2014 Admission & Tickets


Urgent Tickets Update

11th September 2014

*NEW* - The last day to purchase tickets online is Sunday 28th September, to allow time for them to be mailed out. After that date they will still be available at the Nottingham Tourism Centre. However as the remaining tickets are for Wednesday and Thursday only you should have no problems with paying cash at the gate on the day

All advance tickets for the Friday and Saturday have now sold out! There is limited cash admission possible but experience in past years has shown that most available spaces go quite quickly after opening, with queues forming beforehand; once these have gone admission is on a "one in one out" basis with long waiting times.

Admission on Saturday evening is usually easier as customers leave after the capacity afternoon session and we offer a discounted price for entry after 7pm.

Admission for Wednesday evening and Thursday is usually possible on the gate although it is always preferable to buy advance tickets if possible.

NEW : Cash admission is discounted to £12.50 after 7.30pm on Saturday evening.

HOW TO PAY AT THE GATE here (revised document 02.09.2014)


Tickets are again being sold as a package, which includes a commemorative glass (refundable at £3) and 10 beer tokens (refundable at 50p each) - two tokens will buy you a third of most beers and ciders, and three will buy a half pint.

Commemorative Glass Front design Commemorative Glass Back design

Commemorative Glass design for 2014 (left to right Front of Glass / Back of Glass)

CAMRA members are given a further five tokens (4 tokens Wednesday only) on production of a current membership card on entry. You can bring your own Govt-stamped glass if you wish - but if you want to drink thirds it must have a third of a pint line on it as we will have no measures available. Customers can opt to take an extra 6 tokens in lieu of a commemorative tankard if they wish.

The package price for all day, any time, admission on Thursday, Friday and Saturday is £15. On the Wednesday evening this price is discounted to a bargain £10!

‘EarlyBird’ tickets are still available on Thursday only for those who wish to enter the festival before 1pm, but please be aware there are no passouts or re-admissions. This is for special advance ticket holders only, not for customers paying on the gate, and the discounted price for EarlyBird tickets is £12.50. Customers with an EarlyBird ticket will not be admitted after 1pm and the tickets are not refundable.

*Cash entry will be possible at the full prices quoted above (no EarlyBird discounts). However entry is dependent on available space in the grounds and there may be long queues at peak times, and occasionally cash entry will have to be suspended altogether. This is why we strongly recommend you buy advance tickets to this massively popular event, as this guarantees access.

*NEW : Cash admission is discounted to £12.50 after 7.30pm on Saturday evening.

So go on get your advance tickets NOW - you know it makes sense!

Tickets are now available for purchase online 24 hours a day here -  transaction fees apply.

Or over the counter with no transaction fees at the Nottingham Tourism Centre, Smithy Row (closed some Sundays including 1st June).

Advance Ticket Notification Link to ticket purchase

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