THE MUSIC BARN IS AN AGE 18+ EVENT ONLY
ALTHOUGH WE WOULD LOVE TO INVITE THEM PLEASE LEAVE YOUR CHILDREN AT HOME

FAQ

DATES AND TIMES
Date: Saturday 24th July 2021

Start: 2pm 

Finish: 2am

IS THE MUSIC BARN GOING AHEAD IN 2021? ‌

We‌ ‌are‌ ‌confident‌ ‌that‌ our event will‌ ‌go‌ ‌ahead‌ ‌this‌ ‌summer.‌ ‌The‌ ‌festival‌ ‌will‌ ‌only‌ ‌take‌ ‌place‌ ‌if‌ ‌the‌ ‌prevailing‌ ‌situation‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌UK‌ ‌is‌ ‌deemed‌ ‌safe‌ ‌by‌ ‌the‌ ‌government’s‌ ‌Chief‌ ‌Medical‌ ‌Officer‌ ‌and‌ ‌all‌ ‌necessary‌ ‌safety‌ ‌protocols‌ ‌are‌ ‌in‌ ‌place‌ ‌at‌ ‌the‌ ‌event.‌ ‌

Culture‌ ‌secretary‌ ‌Oliver‌ ‌Dowden‌ ‌is‌ ‌promising‌ ‌a‌ ‌summer‌ ‌of‌ ‌fun‌ ‌to‌ ‌save‌ ‌sport‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌arts,‌ ‌saying,‌ ‌‘I‌ ‌want‌ ‌the‌ ‌country‌ ‌to‌ ‌have‌ ‌a‌ ‌summer‌ ‌of‌ ‌fun‌ ‌and‌ ‌I‌ ‌am‌ ‌working‌ ‌to‌ ‌achieve‌ ‌that.’‌ ‌

I DONT FEEL SAFE ATTENDING ANY LARGE EVENTS.  CAN I GET A REFUND?

The‌ ‌festival‌ ‌will‌ ‌only‌ ‌take‌ ‌place‌ ‌if‌ ‌the‌ ‌prevailing‌ ‌situation‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌UK‌ ‌is‌ ‌deemed‌ ‌safe‌ ‌by‌ ‌the‌ ‌government’s‌ ‌Chief‌ ‌Medical‌ ‌Officer‌ ‌and‌ ‌all‌ ‌necessary‌ ‌safety‌ ‌protocols‌ ‌are‌ ‌in‌ ‌place‌ ‌at‌ ‌the‌ ‌event.

If‌ ‌we‌ ‌have‌ ‌to‌ ‌postpone‌ ‌or‌ ‌cancel‌ ‌Music Barn 2021 ‌you‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌entitled‌ ‌to‌ ‌a‌ ‌refund.‌ ‌Refunds will be offered by our ticketing agent Skiddle as‌ per their ‌terms‌ ‌and‌ ‌conditions,.  We are ‌currently‌ ‌unable‌ ‌to‌ ‌offer‌ ‌refunds‌ ‌other‌ ‌than‌ ‌for‌ ‌cancellation‌ ‌or‌ ‌significant‌ ‌alteration‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌festival.‌ ‌  More information on refunds can be found on www.skiddle.com

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE FESTIVAL IS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS?

Ticket‌ ‌holders‌ ‌will‌ ‌have‌ ‌the‌ ‌option‌ ‌to‌ ‌roll‌ ‌over‌ ‌their‌ ‌tickets‌ ‌to‌ ‌2022,‌ ‌or‌ ‌receive‌ ‌a‌ ‌full‌ ‌refund‌ ‌from‌ ‌their‌ ‌ticket‌ ‌provider.‌ ‌ ‌

 

DO I NEED TO HAVE A VACCINE TO GAIN ENTRY TO THE FESTIVAL?

At this stage the government are not mandating vaccination so it won’t be mandatory at the Music Barn.

 

DO I NEED TO TAKE A TEST BEFORE ENTRY TO THE EVENT?

 

We encourage all our customers to take a lateral flow test up on the Friday prior to the event.  As per government guidelines we are asking our patrons to take personal responsibility over their actions.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I TAKE A TEST AND ITS POSITIVE?

If you test positive we will provide you with a full refund. You should follow government guidelines on isolation and governament tracing schemes.

IS MY TICKET FROM MUSICBARN 2020 STILL VALID?

Yes if you rolled over your ticket from 2020 then your ticket is valid for this year.  Please just bring the ticket to the entrance gate where we have a register of all ticket holders from last year.

DO I NEED TO WHERE A MASK?

As with any public space we ask that individuals take responsibilty for wearing facemasks.  In crowded areas such as lining up for the bar we ask that everyone is respectful of their fellow festival goers and follows standard guidelines facemask wearing.  Most of the event is held outside and you do not need to wear a mask here.

CAN I CAMP AT THE EVENT?

Please feel free to bring your tent or Campervan to the event and use our designated area.   Camping tickets are available online in our Ticket section. Campsite includes toilet facilities and rubbish bins along with overnight security.

CAN I BRING MY CHILDREN?

The event is an 18+ only event.  We would love to have children invited to the event but for health and safety reasons we have to exclude them from the site.  Anyway we are sure that you would like a night off - book a babysitter!

ARE THERE TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR?

No.  All tickets must be purchased ahead of the event.  Please see our ticket section for ticket purchase.

 

CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD AND ALCOHOL?

 This is a charity event with profits from the bar and food sales going to our designated charity.   For this reason we ask that you do not bring your own drink into the event area.  You are only harming the charity - and that ain't cool!

IS THE EVENT HELD FOR CHARITY?

We give all of our profits to a locally based charities including palliative care hospice called the Cransley Hospice in Kettering, the homeless charity Safe Until Daylight and Cranford Village Hall Trust. 

IS THERE PARKING?

We have plenty of off road parking and cars can be left overnight.  Please bear in mind though that the car park is not attended and so all cars are left at the drivers own discretion.  The Music Barn cannot be held responsible for any damage or theft to that vehicle.

 

IS THERE PUBLIC TRANSPORT CLOSE BY?

 

The event is held in rural East Northants.  There is a day time bus service which runs between Kettering and Cranford, however, there is no night bus.  The site can be reached by taxi.  Please contact our chosen taxi firms KLM and Premier Taxis.  There will also be a rolling taxi service at the end to night with a steady stream of taxis arriving at the Entrance gate to pick up guests.

 

CAN I BRING MY DOG?

 

In our experience loud music, crowds of people and animals dont really mix.  Please leave the pooches at home.

DO I NEED WELLIES?

The Event is held across 2 barns with concrete flooring along with some outside space for seating and relaxing.  Unless the weather is really poor you wont need wellies, however, sturdy shoes would be advisable if you want to have a good dance!

ARE THERE ANY CASH MACHINES OR WILL YOU TAKE CREDIT CARDS AT THE BAR?

There are no ATMS at the venue.  However, card payments will be accepted at the drinks token booth and some of the food traders.  Please bring plenty of cash to be safe!

I'VE LOST MY TICKET!!!!

If you bought a ticket online, we can quickly send you another one.  Please contact the organisers via the online ticket site.

ARE TICKETS AVAILABILE AT THE GATE?

There are no tickets available on the door!  Please book your tickets in advance.

WRISTBANDS

Upon entry to the site you will be given a wrist band which will allow you re-entry to the site.  Please look after this wristband as you wont be served drinks or food if you dont have one!

ENTRY & SECURITY

We have friendly gate security staff, who will be there to assist with the smooth running of the event.  However, we run a strict eviction policy with abusive, violent or aggresive customers evicted from the site immediately.

 

THESE ITEMS ARE ALLOWED

 

  • Cigarettes and ecigarettes - smoking and vaping is only permitted in outside areas

  • Blankets or folding chairs.

  • Hand bags and back packs; however, bags will be inspected upon entry.

  • Wet weather clothing; however, please note that there is no coat check

  • Smiling faces

THESE ITEMS ARE PROHIBITED

The following items should be left at home:

  • Drugs - including legal highs and Nitrous Oxide Balloons.  Please read our drugs policy here...

  • Alcohol - please don't bring in alcohol

  • Fire making kits or BBQs

  • Airhorns

  • Knives, blades or other dangerous weapons