Access info

Bingley Music Live is committed to ensuring that disabled visitors to the festival have an equal and inclusive experience. Through listening to feedback and consulting with disabled professional advisors we aim to make your experience of the festival the best possible.

The festival is held on a Greenfield site and as such there are sections with uneven ground and steep gradients. However the festival has been planned to ensure that the site is as accessible as possible.

Bingley Music Live has attained the ‘Attitude is Everything’ charter of best practice Silver standard and is working towards achieving the gold standard. Attitude is Everything is a disabled charity whose purpose is to improve deaf and disabled people’s access to live music.

Getting there, disability accessible parking, drop off location and distances

Myrtle Park is easy to get to from the main road and rail networks. Direction signage to the venue can be picked up on the approach.

Accessible car parking for blue badge holders is available at Myrtle Park Primary School. The parking is limited, not pre-bookable and is allocated on a first come first serve basis over the weekend. The postcode of Myrtle Park Primary School is BD16 1HB.

A drop off point is immediately outside the entrance to the park via Beech Street. The distance from the drop off point to the Disability Accessible Reception is 6m.

The car park is less than 260 metres from the entrance to the Disability Accessible Reception. Access from the car park to the festival site is via pavement.

See route in photographs

The distance from Bingley Railway station to the Disability Accessible Reception is 470m.

See route in photographs

 

The Park & Ride service also offers disability accessible buses. Park and Ride is located at UKAR Headquarters, Croft Road, off Bradford Road at Crossflatts. Park and Ride is well sign posted on approaching Bingley.

Post code for Sat Nav: BD16 2UA

Car Parking and transport to and from the Park & Ride car park and venue will be £2 per adult.

A downloadable map showing the routes in and facility locations is available here.

Entrance

There is a separate entrance available for disabled visitors to reduce the queuing time. At this entrance disabled visitors and PA’s will be issued with a wristband allowing access to the disability accessible viewing areas. Please complete the bookable access facilities form (see link under Personal Assistant/Carer Tickets) to apply or if you booked with us last year and your requirements remain the same just contact us and let us know. This entrance will also be open 15 minutes prior to the official festival opening time on each day to allow crowd free access to the arena.

Toilets

Portable disability accessible toilet units will be available at the following locations and will be clearly marked:

• Main/disability accessible entrance.

• Disabled viewing platforms.

• Among the general toilet provision.

A changing places toilet will also be available on site. This will be located behind the Welfare Tent adjacent to the main entrance. If you require use of this facility, please inform the Welfare staff on arrival. Please note that this facility will only be available during festival opening hours however it can be made accessible in emergencies. Further information on Changing Places Toilets can be found at: www.changing-places.org

If you have any questions about the Changing Places toilet which will be provided on site, please contact us by emailing [email protected]

Assistance Dogs

Only Recognised Assistance Dogs will be permitted onto the festival site. You may be required to produce your laminated Recognised Assistance Dog photo ID card at the gate (www.assistancedogs.org.uk/faqs).

Event Buddies

Disabled visitors using the main stage viewing area to the side of the main stage arena will be able to call upon the services of an event “buddy” if required or not accompanied by a PA. “Buddies” will be on hand specifically for people who find it difficult to get around the site. Just ask if you need assistance. “Buddies” will be available during all site opening hours.

Seating

No seating is provided for disabled visitors or PA’s. Please bring your own if required.

Camping

Private camping at Bradford and Bingley Sports Club contain disability accessible facilities. The club house contains an accessible toilet (available 24 hours a day) and shower facilities with only a small step into them. Camping can be accessed close to the main car park for the site, and also close to the family area over fairly level terrain.

Please book these camping facilities separately with the individual campsite operators.

There is no camping on site at Bingley Music Live this year.

Performances

Please be aware certain performances will use strobe lighting/lasers without announcement which may affect people with photo sensitive epilepsy.

Medical and Welfare Facilities

There is full medical provision available during the festival.

Bookable Access Facilities

As a festival we try to make your experience over the weekend as seamless as possible and have many facilities in place in order to do so. To take advantage of the facilities available please complete a downloadable bookable access facilities form (see link under Personal Assistant/Carer Tickets) and send to [email protected]

Viewing areas and distances

Main stage viewing area – This is a large area to the side of the main arena with great views of the stage. This is accessible via a network of tarmac paths within the park. Reception to Main Stage viewing area is 150m.

There will be a small bar at this location for disabled guests who are unable to access the main bar.

Discovery Stage viewing area – A viewing area is available next to the front of house mixing desk. This is accessible via tarmac paths and a short distance across a grassed area. Reception to Discovery Stage viewing area is 160m.

Please complete a bookable access facilities form to apply for use of the viewing platforms. (see link under Personal Assistant Carer Tickets)

A power socket is available at the Welfare Tent for charging mobility scooters.

Accessible Route from Disabled Reception to Main stage viewing area in photographs

Personal Assistant/Carer Tickets

In our commitment to make Bingley Music Live accessible to everyone, we may provide those disabled ticket holders that require full time assistance with a free ticket for a partner, accompanying friend or personal assistant (PA).

You will need to complete the Bookable Access Facilities Form here and provide a copy of your most recent DLA letter, PIP, Attendance Allowance or Blue Badge. The deadline for us receiving this application is approximately 2 weeks before the festival. After that our resources are limited due to being on site and we may not be able to process your application.

Please complete the form and send it back to us at Bingley Music Live, Events Office, Room 322, 3rd Floor, City Hall, Bradford, BD1 1HY, alongside a copy of your supporting document from the above list.  If you booked with us last year and permitted us to retain your data and your requirements remain the same just contact us and we will book you in.

If you would like to speak with someone regarding accessibility or the facilities for disabled people at Bingley Music Live please contact us via the contacts provided below.

Downloadable Access Info is available here.

A pre-event tour to check out the facilities is also available the day before the event. You will need to book in to make these arrangements.

Email [email protected] or [email protected]

Tel: 01274 433756