Below you will find all you need to know about IpSwing festival. But if you don’t find what you need here, you can contact us directly.

  • Location
  • Directions
  • Arrival and departure
  • Day visitors
  • Parking
  • Accommodation
  • Food and beverages
  • Showers and toilets
  • Camping
  • Nearby facilities
  • Health and Safety
  • FAQs

Location

The IpSwing festival site is in a well drained field close to the Trinity Park Events Centre, on the south east of Ipswich.
Aerial view of the IpSwing site

Directions

By road

The entrance to the site is located on Bucklesham Road, to the north of Trinity Park. Exit the A14 at junction 58 and take the A1156 following the signs for Trinity Park. After one mile turn right into Straight Road and at the end turn left into Bucklesham Road. From here look out for the signs for the festival entrance, which will be on your right.

By public transport
Train

The closest railway station is Derby Road which is served by Greater Anglia trains. The main Ipswich railway station is on the direct line form London Liverpool Street with a journey time of just over one hour.

Bus

The number 75/76/77 buses run from the Bus Station and stop within half a mile of the site, the stop is called The Pathway. Also the 2 bus stops at the Sainsbury’s car park and is just 3/4 mile walk to the site.

Ferry

Harwich has a ferry to and from Holland by Stena Lines. Harwich is just 40 minutes by road or about 1 hour 45 minutes by rail/bus.

Air

The two closest airports are Stansted and Southend. Both of these are a little over one hour by road or closer to two by public transport. We are currently investigating the possibility of a helicopter landing site!

Arrival and departure

Access to the festival site will be from 5.00pm on Friday 20 July 2018, to allow for setup of tents. The site must be fully vacated by 7pm on Sunday 22 July 2018.
Please respect these times as we have to return the site to the state we found it ready for first thing on Monday morning. When you leave please ensure that you clear all of your rubbish either into one of the dumpsters or better still, take it away with you.

Day Visitors

The site is open to day visitors between the following times:

Friday: 6pm to 11pm.

Saturday: 9am to 11pm.

Sunday: 9am to 6pm.

Parking at IpSwing

Ample on site parking is available for cars, motorcycles and bicycles. On arrival you will be directed to the parking area.

Accommodation at IpSwing

We are providing accommodation in 55 spacious bell tents, 5m diameter and 3m high. You have the option to book an entire tent for your exclusive use, this can be configured to accommodate up to six people. Alternatively, you can book a single space in a shared tent of up to four people. The shared tents will either be solely male or female, or some will be mixed. The choice is yours! Each tent is equipped with electrical power, suitable for charging phones, but not for heating devices, including hair dryers, straighteners, kettles, etc. We will provide camp beds for the number of people in your tent, but you will need to bring your own bedding, such as a pillow and sleeping bag. Fold up chairs could be useful.

IpSwing camp site

IpSwing Bell tent interior

IpSwing camp site at night

Food and beverages

We have an on-site catering team who will be preparing breakfast, lunch and dinner. They will provide vegetarian options. Meal times are as follows:

Friday
Barbecue 18.30 to 20.00
Saturday
Breakfast 08.00 to 09.00, Lunch 12.00 to 13.00, Dinner 17.30 to 19.00
Sunday
Breakfast 08.00 to 09.00, Lunch 12.00 to 13.00

 

Hot and cold drinks will be available at all times. They will also provide a licenced bar service! There will be picnic tables available to eat at.

IpSwing catering

Showers and toilets

The site is equipped with full shower and toilet facilities.

Camping

For those of you not wishing to take advantage of the bell tent accommodation, there are pitches available for tents, camper vans and caravans. Due to the access to the site and the space available, the maximum length of camper vans and caravans is 6 metres. Please note that electric hook-up is not available. You will have access to the toilet and shower facilities.

For festival goers with larger vans, there are two touring caravan sites within a half mile of the festival site.

Nearby facilities

There is a Sainsbury’s store less than a mile away, with all the usual facilities, including fuel and cash machines. We suggest the blue route as you may not be able to get access through the Events Centre.
Ipswich Hospital is just 2.5 miles away, but hopefully you won’t need it!

There are 4 golf courses close-by, should your “other half” want something different!

Health and safety at IpSwing

Fires are not permitted in the vicinity of the bell tents. Cooking is not permitted in the vicinity of the bell tents. Please ensure all electrical items are unplugged when the tent is unoccupied.

First aid cover will be provided on site.

FAQs

Are children welcome?

Yes of course, this is a family event!

Are pets allowed?

Sorry, no pets are allowed on site. Although most owners are responsible, we cannot take the risk of having to clean up mess or repairing any damage caused in time to hand the site back.

Are bicycles allowed?

Yes, bicycles are welcomed on site, but must be left in the designated bicycle parking area.

Are barbecues allowed?

Due to fire risk, no cooking is permitted in the vicinity of the bell tents. However, small barbecues and camping stoves may be used in the independent camping pitches.

Are there any tickets just for a single day?

Yes, you can select tickets for each day of the festival.

Will there be gluten-free food there?

Yes, there will be gluten-free options available.