B LOVE 2018

Frequently asked questions

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

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.

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.