Where can I buy a ticket for the Outsider Festival?
Detailed information about buying tickets is available on our tickets page

When will I receive my Outsider Festival ticket?
Tickets will be issued as soon as possible, but may not be received until up to 4 weeks before the festival. When you receive your ticket make sure you keep it in a safe place.

Is there a maximum number of tickets I can buy?
No, you can purchase as many Outsider tickets as you need for all your friends and family.

Do children need tickets for the Outsider Festival?
Yes. EVERYONE who comes to the Outsider Festival needs a ticket to gain access to the festival.
Children under 16 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult or guardian over 21 years of age.
Children under 12 years of age will be admitted free entry to the festival but also require a ticket, child tickets for under 12’s should be requested when purchasing your full price adult ticket.
Anyone aged 12 or over requires a full price ticket.

Can I cancel or refund my tickets
Tickets cannot be returned nor any refund given after purchase unless the event is cancelled or rescheduled.

What happens if I bought my Outsider ticket from an unofficial source?
If you purchase a ticket from an unofficial source we can do nothing to help you. You need to ensure you buy tickets only from official ticket outlets.

What happens if I lose my ticket?
You cannot gain access to the event arena without an Official Outsider Festival ticket. KEEP YOUR TICKET SAFE.


Do I need a ticket for camping?
Yes. EVERYONE who is camping at the Outsider Festival needs a camping voucher.
Children under 16 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult or guardian over 21 years of age.
Children under 12 years of age will be provided with a free Child Camping Voucher, Child Camping Vouchers for under 12’s should be requested when purchasing your full price Camping Voucher.
Anyone aged 12 or over requires a full price Camping Voucher.

What facilities will be available to campers?
The Outsider camp site facilities will provide all the basic essentials required for a weekend in the wilderness. Toilet blocks will be situated in the camping areas as well as specific male & female shower blocks. Washing facilities with hot and cold water will also be provided in the camping areas and a 24hr first aid facility.

Will there be security in the camping areas?
Camping sites will have 24hr stewarding and first aid facilities.
Please note that in camping at Outsider you are solely responsible for your belongings, do not leave valuables in tents. Whilst the Outsider will do everything we can to ensure the safety of your tent and belongings we will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to your belongings.

Will there be a quiet family area where I can camp?
Yes. A designated area will be for families and those who wish to get a good night’s sleep, situated away from the main camping area, which may be a bit noisier. You will need to specify the required Family/Quiet Camping Voucher (one per person) when purchasing your camping ticket. Free vouchers must be booked for children under 12 years of age.

Is there a limit to the size of tent I can bring to the Outsider?
No, but space is limited so please consider other festival goers before you start pitching the ‘Behemoth’ (no marquees).

Can I sleep in my car/van?
No. Vehicles can be parked close to the campsite but festival-goers cannot sleep in vehicles except caravans or camper vans (see below). All campers must book a camping voucher (one per person) and vehicle pass if bringing a vehicle (one per vehicle).

Can I bring a camper van/caravan?
Yes. There will be a separate area within the family/quiet campsite for camper vans and caravans. You must purchase a vehicle pass for each vehicle (e.g. one for your car and one for your caravan) in addition to a camping voucher per person staying in the vehicle. However, please note that there will be no power supply or toilet servicing facilities for caravans and camper vans as this is a temporary campsite. There are other campsites in the local area with these type of facilities should you require them.

Do I need to purchase two vehicle passes if I want to bring a car and a trailer/caravan?

Can I park my car next to my tent?
No. In order to create a safe camping area and due to fire safety regulations, vehicles are not permitted to park next to tents. Car parking areas will be situated as conveniently as is possible to camping areas.

Is there somewhere to park my car if I am not camping?
Yes. Day parking will be available at a pay parking area. Parking costs will be placed on this site in due course.
Please note that in parking at the Outsider this is entirely at your own risk. The Outsider Festival will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to vehicles occupying the parking facilities. Please be advised that the parking facilities are situated in farmland and are not suitable for low based vehicles.

Will there be food stalls in the camping areas?
No. The food villages within the event arena will be open from 10am – midnight providing a range of delicious options. There are also local restaurants, cafes and food outlets, all within walking distance of the event site.

Activities & Programme

How do I enter the Merida Mountain Bike Event?
Register online at www.mtb-marathon.co.uk. You will also need to buy a Weekend or Saturday Festival ticket as the bike event begins within the festival arena.

How do I enter the 12K Run?
Buy a ticket online at www.thebooth.co.uk. You will also need to buy a Weekend or Sunday Festival ticket as the run begins within the festival arena.

What time will the bands be on?
Performance times will be confirmed closer to the festival. Register here for email updates. Main Stage performances will finish at 11pm with other performance areas finishing at midnight.

Will Crowded House play ‘It’s Only Natural’?
We certainly hope so.

General Information

What clothing should I bring?
As the saying goes in Scotland ‘If you don’t like the weather, just wait 20 minutes’. Whilst we are hoping for shorts and t-shirts weather, you never can tell, be prepared. As well as summer clothes make sure you bring wet weather clothes, a woolly jumper (gets chilly at night) etc.

How much money should I bring?
Bring enough for food and drink throughout the weekend, and any extra spending money. There will be no cash machine facilities within the event arena but cash points are located in Aviemore, only a 20 minute walk away.

What time will the gates open and close for the event arena?
Event arena opening times are
Friday 22 June: 6pm - midnight
Saturday 23 June: 10am – midnight
Sunday 24 June: 10am – midnight

What time will the music programme be on?
Entertainment will run all day but the music programme will start and finish at:
Friday 22 June: 7pm - Midnight
Saturday 23 June: Lunchtime – Midnight
Sunday 24 June: Lunchtime – Midnight
(Main Stage artists will finish at 11pm on Saturday & Sunday)

Will there be food stalls within the event arena?
The Outsider Food Village will provide a huge range of delicious choices from all across our beautiful land. There will be a wide variety of cuisine on offer, all available from carefully selected traders selling traditional Scottish products, locally sourced foods, organic and fair trade produce. Just because you’re at a festival doesn’t mean you have to eat festival food, we want you to enjoy the best that Scotland has to offer… and there won’t be a chip van in sight

Can we bring alcohol on to the campsite?
You can’t bring alcohol into the Outsider main festival arena, however if you’re camping onsite you can bring alcohol into the camping areas. Once again we ask you to consider the environment with anything you bring to the Outsider, recycle all of your waste materials in the bins provided. Whenever possible please do not bring glass, plastic bags or metal bottle tops onto the campsite… and most importantly DON’T DROP LITTER, ANYWHERE, EVER. Alcohol will not be allowed to be brought into the Outsider Festival at any point but various types of alcohol will be available to buy throughout the main arena.
For guidelines about sensible drinking go to www.drinkaware.co.uk.

Should I bring food with me?
You can bring food with you to the campsite; however you cannot bring food into the main festival area. See above for Food Village detail.

Can I bring a dog or other pet?
No. There is more than enough wildlife in the area already.
No dogs will be allowed on-site except guide dogs.

Will we be allowed to smoke in the event arena?
The Outsider is an outdoor event and you will be allowed to smoke throughout the arena, except within enclosed areas such as tents, bars, toilets and anywhere that is wholly or 50% enclosed. Please remember if you are smoking to consider other festival goers and you should really think about stopping… now.
Visit www.gosmokefree.co.uk for advice.

The Outsider welcomes all visitors and with this in mind we make every effort to ensure that our programme and facilities are accessible to the whole community.

Is the Outsider accessible for people with disabilities?
The festival arena will be equipped with disabled toilets. There will also be a disabled car parking area close to the entrance of the arena. We will do our utmost to ensure access to all areas within the arena. However, please note that as this is an outdoor event on fields and farmland, we are susceptible to weather conditions which could make the ground more difficult to negotiate.

Will there be a disabled viewing area?
There will be a specific viewing area for people with disabilities. As this is a new festival, planning of the site is still underway. A site map showing the location of the disabled viewing area will be available here closer to the festival.

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