Offsite Camping FAQs - Victorious Festival

Offsite Camping FAQs

Campsite location

Located on the beautiful Farlington playing fields. These entirely flat and grassy fields are situated just off of the M27 / A27 and provide the perfect spot for camping. The campsite is just a short, free bus ride away from the festival site with our camp and ride service.

Address: Farlington Playing Fields, Eastern Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire.PO6 1UW

Travelling to the campsite

Train Stations:

Havant Train Station is just a 10 minute taxi journey away. (more major services pass through Havant Train Station)
Cosham Train Station is the closest train station to the campsite and is only a 5 minute taxi journey away.

Taxi:
Below is a list of taxi numbers for the Portsmouth area. Portsmouth is notorious for extremely reasonable taxi, plus sharing taxi costs with friends can work out to cost a lot less than you think!.

Aqua Cars – 023 92 666666
City Wide – 023 92 833333
Andi Cars – 023 92 696969
Uber – App available to download to your smart phone

Coach:
You can hop on a low cost executive coach with Big Green Coach from 25 pick-up locations across the UK. Better yet – secure your travel straight to the festival with only £10 deposit – pay the rest later!

Choose either day return coach to the festival site or our weekend service which drops you off at the campsite!
Find Out More Here.

Pick Up Locations include Bath, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Brighton, Bristol, Canterbury, Cardiff, Chelmsford, Colchester, Coventry, Crawley, Exeter, Guildford, Ipswich, London Croydon, London Victoria, Maidstone, Newport, Oxford, Plymouth, Poole, Reading, Southampton, Taunton and Worthing. The earlier you book the cheaper the coach seats will be so please don’t delay. Book Your Travel Here.

Pre-book car park:
The Farlington Fields campsite car park is located conveniently adjacent to the campsite.

The car park will open at 10:00AM on the Fridayand at 08:00AM on The Saturday and Sunday.
The car park will be closed at 01:00AM on all three nights.
The car park must be vacated by 13:00PM on the Monday after the event.
If you leave the car park, you must purchase a second car park ticket to return and you stand the chance of losing your parking spot. It is strongly recommended that your car remain parked until you are prepared to vacate the campsite.

Car Park Sat Nav Address:
Farlington Playing Fields, Eastern Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire.PO6 1UW

Offsite camping tickets

Tickets are available per person and there are three types of tickets available:

  • “Over 18 camping tickets” can only be used by persons age 18 or over
  • “5-17 camping tickets” can be used by young people age 5 to 17 years old and can only be purchased by an appropriately aged adult
  • “Under 5 camping ticket” can be used by children under the age of 5 and can only be purchased by an appropriately aged adult

The campsite has 3 zones:

• General Camping Zone
• Family Camping Zone
• Disabled Camping Zone

You will be provided with wristbands for the area that you have chosen at purchase and cannot access the other zones.

We’re happy for groups to camp near each but we politely ask that people are considerate and not to set up overly large “camping areas” to ensure everyone has enough room to enjoy the campsite and all have a fair amount of space.

PLEASE NOTE:

All camping ticket holders must also have a ticket to attend at least one of the Victorious Festival dates at Southsea Common and show this ticket on entry to the campsite along with their campsite ticket. ALL camping tickets must be purchased in advance of the festival.

Camping tickets are E-tickets and will have been sent to the email address you bought it with. If for some reason this has been lost/deleted/did not arrive then please email customerservices@ticketline.co.uk. Please print your ticket.

Young person and Child Camping Rules

If you’re purchasing a Young Persons or Child Camping Ticket you are confirming that you are either the parent, legal guardian or nominated guardian responsible for the young persons or children you are purchasing the ticket for. You must complete the Legal / Responsible Adult Guardian form and bring this with you to the campsite entry point before being allowed to pitch.

  • Any Adult campsite ticket holder may accompany a maximum of 4 young persons or children
  • Adults accompanying young persons in their teens must be approximately age 26+ to ensure that all teens are overseen by someone of a responsible age
  • Young persons and children must camp with their responsible adult. There will be no teens camping separately away from their adult group
  • Young persons and children must always remain with their responsible adult within the campsite, festival site and all re-entry points

Festival tickets

You will need to purchase separate general admission festival tickets for each day you wish to attend the festival. Offsite Camping tickets only allow access to the campsite. Tickets for the festival can be purchased here.

Parking at the campsite

The campsite has a car park – to park you will need to to purchase a parking ticket here.

Carpark opening and closing times:

Friday – 10:00AM – 01:00AM

Saturday – 08:00AM – 01:00AM

Sunday – 08:00AM – 01:00AM

The campsite must be vacated by 14:00PM on the Monday after the event.

PLEASE NOTE:

If you leave the car park, you must purchase another car park ticket to return and you stand the chance of losing your parking spot. It is strongly recommended that your car remain parked until you are prepared to vacate the campsite. Car parking spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come basis.

NB: You are not allowed to sleep in your vehicle in the campsite car park.

To make your journey to and from Victorious Festival easy we’ve laid on Camp & Ride shuttle buses for you. These are free to use as many times as you like during your stay (approx. 15 min journey). Thus we ask you not to utilise your car once it has been parked up in the campsite car park.

 

Free festival shuttle bus

To make your journey to and from Victorious Festival easy we’ve laid on Camp & Ride shuttle buses for you. Your campsite wristband allows you to use this free service as many times as you like during your stay. The journey takes approx. 30-40 mins one way

The bus runs on a continuous loop from the campsite > to the park and ride site > to the festival and offers a constant service between the following times.

Bus operating times:

Friday – 15:00PM – 00:00AM 

Saturday – 09:00AM – 00:00AM

Sunday  – 09:00AM – 00:00AM

We ask you not to use your car once it has been parked up in the campsite car park and use the free camp and ride service instead. 

Please be aware – if you leave the car park you must purchase another car park ticket to return, and you stand the chance of losing your parking spot. It is strongly recommended that your car remain parked until you are prepared to vacate the campsite. Car parking spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come basis.

ID Required

A Challenge 25 policy will be operating and enforced at the entrance when exchanging tickets for wristbands and across the Campsite. If you can’t provide valid identification when asked, you will be asked to leave the site and come back with your ID. So if you are lucky enough to look 25 or younger, please make sure that you bring an acceptable form of identification. Valid forms of ID include:

  • An in date photographic driver’s license or provisional licence
  • A valid passport

NB: No photocopies and no out of date ID will be accepted

Lost Property

Lost property will be kept at the Welfare Tent at the campsite.

Disabled camping and accessibility

There is a dedicated disabled camping area which will be close to campsite facilities and the Camp & Ride entrance. You can purchase tickets for this campsite area here.

We also provide a free carer scheme – to find out more and apply click here

Please note Farlington Fields Campsite is entirely grass.

 

Campsite opening times

Campsite opening and closing times

Friday – 10:00AM – 01:00AM

Saturday – 08:00AM – 01:00AM

Sunday – 08:00AM – 01:00AM

The campsite must be vacated by 12 noon on the Monday after the event.

ALCOHOL ALLOWANCES

Over 18s with valid ID (Challenge 25 policy will be in operation) are allowed to bring a reasonable amount of alcohol into the campsite per adult, as described below:

  • This is for personal consumption in the campsite ONLY and will not be allowed on the Camp & Ride shuttlebus or brought into the Victorious Festival site, where there are several bars available
  • A reasonable amount is defined as: 1 crate (24 cans) of beer or cider OR the equivalent of 2 x 70cl bottles of wine OR 1 wine box OR the equivalent of 1 x 70cl bottle of spirits
  • Alcohol must be decanted into non-glass containers before your arrival to the campsite
  • There are NO EXCEPTIONS regarding quantities or glass containers

BBQ’s and camping stoves

BBQs and camping stoves are permitted but they must ONLY be used in the designated cooking areas using small purpose built off-the-ground BBQs and camping stoves. No campfires, flares, fireworks, Chinese lanterns, naked flames etc. are allowed. Disposable aluminium BBQs are not allowed.

Please be aware you are not allowed to bring in camping gas canisters above 5kg.

GUIDE DOGS AND PETS

Guide/Assistance dogs are permitted, but no other animals are allowed to be brought onto site.

Cash Machines

There are no cash machines at the campsite – however there will be cash machines located around the festival site. Please note it is a cash only site.

Phone Charging

Phone charging will be available at the campsite and festival site for a reasonable fee .

 

Portable toilets

Due to onsite sanitary and hygiene considerations, personal portable toilet units are not permitted into the campsite or festival site. This is a very important condition of entry and customers attempting to bring in portable toilets will have it confiscated. There will be a sufficient number of toilets supplied in the campsite and festival site.

Camper vans and motorhomes

Camping tickets for campervans/motorhomes are also available. Find out more and buy your tickets here.

prohibited items

You will not be permitted to bring in any of the following:

  • Drugs, illegal substances such as NOS/nitrous oxide
  • Weapons or anything that can be interpreted as a weapon
  • Chinese lanterns, fireworks, torches or flares
  • Camping gas canisters above 5kg
  • Generators of any kind
  • Portable/chemical toilets
  • Beanbags
  • Any glass/glass bottles
  • Lasers or airhorns
  • Sound systems

Campsite facilities

The following facilities are available for you at the campsite.

  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Food and coffee stalls
  • 24hour security
  • Medical and welfare presence
  • General lighting
  • Cooking/bbq areas
  • Rubbish disposal area
  • Mobile phone charging
  • Camp & Ride service to the festival

At the campsite breakfast, lunch and dinner and hot and cold drinks (non-alcoholic) will be available 24 hours a day.

Next door to the campsite there is a Sainsbury’s supermarket and Shell Petrol Station.

Staying safe

Crime Prevention and Personal Safety

Festival campsites are peaceful and safe places, but some crime can unfortunately occur. The most common crime is theft from tents. Security staff and stewards patrol the site for crime prevention purposes.

You can help yourself by following the advice below. Don’t let criminals spoil your enjoyment by committing crime against you or your friends.

Property

Only bring what you can afford to lose.

Set up camp near friends, and make friends with your neighbours. Look out for each other’s property.

Mark your property: clearly label your gear (including your tent) with your postcode. Obvious indelible markings will significantly reduce the risk of things being stolen and will increase the chance of their return if found. Tag your keys with a phone number and a friend’s address.

Register your property before you go on a national and free database called www.immobilise.com

Experience at other festivals has informed us that most thefts from tents happen at night whilst people are inside them. The best advice we can give (lockers are not available) is that you put handbags/wallets/phones INSIDE your sleeping bag with you as you sleep. If a handbag is near your head, or a wallet is left inside a jean pocket, it is easy for it to be grabbed whilst you sleep.

If you think you might forget where you have pitched your tent, take a photo of the area and any unusual features nearby on your mobile so you can see what looks familiar.

Personal Safety

Keep with friends or people you trust: unfortunately, at any large gathering a small number of people attend so they can prey on others. You present a far less vulnerable target as a group than you would on your own. Do not go off with people you don’t know – speak to a steward or head to the welfare tent if you split up from friends.

Make sure your mobile phone is fully charged for the day.

Don’t challenge people looking through tents – report them to festival staff or the police. Campsite stewards are there for reporting suspicious behaviour, and offenders WILL be expelled from site.

We know you want to have a drink or two, but do consider that drinking to excess can leave you vulnerable, so as friends DO look out for each other. Arrange a meeting point with your friends if you get split up from each other, so you know where to head to.

Report to stewards anyone you think is acting aggressively.

Drugs. Quite simply – don’t bring them. Legal Highs DO NOT mean they are safe.

We look forward to seeing you and making sure you have a safe but brilliant festival!

Heading Home

Please ensure you do not leave anything other than “general waste” in the designated areas – please take all large items home with you e.g. tents, chairs, sleeping bags, re-usable BBQs, etc. Please respect the land and wildlife.