1. Your ID
If you can’t provide photographic and holographic identification when asked, you will not be served at the bar. So if you are lucky enough to look under 21 please make sure that you bring an acceptable form of proof of age ID. This includes; a photo drivers license, a passport (not a photocopy), A PASS (Proof of Age Standards Scheme) proof of age card. We advise that you invest in a PASS card rather than a passport or driving license as we wouldn’t want you to lose them in all the excitement. Make this as simple as possible with Validate UK & Citizen Card
In hot weather bring drinking water in sealed plastic bottles no bigger than 500ml and don’t forget sun cream, sunglasses and a hat. In wet weather bring a waterproof coat and suitable footwear.
Please don’t bring your umbrella as it’ll be taken off you. Umbrellas in large crowds are anti-social and those with pointed ends can be dangerous if in the wrong hands. It’s far better to be prepared so if there’s a chance of rain bring a waterproof coat.
3. Transport arrangements
Use public transport to beat the traffic and plan your journey from any address in Yorkshire by contacting Travel Line on 0870 608 2 608 or visit yorkshiretravel.net or nationalrail.co.uk for timetables journey planner and services. Check out our getting there page for full travel details and the location of Myrtle Park.
4. Do not bring
Check the do not bring list before you set off. You will only end up disappointed if you have to return it to your car or even worse have it confiscated by event stewards.
Don’t forget to bring enough money for essentials like bus/train fares, mobile phone top ups as well as for food, drink and event merchandise sold at the festival.
Don’t buy from street hawkers. You may buy something that is on the do not bring list by accident and end up having it taken from you on entry to the festival.
6. Fancy Dress
There is a special theme for fancy dress on the Sunday at BML. See Fancy dress page for the theme. (fancy dress). Our photographers will be going around the crowd and taking photos of you all.
7. Plan ahead
Obviously your priority is to get to see the acts that mean the most to you. Make sure you get there early so you don’t miss any of the acts you want to see. Don’t miss your train or bus home. Check timetables and allow plenty of time to get to the station. There’s likely to be queuing at the station after the event. If you’re walking home, wear something bright. If you are traveling with family or friends pick a time and place to meet up after the show and stick to it. Planning ahead will make your experience at the festival a more enjoyable one.
8. Have fun
Attending a festival with friends can be a great experience. Bring your camera and remember to take plenty of snaps with your mates. We’d love it if you added any photos to our Bingley Music Live Flickr group. Remember to stick together and look after one another and you’ll have a great time.