Pay It Forward

Stonedead Festival has always had the music fan at the heart of the experience.

The COVID19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on everyone including music fans that come to Stonedead. We wanted a way to help those who would not now be able to join the Stonedead family due restrictions on work & unemployment, leading to a lower income. A crowdfunder was set up to for those fans affected.

The idea was sparked off by other fans who wanted to make sure that fans could still come to Stonedead but would not be able to as they had had their employment affected due to COVID19. Stonedead acted quickly to set up a scheme, the first target was quickly matched and a second target decided.

For every £50 that is generated Stonedead have contributed a further £50 to double the available tickets. Stonedead Productions Ltd along with the Stonedead community have worked together to allocate 150 tickets to the Pay It Forward.

Along with those who have been unfortunate to have had their employment affected by Covid-19 we are also offering a gifted ticket to people who work in the following areas.

Unemployed due to COVID-19

If you have become unemployed due to COVID-19, please upload evidence of Universal Credit entitlement (Letter) or a P45. Of your personal information Name, Date and Employer only need to be visible.

All evidence must be dated from March 9th 2020.

Critical Workers

Those whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors outlined below.

If your work is critical to the COVID-19 response, or you work in one of the critical sectors listed below, then you are eligible to apply to our ‘Pay It Forward’ scheme

Health and social care

This includes, but is not limited to, doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributors of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.

Education and childcare

This includes:

  • childcare
  • support and teaching staff
  • social workers
  • specialist education professionals who must remain active during the COVID-19 response to deliver this approach

Key public services

This includes:

  • those essential to the running of the justice system
  • religious staff
  • charities and workers delivering key frontline services
  • those responsible for the management of the deceased
  • journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting

Local and national government

This only includes:

  • those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the COVID-19 response
  • or delivering essential public services, such as the payment of benefits, including in government agencies and arms length bodies

Food and other necessary goods

This includes those involved in food:

  • production
  • processing
  • distribution
  • sale and delivery
  • as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (for example hygienic and veterinary medicines)

Public safety and national security

This includes:

  • police and support staff
  • Ministry of Defence civilians
  • contractor and armed forces personnel (those critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs and essential to the response to the COVID-19 outbreak)
  • fire and rescue service employees (including support staff)
  • National Crime Agency staff
  • those maintaining border security, prison and probation staff and other national security roles, including those overseas


This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the COVID-19 response, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass.

Utilities, communication and financial services

This includes:

  • staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure)
  • the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage)
  • information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the COVID-19 response
  • key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services)
  • postal services and delivery
  • payments providers
  • waste disposal sectors

Terms & Conditions

Please read very carefully.

  • Only one ticket per applicant. PA Tickets unfortunately are not covered in the Pay It Forward.
  • Successful applicants must bring ID with them on the day of the event to obtain their Wristband for entry. A ticket stub will also be allocated at the gate.
  • Applicants must be must be 18 or over. Age checks will be carried out
  • Tickets cannot be transferred or re-sold.
  • There is no cash alternative.
  • All successful applicants will be emailed by October 31st 2020.
  • ID uploaded will be stored securely online until verified and then removed.
  • ID provided must be recent and any employment letters or payslips used must be clearly dated from March 9th 2020 onwards.

There is a strict limit on one ticket per application and appropriate proof of entitlement must be sent in with applications.

To apply for a Pay it Forward ticket please complete the form by clicking here.

Any queries, please email

Stay safe and we will see you at the bar!