What’s this festival all about then? Why the travel references?
We LOVE to travel and experience as much of the world as possible, and we realised there wasn’t a festival out there that showcased as much of it as we’d like. So Atlas was born to share the joys of this amazing planet we live on with like-minded explorers and also the daydreamers who have never seen such sights. It’s a music festival at heart, but with added exotic spice to overload the senses! To find out more about our story check out the About Us page.
Where is Atlas Festival held?
The 2017 event was held amongst the beautiful parkland at the gloriously stunning Scampston Hall in North Yorkshire. The self-proclaimed (but fully deserving) 'God's Own County' regularly tops various travel publications within the 'Top Places to Visit' lists. Where better to host a festival dedicated to the best the world has to offer than within the rolling hills, gorgeous scenery and open spaces of Yorkshire?! Fear not though, travellers. Whilst the journey here may seem further than the overland trip between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, it is actually very well connected. York is the nearest major station which is easily accessible from most of the UK (trust us, we've checked!) and not far from Malton where it's a short taxi or bus ride to the festival site. If you're driving, follow signs to the A64 and you'll find Scampston Hall around halfway between York and Scarborough.
What sort of music will be played?
There is enough of a selection to keep most people happy, with jazz, rap, rock, indie, pop, d 'n' b, acoustic, dance, cheese and of course world music all covered. You can find out more about the different artists playing here.
What are the dates of the event?
Future dates will be released as soon as possible! Keep checking back or follow our social media pages for the latest news.
Is there parking available?
Yes, you must buy a car park pass in advance. You can buy a pass here.
Can I bring children to the event?
We do not have a specific children’s area, however most of the acts, classes and activities are suitable for younger ones. Please note that some films playing in the Long Haul Campsite may be age restricted. Under 16 tickets are available here and children 4 and under go free.
When will I receive my tickets?
All orders are electronic to save passing on shipping costs and thus extra expense to you as a customer. Please keep your confirmation email safe with your order number as this will be required for entrance to the festival including pre-booked car parking.
What am I not allowed to take into the festival or campsite?
You may be body and/or bag searched at the entrances. Persons suspected of carrying items that may be used in an offensive or dangerous manner, or carrying out illegal activities onsite may be searched.
Not allowed within the festival site:
Portable laser equipment and pens.
Unauthorised professional film or video equipment*.
Electrical generators (including in campervan areas).
Chinese or sky lanterns.
Any item which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon.
Animals (other than registered guide or hearing dogs).
Sound systems, other than small personal ones.
Unofficial tabards or reflective jackets.
Unauthorised items for trading, including any goods using unauthorised event logos.
Excessive amounts of food, cigarettes and alcohol may be refused entry to the site.
Aerosols over 250ml.
*Pocket sized cameras and cameras with small detachable telephoto lenses for personal use will be allowed - up to 6 inch long. Professional cameras and video/audio equipment are strictly prohibited. Live video/audio recordings made without the permission of the artiste/promoter are prohibited.
Can I bring a campervan or caravan?
Yes, you will need to purchase a separate pass alongside your tickets. All occupants including the driver must hold a weekend camping ticket. You can buy a pass here. Please note that there are no electrical hook-ups available.
You lose sight of things… and when you travel, everything balances out.