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Event Info

Opening Times

Saturday 15th August 2015

Shakedown is an over 18s event only

12pm - 12am (last entry 9pm)


Shakedown Festival

Age restrictions

This is an OVER 18 ONLY EVENT.

The premises will operate a Challenge 25 policy whereby any person attempting to enter the festival or buy alcohol who appears to be under 25 will be asked for photographic ID to prove their age.

The only forms of ID that will be accepted are driving licence, passport or photographic ID bearing the PASS mark logo. The list of approved forms of ID may be amended or revised with the prior written agreement of Sussex Police and the Licensing Authority without the need to amend the licence or conditions attaching to it..

Travel Information

Brighton & Hove Buses will be running the FREE SHAKEDOWN SHUTTLE from the Old Steine in Brighton to Shakedown from 11am to 7pm.

The FREE SHAKEDOWN SHUTTLE will take people back to the Old Steine in Brighton from 8pm to 1am.

NOTE: Alcohol will not be permitted on any of the shuttle buses


For those arriving at Brighton Station, we recommend walking to Old Steine to board the Shakedown Shuttle which takes you straight to Waterhall.

Car parking: Shakedown is a no-parking festival. Please use public transport provided.

NOTE: Brighton Marina car parks are closed to festival traffic, all persons attempting to park in these car parks will be questioned and their cars monitored – wheel clamping will be in operation.



Big Green Coach, the Events Travel Company, are operating day return coach services to Shakedown 2015.

All coaches are scheduled to ensure you don’t miss a minute of the music. Choose your departure location from Chichester, Crawley, London, Portsmouth and Southampton.

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Shakedown is a strictly non-camping festival and guests are required to vacate the park at the end of the day.
There are, however, a huge number of lovely hotels in Brighton – check out to find out more.


As is usually the case for one-day festivals, Shakedown does not offer re-entry to the site - once you're in, you're in! There will be plenty of facilities on-site to ensure you don't need to leave the park at any time, including food, drink and toilets.

Disabled Access

The Shakedown site is accessible for disabled people. If you are registered as being disabled, your carer can attend the event for free to assist you on the day providing you both bring relevant identification and documentation. Please click here to buy this type of ticket. If you require disabled parking or have any additional requirements or enquiries, please email [email protected]

Cloakroom and cash point machines

There is no cloakroom on-site so travel light!

There are ATM machines onsite which accept most major debit cards. Transactions are subject to surcharges.

Food & Drink

Customers are not allowed to bring their own alcohol on site due to our strict licensing conditions. We have ensured drinks are reasonably priced at all our bars. Security will be searching everyone on entry and alcohol will be confiscated.

We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone who is overly intoxicated upon arriving at Shakedown.

Customers are also not allowed to bring their own food to the festival site.

No chairs, tables, BBQs or other such articles may be brought into the event site.Soft drinks in glass or cans will not be allowed into the event site.

You may bring in water in plastic containers under 500ml.

If you have special dietary requirements, please contact us in advance - [email protected]

Drugs policy

Shakedown Festival operates a zero-tolerance drugs policy

Drugs dogs are operating at the entrance to the event

Amnesty Bins will be provided in advance of the entrance

Anyone found with drugs on their person past the amnesty point will be refused entry to the event and handed to Sussex Police   

Security and Searching

The event security will be thoroughly checking all bags belonging to ticket holders upon entry to Shakedown.

Light & Sound Warning

Exposure to loud music can cause permanently damage to your hearing. Please visit for information on how to protect your hearing at Shakedown.

Please note that strobe lights and smoke machines may be in use within event site

Ticket Touts

As you have probably encountered before – ticket touts are a major problem at many outdoor events.

We urge you - do not buy tickets from anything other the official ticket outlets (online and in person). For a full list of genuine ticket outlets, please see the tickets section of the Shakedown website


You will receive your tickets a few days before the event so don't panic - this is standard practice to avoid fraudulent ticket copying! Should you not receive them, please contact the ticket agent where you bought your tickets. The phone number for all Ticketmaster enquiries is 0333 321 9999.

Although there may still be a few tickets left on the day, we highly recommend you buy them in advance to avoid disappointment. Once they’re sold out, we will not be releasing any extra tickets due to the capacity of the site.

Safety & security

Never leave your bags or other valuables unattended within the event.
• Be discreet with your belongings; displaying expensive jewellery or electronic devices, like mobile phones or cameras, could attract unwanted attention. Keep your drink on you at all times to lessen the rick of it being spiked.
• Don’t walk and text at the same time, you will be less aware of what is happening around you. Be aware of your surroundings and stay alert to what’s going on around you.
• Register your mobile phone at
• Keep your phone out of sight in your pocket or handbag when not in use.
• Use your phone's security lock code, if it has one
• Record details of your electronic serial number (ESN) and consider separate insurance.
• Property mark your phone with your postcode and door number to help police identify stolen ones.
• Report a lost or stolen phone to security immediately if onsite, if you notice it a later stage of site, notify staff or the police immediately.
• Visit Sussex Police to see more information about staying safe at festivals and events.

What to bring

  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, rainwear
  • Your ticket
  • Proof of ID
  • Cash and a debit card just in case (keep it safe)
  • Check the latest weather update for Waterhall before you leave

What not to bring!

  • Chairs of any sort – there are areas on-site where seating is provided
  • Offensive weapons or anything that may be considered offensive.
  • Glass, cans, pets or laser pens
  • Alcohol of any kind in any hidden contraption
  • Drugs including Legal highs - anyone found with these past the amnesty bins will be refused entry
  • Food – there will be plenty of varied food stalls at the festival
  • Flags – this will ensure you’re not the most unpopular person in the crowd
  • Air horns – or vuvezelas for that matter... you know how annoying they are!
  • Nitrous Oxide (Noxi or laughing gas) in balloon or canister form

Lost Property

Please email [email protected] for any queries regarding lost property at Shakedown



Q: I think I lost something at Shakedown - what do I do?
A:  Please send an email to [email protected] with as many details about the lost item as possible 

Q: Will there be any lockers at the festival?
A: We won’t have a locker system at the festival so please make sure you only bring what you need and leave those valuables at home.

Q: Can I take my own alcohol to the festival?
A: Unfortunately the local authorities won't allow our audience to bring in their own supplies. Alcohol is a restricted product sold under license, and we have been duty bound by the local council to prevent alcohol coming into the festival site.

Q: Is there disabled access at the event?
A: Yes, the whole site will be accessible to disabled customers, for further details please email [email protected]

Q: Will I be able to withdraw cash at the festival?
A: Yes, there will be ATM machines on-site, however it is strongly advised to come prepared.


Q: How can I get home after Shakedown finishes?
A: We are offering a free shuttle bus service back in Brighton along Lewes Road once the festival finishes.

Q: Is car parking available on site?
A: Shakedown is a NO-PARKING festival. You can use the Shakedown Shuttle from Old Steine to Waterhall,  but please do not try park your car nearby - we have stewards patrolling and your car will be removed.

Q: I want to stay over as i don't live locally, can I camp and what are the alternatives?
A: This event is non camping unfortunately, however there is a huge variety of hotels in Brighton inside to get your head down in please visit

Q: I am travelling by train, how do i get to the event from Brighton station?
A: From Brighton Station, we recommend turning left and heading East down to the bottom of Trafalgar Street where you can board the FREE Shakedown shuttle bus straight to Waterhall


Q: Who do I contact if I have a query on my ticket?
A: If you've bought a ticket from our main ticket provider (Ticketmaster) and have any queries, please call them on 0333 321 9999. We do not have any ticket buyers on our system so unfortunately can't help on ticket matters. 

Q: I have bought a ticket online - when will my tickets be posted to me?
A: Tickets are posted out quite close to the event so don't panic. If you have not received your ticket by Tuesday 11th August, please email [email protected]

Q: Can I buy a ticket on the day?
A: There may be a small number of tickets available on the day, but we expect Shakedown to sell out well in advance so best to book them early to avoid disappointment

Q: I am unable to attend but have already bought a ticket. Can i get a refund?
A: Unfortunately, Shakedown does not offer refunds.

Q: Are there any age restrictions?
A: The event is licensed for people of 18 years and over. Identification will be required and anyone under 18 will be refused entry.