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?

Visit the ticket page of this website.

How much will tickets be?

Early bird weekend tickets with camping and 3 nights of the feast are £159. 2022 pricing will be released 30th September 2021

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 and parking will be £12 for the weekend for a car and £40 for vans/campervans that will stay on the campsite. Please share cars wherever possible :)

Will there be camping?

Yes, but you can only camp if you are a full weekend ticket holder. You can't sleep in the car park if you have a day ticket nor can you remain on site over night.

Is there nearby accommodation?

Yes, if camping isn't your thing here are some options for you. Click on the names to open in a separate window.

Dummer Down Farm's cottage  (can't get much closer than this! it's on site)

The Wheatsheaf by Greene King (0.5 miles away)

 

Can I get public transport to the festival?

The festival is a 10-15 minute drive from Basingstoke train station and there are a few direct trains to Basingstoke from various parts of the country. Please check out the Find Us/Travel page for full info. There are no public buses, so we'd recommend a taxi from the train station.

Did I hear something about FREE booze?

Yup, provided you've purchased the right ticket! Included in your weekend 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 come out regularly as needed! T&Cs apply. Day tickets are available with and without feast access, but don't worry, if you don't have the feast ticket or we've sold out of those, there are amazing gourmet food vendors on site and the mead bar will be open for purchases. There will be plenty of entertainment to enjoy in the evening with or without the feast.

During the day the Mead Hall will be a paid bar with a great selection of drinks so a wide selection of food and drink will be available all day long.

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 or 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?

Yes! There are day tickets available for each of the three days, with and without the feast. Check out the tickets page.

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 initially intended to run this festival in 2020, but postponed to 2021 due to Coronavirus. 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. 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. 

Do I have to pay to do things like blacksmithing, axe throwing, fire walking etc.?

Yes. Activities cost extra and are charged by the people running them. No activities are included in the cost. The typically rule is watching is free but joining/doing stuff costs extra. No exceptions, even organisers and traders will have to pay to join in on these things. 

What's free?

Plenty. You can see the wolves and birds of prey displays, talks and demonstrations, battle reenactment, live history village, other talks, fire dancers, boat burning, story tellers, watch the fire walking, demonstrations of how things are made by the blacksmiths etc. 

Are you doing any sales/discounts/promotions?

Promotional events may be held at future dates but none are scheduled. Discounted tickets such as early bird ones may be available at a future date for next year's event.

SOLD OUT? Will there be any more feast tickets released?

The feast hall is currently sold out. Spaces may become available in case of cancellations, no-shiws or failure to pay outstanding amounts on reserved tickets. Please get in touch if you would like to go on the mailling list. We have limited tickets for full festival access without the feast. We recommend purchasing one of those and upgrading at a later date if it is possible as we can't guarantee not running out of those weekend tickets as well.

Discounts/free tickets - can I get one?

Unfortunately we are not able to offer any free tickets or discounts at the moment for any carers, age groups, occupations or any others. Even the founders and volunteers are paying for their ticket full price! Why? Because this is a self funded event meaning the money that goes in to the festival goes on the entertainment and everything needed to make it amazing so we can't give a discount without making it less than it could be. Thank you for understanding.