Artists and billed attractions may be subject to change.
No trading allowed within the venue or on The Common without Saffron Walden Round Table’s (SWRT) prior written consent.
Goods using unauthorised event logos and unauthorised professional recording equipment will be confiscated.
Do not buy tickets or goods from unlawful street traders/touts. They are invalid.
You give your express consent to your actual/ simulated likeness to be included for no fee within any audio or visual recording to be used in any media for any purpose at any time. This includes filming by the police or security staff which may be carried out for the security of customers and/or the prevention of crime.
No unauthorised vehicles will be allowed on site.


Refunds are only considered on major cancellation, substantial alteration or by special exception determined by SWRT.
Refunds should be obtained from the point of purchase, no later than 4 weeks after the event.
A maximum of the face value of the ticket will be refunded.


Tickets are non-transferable and only valid when purchased from the official 8 Day weekend website.
Tickets/wristbands purchased from unauthorised sources will be rendered invalid and refused admission.
Tickets must be exchanged for a wristband on first entry to the marquee. No re-admission on ticket.
Tickets must be valid, presented in full, and not tampered with (in the event of accidental damage, refer to point of purchase prior to event). Tickets remain the property of SWRT.
SWRT will not issue duplicate tickets for lost or stolen tickets.
Tickets cannot be used as part of any marketing, media or sales promotion, without the prior written consent of SWRT.
The ticket holder is responsible for their tickets until it is exchanged 
for a wristband and then responsible for their wristband for the duration of the event.

Wristbands removed from the wrist or tampered with will be rendered invalid and will not be replaced.
Wristbands are only valid for until midnight on the day of entry to the marquee.

By buying tickets online you also adhere to the following privacy policy –


SWRT reserves the right to evict a customer without refund, and/or refuse admission.
You may be body/bag searched at the entrances, on the site or when leaving.
Any item(s), reasonably considered for use as a weapon, which may cause danger, offence or disruption to any other person, will be confiscated and given to the Police and entry will be refused.
Any person carrying illegal items or carrying out illegal activity will be given to the Police and refused entry.

Anti-social behaviour may lead to eviction.  Please act responsibly.


Unfortunately due to high demand all our press allocation has been filled. Those who are here who are capturing our event are doing so on a ‘not for profit basis’


SWRT is unable to accept any liability for personal or property damages, losses (including confiscations) or injuries sustained at this event – other than caused as a result of our negligence.


No food or drink is allowed in the premises. Any person found to be carrying liquids or food will have it confiscated.  This includes bottles of water.
Under 18’s are not permitted to bring alcohol or to purchase alcohol on site.
It is illegal for an over 18 to purchase alcohol on the behalf of under 18s.

Challenge 25 is in operation. If you appear to look under 25, ID may be asked for.


Smoking is not permitted in enclosed public spaces or the marquee.
Excessive exposure to loud music may cause damage to your hearing.
Pyrotechnics, lasers, smoke machines, strobe lighting/special effects may take place during some performances.
The use of Drones or similar equipment for any reason is strictly forbidden on site without written permission from SWRT.

No animals, other than guide or hearing dogs, are permitted on site.


A viewing platform for disabled guests is available but space is limited. It is recommended if you have special access requirements, you email at least 7 days in advance so appropriate arrangements can be made.
Disabled parking is located on the Common Car Park


Age Restrictions:
0-4 years are Free but all children regardless of age are required to have a ticket for safety reasons.

Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is over 18 years old. Don’t take any chances – bring proof of age.

Buggies, pushchairs, prams or similar are not allowed in the marquee on certain nights. Please check the website for details.


The Saffron Walden Carnival started back in the 1950’s when the world was a very different place. Almost 70 years on, we remain wholeheartedly committed to providing a welcoming, friendly and safe environment for everyone visiting the 8 Day Weekend, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, race, ethnicity, religion, belief or social status.

Everyone coming to our event – whether to have fun or to work – should be able to do so in an atmosphere that is free of harassment, intimidation and anti-social or abusive behaviour.

If anyone does behave in a way which goes against these values, SWRT staff and security reserve the right to take any action which they deem to be necessary or appropriate in the circumstances, including eviction from the event and/or reporting the matter to the relevant authorities.

If you are made to feel uncomfortable while attending one of our events, then we ask that you inform a member of staff or security as soon as possible. All information received will be dealt with sensitively and appropriately.


8 Day Weekend is a mix of non-seated and seated events. Please check the webpage for each individual event for the classification. Seating will be limited to comply with security and licensing conditions.

You cannot bring your own seating / chair to the event. If you have a wheelchair, please refer to Access Restrictions.

SLR type cameras and GoPro’s or devices similar are not permitted into the venue unfortunately. For cameras that look similar to SLR cameras, the staff on the entrances must use their discretion, and your camera may be held at the entrance until the end of the show if it is not allowed to come in. It will be looked after safely for you at the information Point where you can collect after you leave.

If any of these T&C’s are unclear please contact