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There are no specific concessions for disabled visitors, but any disabled customers who require the assistance of a carer to be able to fully access the festival should contact our team via our Contact Page or at info@wannaseefestival.com who will explain how this process is managed and how to obtain a complimentary companion ticket.

We have a limited amount of disabled parking on a first come, first served basis.  Access to this area is strictly controlled and you will need to display either a valid “Blue Badge” or show an Access Card, on entry, to obtain access to this parking area.

Wannasee Festival has, and continues to invest heavily in, accommodations to help our customers with accessibility needs to enjoy the festivals. 

Wannasee Penrith Festival has an accessible campsite with accessible toilet facilities, which has been located nearby to the arena and on the most level areas available in the event. 

Both Wannasee Festivals also have an accessible area within the Arena with a raised viewing platform, accessible toilets and dedicated stewarding to assist our customers with any accessibility needs. 

To obtain access to these facilities, you will need to contact our team via the Contact Page to ask for an Accessibility Questionnaire which is used to help determine exactly which areas are needed to enhance your experience. 

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NON-CAMPING DAY VISITORS: The main gate will open at 4.30pm on the Friday and 12 noon on both the Saturday and SundayThe event will finish at approximately 11.00pm every evening with the main gates closing at 11.30pm. 

CAMPING VISITORS: Penrith campsite access is from 10am on Friday 23rd August 2024 until 2pm on Monday 26th August 2023There will be an early arrival option on Thursday, where you can choose to arrive and pitch up on Thursday 22nd August between 2pm and 10pm, but please don’t arrive before this time as the site will not be open and you’ll be unable to wait and queue on the road outside for safety reasonsNew for 2024, the Arena will be open on the Thursday evening for a welcome party for the Thursday early arrivals between 6pm and 11pm with Main Stage performances, bars, caterers and fairground ridesThis early Thursday arrival option is an additional ticket per person, but is included free of charge with all Super Early Bird and Early Bird tickets purchased. 

The main gate will open at 11.30am and the event will finish at approximately 11.00pm with the main gates closing at 11.45pm.

 

The main gate will open at 12.00 noon and the event will finish at approximately 10.00pm with the main gates closing at 11.00pm.

Wannasee Penrith is on the Bank Holiday Weekend of 23rd to 25th August 2024 at:

Hutton in the Forest
Penrith
Cumbria
CA11 9TH

The What 3 Words location is: ///motive.lakeside.grounded

 

Wannasee Hertfordshire is on the 1st June 2024 at:

Hillside Farm
Pepper Hill
Great Amwell
Ware
Hertfordshire
SG12 9RZ

The What 3 Words location is:

Wannasee Sunderland Festival is on the 16th July 2023 at:

Herrington Country Park
Sunderland
Tyne & Wear
DH4 7EL

The What 3 Words location is:  ///giant.units.state

A new arena map will be on here shortly.

Please note that the sites are filled sequentially to keep the camp sites organised and to ensure everyone gets a fair pitch, so pitches cannot be kept empty and “reserved” for later arrivals. 

Camping tickets are on our Penrith Tickets Page and include full entry to the music and free parking for the length of your stay. 

Any camping ticket queries please email us via our Contacts Page 

Wannasee Penrith has excellent camping facilities available, all close to the main festival site. There are a number of large camp sites, each located close to the main festival area, within easy walking distance, in the beautiful grounds of Hutton in the Forest, so you can pitch up, relax, and enjoy a whole weekend of brilliant live music, without a long hike! 

All camp sites will have 24 hour security, floodlights on main pathways, drinking water points, toilet blocks which will be manned 24/7 and access to the shower blocks.  A cleaning team will be on hand throughout the weekend to keep the toilets and showers nice and clean. 

In 2024, we have removed Quiet Camping, as it is our view that all night partying is not appropriate at a family orientated festival and so all attendees in all campsites should be happy to enjoy the campsites subject to a 12.30am noise curfew to ensure the comfort of all attendees. 

Tents:  If camping in a tent, whilst we do not operate strict pitch sizes, please use discretion to be fair to everyone and bring a tent that is no larger than 2-person per camper, e.g. no bigger than a 4-person tent for 2 people, 6-person tent for 3 people etc.  This will ensure everyone gets a fair space, as if everyone brought 8-person tents for 2 campers it would reduce the number of camping tickets available.  For safety, to avoid the risk of vehicles driving between occupied tents, all cars will be parked together, close by your tent in the nearest available parking zone, for duration of your stay, so no long walks carrying your camping gear. 

Live in Vehicles:  Caravans, camper vans and motorhomes are welcome and there is a dedicated campsite for Live In Vehicles which includes all campsite facilities plus ELSAN waste disposal points.  Each Live-In Vehicle will require a Live In Vehicle Permit, and these are per vehicle, not per person.  Please note any Live In Vehicles which are brought to the festival without a permit will either be turned away, or if there is available space be offered a permit at the final sale price rather than any advance discount.  Each Live-In Vehicle pitch will measure 7m x 8m which is sufficient space for a caravan, car and small awning to be pitched.  Any Live In Vehicle combinations which require more total space than 7m x 8m should contact the festival in advance to discuss this. 

There will be no quiet campsites at Penrith 2024, instead all campsites across the festival will have family suitable noise curfews and similar levels of security. 

Age Restrictions:  Wannasee is a family orientated festival and we encourage family units of all shapes and sizes to attend, we do not however allow children to be unaccompanied at any time within the festivalA Challenge 25 policy will be used to ensure that adult wristbands are only available to those who can prove they are over 18, and Under 18 wristbands will not be valid in any area without the accompanying adult. 

Camping tickets (Penrith festival) are full weekend only and include the 3 days of music and 3 nights of camping. Please see individual festival’s camping answers for full details.

Every person staying at the festival overnight will require a Camping Ticket, which includes a tent pitch free of charge and a car/motorbike parking space If bringing a live in vehicle, then 1 Live in Vehicle permit per vehicle is also required. 

Caravans, camper vans and motorhomes are welcome and there is a dedicated campsite for Live In Vehicles which includes all campsite facilities plus ELSAN waste disposal pointsEach Live-In Vehicle will require a Live In Vehicle Permit, and these are per vehicle, not per personPlease note any Live In Vehicles which are brought to the festival without a permit will either be turned away, or if there is available space be offered a permit at the final sale price rather than any advance discountEach Live-In Vehicle pitch will measure 7m x 8m which is sufficient space for a caravan, car and small awning to be pitched.  Any Live In Vehicle combinations which require more total space than 7m x 8m should contact the festival in advance so we can discuss this. 

Due to logistical restrictions, we are currently unable to offer any electrical hook ups.

Penrith campsite access is from 10am on Friday 23rd August 2024 until 2pm on Monday 26th August 2023There will be an early arrival option on Thursday, where you can choose to arrive and pitch up on Thursday 22nd August between 2pm and 10om, but please don’t arrive before this time as the site will not be open and you’ll be unable to wait and queue on the road outside for safety reasonsNew for 2024, the Arena will be open on the Thursday evening for a welcome party for the Thursday early arrivals with Main Stage performances, bars, caterers and fairground ridesThis early Thursday arrival option is an additional ticket per person, but is included free of charge with all Super Early Bird and Early Bird tickets purchased. 

We want people to enjoy their time at Wannasee, to the fullest, and that means great camping facilities, but we must balance this against safety requirements and good practice.  To that end, our advice on BBQs, Camping Stoves and Fires is set out below:

Open fires are permitted only in fireproof containers clearly raised from the ground (fire pits etc) and should only be used when supervised by persons sober and sensible.

BBQs are permitted only when clearly raised from the ground (fire pits etc) and should only be used when supervised by persons sober and sensible.

Camping Stoves are permitted, and we wholeheartedly encourage people to use either solid or liquid fuelled options which are not only much safer but more environmentally friendly too.

If you use a gas canister supplied stove (butane etc) please ensure that you bring only the minimum amount of gas required for your stay and both always use and store these items appropriately.

All fires / stoves must always be used an appropriate distance from any tents.  At least 1m is essential and over 2m for any form of open fire or BBQ.

Security will prevent any improper use of fires, BBQs or stoves and person who fail to follow these basic safety steps risk their items being seized and/or being ejected from the Festival.

Please enjoy, but do so sensibly and safely, thank you.

We know there is a chance that you may want a bit of a lie in after a hard day or two partying, so you can stay on site until 2.00pm on the Monday.

For safety, to eliminate any risk of a car being driven over an occupied tent, you can park your cars next to your caravan but if camping in a tent, your car will be parked very close by in the nearest secure parking area. Due to health & safety reasons, no cars are allowed to drive in the campsites so please be aware of this when unloading your car. Trolleys are allowed in the campsites. You’ll need to carry your stuff to the campsite from your car.

You can buy tickets from this website on the Penrith Tickets Page using a debit or credit card, such as VISA or MASTERCARD. You can also buy tickets in person, from one of our local ticket outlets, that are listed below.

Wannasee Penrith sold out in the last 7 years but if there are tickets for this year’s event still available on the festival weekend then they will be sold at the entrance gate, at a higher price than the Early Bird or First/Second Release Advance ticket prices, but to be sure you don’t miss the festival we’d recommend buying them in advance.

Any ticket queries, please email us via our Contact Page.

LOCAL TICKET OUTLETS TO PURCHASE TICKETS IN PERSON

Penrith Tourist Information Centre – Middlegate, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7PT. Open Mon to Sat 10am to 4pm. Telephone orders: 01768 867466. Email: pen.tic@eden.gov.uk

Carlisle Tourist Information Centre – The Old Town Hall, Carlisle CA3 8JE.  Opening hours:

  • March to June and September to October  – Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 5pm.
  • July and August –  Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 5pm.
  • November to February – Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm.
  • May to August – Sunday 10.30am to 3.30pm.
  • Bank Holiday Mondays – 10.30am to 3.30pm.

Telephone orders:  01228 598596.  Email: info@discovercarlisle.co.uk Website:  www.discovercarlisle.co.uk

You can buy tickets from this website on the Hertfordshire Tickets Page using a debit or credit card, such as VISA or MASTERCARD. You can also buy tickets in person, from one of our local ticket outlets, that are listed below.

Our Penrith sister festival sold out in the last 6 years but if there are tickets for this year’s event still available on the festival weekend then they will be sold at the entrance gate, at a higher price than the Early Bird or First/Second Release Advance ticket prices, but to be sure you don’t miss the festival we’d recommend buying them in advance.

Any ticket queries, please email us via our Contact Page.

If you buy your tickets during the Super Early Bird and Early Bird periods, you’ll not only get them at the cheapest price, but you’ll receive extra elements free of charge. 

For Camping Customers, Super Early Bird and Early Bird tickets include free Thursday Early Arrival tickets, which would otherwise be an extra ticket cost. 

For Non-Camping Customers, Super Early Bird and Early Bird tickets include free use of the shuttle bus to and from Penrith all weekend, which would otherwise be an extra ticket cost. 

The festivals normally sell out in advance so it is unlikely that there will be any tickets available on the day to buy at the entrance gate.

If your child is 0-4 years old, they will not need a ticket to enter the festival but must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult.

Please note all children under 18 years old (including those aged 5-17 with a ticket) can only enter the festival if accompanied by a ticket-holding adult (21+ yrs).

Your e-tickets are emailed to you two weeks before the festival and we recommend checking you have received the email by then. If it’s close to the festival day (less than two weeks away) and you don’t have your e-tickets then please email us via our Contact Page to confirm your details, and we will be able to email you a copy, but just like checking you have your passport before you go on holiday – please don’t leave it until the day of the festival to check!

Under the ticket purchase Terms & Conditions, once purchased, tickets cannot be cancelled for refund.

On first entry each day, you are allowed to bring in one sealed and previously unopened plastic bottle of soft drink or water, maximum 500ml per person. Other than that, a small personal picnic (pull along trollies containing large amounts of food are not permitted) may also be fetched into the festival upon first arrival only, but glass and metal utensils and cool boxes are not allowed, for safety reasons. Takeaways cannot be brought in or delivered to the music site. An empty, refillable drinks bottle, to use at the free drinking water station inside the festival, is also permitted.

Please note, all other drinks must be purchased from our licensed bar, which will have a large variety of alcohol and soft drinks, with very competitive prices. There will also be a wide range of food stalls, again at very favourable prices. At Wannasee we want you to have a great time without emptying your wallet!

Wannasee Festivals have a huge draught bar offering lager, cider, beer and some real ales, also selling cocktails, spirits and soft drinks, all at reasonable prices. We don’t hit your wallet like some festivals! Hot drinks, including barista coffee and some soft refreshments will also be on sale at the food traders.

An empty, refillable drinks bottle, to use at the free drinking water station inside the festival, is also permitted.

We operate a challenge 25 policy at the festival, so please bring a recognised form of ID if you are lucky enough to look that young.

You can expect a great variety of World cuisine, (including breakfast for campers) such as pizza, burgers, hot dogs, curry, noodles, jacket potatoes, fish and chips, wraps, Greek food, specialist street food traders, and much more, plus all the sweet things you can think of from ice cream to milk shakes, and coffee baristas, all at reasonable prices.

Not all of the food traders can guarantee to cater for all special dietary requirements, lifestyle choices or those with allergies or food intolerances, but will accommodate wherever possible. There will be food specialists catering a range of vegan and vegetarian foods. Please ask the individual food traders for information.

If camping, you may bring your own food and drink (including alcohol) to the festival, for your own personal consumption, within the designated camping areas only, but not for consumption in the music arena. Please note, non-camping visitors cannot access the campsites.

There will also be cooked breakfast food available from some of the food traders every morning if you don’t have the stomach to make a fry up after the night before!

On first entry to the music arena each day, you are allowed to bring in one sealed and previously unopened plastic bottle of soft drink or water, maximum 500ml per person. Other than that, a small personal picnic (pull along trollies containing large amounts of food are not permitted) may also be fetched into the festival upon first arrival only, but glass and metal utensils and cool boxes are not allowed, for safety reasons. Takeaways cannot be brought in or delivered to the music site. An empty, refillable drinks bottle, to use at the free drinking water station inside the festival, is also permitted.

Please note, all other drinks must be purchased from our licensed bar, which will have a large variety of alcohol and soft drinks, with very competitive prices. There will also be a wide range of food stalls, again at very favourable prices. At Wannasee we want you to have a great time without emptying your wallet!

Please note, for everyone’s safety, you are not permitted to bring glass onto any part of the festival site.

FROM THE NORTH
Heading south on M6, exit at junction 41. Take the 4th exit to Hutton-in-th-Forest. Continue to Hutton-in-the-Forest.            

FROM THE SOUTH
Heading north on M6, exit at junction 41. Take the 1st exit to Hutton-in-th-Forest. Continue to Hutton-in-the-Forest.

FROM THE EAST
Heading west on A66, just after Penrith take the M6 northwards. Head north on M6, exit at junction 41. Take the 1st exit to Hutton-in-the-Forest. Continue to Hutton-in-the-Forest.

FROM THE WEST
Heading east on A66, after Troutbeck look out for a left turn to Motherby, Greystoke, Blencow and Hutton-in-the-Forest (B5288). Take this turn. Continue through Motherby, Greystoke and Blencow to Hutton-in-the-Forest.

DIRECTIONS FROM HATFIELD & A1 FROM THE SOUTH
Leave A1 northbound at junction 4, and follow signs onto A414, signposted to Hertford. Follow A414 all the way through Hertford until you reach the A10. At the big roundabout take the 3rd exit signposted (M25) London Hoddesdon A10, Harlow Chelmsford (A414). Leave A10 at the next junction and take the 1st exit signposted Harlow Chelmsford (A414) Ware (A1170). At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit signposted Stanstead Abbots B181 and also Maltings Industrial Estate. The signposted entrance to the event is about 300m on the left.

DIRECTIONS FROM STEVENAGE & A1 FROM THE NORTH
Leave A1 southbound at junction 7, take the 1st exit at the roundabout signposted Stevenage Ware A602. Continue following A602 past Watton-at-Stone until you reach A10. At the A10 roundabout take 3rd exit onto A10 signposted London Harlow A10, Harlow (A414). Follow A10 south and leave at the second junction you come to, signposted Harlow Chelmsford (A414). At the roundabout take the 1st exit signposted Harlow Chelmsford (A414) Ware (A1170). At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit signposted Stanstead Abbots B181 and also Maltings Industrial Estate. The signposted entrance to the event is about 300m on the left.

DIRECTIONS FROM LONDON VIA A10 NORTHBOUND
Follow A10 northbound, continuing past M25 and past Cheshunt. Leave the A10 at the junction signposted Chelmsford Harlow (A414) Ware (South) (A1170). At the roundabout take the 2nd exit signposted Harlow Chelmsford (A414) Ware (A1170). At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit signposted Stanstead Abbots B181 and also Maltings Industrial Estate. The signposted entrance to the event is about 300m on the left.

DIRECTIONS FROM CAMBRIDGE VIA A10 SOUTHBOUND
Follow A10 southbound. Watch out for the first exit mentioning Ware (A1170). Do not take this turn, but two exits later leave the A10 at the junction signposted Harlow Chelmsford (A414) Ware (A1170). At the roundabout take the 1st exit signposted Harlow Chelmsford (A414) Ware (A1170). At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit signposted Stanstead Abbots B181 and also Maltings Industrial Estate. The signposted entrance to the event is about 300m on the left.

DIRECTIONS FROM CHELMSFORD VIA A414
Follow A414 towards Harlow. Keep following A414 around Harlow, which should be signposted for Hertford (A414). Watch out for (but do not take) an exit signposted Stanstead Abbots, Roydon B181. After about 1.5 miles you should then come to a roundabout. Take the 5th exit signposted Stanstead Abbots B181 and also Maltings Industrial Estate. The signposted entrance to the event is about 300m on the left.

DIRECTIONS FROM THE M25
Leave M25 at junction 25, signposted Hertford Chelmsford A10 Waltham Cross (A121). At the roundabout take the exit signposted Hertford Chelmsford A10 (if you were travelling clockwise on M25 this would be 1st exit, anticlockwise 3rd exit). Continue on A10 past Cheshunt. Leave the A10 at the junction which is signposted Chelmsford Harlow (A414) Ware (South) (A1170). At the roundabout take the 2nd exit signposted Harlow Chelmsford (A414) Ware (A1170). At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit signposted Stanstead Abbots B181 and also Maltings Industrial Estate. The signposted entrance to the event is about 300m on the left.

 

A1 FROM THE NORTH
Travelling southbound on the A1, take the turnoff for the A1231 (Washington,Sunderland).  At the 1st roundabout, take the 3rd Exit (A1231, Washington, Sunderland).  At the next Roundabout, take the 3rd Exit (A182).  At the next Roundabout take the 1st Exit to continue on the A182.  At the next Roundabout, take the 2nd Exit onto the A183 (Sunderland).  Continue on this road until you reach Herrington Country Park.

A1 FROM THE SOUTH
Travelling northbound on the A1, take the turnoff for the A690 (Sunderland).  Continue on the A690 until you reach the A19.  At the Roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A19.  Take the next exit signposted A183 (Sunderland).  Take the 1st Exit at the Roundabout and follow the road until you reach Herrington Country Park.

A19 FROM THE NORTH
Travelling on the A19, take the turnoff signposted A183 (Sunderland).  At the roundabout, take the 3rd Exit onto the A183 (Herrington) and follow the road until you reach Herrington Country Park.

A19 FROM THE SOUTH
Travelling on the A19, take the turnoff signposted A183 (Sunderland).  At the roundabout, take the 1st Exit onto the A183 (Herrington) and follow the road until you reach Herrington Country Park.

The festival site postcode and What 3 Words location are: DH4 7EL     and     ///giant.units.state

Arena VIP gives access to an extra special area with an indoor seated area and private bar within a dressed marquee with heating to keep things extra toasty throughout and VIP ‘posh’ toilets.

Outside, a garden with outdoor furniture, manned fire pits, and a cover to protect against the elements will be available throughout the weekend.  Please note Arena VIP is an upgrade ticket PER PERSON and you must also have an existing Admission Ticket.

Wannasee Festivals are all about superb entertainment with the very best live music there is, and the perfect way to enjoy a live music stadium experience, in a family-friendly festival atmosphere at sensible value for money prices.

With the finest tributes to the world’s greatest artists, from the 50’s to the present day, we can guarantee you’ll be singing along to non-stop classics, all day. Like a jukebox of your life, it’s all killer and no filler!

With great views of the stage from all areas of each festival site and, with plenty of room for those who prefer to sit, rather than stand, you are welcome to bring in blankets and folding chairs, if you choose.

Our famous Penrith Festival, is now in it’s 9th year over a full 3 day Bank Holiday Weekend, Friday to Sunday, and our one-day spectacular Hertfordshire Festival is back for a 4th year!

Other one day Wannasee Festivals will be announced soon!

Experience a festival to remember, for all ages. Entertainment, stalls, rides, food & drink and live music, that you really Wanna See!

 

 

Yes, parking is FREE & will be available at a secure stewarded area on the main site, only a short walk from the festival site.

Although we will take every precaution to ensure all vehicles are safe, parking is at the owner’s risk and Wannasee Ltd cannot be held liable for any damage to vehicles when parked here.

Yes, we can guarantee that there will be an increased number of toilet facilities located at more points throughout the festival site and camping sites (camping at Penrith), including disabled wheelchair access toilets, and we will have a bigger team of cleaners on site throughout the weekend to ensure they are kept nice and clean.

There will also be a cleansing team with pump truck there, all weekend, to regularly empty the toilets. However, we would politely ask everyone with a chemical waste container, from a live-in vehicle, that requires emptying, to please use the free ELSAN waste tanks provided, as emptying live-in vehicle waste down a portable toilet will immediately block the same and render it unusable for everyone, until the pump truck next empties the same.

Yes, you can. We do provide plenty of tables and chairs around the bar and food area, but cannot guarantee availability to everyone. If you would like to sit throughout the festival, then you are more than welcome to bring your own folding chairs or blankets. Please note, for your safety, the area close to the barrier in front of the stage, will be kept clear of seating, as this is where people stand close together, near the front.

There is no cash machine, but you can use cash or your credit or debit card (and contactless) at the bars and traders.

We are dog friendly, and all we ask is that they are kept on a lead, at all times. Please respect others and clean up, (dog mess bins will be on site) whilst also looking after your dog’s own welfare and removing them from areas of loud music if they show any signs of distress.

We are dog friendly, and all we ask is that they are kept on a lead, at all times. Please respect others and clean up, (dog mess bins will be on site) whilst also looking after your dog’s own welfare and removing them from areas of loud music if they show any signs of distress.

Dogs, other than guide or assistance dogs, are not permitted in the Sunderland, Herrington Park festival site.

Yes, you can. When you enter the festival for the first time, we will scan your ticket and provide you with a wristband to wear for the duration of the festival. Simply show your wristband to leave and re-enter the festival whenever you like, up until the final re-admission, just before the final headline artist of the night. First admission must be before 8pm on any evening.

There is a signal at each event for calls and mobile internet access.

Volunteer applications are welcome. Please email us using our Contact Page giving us some details about yourself and what you would be interested in assisting with. Volunteer places are limited and whilst we can’t guarantee a place, the best time to apply for the following year’s festivals is between November and February.

Anyone aged 14-17 MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult (age 25 or above) and anyone aged 13 or under MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult (age 18 or above).

After accepting that our capability in this area is limited, but listening to the requests of our customers, we have partnered up with an event hospitality group to offer a Posh Loo Package at Wannasee PenrithThis will consist of an area containing posh, flushing trailer style toilets, hot handwashing facilities and showers which are maintained and cleaned 24/7 by a dedicated teamThis area will be located near to the Bus Drop Off area and will be accessible from both the Arena and the Campsites.  These are similar to the offering at other well known festivals across the UK and are operated to an extremely high standard. 

Yes, all bags will be searched at the entry gate to ensure your safety and security. There may be a short waiting time while this process is carried out so we ask that you are patient, as your safety is our number one priority.

We provide a safe and secure environment at all of our festivals and our zero tolerance approach to disruptive behaviour is backed up by an experienced and professional security team.

However, it is still the responsibility of parents to maintain the welfare of their children and we expect under 18 year olds to be accompanied an adult. A Lost Child Meeting Point will be clearly signposted and there will be security marshals and stewards (wearing bright yellow and orange tabards) throughout the site, who are happy to help at all times. We also provide a dedicated medical room that is staffed by trained medics and first-aiders.

Covid created a rapidly evolving landscape for events in the UK.  Outdoor live events and festivals are thankfully back, but our team will continue to plan a series of comprehensive safety and hygiene measures, to ensure that public safety and specifically Covid-19 safety is of the utmost importance.

We will ensure that a dedicated team of trained cleaners are providing regular and thorough deep cleaning of all commonly touched items, toilets, tables, bar surfaces etc. There will be ample hand sanitiser and disinfectants available, and customers will be readily encouraged to make frequent use of these facilities.

There will be a variety of stalls, face painting, craft stalls and more, on site, throughout each festival, plus children’s and adult funfair rides at the Penrith and Sunderland festivals. Children can stay until the end of the music each day but must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult age 21+.

The return shuttle bus for Wannasee Penrith, will be available for non-camping customers who don’t want to drive there.  Feel free to take advance of our shuttle bus service to and from the festival. 

In 2024, there will be a nominal charge for this service to help cover ever increasing costs.  To use the bus, you will need a “Shuttle Bus Ticket” but this is included free of charge for Super Early Bird and Early Bird Ticket Holders. 

The bus will be available on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday, picking up in Penrith town centre, outside Sainsbury’s car park (there will be a bus stop sign) starting before the festival opens each day and running continuously back and forth between Penrith and the Festival Site, until after it closes each night.  They’ll leave each hour, on the hour and return and approximately the half hour for a 30 minute wait at Sainsburys to load up again. 

Start time for the buses each day from Sainsbury’s are: 

  • Friday 2pm 
  • Saturday 10am 
  • Sunday 10am 

Please email us using our Contact Page, giving details about what you wish to trade, stall size, other events you have worked at and stall photos, if possible, and one of our team will get back in touch with you.

There are no drinks sales trade pitches available at the festivals but there are a limited number of food trade pitch options, available each year. Please email us using our Contact Page, giving details about the food cuisine you sell, catering truck/stall size, other events you have worked at, which local authority you are registered with for food hygiene, menu and prices and stall photos, if possible, and one of our team will get back in touch with you with full application details.

We have many Wannasee Festival sponsorship packages available for all sizes of budget from advertising banners, video screen advertising, to full corporate partnering packages. If you are interested and would like to find out more please get in touch via our Contact Page.

Wannasee Festivals feature only the very best tributes to artists and bands, from any genre or decade, and we’re always happy to look at new band applications, if you feel that you fit the bill. We’ll need lots of details about your band, live video footage links, and details of other festivals played.

We look carefuly at all applications and whilst we can’t promise you’ll be succesful, all applications are given fair consideration. If you’re a tribute to a band or artist, not featured at Wannasee before, we’d be especially interested to hear from you.

Please email all applications for the 2025 festivals via our Contact Page, when the application process is open, between 1st September and 30th November 2024 . Thank you.