Travel & Arrival

Getting here

The address for the festival for general audience and boutique camping this year is Cricket Ground Entrance, Rode Hall Estate, Scholar Green, Cheshire, ST7 3QT. Accessible Camping is a different communicated seperately.

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. If you are are coming by car, you’ll need to buy a car park pass in advance (available here). Money raised from the sale of car park passes will be invested in new initiatives to make the festival more sustainable. 

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 add your journey, whether you are driving or looking for a lift, and they will match you with someone going the same way.

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 Traveline to plan your route, using ‘Rode Heath, Sandbach Road, Village Hall’ as your destination.

Carbon balancing your festival travel

We’re working with UK charity ecolibrium to tackle the environmental impacts from our audience travel – these are typically the biggest contributor to an event’s carbon footprint, making up to 80% for the average festival in the UK!

If you’re travelling to Just So this year you can help us by calculating your travel emissions and making a small donation to balance your fossil fuel miles, ecolibrium will then invest 100% of your donation into projects that create clean renewable energy. If you missed the chance when you brought your ticket you can use ecolibrium’s Travel Calculator to work out and balance your fossil fuel journey.

ecolibrium works with 40 of the UK’s favourite festivals, as well as artists and event suppliers. Since 2015 they have balanced over 8.4 million travel miles, with donations helping to power wind turbines in India with the Converging World and funding community solar power with Bristol Energy Co-op, funded a community-owned wind-turbine in the Forest of Dean, helped UK homeowners install Solar PV systems on their roofs to feed the grid with renewable energy and contributed to Solar for Schools – a project that helps UK schools install solar panels as well as teaching the children about the benefits of clean energy.

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 19th 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 22nd 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 20th August and Sunday 21st August.

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 live-in vehicle pass in advance.

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 an accessible 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 area 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.