Further Information
We would be more than happy to answer any questions that you might have regarding the Leeds Festival, ticket collections or the processes surrounding the allocation of resident tickets and community grants. Please take a look through the external web sites and guidance below, or see the contact details at the foot of this page for any questions that are not addressed here.

Useful Links

Leeds Festival official web site - http://www.leedsfestival.com/
Festival Republic web site - http://www.festivalrepublic.com/
Barwick-in-Elmet and Scholes Parish Council - http://barwickandscholespc.com/
See Tickets (Leeds Festival ticket reseller) - http://www.seetickets.com
Ticketmaster (Leeds Festival ticket reseller) - http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Leeds-Festival-tickets/artist/35438
Ticketline (Leeds Festival ticket reseller) - http://www.ticketline.co.uk/reading-and-leeds-festival#tour


Frequently Asked Questions

Ticket Collections

How do I collect my ticket?
Tickets will be available for collection from the Community Fund committee in the week immediately preceding the festival, from the Manor House, Belle Vue Road, Scholes, LS15 4AA.  The actual time and date will be notified by e-mail, to the e-mail address detailed in your application form.  Please ensure that you provide a valid e-mail address - the Community Fund committee will not be held responsible if collection details cannot be delivered due to an incorrect e-mail address. 

What do I need to collect my ticket?
You will need to bring along some ID and proof of address (the same address as per the original application form). The following are acceptable forms of ID
• Passport
• Driving licence
• CitizenCard - http://www.citizencard.com/
• ProofGB - http://www.proofgb.com/
• Validate - http://www.validateuk.co.uk/
• Young Scot - http://www.youngscot.org/join/
• Connexions Card (this scheme is now closed but the cards are still valid)
• Portman Group Card (this scheme is now closed but the cards are still valid)
• UreLife® (this scheme is now closed but the cards are still valid)

Can I collect a ticket for somebody else?
You will only be able to collect tickets registered at the address for which you bring your own proof of ID. 

What if I’m on holiday on ticket collection day and unable to collect my own ticket?
Please contact the Community Fund before the ticket collection date for guidance. Contact details are at the bottom of this page.

I had bought a ticket but now cannot attend, can I transfer it to a friend?
No, tickets are not transferable, if you are unable to attend please contact the Community Fund for guidance.
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SELL ANY RESIDENT TICKETS ON THE SECONDARY MARKET.

Festival Site Wristband Collections & Opening Times

The Guest List portacabin at the yellow gate opens at 2pm on the Wednesday prior to the festival, as does the Guest Campsite. The Guest List opens thereafter at around 9am each day and closes at around 9pm each evening. You are unable to collect your wristband outside of these times on first time entry. Once residents have their wristbands they can come and go into the Guest Campsite 24 hours per day. The Guest Area will not open until around 5pm on the Thursday evening when the arena opens. The Guest Area then opens each day for breakfast at around 8am and closes each night at around 3am.

Residents need to bring ID with them to the Guest List portacabin to prove their identity and this will need to match the names printed onto the tickets that you have all submitted to us. The following are acceptable forms of ID
• Passport
• Driving licence
• CitizenCard - http://www.citizencard.com/
• ProofGB - http://www.proofgb.com/
• Validate - http://www.validateuk.co.uk/
• Young Scot - http://www.youngscot.org/join/
• Connexions Card (this scheme is now closed but the cards are still valid)
• Portman Group Card (this scheme is now closed but the cards are still valid)
• UreLife® (this scheme is now closed but the cards are still valid)

Shuttle Bus

In 2013 the Community Fund ran a successful trial shuttle bus from one point in each of Barwick and Scholes to the yellow gate. As this proved to be so popular, we shall continue to arrange this service for subsequent years. Note that due to Department of Transport guidelines, this service is strictly for resident ticket holders only.

Bus tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets will be available for sale alongside the ticket collections (as detailed above). They will be sold on a first come, first served basis, whereby a set number of tickets will be available.

A timetable is available on the Festival Shuttle page, however for guidance the last bus will leave the yellow gate around 45 mins after the main stage headline act on each day.

Please note that this service is provided for the benefit of residents who attend the festival, and is being subsidised by the Community Fund. We politely request that you respect your fellow residents when using the service and reciprocate the good faith in which it is being offered.

Car Parking

Car Parking is available to permit holders close to the yellow gate (Novia Scotia car park).  Parking permits are provided by Festival Republic but are limited (we typically get around twenty each year).  If you require a residents parking permit then please specify so in the relevant section of your ticket application form.

Pedestrian Access

There is no pedestrian access to Leeds Festival. Barwick-in-Elmet and Scholes Community Fund, Festival Republic and Barwick-in-Elmet and Scholes Parish Council advise against walking. In particular it is extremely dangerous walking along the lanes around the site, either to attend or leave the festival, as there are no verges, no lighting and the bends and layout of the road make it difficult for drivers to see pedestrians.

You are fully responsible for your own safety should you chose to ignore this advice and walk along the public highway. Leeds Festival will take all reasonable efforts to make available some fluorescent armbands available at the gates to increase your visibility if you choose to walk but this supply of armbands does not meant that Festival Republic or Barwick-in-Elmet and Scholes Community Fund are in any way accepting liability if you chose to walk, nor are encouraging you to do so. 

Prohibited items on site

For a list of prohibited items onsite, please see  www.leedsfestival.com – please note in particular that no glass, gas canisters or aerosols are allowed onsite.

Please also note the Guest Area is part of the licensed site which means that no alcohol for personal consumption can be taken through into the Guest Area at any time, just as you would not expect to be able to take your own alcohol into a licensed nightclub. In previous years this has not be enforced correctly on the gate leading some residents to assume that it is allowed. However this is against  the terms of our premises licence and will be enforced strictly from now on. Alcohol for personal consumption is allowed in the Guest Campsite. 

Community Fund Contacts

If you have any further questions regarding anything that we do, please contact the Community Fund:
Leeds Festival resident ticket queries – tickets@bandscf.org.uk
Community Fund grant queries – grants@bandscf.org.uk
Community Fund Vice Chairman – Raymond Budd (raymond@bandscf.org.uk)
Web site – Matt Baker (matt@bandscf.org.uk)