Everything you wanted to know about the festival in one place!
This is where you exchange your email receipts for wristbands, pick up Festival info, and get advice on where to find a good pie and pint (or whatever else you seek in life). For those arriving on Thursday, there’s a Festival Office Desk 6pm–7pm at the Cricket Club where the campsite is, and the first singaround is there too. After that, the Festival Office is in Parlours on Station Street 10am–7pm on Friday and Saturday, and 10–3 on Sunday.
Weekend wristbands will get you into everything from Thursday night through to Sunday evening, as long as there are seats available. Day ticket wristbands work in exactly the same way but just for one day. There may be tickets for individual concerts available at venues 15 minutes before performances start, if the venue hasn’t filled up with weekend/day wristband wearers. Don’t forget that there are also lots of free events too!
Hotel and B&B rooms in Saltburn itself are often booked up at Festival time. We suggest you try the usual online sites, and look at nearby towns and villages within a ten mile radius. For self catering, Host and Stay agency have rental properties in and around Saltburn. That’s hostandstay.co.uk or phone 01287 658 171. Use discount code SFF10 for a worthwhile saving.
We are trying to choose accessible venues as much as we can in a town famous for its Victorian heritage. The main concert venues have wheelchair access as do most of the smaller ones. The most significant exception is the Conservative Club. Although this has disabled access downstairs, the room we are using is upstairs and isn’t wheelchair accessible unfortunately. A sheet with more detailed information about each venue is available at the Festival Office.
In any serious medical emergency, don’t hesitate to dial 999. Some of our stewards have first aid training and there are first aid kits in the Festival Office and main venues. Saltburn has defribrillators in several locations, including at or close to some of our venues. See the map for more details. Security and
We want everyone at the festival to feel safe and among friends but should you have any concerns please speak to the nearest steward. If you find lost property again, please hand it to a steward. Found items will be kept at the Festival Office.
If a child has become separated from the responsible adult, this should be reported to stewards at any venue who will contact the Festival Office.
Saltburn is incredibly well served with restaurants, cafes, bars and food shops – it would be unfair to nominate favourites and you will receive a warm welcome everywhere. Station Street, Dundas Street and Milton Street all have a good number of places to explore but if you’ve a little time to spare, take a wander down towards the sea or the Valley Gardens and there are even more to be found.
There are cash machines at Barclay’s Bank and the Post Office on Station Street, Sainsburys, Spar Shop on Marske Road, and the Pier Amusements.
Most of the venues that the festival is using have been made available at reduced rates (or even free) on the understanding that they will be able to sell drinks themselves and that alcohol purchased elsewhere will not be consumed in those venues.
There are two exceptions to this policy:
Methodist Church Hall – this is a “dry” venue and alcohol is not to be consumed here.
The Scout Hut – There will NOT be a bar at this venue but you are very welcome to bring your own alcoholic refreshments. The nearest off licences are the Spar on Marske Road and the convenience store on the corner of Milton Street and Ruby Street.
Please help us maintain good relations with our venues for next year by following this policy.
Address: Saltburn Cricket Club, Marske Mill Lane, Saltburn-By-The-Sea TS12 1HJ
Arrival from 4pm Thursday 11th
August. Leave by 10 am Monday 15th
Saltburn Cricket Club are kindly making their facilities available for festival goers who want to camp in tents, caravans or motorhomes. There are no cricket fixtures over the Festival Weekend. We are using the Clubhouse as one of our venues for singarounds and concerts. The bar is open until midnight. Food isn’t served at the Cricket Club, but pizzas can be ordered for delivery and it’s a short walk to the nearest Fish and Chip Shop. Saltburn’s town centre pubs, cafes and restaurants, along with our other venues, are all within an easy 10-15 minute walk.
Tents can be pitched near the clubhouse, on a gently sloping area around the cricket field boundary. The boundary is clearly marked and campers should not go on to the playing area. Cars can be parked close by in a public car park.
Pitches have been reserved for Festival goers who have booked in advance. More details available online, from the Festival Office or at the Cricket Club.
A large area of car park belonging to the Cricket Club has been earmarked for caravans and motorhomes. This will be fenced off to prevent the public parking cars there, and we don’t expect motorhomes to be moved once parked up*. Please note that the car park has a gentle slope. There should be sufficient space to leave your car next to your caravan if you don’t plan to use it during your stay. Alternatively cars can be moved into the public area once your caravan is in place.
*Exceptions can be made for performers, craft fair stallholders etc who need to move equipment. If this applies to you, please tell stewards/security on arrival so your vehicle can be allocated a suitable spot.
There are showers and toilets on site. At least one toilet block will be open at all times.
There are two drinking water points.
There will be a designated drain for disposal of grey water. Arrangements can be made for emptying chemical toilets if required.
There will be professional security on duty 24 hours, controlling access to the camping areas. This is in addition to volunteer stewards who will be providing general assistance and information during the daytime and early evening.
Facilities are cleaned by the cricket club, but we expect campers to use the refuse and recycling bins provided and keep the site generally tidy.
Emergency meeting points: the car park or the bowls club on the far side of the pitch.
Defibrillator is on the side of the building
First aid and lost property arrangements to be made by stewards
Dogs The Cricket Club is dog friendly. Either the car park grass verge or the grassed area around the outdoor nets can be used for exercise and relief. Owners must clean up after their pets, and dogs must be kept under control at all times, especially around camping area.
Public Transport: there are bus stops nearby, and Saltburn Railway Station is a ten minute walk