EVENT INFORMATION

Date & Times
Saturday 25th September 2021
1pm - 10:30pm (last entry: 5pm)
Sandwell Valley Country Park, West Bromwich 

Covid Pass
In order for elrow Midlands 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
• 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 email or text 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, e mail or text.

We will need to see proof of one of the above or entry to the site will be refused.

GETTING TO AND FROM THE EVENT

Metro Trams
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 

Trains
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 .

Taxis
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. 

The Venue
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.

Tickets
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. This will need to have been downloaded in advance as internet connection can not be guaranteed in the valley.

Please only buy from the official ticketing outlets listed in our website.
Do not buy tickets on social media, as we can can’t 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.

Entry & ID
elrow Midlands is an 18+ event

We operate a Challenge 25 system on the doors and bars, and if you look under the age of 25 expect to be ID’d.

IDs That Our Bars Accept
• Current UK Driver’s License or Provisional License
• CitizenCard
• A Proof of Age Card bearing a PASS / SBMC Hologram
• Current Passport
• Military ID 

Dress Code
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 has both open and covered areas, it’s mostly on grass but the temperature may well drop later in the day, so please think about bringing an extra layer or two. If it is set to be sunny, please bring sunscreen too.

Bags
Whilst bags up the size of an A4 piece of paper are allowed on site, 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…

• Illegal substances
• Food and drink from outside the venue
• Alcohol
• Animals (other than registered guide or hearing dogs)
• Drones
• Camping Chairs
• Stereo systems
• Portable laser equipment and pens
• Unauthorised professional film or video equipment
• Professional audio recorders
• Air Horns
• Fireworks, flares or Chinese lanterns
• Any item which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon or be of risk to others
• Gas canisters
• Nitrous oxide
• Petrol burner
• Bad vibes

BARS & FOOD
No drinks or food are allowed to be brought onto site. We have many bars catering for all tastes across the whole site. Our bars work with contactless card payments and cash.
We have an amazing range of independent local food traders on site - please support them.

WELFARE, ACCESSIBILITY  & MEDICAL

WELFARE
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.
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.
  
ACCESSIBILITY
If you have any specific needs for the event please don’t hesitate to email us at contact@weirdscience.uk.
If you have any further needs on the day, please visit our medical tent or welfare tent and we will gladly assist.
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 contact@weirdscience.uk and we’ll do our best to advise.

SET TIMES, LOST PROPERTY

SET TIMES
We will announce the full set times close to the event through social media.

LOST PROPERTY
If you have a question on the day or lose something (or find something that’s been lost), please take it to the Welfare tent where it will be logged. elrow Midlands isn’t responsible for your lost property, so please ensure you look after your valuables on the day. 

PHOTOS & VIDEOS
elrow Festival will be filmed and photographed, so make sure you bring a smile :) 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

You can find all of our festival Terms and Conditions at the link HERE.