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Apocalypticus presents: The Road to Ruin 2019
Attention warboys, tankgirls, wasteland warriors and armageddonists!
The first event saw the rise of Apocalyptica.
The second event rose from the ashes with the rebirth as Apocalypticus
Now the third event will see the survivors of the fallout reunited once again on The Road to Ruin!
This is the UK’s BIGGEST and ONLY post apocalyptic festival set on a deserted WW2 airbase, and promises a fully immersive wasteland experience. There will be bands, performers, sideshows, weirdos, beer, food stalls, dancers, DJs, noise, fuel, fire, a Fallout vault and a Road Run – The Road to Ruin. We will also be holding The Battle Arena where participants can join in the Jugger leagues, Thunderdome fights and watch flaming sword and live action displays. The whole event will be set inside a compound of trade stalls, a fully immersive shanty town village, a specially-built stage, distressing-stations, and workshops…for all of your post-apocalyptic needs!
Check out the rat rods, survival bikes, ratbikes and tanks at the Desolation Alley Vehicle Show.
Event Dress Code: Post-Apocalyptic/Mad Max style armageddonist ravager gear and accessories are a must!! Pillories, stocks and/or encarceration for non-compliance!
Dont miss it!
Early access available from Thursday at 12pm with a £10 cash fee on the gate. This gives you the opportunity to pitch your tent and come and hang out with the Road to Ruin crew in the warm and friendly social club bar.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Bring the Purchasers I.D. with your e-ticket or print-out. Severed hands will not be admissible. Minors (under 13) are required to be escorted by an adult at all times. There will be adult-themed entertainment throughout the event. Parental guidance is advised.
Can I bring my kids?
Yes! Under 16s go free!
What times are the gates open?
Thursday – gates open at 12pm for early access. You can purchase an early access ticket for £10 cash on the gate.
Friday – gates open at 8am
Saturday – gates open at 8am
Sunday – gates open at 8am and will remain open for exiting the site
All vehicles can be re-admitted to the festival as long as your wristband is shown.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Full free on-site parking for all vehicles – please note: Rat/Survival and suitable show vehicles will be directed to the “Desolation Alley” vehicle show once the drivers and passengers have parked. All others will be directed to an adjacent on-site car park near the campsite. There is a shuttle bus that will run to and from the nearest train station, so please keep an eye on Facebook FAQ group for more information.
What can I bring into the event?
You may bring replica/non-harmful weaponry onto the site – all items will be subject to a safety check. No blades will be allowed. All airsoft guns will need to be emptied of ammunition before being allowed on site, including magazines and no cap guns allowed. If deemed a safety hazard weapons will be secured in a locker and returned at the end of the event. Temporary allowances may be made for photoshoots during the Saturday Desolation Alley Vehicle Show. All items to be returned to the locker before evening entertainment begins. The organisers decision is final.
I heard there are going to be activities on site!
You heard correct! There will be a “Battle Arena” with a Jugger league, Thunderdrome arena and axe-throwing. By purchasing a ticket you automatically agree to our terms and conditions/activity waiver so you may participate in these events at any time. There are first aid and paramedics on site and the organisers are not responsible for any damage caused to yourself or your personal property.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Is there Camping on-site?
There is FREE camping on-site, cold water and toilets, tents, vans, campervans, caravans, trucks, teepees, bivouacs – all welcome. There are no electrical hook-ups available. Fires and BBQs are welcome as long as they are raised off the grass. Tent camping will be seperated from live-in vehicle camping (which will be on the hard-standing area).
What about drugs?
Our policy on drugs is based on three core messages:
- Drug dealers and abusers
- Welfare and treatment
As organisers of Apocalypticus we do not condone the dealing in or use of illegal drugs on site. Drug enforcement laws are as applicable on site as any where else in the country.
All those attending the site will be asked to submit to a search and if found in possession will be refused entry. An amnesty bin will be available at the entrance.
Those found in possession on site will have their drugs confiscated by Security and ejected from the site, if found to have large amounts they will be detained and reported to the police. Experimenting with drugs can lead to adverse reactions. The crowds at a festival can become very frightening and disorientating. If you do take drugs and you become ill, depressed or frightened please ask a steward to direct you to one of the first aid posts or a security guard on site where you can receive help.
Drug Dealers and Abusers
Apocalypticus security and stewards will take an active role monitoring for drug dealing and will work in full co-operation with the Constabulary. When there is a strong suspicion of drug dealing, security will inform and assist the constabulary in every way possible. Security will evict and hold these persons strongly suspected of drug dealing and channel these evictions via the police for searching prior to eviction.
- Those people too inebriated will be refused more alcohol.
- Those causing trouble because of drunkenness will be ejected.
- Those arriving too drunk will be refused entry.
- An over 18 ID policy will be implemented. Only photo ID will be accepted : Passport, Photo driving licence. No ID No sale!
- We have a fully stocked bar on site and alcohol will be allowed in the campsite. Please don’t bring alcohol into he arena, please resect our traders.
Welfare and First Aid
Festival security are trained in emergency first aid and are fully informed about the welfare facilities on site. There is a welfare tent on site.
If you suspect any bad behaviour occuring on site, wether this be missuse of weapons, drug dealing, abusive behaviour, and sexual harassement, please report immediately to a member of crew. We have a fully dedicated security team on site and bad behaviour will NOT be tolerated. We will endeavour to keep to a “three strike” rule, however if your behaviour is a risk to anyone on site, you will be evicted from site at the event manager’s discretion.
Can I bring my dog?
Dogs are permitted but must be kept on a lead at all time, no exceptions. This is to ensure everyone else’s safety, protect people/other dogs/children and also keep the area clean. If you do not clear up after your dog, you will be evicted from the site.