

If you would like to cover Call Of The Wild Festival, please complete the application form HERE in order to register your interest 

UNDER 10 REGISTRATION

If you have young children attending, please complete the following form per child. This is so we can safely reconcile any lost children & also have a register for fire safety/evacuation purpose. Please use the form HERE in order to register them for the event

CAMPING

For further information on camping, including additional queries, please click HERE 
If any of your queries are not covered, please contact us on via the website HERE and the team will be on hand to answer these.

SITE MAP

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Pitching

Check in before pitching.   Please allow 3 metres between pitches – we reserve the right to move you.   Call Of The Wild Festival cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for getting caravans or motorhomes off site in the event of bad weather or under any other circumstances. 

Camping Facilities

No electrical hookup unless purchased prior to the show. Toilet, water and limited shower facilities will be available on site, together with an elsan point. 

Can I camp with my friends?

The only way to 100% guarantee that you will park/ camp with your friends is to turn up together or book a group/club pitch. 

Generators

May be operated between 9am and 10pm

Fireworks/chinese lanterns 

Are not permitted. 

Cooking & Fires on site

Cooking will be permitted on gas stoves and purpose built BBQs only, which must be raised off the ground and must not be left unattended and extinguished correctly and safely. Gas stoves and BBQs must be used sensibly and with the manufacturer’s instructions. Cooking on gas where installed in a campervan parked within the campsite is also permitted. Cooking by all other means including open fires, petrol stoves and any other kind of gas appliance is not allowed. Cooking in tents is not recommended due to your own health and safety. NO CAMP FIRES! 

Vehicle Movement 

The speed limit around the site and carpark is 10mph.  Please adhere to the one way system.  There is no vehicle movement on the campsite after 10pm.  No parking on marked ‘roadways’, exits and all access points must be kept clear.