Frequently Asked Questions
We've been getting lot's of questions, so before you send us a message check below to see if your question is answered here.
How can I buy tickets?
We will be crowdfunding this festival, so tickets will be available on Kickstarter in November. Please sign up to the mailing list for a chance to win a pair of tickets, and be the first to find out when our early bird tickets are available.
There will be a limited number of special price tickets available through Kicktarter. Once they have all sold and we have raised enough gold and silver to make the festival happen, full-price tickets will be available on this website.
How much will tickets be?
The exact price is still be figured out, but weekend camping tickets, with three nights of feasting in our Mead Hall will be around £150.
There will be early bird tickets if you're looking for a bargain price, but these will be very limited.
Will there be parking?
Yes, there should be space for ~200 cars, and parking will be £10 for the weekend. Please share cars wherever possible.
Can I get public transport to the festival?
The festival is a 10 minute drive from Henley-on-Thames train station and 30 minutes from Reading train station. There are no public buses, so we'd recommend a taxi from one of these train stations.
Closer to the date, we will put recommended taxi numbers on the Find Us page.
Did I hear something about FREE booze?
Yup! Included in your ticket price is access to the Valhalla Feast on all three nights of the festival. This will be a 3 hour feast and the food, mead and ale will just keep coming!
During the day the Mead Hall will be a paid bar with a great selection of drinks.
Will there be vegan food?
Yes. We are planning on there being vegetarian and vegan food as part of the feast. There will be a lot of meat around, but we will be doing our best to cater for everyone and making it a feast to remember!
Is this a family friendly festival?
Absolutely, but it's primarily aimed at adults. This festival is for people in the Viking, Heathen and Pagan community and we are very welcoming to all. As long as you don't mind your kids being around a bunch of big hairy Vikings who may have had a horn of mead of 4, feel free to bring them.
Many of the activities will be suited for people of all ages, including the axe throwing and firewalking.
Can I just buy a day ticket?
At the moment, no. Due to our licensing for the event, there is a limit on the total number of tickets we are planning to sell, and as such we want as many people camping and enjoying the whole weekend as possible.
If someone only comes on Saturday, that's one less person that can come for the whole weekend.
This may change closer to the event, depending on ticket sales.
Is there a dress code?
We'd love to see you in your Viking finest, whether that's completely traditional, slightly more fantasy, or just jeans and a T-Shirt. Wear whatever you feel comfortable with.
Be warned, if you rock up with a horny helmet it may be confiscated upon entry...
Can I get more involved in the Festival?
Yes! This is intended to be a community event, and we'd love you to provide some content, whether you want to bring something along, run a workshop, provide entertainment, volunteer to help with running the festival, or anything else you can think of.
Just get in touch and let us know what you'd like to do.
Why are Skull Vikings running this event?
Because it will be awesome. Andreea and Steve run Skull Vikings, which is a UK Viking business, but we are running this festival as a not-for-profit event, just because it's the kind of festival we really want to attend.
We really hope that this can be something big, and that it can bring together and grow the UK Heathen community.
As we have said before, sometimes you just need to do Viking shit with your Viking friends.
Coronavirus - are you cancelling?
No, we have no plans to cancel the festival. The safety and health of everyone is important to us so we are keeping an eye on all public health warnings and guidance as things progress, however we have no intention to cancel the event, with months to go yet, things may improve by then everywhere so it is too early to tell. Because of the size of the event and it taking place in the middle of the summer the likelihood of us needing to cancel is very low.