South Central Festival
South Central Festival
A Brand New Festival for the South Coast | 25th & 26th May 2019

Frequently Asked Questions


When is South Central festival?

Bank Holiday Weekend. May 25-26th, 2019.

How old do you have to be?

South Central Festival is a Strict 18+ Festival Only.
Everyone will need to have ID even if you think you look old enough.

Where is South Central Festival held?

South Central Festival is held at the King George V Fields in Cosham, just north of Portsmouth City Centre. 

King George V Playing Fields 
Northern Road

Where is the South Central Festival Campsite?

South Central Festival campsite is based around 1 mile from the festival entrance at the address below;

Farlington Playing Fields 
Eastern Road 

Opening times

The Festival Campsite Site Opens & Closes:

  • Opens - Friday 24th May 2019 : 16:00 

  • Closes - Monday 27th May 2019: 12:00

The Festival Site Opens:

  • Saturday 25th May 2019 :12:00 - 00:00 

  • Sunday 26th May 2019: 12:00 - 00:00 

When is the last time I can enter the festival?

We operate a last entry policy, which will be 20:00 on both Saturday and Sunday

Do I need a Ticket for South Central?

Yes you will need a ticket.

All tickets are weekend accessible tickets that will be exchanged for a wristband on entry. You must keep the wristband on for both days.

Any wristbands that have been tampered with will not be given access to the site. 

Whats included with a vip ticket?

VIP Entry Lanes / Private VIP only area next to the main stage / Posh flushing toilets / VIP Only Bar and Food options and more.

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets can be purchased from our main ticket partner Eventbrite or our other affiliate partners.


Do I have to print my ticket?

On your phone on the Eventbrite App or a print off of the ticket will be accepted, but think of trees and use the App! 


Other prohibited items

Please see the below list of prohibited items. All of the below items will be confiscated. Confiscated items will not be return. Anyone that resists confiscation of disallowed items may be evicted.

  • Aerosols

  • Air Horns

  • Alcohol

  • Animals (other than registered guide or hearing dogs)

  • Any item which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon

  • Audio Recorders

  • Cameras with detachable lens or recording equipment

  • Chinese or Sky Lanterns

  • Excessive amounts of food or cigarettes may be refused entry to the site

  • Fireworks

  • Flares

  • Garden furniture, deckchairs, fold up chairs or shooting sticks

  • Glass

  • Illegal substances

  • Knives

  • Large Umbrellas or Flag Poles

  • Legal Highs

  • Medications - unless in sealed, unbroken packaging

  • Megaphones

  • Nitrous Oxide

  • Open and sealed containers of liquid/water/soft drinks/food etc

  • Portable Laser Equipment or Pens

  • Smoke Canisters

  • Sound systems

  • Spray Cans

  • Un-authorised Professional Film or Video Equipment

  • Unofficial tabards or reflective jackets

lost property

For all lost property please contact - - With the subject 'Lost Property'

Will I need ID?

Long and short of it… Yes you will require to have ID and you MUST be 18 or older on the day of the festival to Enter.
We also have a challenge 25 policy so if you are lucky enough to look under 25 we will ask for I.D.

There will be 100% bag search policy on all bags brought into the event.

Approved ID for the Event are:

·      A valid and in-date photo Driving / Provisional License

·      A valid and in-date Passport (photocopies and out of date Passports are not permitted)

Please note it is a criminal offence to use false or borrowed ID to gain entry to licensed premises or to buy alcohol.

You may be subject to searching at any time during the event.

Can I leave and come back again?

We operate a no re-entry policy, i.e once you have entered the event site you can not leave and re-enter again.

Can I pay by card at the bar?

Yes. All of our bars accept card payments, but our food traders may not all have the ability to take card payments.

Will there be cash machines on site?

Yes. We will have a number of cash machines on site in various locations, look out for our festival map to see where they are.

Will there be lockers?

Yes. We will have lockers available on site, but there are only a limited number of spaces so best be quick to use them.

Will there be mobile phone charging?

Yes there will be specific places you can charge your phone, but there will be a cost associated to it.

Can I bring Drink?

No alcoholic drinks can not be brought into the festival. There will be plenty of bars to buy drinks once inside the festival.

Can I bring Alcohol?

No. We have enough bars to satisfy your needs for non alcoholic and alcoholic drink. 
You can bring 1 x 500ml of sealed water to the festival, but it must be sealed. We do also have Free drinking water available around the site. 

Can I bring food?

No. Food can not be brought into the festival. There will be a variety of food and drink available once inside the festival. No fires or BBQs on site.

There is also Free drinking water available on site.

Can I bring my guide dog?

Yes.  Guide/Assistance dogs are permitted, but no other animals are allowed on site.

Please contact our team at for all disabled access and questions.

Can i bring a camera?

The taking of photographs and footage for commercial use is prohibited unless arranged with the event organisers. While we allow cameras and tripods, very large lenses are not permitted.

If you are a photographer looking to apply for photography/media access at the event then please email your request to

First aid & welfare

We will have First Aid & Welfare services available throughout the festival.

Please Visit the First Aid & Welfare tents on site with any healthcare issues during the event.