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Coming to Bloodstock from another country

Postby Green Man III » Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:55 pm

Sorry if this question has been asked somewhere else. I didn't find the answer on the website.

I really want to get my ticket but I'll be coming from Canada. I understand changing circumstances are on me, but what if they are beyond my control. Specifically, what if the UK is in lock down next year and not allowing visitors or they are still applying a 14 day self-isolation rule? I may not be able to spare that much vacation time. Does anybody know if the ticket insurance policy has been updated?

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Re: Coming to Bloodstock from another country

Postby bloodofthekings » Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:42 am

Green Man III wrote:Sorry if this question has been asked somewhere else. I didn't find the answer on the website.

I really want to get my ticket but I'll be coming from Canada. I understand changing circumstances are on me, but what if they are beyond my control. Specifically, what if the UK is in lock down next year and not allowing visitors or they are still applying a 14 day self-isolation rule? I may not be able to spare that much vacation time. Does anybody know if the ticket insurance policy has been updated?


Given the specific nature of your situation I would recommend emailing the festival team directly for a straight answer.

Although, if the virus is still serious enough to warrant a lock-down or quarantine restrictions on foreign nationals then I would say it's serious enough for the festival not to go ahead anyway

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Re: Coming to Bloodstock from another country

Postby Green Man III » Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:54 am

Good point. A quarantine would stop outside bands from touring. A full year away so hopefully the human race can get it together by then.

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Re: Coming to Bloodstock from another country

Postby VictoriaTeeLo » Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:31 am

I am planning on getting Sunday tickets for BOA 2021. I will be with a small group (4-5 people). We are coming from the U.S.
I have faith all will be well & forging ahead with plans for next year.
We will not be able to camp or drive ourselves. We will only be there 1 night. Are there hotels nearby? Any recommendations? Also, we will most likely be using public transportation to get there from London- assuming train is the easiest for weekend travel. And once we arrive nearby, taxis are available to get to/from festival? Any suggestions helpful :)

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Re: Coming to Bloodstock from another country

Postby bloodofthekings » Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:45 am

VictoriaTeeLo wrote:I am planning on getting Sunday tickets for BOA 2021. I will be with a small group (4-5 people). We are coming from the U.S.
I have faith all will be well & forging ahead with plans for next year.
We will not be able to camp or drive ourselves. We will only be there 1 night. Are there hotels nearby? Any recommendations? Also, we will most likely be using public transportation to get there from London- assuming train is the easiest for weekend travel. And once we arrive nearby, taxis are available to get to/from festival? Any suggestions helpful :)


Hi Victoria,

The festival have saved a link for people to use to find nearest hotels - https://www.trivago.co.uk/derby-37732/e ... al-3472160 (noticed over the years that quite a few folk tend to stay at one of the two travel lodges on the A38 road)

In terms of train travel, you would need to get a train from London to Birmingham New Street and then a local train from there to Lichfield.

If you haven't already, check out https://www.britrail.com/
Friends of ours from the US have used this site in the past to get discounted train travel as just buying train tickets from a ticket office on the same day you travel in the UK can be very expensive.

Once you're at your hotel, the hotel should be able to provide phone numbers for taxi companies and there will probably be other people going to the festival you could share a taxi with. I would advise calling and booking a taxi to the festival and arranging a return journey for the end of the night too (and agree a price in advance). Whilst there is a taxi point at the festival, finding a taxi that isn't pre-booked by someone else at the end of the night may be a bit of a challenge.

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Re: Coming to Bloodstock from another country

Postby VictoriaTeeLo » Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:41 am

Excellent! Great info, thanks!
Its Jan 2021 & I am forging ahead with plans to attend! this is my 1st ever festival outside of US. I have been watching YouTube videos & researching online. I am confident there will be plenty of helpful folks if we need any assistance, both ahead of time and on site. :) I am sure I will ask for more info as the days get closer- I am super excited!!

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Re: Coming to Bloodstock from another country

Postby Cwej » Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:20 pm

Reccomend visiting Lichfield Cathedral and the National Memorial Arboretum if making a visit of it, for nearby things.

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Re: Coming to Bloodstock from another country

Postby VictoriaTeeLo » Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:40 am

Thanks for suggestions! It's mid-April and I am keeping a close eye on UK travel news. I have booked lodgings, researched the train/public transport, and even signed up for the rideshare, in case someone coming from London can give us a lift on Saturday. Our group is now just 2, so should make travelling easier than 4-5 of us. I am remaining hopeful that with vaccines & testing, quarantine/isolation restrictions will change for those of us coming from US. I am very hopeful, but still booking everything at refundable rates--- hoping it's not needed!

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Postby Aaaarrrrgggghhhh » Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:17 pm

Hi. As others have said.. keep up to date with travel restrictions etc and contact the organisers directly if you have any queries.

I can forward anything to them if urgent. I'll set up a Q&A thread if given permission or PM me and I'll ask for organisers to check in.

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Re: Coming to Bloodstock from another country

Postby VictoriaTeeLo » Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:30 am

Will do! I am hoping it all works out.
I am looking at flights from US & places to stay in London, as well :D


Aaaarrrrgggghhhh wrote:Hi. As others have said.. keep up to date with travel restrictions etc and contact the organisers directly if you have any queries.

I can forward anything to them if urgent. I'll set up a Q&A thread if given permission or PM me and I'll ask for organisers to check in.

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Re: Coming to Bloodstock from another country

Postby Green Man III » Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:20 pm

Aaaarrrrgggghhhh wrote:Hi. As others have said.. keep up to date with travel restrictions etc and contact the organisers directly if you have any queries.

I can forward anything to them if urgent. I'll set up a Q&A thread if given permission or PM me and I'll ask for organisers to check in.


Thanks, Aaaarrrrgggghhhh. A friend gave me that contact info you speak of. But if you hear anything about how travel restrictions will affect this year, please keep us updated.

I have my first VIP ticket and had a 5 minute window to purchase it in the middle of the night (my time) so I really don't want to give it up but also don't think I can book the time off work to self isolate in hotels for a total of 4 weeks on top of the 1 week off for the festival (which I do have booked off).

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Re: Coming to Bloodstock from another country

Postby AlixB » Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:36 pm

Aaaarrrrgggghhhh wrote:Hi. As others have said.. keep up to date with travel restrictions etc and contact the organisers directly if you have any queries.

I can forward anything to them if urgent. I'll set up a Q&A thread if given permission or PM me and I'll ask for organisers to check in.


Dumb question, but what's the best way to contact the organisers directly? I mean, I'd already given up on the idea of travelling to Europe this year, but until yesterday I didn't realise/I forgot there's literally a travel ban until the end of the year, meaning an international holiday is totally out of the question (except for New Zealand, for now). I've got a few questions regarding that.

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Re: Coming to Bloodstock from another country

Postby Aaaarrrrgggghhhh » Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:31 pm

A list of email addresses for team are on the contact page.

https://www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/contact-us

I'd suggest emailing Rachael, who can either answer directly or pass your query onto the relevant person.

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Re: Coming to Bloodstock from another country

Postby AlixB » Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:52 am

Legend. Thank you so much. :)