**  Please note: The application period for 2016 has now closed  **

Access Registration Form :

Welcome to Festival Republic’s Disabled Access Scheme for 2016. A Number of changes have been made so please read this thoroughly before submitting your application.

If you require use of disabled access facilities or wish to apply for a free PA/Carer ticket for the festival you are attending, please purchase your own event ticket, complete and submit this form alongside your supporting evidence documentation.

There are no separate tickets for disabled customers and you may purchase your ticket via any authorised agent. We aim to process applications within 4 weeks of receiving all relevant documentation.

Once all documentation has been received and processed, you will receive final confirmation by email.

Documentation -

Unless you are on the Festival Republic access database, we require supporting documentation as evidence of your requirements. This information helps us plan to meet your access requirements and is mandatory. Please include one of the following with your completed form;

- DLA/PIP or equivalent

- Medical professional’s letter

- Blue badge – not sufficient if applying for a PA/Carer ticket but adequate for parking only

- D/deaf or blind registration

- The Access Card of equivalent

Please submit your documentation with you application form. All documentation is kept secure and destroyed securely after processing. 

If you wish to join Festival Republic’s access database, then please indicate this on your application. The database means for 3 years, you do not need to submit further supporting evidence with any application as you will be pre-approved for all festivals. We only hold your name and email details and never share your information. 

If you are unable to include your documentation, please state in Additional Notes that it has been forwarded either by fax, email or post.

Contact Us :

In all correspondence, please mark which festival you are applying for.

Post: Access Team, Festival Republic, 35 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7AU

Fax: 0207 379 6886 (for attention of Access Team)

Email: accessuk@festivalrepublic.com

Telephone: Jon Disabled Access Coordinator 0207 009 3490

Purchasing Disabled Access Tickets :

For 2016, disabled access customers should buy a standard festival ticket. Please buy your festival ticket first. 

You will then need to apply for access to disabled facilities and / or a free PA ticket, if required. Any applicants under the age of 16 will need to have a PA / Carer who is 18 or over.

This scheme is open to disabled ticket holders of all ages:-

A disabled access customer aged 13 or over will require their own adult event ticket.

If you are applying for a child or teen please contact the Disabled Access Team.

Please Note: Only buy your ticket if you are applying for a carer / PA ticket. 

If you are not offered a free ticket for a PA but you still wish to bring someone, and the event has sold out by the time we inform you, we can make one ticket available to buy.

**  Please note: The application period for 2016 has now closed  **

PA / Carer's Ticket :

Leeds Festival offers a free PA/Carer ticket if someone is unable to attend the festival without the support from a PA/Carer.

Once you've bought your ticket, you'll need to apply for access to the facilities you need and/or a PA ticket, if required. If you are applying for a child or teen please contact the Disabled Access Team.

Please do not buy a ticket for your PA as this will NOT be refunded if you are approved a PA ticket through our application process.

** Please note: The application period for 2016 has now closed **

Temporary Impairments :

Please note that our disabled customer facilities cannot cater to people with temporary impairments such as broken bones, healing wounds and women who are pregnant.

These facilities are for the specific use of disabled customers and we kindly ask that you please respect this.

Medical and welfare is available 24 hours a day to everyone and is located in The Village with general practice facilities and staffed with doctors, nurses and paramedics. 

We will also have roaming medics throughout the arena who are equipped to provide first aid, minor casualty and resuscitation. They have details of emergency dentists and local chemists and run a pharmacy service. Stewards and security are also on hand and where possible can offer you help and support if you are unwell or require assistance.

If you are planning on arriving at the event using public transport while having a temporary impairment please know that there may be long routes of walking once you have reached the site.

Disabled Access Car Parking :

Disabled access parking will be clearly marked on road signs approaching Bramham Park. The entrance is at the Yellow Gate, follow signs for Guest/Disabled Access Check-In.

You will also receive a car pass with map that enables you to enter the car park. Please complete this car pass with your name, contact number and registration number.

Blue Badge holders do not need to buy a festival parking ticket, you must register with the Access Team to get a disabled access car parking pass. 

The disabled access car park cannot be entered without a car pass issued by the Access Team. 

Parking in the disabled access car park is limited so accompanying friends and family coming in separate vehicles will not be able to use this car park, they must purchase a festival parking ticket and use one of the standard car parks. 

The disabled access check in is situated in this car park and next to the disabled access campsite. You will be able to unload your car next to the campsite.

Disabled Access Campsite :

The disabled access campsite is available to customers who are unable to camp in standard campsites or who need access to specialist facilities we provide. You can apply to camp here by filling in an application form. The campsite is next to the arena and has an Information Tent run by the charity Attitude is Everything for all your festival and access enquiries - they will also be able to contact the Access Team via radio.  

Party Size :

As well as you and your PA/Carer, we will allow two more friends in your group. You must register the number in your group during the application process. 

Please make sure you let us know if you want to camp with your friends so we give them the appropriate wristbands when they arrive.

Facilities we provide in the disabled customer campsite:

- Wheelchair accessible unisex showers and toilets.

- Standard toilets and showers.

- Fresh water points and accessible sink.

- Waste-disposal point.

- Medication fridge.

- Electrical points for charging wheelchairs or motorised scooters on a first-come, first-served basis.

You can park next to the campsite to unload all your luggage and tents and also to load when you leave the festival. 

Drop off and pick up for private cars and taxis is also authorised for all customers who need it at Yellow Gate only for Disabled Access Check In. 

You should park vehicles in the disabled access car park for the duration of the festival, where you can have access to them at all times. The campsite opens from 2pm on Wednesday 24th August 2016. 

We also have Customer Assistance Team (CAT) volunteers available to assist you with unloading and loading when available. 

You can come and go as you please from the festival site if your vehicle is parked in the car park. This is the same car park for Day Ticket holders.

Viewing Platforms / Areas: 

The viewing platforms are for those disabled guests who are unable to see the concert in any other way. Mainly this is most relevant to wheelchair users, those unable to stand for long periods or people who struggle with being in crowds. It is for this reason that we give all guests in this situation priority in accessing the platforms or viewing areas. Seating is provided on a first-come first-served basis. 

You will find viewing platforms at all stages and two at the Main Stage. Please check with the Information Tent and the festival map for any further additions or changes to viewing platforms/areas during the festival.

If this applies to you, you can take your PA/Carer with you. In extremely busy periods, we may ask your PA/Carer to move to the back of the platform if you do not need direct one-to-one support.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times and do not have to leave their parents if the platform becomes full.

The platforms and viewing areas operate on a first-come first-served basis and we cannot guarantee access in extremely busy periods. If the platforms or viewing areas are full, we will operate a one-in one-out process.

Accessible Toilets :

There are unisex accessible toilets in some toilet blocks on the site and specifically by the viewing platforms. We ask that PA/Carers do not use these toilets.

Hearing Loops :

Hearing loops are fitted at the disabled access check in.

Wheelchair Charging :

Power charging points are available at the Main Stage viewing platforms and the Information Tent in the disabled access campsite.

They are only for customers who may need to recharge their wheelchair or motorised scooter.

Medication :

If you need to bring medication with you, we recommend bringing a doctor’s letter/prescription copy if it is not easily recognisable. 

There will also be a medication fridge available if you require cold storage.

BSL Interpretation Service :

There will be a team of BSL Performance Interpreters at Leeds offering a free service to our Deaf & impaired of hearing customers.

Bookings can be made during the event for this service. We also collate requests prior to the festival in order to allocate resources for BSL service. 

There will also be interpreters based at some of the spoken word stages throughout the event. To submit a request, please email us at accessuk@festivalrepublic.com.


Attitude is Everything is a charity set up to improve Deaf and disabled people’s access to live music and have been working in partnership with Festival Republic for over 15 years, offering advice on festival accessibility and facilities. They also run the Information Tent in the disabled access campsite.

Attitude is Everything supports the music industry to make live music events more accessible. Having begun as a pilot project in 2000, they are now a fully independent charity and part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio of Organisations. Attitude is Everything encourage events producers to go beyond legal obligations set out in the Equality Act and implement Best Practice, providing a fair and equal service to their Deaf and disabled customers.

The Attitude is Everything Charter of Best Practice encourages live venue promoters to publicly show their commitment to improving access, and is assessed by a nationwide team of Mystery Shoppers. Other services include training, consultancy and yearly Club Attitude events, set up to demonstrate best practice for live music events accessibility and showcase Deaf and disabled musicians and DJs within a mainstream line up.