homegrown music festival


General Information and FAQ

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When is Homegrown Music Festival 2018?

Friday 8th June - Sunday10thJune


When do doors open and when does the music start?


Friday Hours:

Box Office and site open from 4pm

No admittance after 8pm

Music runs from 6-11pm

Silent Disco from 9pm - 1am

Bar open 5pm - 2am


Saturday Hours:

Box Office and site open at 10am

No admittance after 8pm

Music runs from 11am-11pm

Silent Disco from 9pm - 1am

Bar open from 11am - 2am


Sunday Hours:

Box Office and site open at 10am

No admittance after 5pm

Music runs from 11am-7pm

Bar open from 11am - 8pm


Where can I buy my tickets?  

Tickets will be available at the festival Box Office as listed above, and online. Online sales remain open through the festival as well. Paper tickets will be available at several promotional events prior to the festival





Will I get sent a paper ticket?

No, you will be sent an e-ticket from our ticket provider . On arrival you will need to produce your e-ticket (via your payment receipt) at the box office to exchange for your wristband and entry to the festival. Ensure that your printed proof of purchase includes the name of the person who booked the tickets. All receipts will be cross referenced by name or scanned where bar cards are available. All ticket holders should arrive together where possible to avoid any delays on entry.


Will I get a wristband?  

Yes, on entry to the festival you will be issued with a securely fastened wristband. You must not remove this during the festival. Camping and weekend tickets cannot be split by sharing a wristband.


Do children have to pay?  

Yes. The ticket price for children is low, and many of our activities on site are now free for children.  Under 5's are free.


Is there car parking?  

Yes, this is FREE IN 2018 The car park is reserved for cars only – no camper vans etc. Cars and their contents are parked entirely at the owners own risk.


Is there parking for Disabled?  

Yes, space is limited so it is best to book this in advance. The disabled spaces are adjacent to the main festival site.


Is there a Drop Off and Pick Up Zone?  

Yes, this will be in the main car park. Please note and adhere to the  system in operation.

Where is the festival?

Homegrown takes place on the grounds of Suffolk Academy in Barrow, Bury St. Edmunds. There will be directional signs place nearby to help you find your way. The address is Church Road, Church Farm, Barrow, Bury St. Edmunds, IP29 5AX. There are several business running from Suffolk Academy, so your GPS may come up with another name such as Barrow Archery, or Academy Health & Fitness. That's fine, we're all on the same site.


Is there an age limit at Homegrown?

No, you are welcome at Homegrown no matter how old, or young, you are!  Each paying adult can accompany no more than 4 children under the age of 15.


Will I need ID for age verification?  

You may be asked to provide proof of age either in the campsite or at the bars. Our bar staff follow the Over 21 rule!  Legal drinking age restrictions apply, ie. 18+


What facilities are there?

Permanent, clean, and volunteer manned toilets, a fully stocked bar that includes local ales and Aspall cyders, plenty of food choices that include vegan, vegetarian, dairy free, and gluten free options, children and adult activities, a craft area, first aid, a toddler zone, and a variety of vendors. Showers and a separate toilet area are available for our campers.


Can I leave the Homegrown site and return?  

Yes, if you are wearing your wristband or we may stamp your hand.


Can I take pictures at the festival?  

Yes, but professional/SLR cameras over 6 Mega Pixel are not allowed unless you have prior agreement from the organisers.  


Can I bring my dog to the festival?

We have not previously allowed dogs on site but we are reviewing this for 2018.  If this is important to you please tell us


Can I bring chairs, umbrellas and gazebos to the site?  

Strictly no gazebos in the main area or the campsite but chairs and umbrellas are permitted if used in a considerate manner. Please be aware you may be asked to move or remove them if causing an obstruction within the site or if the site becomes full.


What do I need to remember to bring to the festival?

Your proof of ticket purchase

Proof of ID (not your passport!)

Cash and a debit card (just in case)  

See the camping page for details of what to bring if you're camping.


What should I NOT bring to the festival?  




Illegal drugs

Glass or cans


Laser Pens


High resolution cameras

Video equipment

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Homegrown Music Festival was developed to promote and support our vibrant local talent and live music culture. We have taken the festival experience back to grass roots, making it enjoyable, comfortable, family friendly and affordable. Our focus is simple... showcasing Homegrown music from our thriving local music scene and just having a really good time.  - Glen Moulds, Founder


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moulds family

8-10 June, Barrow, IP29 5AX