On arrival, please have all tickets and camping passes ready to be checked.  

Everyone camping MUST have a valid Camping pass & Arena ticket. Campervans must have a Campervan Pass (one per vehicle required.) All occupants MUST have a valid Camping pass & Arena ticket.

This is one big happy rock n roll family and as such all ages are welcome at Stonedead Festival…but there are few rules…

  • Children are allowed in to the arena but must be accompanied by a full paying adult
  • Children under 4 years of age enter for free
  • Children under 16 must enter with an adult, and under 14s must be accompanied by an appropriate adult at all times
  • The adult is completely responsible for the care and behaviour of the child

There will be no child-specific facilities anywhere on site, Stonedead is a small festival and other than bands, drink, food and merch stall, there is very little else.

Please be aware that there will be an adult themed content throughout the festival which all adults with children should be aware of.


There is no quiet camp but we do have lots of space.


Please provide proper ear defenders for the children, decent sun block and do not leave them unattended. Please keep them well away from the mosh pit. Other than that we hope you have a fantastic time please remember it is a long day for small children.

Lost Children

If you are attending with children under the age of 16, you will be issued with a young persons wristband on arrival at the box office to put this on the child for the entire weekend. There is space on the wristband to write the parent/guardian/carer’s phone number which we would ask you to do as soon as you receive it.

We also recommend the parent/guardian/carer take a photo of the child every morning on their own mobile phone in case you should get separated at any point over the weekend. 


  •  The parent/guardian/carer takes a photograph of the child every morning on their own camera/phone
  •  This picture is retained by the parent/guardian/carer so there are no issues with data protection or safeguarding impacting site staff
  •  Only if a child is reported lost is the picture used by the parent/guardian/carer to inform site security/stewards/safeguarding team of the current appearance of the child

This will make it a lot easier for the security team to help them find the child quickly and reunite them with the parent/guardian/carer.

If you should lose a child, please inform a steward as soon as possible. The area identified for Lost Children is the Information Tent by the main entrance to the arena.

We all love our canine companions, however due to the nature of the environment at Stonedead, dogs are not allowed in the Campsite, Arena and Car Parks; other than registered assistance dogs. Assistance dog owners must provide recognised documentation in order to gain access and the dog must be wearing the appropriate collars/vests.

Anyone requiring assistance can also bring a personal assistant with a free PA ticket.

Any questions on this matter, please email

Car parking is free and included in your ticket.

Camper vans/Caravans require a Camper Van/Caravan Vehicle Pass that is purchased separately.

A separate Disabled Parking area will be available for those who are only attending for the day to make it easier to return to your car should you need to at any point, along with a taxi drop off area at the arena entrance.

There will be numerous food and drink stalls selling soft drinks and alcohol and everything from Chinese, Mexican Burgers, Hog Roast, Jacket Spuds, Steak Baps to Full English Breakfast, and much more.

Free drinking water will be available at designated water points in the campsites and arena.


Although alcohol will be on sale within the arena, you are also welcome to bring enough alcohol for your own personal consumption into the campsite but are limited to the following in the arena:

Quantity per person: 4 cans of beer/lager/cider/pre-mixed-spirit-cans OR 750ml wine/spirits.


Are camping chairs allowed in the arena?
Yes, of course! We all need to take a comfy seat sometimes, all we ask if that you please be considerate to our other festival goers where you place them.  We ask all festival goers to be respectful of others.  If patrons are sat away from the stage, please try and be courteous and not stand in their way obscuring their view.

When you purchase your festival ticket please ensure you fill out the Accessibility Form should you need a PA Ticket (they’re free), to ensure we have all of your relevant details.

We have a dedicated team member, Nikki, whom you should contact if you have any specific needs. We will always do our absolute best to accommodate your requests. At the outset of Stonedead, we set out to make this festival enjoyable for all rock fans. If you have a query please drop Nikki an email at

Arena Facilities

In the arena itself the ground is very flat with hard walkways around the perimeter and good drainage. All food and drink stands and merchandise stalls will be located close to the walkway. There will be a safe viewing platform which will be able to accommodate anyone who informs us in advance they will be attending. The viewing platform will be manned by volunteers to offer any help required and will be positioned to make sure you still feel part of the festival. Disabled toilets will be located close by.

We have sheltered premises indoors where you can get away from the crowd and the noise for a while, sit down, relax and feel at home. This is going to be right next door to the first aid team. So, if you are feeling a bit fragile, you can still come along and enjoy yourself.

In addition, there will be a fridge for medication and accessible toilet and shower facilities in a permanent structure (there will be portable toilets in the arena and campsite though).

Campsite Facilities

We have a designated disabled camping area, adjacent to the brick toilet and shower block (with disabled Ladies and Gents Toilets) and close to the arena. This area is next to staff camping and
close to Festival HQ which will be manned 24/7 should you require assistance at any time.

Car Parking

A separate Disabled Parking area will be available for those who are only attending for the day to make it easier to return to your car should you need to at any point, along with a taxi drop off area at the arena entrance.

Any other questions…

No animals/pets of any kind are allowed onsite with the exception of assistance animals.  Assistance dog owners must provide recognised documentation in order to gain access and the dog must be wearing the appropriate collars/vests.

At our festival HQ we will have the facility to charge wheelchairs / scooters, along with a fridge for storing medication should this be required.

Smoke machines, strobe lighting, fireworks and special effects may be in use at this event. Anyone affected by these should bear this in mind.

NO DOGS are permitted into the Arena, Car Parks or Campsites

If you are with friends and are camping together or travelling home together arrange a place and time to meet up at the end of the night.

Large crowds, a long day and hot weather in combination will tire you out. Make sure you pace yourself, drink plenty of water, eat food that will give you some energy and minimise sun exposure.

For everyone’s safety and enjoyment during the festival, please feel free to use camping chairs in the arena but ensure they are sensibly placed without causing obstruction to other festival goers. 
Whether you’re a first timer or a veteran festival goer, the website is a great site to ensure you have a well prepared and safe experience at Stonedead

First Aid:

All First Aiders and Advanced First Aiders are fully qualified and experienced and regularly cover events at the Showground.

Facilities available include basic first aid equipment, resuscitation equipment, (both adult and paediatric), defibrillator, monitoring equipment.

The team will also have a response vehicle and a bike response unit on site and will be in contact with the rest of the festival team by radio.

A minimum of 2 first aiders will be on duty at all times, rising to 6 during the main festival performance times.
In case of an emergency please approach a steward who will be able to direct you.


Medical cover for the festival is being provided by Newark Community First Aid who will be on site from noon on Friday through to noon on Sunday to make sure all your medical needs are catered for 24 hours a day.

They have their own main base near the main offices on the show ground and a portable base will be located close to the arena entrance.

Please see message below from Newark Community First Aid:

“Welcome to the Stonedead Festival at Newark Showground, we’re Newark Community First Aid and will be on site to look after you if you need any medical attention (hopefully not!). To ensure you maximise your enjoyment at the festival please ensure that you bring all of your of your medication with you. Please let the organisers know if you need medication storing in a fridge, we can accommodate this for you. Stay hydrated during the festival along with consuming alcohol. Hopefully the weather will be glorious, so ensure that you take breaks from the sun in the shade and in particular during the warmest point of the day. Please ensure you know where we’re located during the main festival and we can be contacted on 07811 390359. We’re open to any questions and visits during the festival and look forward to meeting you all over the festival period.”

Stonedead First Aid/Medical

Lost property is situated at the Stonedead HQ tent in the main arena.

Should you find anything or indeed lose anything you can visit the staff here who will be only too happy to help.  Any lost property found during the festival clean up, we will keep safe for 30 days after the event to allow you time to contact us on Anything not reclaimed after this point will be disposed of.


You are welcome to bring enough alcohol for your own personal consumption into the campsite but are limited to the following in the arena:

Quantity per person: 4 cans of beer/lager/cider/pre-mixed-spirit-cans OR 750ml wine/spirits.


Alcohol is on sale at the event but you must be 18 or over to purchase. Bring ID, you will be asked each time you buy a drink. It is illegal to buy alcohol for another person who is under 18. Challenge 25 is in place at all bars. Accepted forms of ID are passport, driver’s license or anything with a PASS logo.

Drug Policy

There is a zero tolerance on drugs either upon your person or in your system. Guests may be searched on entry to the event. If you are in possession of illegal substances you will be refused entry and may also be arrested

Day tickets – No day tickets are allowed to attend the Friday Night Rock Party without an Upgrade pass, click here to purchase an upgrade pass

Weekend Campers – Those attending the Friday Night Rock Party will only gain access with their camping wristband. Non campers can upgrade with a Supplement available in the ticket store.

Under 16 year old’s, attending must be accompanied and supervised by an appropriate adult at all times


Shuttle Buses

Stonedead Express Shuttle Buses will be running to and from the venue for the Friday Night Party, details including times, pick up locations and ticket links can be found here

Venue Customer Policy

We expect all of our customers as fellow gig and music lovers to not only respect the venue but to respect each other

Alcohol Policy

Please note we run a Challenge 25 policy, so if you appear to be under the age of 25 please do not be offended if we ask you for ID. If you are fortunate enough to be graced with younger looks then please bring some appropriate ID with you. This policy is not intended to cause you embarrassment but is important for us to ensure we are serving alcohol responsibly, in line with the licensing act.

Conditions of Entry

We reserve the right to conduct security searches on entry and exit of the site. This policy is in place to maintain the safety of our customers and to prevent illegal activity. Anybody found in possession of illegal or contraband goods may be liable for prosecution. Refusal to be searched may lead to ejection and indefinite exclusion from the festival site.

Stonedeaf Productions LTD, Midlands Metalheads Radio LTD & Newark Showground operates a zero-tolerance policy with regards to illegal drugs. Anyone found to be taking or distributing illegal substances will be ejected and potentially reported to the authorities.

Stonedeaf productions, Midlands Metalheads Radio and Newark Showground will not take any responsibility for loss or damages caused