Frequently Asked Questions
How can we find Chesil Rocks?
Our postcode is DT3 4HX and the address is Higher Farmhouse, Shop Lane, Langton Herring. The village is situated a few miles west of Weymouth and one mile south of the B3157 Weymouth to Portesham road. As you approach the village, you will see Chesil Rocks signs.
Where can we park?
Those attending the event as festival-goers should follow the signs to CAR PARK. Please note, there is no overnight parking in the car park. Please do NOT leave your car in the car park overnight on any of the festival days.
Can we book taxis?
If you intend to get a taxi home, we suggest you either get dropped at the event by taxi, or park sensibly on the outskirts of the village - and walk the few minutes to the festival site. We have negotiated a special £13 set fare with Fleetline taxis for Weymouth based festival goers to get to and from the site to the town centre.
If ordering a taxi, please ask for the taxi to meet you at the VILLAGE BUS STOP and refrain from asking to be met anywhere else, for example the Elm Tree Inn – which is near houses. In previous years, people waiting for a taxi have disturbed residents. The majority of villagers support our event. Please do not compromise this.
We are performing, can we park at the event?
Those performing and who have instruments to unload, those who have a stall at the event or those who are disabled should follow the signs for UNLOADING/DISABLED – which will take you directly to the festival site itself. Once unloaded, musicians, and stallholders and disabled persons vehicles MUST be moved to the car park.
Can we bring our own alcohol to Chesil Rocks?
The answer is no. Please do not bring or try to bring any alcohol to the event. It is incumbent upon us to ensure that alcohol consumption is legally and safely managed and to achieve that we need to manage the sale and distribution of all alcohol on site. Prices will be reasonable and generally less than is normal in a pub. Please remember that we are trying to raise funds for a crucial charity and we ask attendees to respect this. It is a condition of entry that those attending are prepared to be subject to search. Those who appear under the age of 25 may be challenged to prove their age.
Can I bring my dog?
The answer is no. Please do not bring your dog to our event. No dogs are allowed at Chesil Rocks, in the festival arena, in the car park or anywhere else in the grounds of Higher Farmhouse. This includes little dogs, medium dogs, large dogs, funny dogs, sad dogs, well behaved dogs, dogs with bad attitudes, stuffed dogs, dogs disguised as cats, old dogs, young dogs and middle-aged dogs. Please don’t ask if you can bring your dog. You can’t bring your dog. Service/Guide dogs are welcome, of course!
Is Chesil Rocks under cover if it rains?
This is England – expect changes in the weather. Although the weather is forecast to be sunny and warm, bring hot and sunny weather stuff, wet weather stuff and particularly warm clothing as temperatures are likely to drop significantly as the evening develops - as they always do in June. You probably won't need skis however. We will have on sale some sun cream, ponchos, umbrellas and space blankets – priced almost at cost.
How do we know what is going on?
High quality programmes will be available at the entrance - which will be free.
What does Chesil Rocks do to reduce its carbon footprint?
We will try really hard to reduce our carbon footprint in 2020, and are taking the following steps in order to achieve his:
1. Making sure our bars only use paper/cardboard straws and serve drinks in our reusable Chesil Rocks plastic glasses, which people can use throughout the day, take home as a memento and then bring back next year!
2. Only selling Eco for Life bottled water - their bottles are made of 100% corn starch and are completely compostable.
3. Making sure our food outlets serve their products in compostable food containers and with bamboo/wooden cutlery.
4. Asking all our food outlets to ensure at least one item on their menu, in addition to their standard menu options, is plant based.
5. At the end of the event, all our waste will be sorted through and as much of it as possible will be composted or recycled.
6. We use hundreds of cable ties each year. Nearly all of the ones we now use are reusable.
Please also note that....
We take security and safety very seriously and will have an effective system in place to ensure people coming to Chesil Rocks are safe. Please show respect to those who are performing this role.
By entering the festival, those attending should be aware that their photograph may be taken and that they consent to their photograph, or likeness being used without compensation on any publicity and social media and that they release Chesil Rocks from any liability whatsoever.
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