B LOVE 2018


B LOVE 2018 is coordinated by the B LOVE Music Forum in partnership with Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. The B LOVE Music Forum is made up of local music promoters with a passion for live music. The promoters regularly put on live music in venues throughout the town providing a platform for local bands and musicians to shine.

If your question about B LOVE 2018 cannot be answered by the information here, please email us at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.


What is B LOVE?

B LOVE is a family friendly two day music festival with five stages which showcases local artists as well as some national and international acts. B LOVE is part of the Basingstoke Festival 2018. Tickets to B LOVE 2018 are provided by our partner Ticketsource. www.ticketsource.co.uk/Blovemusic

What times does the festival start and finish?

B LOVE starts at 12.30pm and finishes at 10.30pm on Saturday. On Sunday visitors can get into War Memorial Park from 12.30pm and the event finishes at 7.30pm. Please note that you cannot enter the festival after 9pm on Saturday.

How much are tickets?

Ticket type Cost
Adult (day ticket) £10
Adult (weekend ticket) £15
Adult concession (day ticket) £9
Adult concession (weekend ticket) £13.50
13-17 year olds (day ticket) £2
13-17 year olds (weekend ticket) £3
Children under 12 years old Free with a paying adult (over 18)

Why do I have to buy a ticket in advance?

To avoid long queues in the entrance to War Memorial Park, visitors are required to purchase tickets in advance of the event. Visitors without a valid ticket will not be allowed into the event and will need to purchase their ticket online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/blovemusic before being allowed in.

I have bought a ticket and not received it?

If you have paid for your ticket and not received it, please check that you have included the correct email address and telephone number in your order. You should have received an email confirming your order, with a QR code that will be used by festival staff at the gate. There was also an option to pay 50p to receive this via text to your mobile phone.

What can I do if I have lost my e-ticket?

If you have lost your e-ticket please visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/help and they will be able to re-send this to you. You will then need to enter your email address and instructions to download your ticket will be sent to you.

Why am I paying 50p to have my ticket sent to my phone?

This is optional. When booking your ticket online you would have been given the option to receive the QR code needed on the day by email or by text message. If you have chosen to you receive this by text, you will be charged an additional 50p. This charge is set by Ticketsource.

Can I park at the event?

Yes, a free public car park will be available at the Old Common accessed from London Road. Please follow the yellow road signs.

Is there Disabled Access & Parking at B LOVE?

Yes. There is disabled access to the event at all entrances. Please note that this event is held in War Memorial Park which is a grassed area with uneven ground.  There is a disabled viewing platform near the Main Stage and disabled toilets will also be available. Please ask a steward on the day for assistance or contact blove@basingstoke.gov.uk prior to the event to discuss how we can accommodate your access needs.  Disabled parking for Blue Badge Holders is available at the Crossborough Hill car park accessed off London Road

Is there baby changing facilities at B LOVE?

There is a dedicated baby changing and feeding area at B LOVE. Please note that baby food in glass containers are not permitted as they are prohibited items.

Will you have free water at the event?

A water point will be clearly displayed in War Memorial Park. Visitors are encouraged to bring an empty bottle to fill with water throughout the day. With the current weather, we would encourage visitors to keep hydrated throughout the day. We would also encourage visitors to use sun cream and take regular breaks in the shade during the hottest hours of the day.

Will you be screening the England football match?

We will be showing England’s World Cup match at 3pm on Saturday. As B LOVE is a family festival, we expect people attending to act appropriately as families will also be watching it. Our security team will be tough on this and anyone ignoring this advice may be removed or refused entry. The screen will be 16 square metres.

Press Passes

For all press enquiries and passes for B LOVE 2018, please email communications@basingstoke.gov.uk

Prohibited Items

In the interest of safety certain items are not permitted at B LOVE. A full list of prohibited items can be found here.

Age Restrictions

There is no age limit to attend B LOVE, however, if you are 12 years or below, you will need to attend with an Adult over 18 years old. Young people aged 13 to 17 may attend with friends, but will not be able to purchase or consume alcohol.

If you want to drink alcohol at the event, you will need to bring an acceptable form of photographic identification with you. B LOVE operates a ‘Challenge 25’ policy. If you are considered to be under the age of 25 you may be asked for ID.

The following are considered as acceptable forms of identification.

  • Your original driving licence photo card.
  • Your original passport.
  • An identification card carrying the PASS scheme hologram. Apply for a PASS card

Food & Drink Policy

Ticket holders are welcome and encouraged to bring in their own food to the event.  Many festival goers bring in picnics, but please remember to leave your cutlery and glass at home.

You will not be allowed to bring alcoholic drinks into the event. You can bring non-alcoholic drinks in with you but they must be sealed and unopened.

Dog Policy

No dogs or other pets are permitted at the event, with the exception of registered assistance dogs. There will be passive search dogs in operation at the event.

Camping Policy

Camping is not permitted at B LOVE 2018.

Alcohol Policy

As responsible event organisers, B LOVE wants to ensure the event is appropriate for everyone and offers a safe and enjoyable experience for all. Alcohol can only be purchased from our onsite food and drink outlets. These bars will be encouraged to offer standard prices.

Drugs policy

B LOVE will not tolerate the use of illegal drugs at the event. You may be searched when entering the site and passive search dogs will be in operation. If you are found in possession of an illegal substance it will be confiscated and you will be refused entry to the event. In addition, the Police may be informed.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is not permitted inside the tents. This includes vaping.

Please note:

THERE IS NO ENTRY AFTER 9PM ON SATURDAY 7 JULY 2018 – You can re-enter the festival up to this time on production of a valid ticket / wristband for the event.


B LOVE 2018


Adult standard day tickets: £10
Adult standard weekend tickets: £15
13-17 years old day tickets: £2
13-17 years old weekend tickets: £3
Adult concession day tickets: £9
Adult concession weekend tickets £13.50
Children under 12 years are free when accompanied by a paying adult over 18 years old
A booking fee of 7.5% applies

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Ticket information

A booking fee of 7.5% applies to paid entry tickets. Tickets are sold via a third party ticket website, TicketSource.  Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council will not hold any of your personal payment data.  TicketSource will be the Data Controller and will comply with any requirements under the General Data Protection Regulation.  Your personal data will only be passed to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council if necessary and only with your consent. Clicking on the above/below link will take you to the TicketSource website.