Frequently Asked Questions

LIVE MUSIC EVENT

When is it?

The event is on Saturday 19th September 2020

Where is it?

It is being held outside at the Birmingham and Solihull Rugby Club. The postcode for SATNAV is B94 5LH and the postal address is

Birmingham and Solihull Rugby Club

Forshaw Heath Lane

Portway

B94 5LH

It is the very first turn off the Southbound A435 towards Redditch after Junction 3 of the M42.

What about the current lockdown? Surely that covers Birmingham?

Although the rugby club is called “Birmingham and Solihull”, its’ actual area is classed as Stratford (Warwickshire) for licensing purposes. It’s also situated right on the edge of Worcestershire. So the additional Birmingham Lockdown restrictions do not apply.

How much is it to go?

Tickets are £8 plus a 75p booking fee and must be purchased before the event. Click here to buy your tickets

You can upload your tickets to show on the gate – so they can be purchased right up to entrance on the day.

What time does it start?

The first band will start at 5pm and we will be aiming to finish by 10.30pm. Gates open at 3.30pm.

What do I need to bring?

Folding Table, Chairs, blankets, and whatever you want to sit on. This is an outdoor open air event.

Which bands and artists are playing?

You can look forward to –

Imaner

The Tangents

Pale Riders

Take Cover

Bhangra Smash Up

Fishheads

Smokin’ Ashes

Carrick

Is there parking?

Yes – there’s plenty of free, secure hardstanding parking on site. Just follow the signs and staff will direct you if needed.

Can I leave my car overnight?

Yes – the gates will be securely locked at MIDNIGHT. Staff will be back on site at 9am on Sunday 20th, so you can collect your car if you want to take a taxi home on Saturday.

Cars MUST be collected no later than 2pm on the Sunday.

Cars are left overnight at owners risk.

Is there food available to buy?

Yes – the rugby club will be offering burgers and hotdogs on the night. You are welcome to bring a picnic – but no open fires or BBQs please. No glass is allowed on the pitches.

Are dogs allowed?

Sorry – as it’s a rugby club, no dogs are allowed.

Can I bring my own alcohol?

No  – the rugby club has a fully licensed and very reasonably-priced bar which is staffed by volunteers. There’s a COVID-safe one-way system to get served. The bar takes contactless card payments. 

Please help us by NOT bringing your own booze, as this breaches the terms of the rugby clubs’ alcohol licence and the terms of our hire agreement.

Is the venue COVID-safe?

The Bees Rugby Club and GlastonBeoley Committee have worked hard to prepare a risk assessment for the event. This has been discussed at length with the local police and regulatory bodies. Each bubble of 6 will have a socially-distanced area to enjoy the music.

You are asked to take responsibility for your own well-being whilst on site. This will include

  • Registering with the “track and trace” QR code that is available around the venue with your mobile phone – if you’re not sure how to do this, we can help you
  • Wearing a mask in closed areas
  • Maintaining social distancing and follow any one-way systems in place
  • Ensuring you stay in your groups of 6, as per the Government guidelines.

Are there other safety measures in place?

We have first aiders and a medical room on site.

What should I do if I’m showing COVID symptoms?

Please don’t come to the event if you are showing symptoms of Coronavirus. This will include

  • A new and continuous cough
  • A temperature
  • A loss of taste or smell

Please check the NHS site if you are unsure – https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19

What else do I need to know?

There’s no smoking on the pitch please – we have a dedicated smoking area in front of the clubhouse.

Please help us keep the new home of GlastonBeoley rubbish free.