Frequently Asked Questions
Saturday 7 September: 10am – 12am
Sunday 8 September: 10am – 6pm
All class times will be displayed on this website a month before the festival.
What’s included in my ticket?
Your ticket price includes entry into VERVE, all classes, entry to the speaker tent and the Saturday night entertainment. Food, drink and treatments are extra.
We're delighted to have teamed up with Dorset based Honeybells, to offer a luxury camping experience within our festival grounds.
Your stay in their beautiful cotton canvas bell tents creates the perfect retreat, allowing you to enjoy the festival, whilst giving you the comfort to relax, rest and recover.
Glamping and Camping customers ONLY can access the VERVE festival site from 4pm Friday 6th September.
Please note that no campfires are permitted at the VERVE Festival site.
Where else to stay
There are plenty of great hotels, pubs with rooms, glamping sites and Air B&B’s close by.
Our most local pubs with rooms/hotels are:
The Horseshoe, Ebbesbourne Wake
The King John Inn, Tollard Royal
The Beckford Arms, Fonthill Gifford
The Compasses , Chicksgrove
The Royal Oak, Swallowcliffe
Museum Inn, Farnham
10 Castle Street, Cranborne
Grosvenor Hotel, Shaftesbury
The Inn at Cranborne, Cranborne
La Fosse, Cranborne
West Barn Lodge, Fovant
River Barn, Fonthill Gifford
Local Glamping at:
Black Pig Retreats, Shaftesbury
Chalke Valley Camping, Bowerchalke
Elcombe Copse, Alvediston
Pyt House Garden, Tisbury
We will launch an online booking platform in 2019 where you can book and pay for treatments in advance.
How can I pay on the day?
We will have credit card machines, but the wifi in our village can be rather patchy. Please bring cash for food, drink and the boutique.
Strictly no sale of alcohol to under 18’s. If you are lucky enough to look younger please bring ID.
There is no smoking at Manor Farm, aside from designated areas. We respectfully ask you to adhere to this rule, to minimise damage to the land.
We operate a zero tolerance policy on illegal drugs and legal highs. Anyone found to be in possession or under the influence of drugs will be asked to leave.
Strictly through pre-bought tickets via www.feeltheverve.com. We will be unable to grant entry without a ticket.
Children under 15 may attend for free, when accompanied by an adult.
A family ticket means 2 adults and 2 children.
What to bring
The good old English summertime can not be relied upon, so please bring a brolly and layers in case the evening gets chilly.
What not to bring
Please don’t bring any of your own food and drink to VERVE. You may have your bag searched upon arrival, and will be asked to leave anything not bought at the show.
We will have complimentary water stations throughout the festival ground
Getting to VERVE
Closest train stations: Salisbury (9 miles) and Tisbury (4 miles)
Postcode is SP5 5JH, follow AA signs to festival entrance
There will be free parking on site for cars. No camper vans, caravans etc please.
Our aim is that the entire festival will be accessible by wheelchair, although the ground can be quite bumpy! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with specific questions.
We love dogs, but as this is a working farm, we respectfully ask you to leave your four legged friends at home.
We are serious about looking after the farm, our community and the planet. We will ensure that all the following areas are covered at VERVE.
Low food miles – all our food and drink will be sourced from as close as possible to the Chalke Valley
Low/No plastic – we will provide free water stations, and request that all our suppliers use zero, or the absolute minimum amount of plastic possible during VERVE
Community – we want to keep VERVE suppliers and partners as local as possible, and celebrate the abundance of local talent, brands and companies. The Chalke Valley is a place of wonderful community spirit. We want to create a legacy for our local friends and family to enjoy for years to come.
Waste – all waste will be disposed of in the most environmentally friendly way possible. Our pledge is to recycle 100% of waste so nothing ends up on a landfill site.
Charity – we will donate a percentage of our profit to mental health charity MIND
We want to work with, and welcome, small, like minded, brands and companies that share our values of doing the right thing, looking after our earth and being good to one another.
VERVE Festival will work with partners, sponsors and suppliers who:
Encourage genuine mental and physical wellness as part of their brand and marketing plan
Do not discriminate against customers or their staff in terms of age, gender, disability, sexuality or race
Encourage a sustainable approach to the way they do business e.g. through a local economy approach, reduced carbon footprint or low food miles, have good production ethics, ensure fair equal pay for their staff and/or have policies which encourage this.