Eviction Policy

We have a formal eviction policy on-site for festival-goers seen displaying, or inciting, inappropriate, offensive or illegal activity or behaviour. 

Unacceptable behaviour that can lead to eviction includes, but is not limited to:

  • Illegal activity
  • Offensive behaviour
  • Throwing of objects in the direction of people
  • Encouraging others to behave badly by incitement
  • Preventing our security or emergency services reacting to a situation
  • Taking tents with the intent of burning them
  • Building large bonfires
  • Any fire in the campsites after 8pm on Sunday night

We take evicting very seriously and have spent every year reviewing our eviction policy with Thames Valley Police. We will absolutely not compromise on the health and safety of other festival-goers and staff members, nor would we want visitors to have their experienced ruined by those just wanting to mess around or ruin it for the rest of us.

We have two eviction tents at the festival which are managed by an independent contractor under the name WAVES. They will independently assess each eviction based on the evidence and report provided by the escorting security. The festival-goer will have their details and photo taken. The festival-goer will be given a chance to make a statement, before any decision is made.

With the provided evidence and report, WAVES will assess and decide to issue either a warning and let the individual back into the event, or they will take the wristband off and get security personnel to evict them from the site.

If you are evicted, you will not be permitted back to your tent to collect your belongings. Instead, you will be offered a phone call to a friend or family member on site who will have to pack down your stuff and take it home for you.

If evicted, the festival-goer will be escorted off the site onto Richfield Avenue, where they will have to make their own way home (either by using the taxi ranks, shuttle bus or walking to the train station). They will not be allowed back into the event at all.

We will record behaviour for evidential purpose using CCTV cameras around the site and other recording devices. By choosing to come to the festival site, this will be seen as acceptance of this and any footage will be given to the police for court purposes.