Disability Access

We don't want anybody feeling that they can't enjoy Green Man so we put a lot of effort into making sure it is as accessible as possible and can achieve great access wherever we possibly can onsite. Attitude is Everything, a charity improving deaf and disabled people's access to live music has just awared us with a Silver Award for our efforts! We recommend checking out the full details of our access before buying a ticket — have a read of the information below. All the information listed below is also available as a PDF download here.

Please note: You will be able to apply for 2:1 tickets and accessible parking after general ticket sale begins in January 2019.

Contact details

If you have questions about the information below please contact the accessibility team via email: accessibility@greenman.net

Access around the site

The Estate is set amongst the beautiful Brecon Beacons. The park is surrounded by woodland, the river Usk, open grassland and a deer park.

Ground surface

The majority of the festival site ground surface is grass. In wet conditions the ground can become very muddy. A tarmac covered road links the entertainment areas at the middle level of the event site, and there is now some hardstanding and trackway leading up to the higher level (Far Out area), although the field itself is on an upward slope. Please be aware that you will still need to cover some grassy areas once you leave the roads to enter each of the areas.

Distances

The festival is small but spread out over quite a distance. The main stage is a 200m walk from the accessible campsite, and the ether stages are will within 650m.

Event Mobility Scooters

Mobility scooters are available for hire at Green Man. Please click this link for more information https://www.eventmobility.org.uk/green-man-festival. Hire is undertaken directly with users at the festival and Event Mobility and is not organised by the festival.

Gradients

The site is set out over three levels - Camping, Little Folk and the Mountain Stage are situated at the lower level, Walled Garden Stage, Last Laugh and Talking Shop are situated at a middle level, with the Far Out, Chai Wallahs, Round the Twist, and the Cinedrome at a higher level.

The gradients between different areas of the festival depend on which route you take, and we advise people with mobility impairments wishing to reach the middle level from the lower level to go via the camp-site and up through the left of the stable area when going up the hill as the gradient is easier to access.

Regardless of the route taken, the natural gradients involved may present a significant barrier for people who make use of manual wheelchairs and those with serious mobility impairments. Electric wheelchairs can tackle most areas without too much hindrance but the ground is quite uneven in places.

ACCESS FACILITIES THAT REQUIRE PRE-BOOKING

Customers should book the following access facilities ahead of time if they require them:

1. 2 for 1 ticket for a personal assistant (supporting evidence required)

2. Accessible campsite vehicle pass (supporting evidence required)

3. Accessible car park pass (supporting evidence required)

4. Viewing platform wristband

It is not necessary to book a pitch in the accessible campsite, see ‘Additional Access Information’ below for more details.

If you apply for a vehicle or car park pass, you do not need to purchase one from the ticket page.

If you do not qualify for or a require an accessible car park pass, but wish to use the general car park, we recommend you purchase a Blue Car Park Pass. This also applies if you are bringing more than one car. We recommend booking early, as the Blue car park usually sells out very fast.

1) Personal Assistant 2 for 1 ticket scheme

We operate a ‘2 for 1’ scheme where you are able to bring a Personal Assistant who gets free entry. This is only available if you have purchased a teen, student or adult ticket, and would be unable to attend on their own. The personal assistant must be aged 16 or over. Unfortunately children with disabilities do not qualify for the 2 for 1 scheme, as they would not be able to attend on their own if they were not disabled.

We require a scan or digital photo of one of the following pieces of evidence to support your application.

  • A confirmation letter showing receipt of the care component of PIP or DLA dated within the last 12 months.
  • If you have previously received DLA or PIP, and have had your application for PIP rejected or not renewed, please also contact us and we may agree to use older evidence.
  • A confirmation letter showing receipt of Attendance Allowance dated within the last 12 months.
  • A confirmation letter showing receipt of Employment and Support Allowance dated within the last 12 months.
  • Proof of registration as severely sight impaired (blind)
  • A letter from a doctor or other medical professional confirming you could not attend the festival alone.

2) Accessible Campsite Vehicle Pass

An accessible campsite vehicle allows you to have a live-in vehicle (campervan or caravan) within the accessible camping area.
You can also apply for this pass if you need to park your car next to your tent, but this is only awarded if your access needs require them to have continual access to your car.

NB: You will not necessarily be able to move your vehicle at all times during the festival, so this pass is not recommended if you may need to leave site in an emergency.

We require a scan or digital photo of one of the following pieces of evidence to support your application

  • Both sides of your Blue Badge
  • A confirmation letter showing receipt of the mobility component of PIP or DLA dated within the last 12 months.
  • If you have previously received DLA or PIP, and have had your application for PIP rejected or not renewed, please also contact us and we may agree to use older evidence.
  • Proof of registration as severely sight impaired (blind)
  • A letter from a doctor or other medical professional indicating that you have a mobility impairment or other medical condition requiring you to use the accessible campsite
  • Proof of diagnosis of being on the autistic spectrum

3) Accessible Car Park Pass

The accessible car park is 100m from the box office and accessible campsite. With an Accessible Car Park Pass you will be able to use the drop-off zone in the campsite to unload and reload. Stewards will be on hand to assist with baggage if required.

We require a scan or digital photo of one of the following pieces of evidence to support your application

  • Both sides of your Blue Badge
  • Confirmation letter showing receipt of the mobility component of PIP or DLA dated within the last 12 months.
  • If you have previously received DLA or PIP, and have had your application for PIP rejected or not renewed, please also contact us and we may agree to use older evidence.
  • Proof of registration as severely sight impaired (blind)
  • A letter from a doctor or other medical professional indicating that you have a mobility impairment

4) Viewing platform wristband

There are viewing platforms at the Mountain Stage, Far Out Stage, Walled Garden and Chai Wallahs. There will also be a viewing area next to the Green Man burning on Sunday night.

These platforms are solely for the use of disabled festival goers plus one adult companion and any depedent children. Please note that if these platforms are extremely busy, companions may be asked to move to the back of the platform so there is enough room for everyone who needs to sit down to see. Accessible toilets will be located next to each viewing platform.

Travel

If you intend to be dropped off by car, please make sure you apply for an Accessible Car Park Pass to allow you onto site.

If you are arriving by coach or shuttle bus from the train station, please contact us to arrange to be collected from the bus gate by our accessibility golf buggy.

Accessible Campsite

General camping facilities are spread over a significant area of the park and everyone is free to choose where they camp however, careful consideration should be given to the choice of camping area. The distance to and from the general camping areas is great and in places the gradients can be severe. Not all of the paths or roads are tarmac or trackway.

The Accessible Camping Area is positioned next to the Family Camping Area and is in the most logical place for anyone with physical access requirements. It is about 2 minutes from the main arena and close to a tarmac road that leads into various parts of the festival.

Facilities available in accessible campsite:

  • Accessible showers
  • Accessible toilets24-hr covered charging point for power chair batteries. (Charging equipment is supervised but is not secured by the festival, so is left at the owner risk.)
  • Accessible information point
  • Fridge to store medication

Please note that access toilets & showers in the accessible campsite will be locked with RADAR Keys, which are available from the Accessible Information Point.

Some people are worried that the Accessible Campsite might be too close to the main stage and therefore noisy at night. It is not that close so this won’t be a problem but festivals are noisy by nature, so it is always advisable to bring ear plugs along with you to the festival, just in case.

Groups of up to four adults (plus their dependent children) per disabled customer can camp together in the Accessible Campsite.

You are not able to camp next to a vehicle without an Accessible Campsite Vehicle Pass which must be applied for.

Accessible Car Park

The accessible car park is only 20m from the campsite.

If you do not qualify for or a require an accessible car park pass, but wish to use the general car park, we recommend you purchase a Blue Car Park Pass. This also applies if you are bringing more than one car. We recommend booking early, as the Blue car park usually sells out very fast.

How to book accessible facilities

Please note: You will be able to apply for 2:1 tickets and accessible parking after general ticket sale begins in January 2019.

If you wish to make use of any of the facilities listed above, please follow the steps below:

1. Purchase your tickets for Green Man as usual, less one adult ticket if you are applying for a 2 for 1 ticket.

2. Email accessibility@greenman.net and we send you a link to a form to fill in and upload your supporting evidence.


Please note: We aim to operate on a case-by-case basis as we appreciate that each guest may have different requirements. If you have any questions, have a requirement that hasn’t been catered for in these details or want to submit another form of evidence which is not outlined in this page then please email us details via accessibility@greenman.net

Evidence Accepted

A photocopy/scan of one of the following official documents (dated within the past 12 months if DLA or Attendance Allowance) makes you automatically eligible for the 2:1 Scheme. Please do not send the original copy.

Front page of DLA letter
Front page of Attendance Allowance letter
Evidence that registered severely sight impaired (blind)
Disabled Identification Card (DID)
Recognised Assistance Dog ID card
In addition, copies of the following two pieces of evidence are required in order to reserve an accessible parking space:

Valid Blue Badge
Photo ID
Please note: We aim to operate on a case-by-case basis as we appreciate that each guest may have different requirements. If you have any questions, have a requirement that hasn’t been catered for in these details or want to submit another form of evidence which is not outlined in this page then please use the access requirement form to tell us or email details via accessibility@greenman.net