1.     Festival Guidelines

-        Date

o   Castlepalooza Music and Arts Festival takes place over the weekend of July 1-3 (inclusive), 2016

 

-        Location

o   Castlepalooza Music and Arts Festival takes place in the grounds of Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Co.Offaly

o   The new main entrance to the festival is off the N52, between Charleville roundabout and Mucklagh roundabout.

 

-        Opening Times & Running Times

o   Castlepalooza celebrates music, art, comedy and much more…you’re sure to be entertained throughout the weekend

o   Friday:

  •  Gates will open at 13h00
  • Main arena performances commence at 18h00 and conclude at 01h30
  • Other stage performances commence at 18h00 and conclude at 03h00

o   Saturday & Sunday

  •  Gates will open at 11h00
  • Main arena performances commence at 12h00 and conclude at 01h30
  • Other stage performances commence at 12h00 and conclude at 03h00

Castlepalooza may change the line-up any time before or during the festival without notice

o   Any changes to the running order will be displayed on line-up boards beside the stages and through social media

o   There will be no admittance to the festival grounds after 00h00; exception being festival go-ers whom already have wristbands

 

-        Age Policy

o   Castlepalooza is an over 18s event but children U12 are permitted during the day if accompanied by an adult

o   Children under 12 will be permitted for free once an adult or guardian accompanies them

o   Porlongued exposiure to loud music can cause damage to hearing

o   It is strongly advised not to bring young children to the festival; if you decide to bring your baby/ toddler to the festival, parents must sign a disclaimer form on admission to the venue

 

-        Dress Code

o   Remember we’re in Ireland…and it rains even in the summer! While we guarantee you a great line-up of entertainment for the weekend we cannot guarantee fine weather so please pack for all eventualities! You may need some or all of the following…wellies / waterproofs / sweaters/ sunhats / sunscreen / shorts / strong shoes

 

-        Weather

o   Anything can happen…be sure to check the weather forecast before you plan your trip!

 

-        Lost Property

o   Lost property should be handed into the “Lost & Found” window of the main ticket booth which is located between the main arena and the campsite. Please email us ([email protected]) after the event if you are still looking for your lost items. We will hold these for a maximum of three days after the event; please check with Tullamore Gardai station after this time

 

-        Forms of ID

o   Driving Licence / Passport / Gardai Card are all acceptable forms of identification

o   Anyone who appears U18yrs will be asked for ID to enter the festival

o   Anyone who appears U18yrs will be asked for ID if purchasing alcohol

 

-        Festival Rules (Things to take with you / leave at home)

o   Things to take with you

Ticket / ID / Tent / Sleeping bag / Pillow / Air mattress / Torch / Extra toilet paper / Towel / Insect repellent / Gloves / Sun screen / Hand sanitizer / Money / Toiletries (face wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste, condoms) / Clothes

 

o   Things to leave at home

  •  NO GLASS containers, weapons, knives (including steak/cooking knives) are allowed into the campsite or on the festival grounds
  •  Drugs and drug paraphernalia are prohibited; anyone found in possession of illegal substances will be handed over to the Gardai
  • No animals will be allowed in the campground; guide-dogs are an exception
  • No Drones/Remote Control Aircraft, Toys & Cars, hoverboards, motorized scooters
  • No tanks of compressed air, helium, no party balloons
  • No open flames (including campfires/fire pits) / tiki torches / fireworks / any types of explosive are allowed on the festival grounds

2.     Ticket Info

-        Dates and Ticket Prices

o   Castlepalooza Music and Arts Festival takes place over the weekend of July 1-3, 2016

o   Ticket categories are as follows:

  • 3 day camping
  • 3 day non camping
  • Single day passConcierge tickets

-        Official Ticket Outlets / Where to Purchase Tickets

o   Ticketmaster Ireland is the official ticketing partner of Castlepalooza

o   Online: www.ticketmaster.ie

o   Telephone: 0818 719 300

o   In Person: Ticketmaster outlets nationwide

o   Be aware of unofficial ticket agents selling Castlepalooza festival tickets

o   Tickets are security printed; attempts to pass on tickets will lead to automatic refusal at the festival entrance

 

-        3 Day Camping Tickets

o   3 day camping tickets are currently still available

o   Please visit www.ticketmaster.ie to purchase your tickets

 

-        3 Day Non Camping Tickets

o   3 day non camping tickets are currently still available

o   Please visit www.ticketmaster.ie to purchase your tickets

 

-        Single Day Tickets

o   Single day tickets are currently still available

o   Please visit www.ticketmaster.ie to purchase your tickets

 

-        Campervan Tickets

o   Campervan ticket permits are currently still available

o   Please visit www.ticketmaster.ie to purchase your tickets

 

-        Disabled and Carer Tickets

o   Disabled and Carer tickets are currently still available

o   Castlepalooza’s disabled ticket policy is such that disabled tickets are sold at full price; complimentary carer tickets are not provided when disabled tickets are purchased

o   Please visit www.ticketmaster.ie to purchase your tickets

 

-        Concierge Service

o   Castlepalooza Concierge is a service offering speed, no hassle and extra care for customers at Castlepalooza 2016

o   The Concierge saves you time by allowing you to access the festival campus through the Fastpass lane; offers you the comfort of the exclusive Concierge toilet facilities & even your very own designated queue at the main bar throughout the weekend

o   Limited Castlepalooza Concierge tickets are available

-        Conditions of Sale

o   There are no refunds other than the cancellation of the festival

o   Tickets are non-transferable

o   Castlepalooza will not issue duplicate tickets for lost or stolen tickets

o   Tickets cannot be used as part of any marketing, media or sales promotions (commercial or non-commercial) without the prior written consent of Castlepalooza

o   Festival go-ers must exchange their tickets for a wristband (once their tickets have been scanned) to enter the festival grounds

o   Festival go-ers will only be allowed to re-enter the festival / campsites if they have the correct wristbands

o   Wristbands removed from the wrist or tampered with will be rendered invalid and will not be replaced

o   Any complaints or compliments should be sent in writing to [email protected]

 

 

3.     Travel Info

-        By Car

o   Travelling on the M1 from the NORTH - At Junction 7 take the N4 Exit for Galway/M6 - Continue onto N4 - Continue straight onto M4 (signs for Galway / M6) - At Junction 5 take the N52 Exit for Tullamore - At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the N52 - Follow festival signage to Castlepalooza

 

o   Travelling on the M8 from the SOUTH – Continue on M8 heading to Dublin / Fermoy – Merge onto M7 – At Junction 18 take the R445 to Tullamore– Continue on R445 onto N80 – Continue on N80 onto N52 - Follow festival signage to Castlepalooza

 

o   Travelling on the N4 from the EAST – Continue straight onto M4 (signs for Galway /M6) - At Junction 5 take the N52 Exit for Tullamore - At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the N52 - Follow festival signage to Castlepalooza

 

o   Travelling on the N6 from the WEST – Continue onto M6 (signs for Dublin) – Continue onto N6 – At Junction 5 take the N52 Exit for Tullamore - At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the N52 - Follow festival signage to Castlepalooza

 

-        Onsite Parking (day and weekend)

o   Parking is available on site for a cost of €15.00 and offered on a first-come, first served basis

o   Take care while travelling through the car park; Castlepalooza does not accept any responsibility for damage caused to vehicles

o   Castlepalooza may change the location of the car park area without notice; any changes will be communicated through the festival website and social media

 

-        Disabled Parking (day and weekend)

o   Disabled Parking is available on site for free. It's located within general parking, but at the closest point to the exit. 

o   Take care while travelling through the disabled parking car park; Castlepalooza does not accept any responsibility for damage caused to vehicles

o   There is no cost for disabled parking for the weekend.

-        Campervan Parking

o   Campervan parking is available on site for a cost of €50.00 and offered on a first come, first served basis

o   Please visit www.ticketmaster.ie to purchase your campervan parking tickets

o   Take care while travelling through the campervan car park; Castlepalooza does not accept any responsibility for damage caused to vehicles

o   Castlepalooza may change the location of the campervan car park area without notice; any changes will be communicated through the festival website and social media

-        By Bus

o   Check out www.buseireann.ie (Tullamore Bus Station) for timetables and fares

o   The Bus Station is a 10min walk from Castlepalooza / Charleville Castle

-        By Train

o   Check out www.irishrail.ie (Tullamore Train Station) for timetables and fares

o   The Train Station is a 10min walk from Castlepalooza / Charleville Castle

-        By Bike

o   A bike rack will be available in the main car park

-        By Air

o   Check out www.cityjet.com (Dublin airport) for timetables and fares

o   Travel by bus or train from Dublin

o   Check out www.buseireann.ie (Tullamore Bus Station) for timetables and fares

o   The Bus Station is a 10min walk from Castlepalooza / Charleville Castle

o   Check out www.irishrail.ie (Tullamore Train Station) for timetables and fares

o   The Train Station is a 10min walk from Castlepalooza / Charleville Castle

-        Pick-up / Drop-off Points

o   The official pick-up / drop off point for Castlepalooza is located at the main entrance to the festival off Charleville Road, entrance closest to the train station

-        Taxis

o   Castlepalooza does not have an official taxi partner

 

 

 

4.     Campsite / Campervan Info

-        Campsite Rules

o   Festival go-ers may bring food for personal consumption onto the campsite

o   Alcohol cannot be brought from the campsite to the castle grounds or main arena

o   NO GLASS containers, weapons, knives (including steak/cooking knives) are allowed into the campsite or on the festival grounds

o   Drugs and drug paraphernalia are prohibited; anyone found in possession of illegal substances will be handed over to the Gardai

o   No animals will be allowed in the campground; guide-dogs are an exception

o   No Drones/Remote Control Aircraft, Toys & Cars, hoverboards, motorized scooters

o   No tanks of compressed air, helium, no party balloons

o   No open flames (including campfires/fire pits) / tiki torches / fireworks / any types of explosive are allowed on the festival grounds

o   Campers are expected to behave in a manner that is courteous to other campers

 

-        Campsite Cooking Rules

o   Gas canisters / Cylinders / petrol cookers and nitrous oxide are not permitted onto the campsite or into the festival grounds; the only exception to this is where gas canisters and cylinders are fitted within campervans

o   Aerosols over 250 ml are prohibited on the campsite

o   Disposable BBQs are not permitted on the campsite

 

-        Main Campsite

o   Main campsite tickets are currently still available 

o   The main campsite is located south of the castle

o   Main campsite festival go-ers should arrive via the main entrance to the festival off Charleville Road, entrance closest to the train station

o   The main campsite will be open from 12h00 on Friday July 1st

o   Power is not provided on the campsite

o   Gas canisters / Cylinders / petrol cookers and nitrous oxide are not permitted onto the campsite or into the festival grounds; the only exception to this is where gas canisters and cylinders are fitted within campervans

o   Aerosols over 250 ml are prohibited on the campsite

o   Disposable BBQs are not permitted on the campsite

 

-        Main Campsite General Fire Safety

o   Castlepalooza will have 2 x Fire Marshalls on duty 24/7 over the festival weekend; they will be located in the main campsite and in the main arena to assist and manage any fire related emergencies

o   Festival go-ers are reminded that fires are not permitted anywhere at the festival (campsite or performance areas); anyone found creating or fueling fire may face eviction from the festival

o   Anyone found burning any unsuitable materials such as toxic materials, other people’s possessions, site infrastructure, trees or hedges onsite will be handed over to the Gardai and liable to eviction / prosecution

-        Main Campsite Fire Safety Tips

o   Assess the site before you pitch your tent; ideally be at your site before sunset so you can see what you’re doing

o   Check that tents are positioned well apart from each other to prevent the risk of a fire spreading; Castlepalooza campsite stewards can assist in identifying your site

o   Don't use oil-burning appliances in or around tents

o   Don't smoke inside a tent

o   If there’s a fire in your tent….

  • Get everyone out without delay – fires in tents spread extremely quickly
  • If your clothing catches fire, don't run around as this will fan the flames and make them burn faster. Instead, lie on the ground as this makes it harder for the fire to spread. Smother the flames with heavy material (a coat or blanket for example) or roll around to smother the flames
  • Alert the Castlepalooza Fire Marshall in the main campsite

-        Boutique Campsite

o   Boutique campsite tickets are currently still available / unavailable (delete as appropriate)

o   The boutique campsite is located in the north-east corner of the main campsite, south of the castle

o   Boutique campsite festival go-ers should arrive via the main entrance to the festival off Charleville Road, entrance closest to the train station

o   The boutique campsite will be open from 12h00 on Friday July 1st

o   Power is not provided on the campsite

o   Gas canisters / Cylinders / petrol cookers and nitrous oxide are not permitted onto the campsite or into the festival grounds; the only exception to this is where gas canisters and cylinders are fitted within campervans

o   Aerosols over 250 ml are prohibited on the campsite

o   Disposable BBQs are not permitted on the campsite

 

-        Boutique Campsite General Fire Safety

o   Castlepalooza will have 2 x Fire Marshalls on duty 24/7 over the festival weekend; they will be located in the main campsite and in the main arena to assist and manage any fire related emergencies

o   Festival go-ers are reminded that fires are not permitted anywhere at the festival (campsite or performance areas); anyone found creating or fueling fire may face eviction from the festival

o   Anyone found burning any unsuitable materials such as toxic materials, other people’s possessions, site infrastructure, trees or hedges onsite will be handed over to the Gardai and liable to eviction / prosecution

 

-        Boutique Campsite Fire Safety

o   Gas canisters / Cylinders / petrol cookers and nitrous oxide are not permitted onto the campsite or into the festival grounds; the only exception to this is where gas canisters and cylinders are fitted within campervans

o   Aerosols over 250ml are prohibited on the campsite

o   Disposable BBQs are not permitted on the campsite

 

 

-        Boutique Campsite Fire Safety Tips

o   Assess the site before you pitch your tent; ideally be at your site before sunset so you can see what you’re doing

o   Check that tents are positioned well apart from each other to prevent the risk of a fire spreading; Castlepalooza campsite stewards can assist in identifying your site

o   Don't use oil-burning appliances in or around tents

o   Don't smoke inside a tent

 

o   If there’s a fire in your tent….

  • Get everyone out without delay – fires in tents spread extremely quickly
  •  If your clothing catches fire, don't run around as this will fan the flames and make them burn faster. Instead, lie on the ground as this makes it harder for the fire to spread. Smother the flames with heavy material (a coat or blanket for example) or roll around to smother the flames
  • Alert the Castlepalooza Fire Marshall in the main campsite

 

-        Campervan Camping

o   Campervan tickets are currently still available / unavailable (delete as appropriate)

o   The campervan area is located in the south west side of the main campsite, south of the castle

o   Campervan festival go-ers should arrive via Charleville Roundabout

o   The campervan area of the main campsite will be open from 12h00 on Friday July 1st

o   Power is not provided on the campsite

o   Gas canisters / Cylinders / petrol cookers and nitrous oxide are not permitted onto the campsite or into the festival grounds; the only exception to this is where gas canisters and cylinders are fitted within campervans

o   Aerosols over 250ml are prohibited on the campsite

o   Disposable BBQs are not permitted on the campsite

 

-        Campervan Camping General Fire Safety

o   Castlepalooza will have 2 x Fire Marshalls on duty 24/7 over the festival weekend; they will be located in the main campsite and in the main arena to assist and manage any fire related emergencies

o   Festival go-ers are reminded that fires are not permitted anywhere at the festival (campsite or performance areas); anyone found creating or fueling fire may face eviction from the festival

o   Anyone found burning any unsuitable materials such as toxic materials, other people’s possessions, site infrastructure, trees or hedges onsite will be handed over to the Gardai and liable to eviction / prosecution

-        Campervan Campsite Fire Safety

o   Gas canisters / Cylinders / petrol cookers and nitrous oxide are not permitted onto the campsite or into the festival grounds; the only exception to this is where gas canisters and cylinders are fitted within campervans

o   Aerosols over 250ml are prohibited on the campsite

o   Disposable BBQs are not permitted on the campsite

 

-        Campervan Campsite Fire Safety Tips

o   Assess the site before you pitch your tent; ideally be at your site before sunset so you can see what you’re doing

o   Check that tents are positioned well apart from each other to prevent the risk of a fire spreading; Castlepalooza campsite stewards can assist in identifying your site

o   Don't use naked flames such as candles and lighters inside a tent; use a torch instead

o   Don't use oil-burning appliances in or around tents

o   Don't smoke inside a tent

o   If there’s a fire in your tent….

  • Get everyone out without delay – fires in tents spread extremely quickly
  • If your clothing catches fire, don't run around as this will fan the flames and make them burn faster. Instead, lie on the ground as this makes it harder for the fire to spread. Smother the flames with heavy material (a coat or blanket for example) or roll around to smother the flames
  • Alert the Castlepalooza Fire Marshall in the main campsite

 

 

-        Campsite Sanitation

o   Toilets & Accessible Toilets will be located in the main campsite, in the boutique campsite and also in the campervan campsite

o   Shower Facilities will be located in the main campsite, in the boutique campsite and also in the campervan campsite

-       Alcohol Policy

You are allowed bring some alcohol into the campsite:

         1 x crate of beer (cans) OR

·        750ml x spirits (decanted from glass bottle) OR

·        750ml  x wine (decanted from glass bottle)

·        No glass containers allowed

·        Excessive amounts of alcohol are not permitted on the campsite

o   Alcohol cannot be brought from the campsite to the castle grounds/ main arena

 

5.     Festival Facilities

-        There are no cashpoints on site; the closest ATM is located in Tullamore.

-        A festival currency, known as Castlepalooza Tokens, will be the only form of payment accepted at bars on site. Castlepalooza Tokens can be purchased at the main ticket booth between the main arena and campsite area on the festival grounds

-        Food outlets will be located in the main arena, in the castle grounds and also in the campsite. We have a great variety of menus and also cater for food intolerances and allergies

-        Bars outlets will be located in the main arena and also in the castle grounds

-        Festival go-ers may bring food for personal consumption onto the campsite; however, alcohol for personal consumption is not permitted onto the campsite

-        Alcohol cannot be brought from the campsite to the castle grounds or main arena

-        Official festival merchandise will be available

-        Strictly no trading allowed within the arena without the Premises Licence Holders’ consent

-        There are numerous water points located throughout the festival grounds

-        Parking, disabled parking and campervan parking is available (for a fee) on site; no unauthorised busses/coaches or trucks will be allowed on site

-        Toilets & Accessible Toilets will be located in the main campsite, in the boutique campsite, in the campervan campsite and throughout the festival grounds

-        Shower Facilities will be located in the main campsite, in the boutique campsite and also in the campervan campsite

 

 

6.     Disabled Access / Limited Mobility Info

-        Castlepalooza’s disabled ticket policy is such that disabled tickets are sold at full price; complimentary carer tickets are not provided when disabled tickets are purchased

-        3 Day Camping Tickets

o   3 day camping tickets are currently still available

o   Please visit www.ticketmaster.ie to purchase your tickets

 

-        3 Day Non Camping Tickets

o   3 day non camping tickets are currently still available 

o   Please visit www.ticketmaster.ie to purchase your tickets

 

-        Single Day Tickets

o   Single day tickets are currently still available

o   Please visit www.ticketmaster.ie to purchase your tickets

o   Disabled Parking is available on site for a cost of €15.00 and offered on a first-come, first served basis

o   Complimentary shuttles will be running over the course of the weekend to help you get from the main car park to the campsite and performance areas

 

-        Campervan Tickets

o   Campervan ticket permits are currently still available

o   Please visit www.ticketmaster.ie to purchase your tickets

 

-        Sanitation

o   Toilets & Accessible Toilets will be located in the main campsite, in the boutique campsite, in the campervan campsite and throughout the festival grounds

o   Shower Facilities will be provided to cater for the main campsite, the boutique campsite, the accessible campsite and also the campervan campsite

 

-        Limited Mobility

o   Castlepalooza is located on the grounds of Charleville Castle; the main arena is in an open field north of the castle with secondary performance areas located in and around the castle’s grounds. Please note surfaces may be uneven throughout the festival areas so wear appropriate footwear

o   Complimentary shuttles will be running over the course of the weekend to help you get from the main car park to the campsite and performance areas

 

7.     Safety & Security

-        General Safety

o   Ensure you know where your nearest emergency exits are at all times

o   Follow any instructions given by Festival Stewards, Festival Security and Gardaí

o   Do not interfere with emergency vehicles / access routes

o   Move away from any dangerous/antisocial behaviour and notify Festival Security if you see any antisocial behaviour (identified in COLOUR festival tabards)

o   Locate a member of staff for any emergencies, who will be able to assist, or locate the correct assistance; look after yourself and those around you, even people you don't know

o   Castlepalooza is located on the grounds of Charleville Castle; the main arena is in an open field north of the castle with secondary performance areas located in and around the castle’s grounds. Please note surfaces may be uneven throughout the festival areas so wear appropriate footwear

o   Please be respectful to the castle and the environment

o   Prolonged exposure to high volume can cause severe damage to your hearing

o   Strobe lighting may be used at the festival

o   Drink more water; even on mild or overcast days, the sun can have dangerous health effects

o   Remember to use sunscreen; sunburn or cancer can be caused by the sun on unprotected skin

o   Things to leave at home include

  •  NO GLASS containers, weapons, knives (including steak/cooking knives) are allowed into the campsite or on the festival grounds
  • Drugs and drug paraphernalia are prohibited; anyone found in possession of illegal substances will be handed over to the Gardai
  • No animals will be allowed in the campground; guide-dogs are an exception
  • No Drones/Remote Control Aircraft, Toys & Cars, hoverboards, motorized scooters
  • No tanks of compressed air, helium, no party balloons
  • No open flames (including campfires/fire pits) / tiki torches / fireworks / any types of explosive are allowed on the festival grounds

o   CCTV and film crews will be onsite; festival attendees may be filmed or sound recorded and footage will be used to promote the festival

o   Castlepalooza will not accept liability for personal damages, losses or injuries sustained at the festival. This includes damage and losses to property and motor vehicles if the cause is due to the negligence of the ticket holder or the unforeseeable actions of other patrons

 

-        Personal Safety

o   Stay in groups; organise a meeting point with your friends where you will be three times a day (e.g. 2pm, 6pm and 1am) in case you get split up

o   Festivals are busy places so just enjoy going with the flow

o   Don't leave your drink unattended; even soft drinks can be spiked

o   Remember, alcohol or drugs can affect your ability to make safe judgements

o   Check your mobile is charged on a daily basis

o   If you have any concerns about your safety in the campsites go to the campsite fire tower and alert a member of Castlepalooza stewarding staff

o   Make friends with your neighbours…you can keep an eye on each other's tents; but keep in mind that they're strangers

o   At night, stay on the main roads in the campsites; don't go exploring darker, quieter areas – you can do your exploring in the day

o   If you need medicines with you onsite, keep them with you or keep them secure in the lockers; details coming soon

o   Don't bring valuables to the festival

o   CCTV and film crews will be onsite; festival attendees may be filmed or sound recorded and footage will be used to promote the festival

o   Castlepalooza will not accept liability for personal damages, losses or injuries sustained at the festival. This includes damage and losses to property and motor vehicles if the cause is due to the negligence of the ticket holder or the unforeseeable actions of other patrons

 

-        Noise

o   Prolonged exposure to high volume can cause severe damage to your hearing

o   It is strongly advised not to bring young children to the festival; if you decide to bring your baby/ toddler to the festival, parents must sign a disclaimer form on admission to the venue 

o   Main stage performances commence at 18h00 and conclude at 01h30

o   Other performance areas commence at 18h00 and conclude at 03h00

o   Campers are expected to behave in a manner that is courteous to other campers

 

-        Medical

o   There will be a medical centre on site with medical cover available 24/7

 

-        Fire Safety

o   General Fire Safety

§  Castlepalooza will have 2 x Fire Marshalls on duty 24/7 over the festival weekend; they will be located in the main campsite and in the main arena to assist and manage any fire related emergencies

§  Festival go-ers are reminded that fires are not permitted anywhere at the festival (campsite or performance areas); anyone found creating or fueling fire may face eviction from the festival.

§  Anyone found burning any unsuitable materials such as toxic materials, other people’s possessions, site infrastructure, trees or hedges onsite will be handed over to the Gardai and liable to eviction / prosecution.

o   Campsite Fire Safety

Gas canisters / Cylinders / petrol cookers and nitrous oxide are not permitted onto the campsite or into the festival grounds; the only exception to this is where gas canisters and cylinders are fitted within campervans

Aerosols over 250ml are prohibited on the campsite

Disposable BBQs are not permitted on the campsite

o   Campsite Fire Safety Tips

Assess the site before you pitch your tent; ideally be at your site before sunset so you can see what you’re doing

Check that tents are positioned well apart from each other to prevent the risk of a fire spreading; Castlepalooza campsite stewards can assist in identifying your site

Don't use naked flames such as candles and lighters inside a tent; use a torch instead

Don't use oil-burning appliances in or around tents

Don't smoke inside a tent

o   If there’s a fire in your tent….

Get everyone out without delay – fires in tents spread extremely quickly

If your clothing catches fire, don't run around as this will fan the flames and make them burn faster. Instead, lie on the ground as this makes it harder for the fire to spread. Smother the flames with heavy material (a coat or blanket for example) or roll around to smother the flames

Alert the Castlepalooza Fire Marshall in the main campsite

-        Security

o   Prior to entering the festival grounds your bags will be searched and a “body pat-down” will take place to ensure no prohibited items are brought onto the festival grounds

o   Follow any instructions given by Stewards, Security and Gardaí

o   Do not interfere with emergency vehicles / access routes

o   Move away from any dangerous/antisocial behaviour and notify Festival Security if you see any antisocial behaviour (identified in COLOUR festival tabards)

o   Locate a member of staff for any emergencies, who will be able to assist, or locate the correct assistance; look after yourself and those around you, even people you don't know

 

-        Crime Prevention

o   Move away from any dangerous/antisocial behaviour and notify Festival Security if you see any antisocial behaviour (identified in COLOUR festival tabards)

o   Locate a member of staff for any emergencies, who will be able to assist, or locate the correct assistance; look after yourself and those around you, even people you don't know

o   Stay in groups; organise a meeting point with your friends where you will be three times a day (e.g. 2pm, 6pm and 1am) in case you get split up

o   Don't leave your drink unattended; even soft drinks can be spiked

o   Remember, alcohol or drugs can affect your ability to make safe judgements

o   If you have any concerns about your safety in the campsites go to the campsite fire tower and alert a member of Castlepalooza stewarding staff

o   Make friends with your neighbours…you can keep an eye on each other's tents; but keep in mind that they're strangers

o   At night, stay on the main roads in the campsites; don't go exploring darker, quieter areas – you can do your exploring in the day

o   Don't bring valuables to the festival

o   Things to leave at home include

NO GLASS containers, weapons, knives (including steak/cooking knives) are allowed into the campsite or on the festival grounds

Drugs and drug paraphernalia are prohibited; anyone found in possession of illegal substances will be handed over to the Gardai

No animals will be allowed in the campground; guide-dogs are an exception

No Drones/Remote Control Aircraft, Toys & Cars, hoverboards, motorized scooters

No tanks of compressed air, helium, no party balloons

No open flames (including campfires/fire pits) / tiki torches / fireworks / any types of explosive are allowed on the festival grounds

-        Crime Reporting

o   Move away from any dangerous/antisocial behaviour and notify Festival Security if you see any antisocial behaviour (identified in COLOUR festival tabards)

o   Locate a member of staff for any emergencies, who will be able to assist, or locate the correct assistance; look after yourself and those around you, even people you don't know

 

8.     Keep The Emerald Isle Green

-        Sustainability

o   We are proud to announce that we are finalist in the Green Awards 2016 in the small organisation of the year category

o   Sustainable development is a crucial topic and one of great interest to Castlepalooza and is why we as a festival, for the past ten years, have been working on implementing green initiatives to help audiences learn, participate and to enjoy their weekend with us. We at Castlepalooza understand the effects that festivals cause on the environment, which is why we wish to create an eco-friendly festival experience ensuring that our audiences are enjoying themselves whilst not harming the environment

o   Castlepalooza have put in place coherent green policies to tackle the detrimental effects festivals have on the environment. Our long term strategy sets out our symbiotic commitment to minimising the environmental impact of the festival whilst maximising creativity, participation, enjoyment and support.  Our policies fall under various categories related to recycling, litter control, green suppliers and materials, water management and more. Check them out further down.

o   As a smaller festival we can actually have a positive impact and make a difference; compared to the larger and more detrimental heavily populated festivals. Our goal is to become Ireland’s most environmentally friendly festival

 

-        Recycling

o   Our Green Team will be on hand to start the recycling process. Our green partner ‘Oxigen’ will then recycle any waste brought off site again!

o   FOOD & DRINK 

The majority of the food and drink is locally produced. All of our food concessions have to use biodegradable containers and it is strictly enforced that all their ware must be compostable PLA. Any used oil from the food vendors will be recycled after the festival & made into bio diesel

o   ARTISTS

Our policy is that at least 50% of our acts are based in Ireland, resulting in fewer miles travelled to reach the festival and very little use of air transport

o   TRAVEL

People are encouraged to use the train & bus services that arrive close to the main gates of our festival site. We also encourage carpooling and have teamed up this year with Lift Share. Please see our Car Share section on the info page

o   EVERY CAN COUNTS

Every Can Counts has worked with Castlepalooza previously before and we would like to build on the work done last year- this year with more marked bins and ‘bin angels’ manning the bins and can collectors to separate the cans on site

Every Can Counts will provide prizes to all festival goers who recycle cans on site and bring their bags of cans to us at the goal game or deposit their bags of cans at the strategically located bins in the campsite areas and arena areas - the prizes include reusable drink bottles, organic t-shirts, rain ponchos etc... but you need to bring those cans to us for recycling to get those prizes!

o   OXIGEN AT CASTLEPALOOZA

After the festival is over our green recycling partner ‘Oxigen’ will be recycling any further waste that is brought off the site again. ‘Oxigen’ is all about encouraging positive recycling behaviour whatever the environment, including at festivals.

 

o   We have put together some helpful recycling tips and ideas that are to be implemented at Castlepalooza 2016:

Bring some bin bags for the campsite and outside your tent, where you’ll probably have a drink with friends before you head into the main festival area.  You can keep a bag for mixed non-recyclable waste and a bag for recyclables

One of the easiest ways of helping to reduce waste when inside the main festival area is to fill your own reusable water bottle or cup. You can rinse it at any of the water stations

You’ve paid good money for that tent, so why leave it at Castlepalooza?! You won’t just be stopping your tent from going into landfill, you’ll be saving yourself the cost of a new tent in 2017. Same applies for roll mats, sleeping bags, airbeds, chairs and wellies!

Be aware of your cigarette butts. Pack an ashtray or two to keep around your campsite or throw your butts in a rubbish bin once you’re sure it’s not still lit

Check out who’s bringing what amongst your friends to avoid taking unnecessary stuff with you that you won’t use and might throw away. The heavily laden walk to the campsite is tough enough already! Pack your things in reusable bags and containers like cooler boxes for your plastic bottles and cans

Suss out where the recycling bins are, including the Every Can Counts stations. Here is a list of the most common recyclable festival items: plastic bottles, beer cans, tents, cigarette boxes and food wrappers

Start a trend! There’s a real sense of friendliness and conviviality at festivals and if people see you picking up the odd stray can and recycling your rubbish, chances are they’ll follow suit