In order for Live From The Valley to be as safe an environment for our staff, performers, and of course you, we will require ONE
of the following.
- Proof of a negative lateral flow test no more than 48 hours before the start of the event.
- Proof of double vaccination.
- Proof of natural immunity.How Can I Get Proof of a Negative NHS Lateral Flow Test?
It’s free and really simple to do.
1) Order your free test HERE
, or pick one up from a local test centre or pharmacy.
2) Report your result HERE
You will be asked to provide proof of a test either on the NHS App (not to be confused with NHS Track & Trace App), via the e-mail option, or COVID Pass service. Bringing your actual test or a photo of it, will not gain your entry to the event. How Can I Prove I Have Been Double Vaccinated?
If it has been more than 14 days since you received your second vaccination, then you can use the NHS App or the COVID Pass service online, or by showing your COVID Pass letter. How Can I Prove I Have Natural Immunity?
If you have had a positive PCR test result, followed by 10 days isolating, then you will have 180 days of “natural immunity” and this can be displayed using the NHS App. We will need to see proof of one of the above or entry to the site will be refused.
DATE & TIMES
Sunday September 19th, 2021
Sandwell Valley Country Park, West Bromwich
12pm - 9.30pm Last Entry 5pm (But we recommend arriving as early as possible).GETTING TO THE FESTIVAL
Please consider and plan your journey to and from the event in advance. Live From The Valley promotes the use of public transport wherever possible, and is signed up to Birmingham Net Zero.
Trams will operate between Birmingham and Wolverhampton, with the closest stop being West Bromwich Central. From here, it is a short walk to the festival. Further detail around tram services can be found HERE
The nearest train station to the festival is The Hawthorns, which is a 30 minute walk (1.5 miles).
WALKING / CYCLING
The venue is conveniently located and is accessible on foot or bicycle from West Bromwich Central, and is on National Cycle Route Number 5 .
A taxi rank will be located on Congregation Way, and is the only place you’ll be able to be dropped off.DROP OFF & PICK UP : CARS & MINIBUSES
For those getting dropped off and picked up at the event, the Drop Off Point is in Dartmouth Park and Pick Up is from Congregation Way. These will be signposted.
CARS & CAR PARKING (VERY IMPORTANT)
Limited parking for the event is available ONLY
by pre-booking a parking space via our website
, with entry via Salter’s Lane. Cars can not be parked overnight
We ask that if you can avoid driving to the event, then please do. Please be aware that there is NO PARKING close to the venue, and ALL residential streets are permit only and fully controlled by stewards. Parking without a permit will result in your car being towed.
We are extremely honoured and grateful to be able to use the amazing facilities at Sandwell Valley Country Park for this year’s festival. We are also very grateful to be able to use the beautiful and historic Dartmouth Park on the day as a way into and out of the valley. Please be respectful of the local area, keeping to designated routes only and please avoid littering or making noise when leaving the site.
For a smoother and faster entry into the festival, please have your tickets out and ready to scan upon arrival. E-ticket barcodes can either be shown on your phone or printed out.
Please only buy from official ticketing outlets, such as our website
Do not buy tickets on social media, as we can not guarantee these tickets will be genuine. If you have purchased a counterfeit or duplicate ticket, you will not be permitted to enter the festival, and you will not be eligible for a refund.
Tickets will have been sent out to all ticket holders by Monday 13th September.
If you haven’t received your tickets by this time, please take the following steps:
Check your junk/spam folder in your registered email account.
Please contact your ticketing provider directly, and request your tickets be re-sent.
As a last resort, you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Paper tickets from the August date are valid for this event.
ENTRY & ID
Live From The Valley is an all ages event,
however anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult over the age of 21. We cannot issue refunds to under 16s who are not accompanied by an adult.
Our bars operate Challenge 25, and if you are lucky enough to look under the age of 25 expect to be ID’d. IDs THAT OUR BARS ACCEPT
• Current UK Driver’s License or Provisional License
• A Proof of Age Card bearing a PASS / SBMC Hologram
• Current Passport
• Military ID
WHAT TO WEAR
It’s a festival, feel free to express yourself as you feel fit. We don’t judge you on what you wear, we will judge you on your attitude. Bring a smile, be respectful to our staff and fellow festival-goers, and we’ll all have a great time together.
Please check the weather forecast before you leave home. The event is mostly uncovered, is on grass, and the temperature may well drop later in the day, so please think about bringing an extra layer or two and waterproofs if it likely to rain. If it is set to be sunny, please bring sunscreen too. BAGS
Whilst bags are allowed, we discourage the use of larger bags which we reserve the right to search and refuse onto site. PROHIBITED ITEMS
You will not be allowed onto site if you are in possession of…
Food and drink from outside the venue
Animals (other than registered guide or hearing dogs)
Stereo systemsPortable laser equipment and pens
Unauthorised professional film or video equipment
Professional audio recorders
Fireworks, flares or Chinese lanterns
Any item which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon
Please note : camping chairs and blankets ARE allowed on site!
BARS & FOOD
No drinks or food are allowed to be brought onto site - it is a condition of our license.We have many bars catering for all tastes across the whole site. Our bars work with contactless card payments.
We have an amazing range of independent local food traders on site - please support their businesses. WELFARE, ACCESSIBILITY & MEDICALWELFARE
If you do not feel well for any reason on the day, do not hesitate to speak to a member of staff, or visit the medical facility.
Look out for one another, and be respectful of each other’s space.
We recommend that you drink water across the day, take your time if you are drinking alcohol in order to ensure you enjoy the whole event.
Our staff are here to make your day memorable, but please also show respect to them if asked to do something. SAFE SPACES
We aspire for our events to be a safe space. Please respect other people’s space, beliefs and personal wishes. If you feel in any way uncomfortable or unsafe, please contact security or a member of staff immediately. We operate Ask Angela
and Ask for Clive
If you have any specific needs for the event please don’t hesitate to e-mail us at email@example.com
If you have any further needs on the day, please visit the Info Point, or our medical tent and we will gladly assist. An accessibility viewing platform will be in place in the main arena.
We aim to improve our accessibility each year for the event, and always welcome feedback on how we can do things better. MEDICAL/DIETARY NEEDS
If you have any medicinal needs, then please bring a copy of your prescription or a doctor's letter and show this to the security upon arrival.
If you have any specific dietary needs or allergies please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
and we’ll do our best to advise.