The Festival Campsite is a 5 minute walk from the festival site. Get there early as pitches are first come first served. Make sure the sun is facing your tent as you wake up. Live the dream.
Amenities include showers, toilets, drinking water and recycling. Breakfast and coffee is also available.
Do remember that it can get chilly on the French coast at night! So do bring heavy blankets and warm sleeping bags to enjoy a good night's sleep!
We also offer on site glamping options with a registered partner. Please check availability on the ticket page.
Please read through the current crossing border requirements below: https://uk.ambafrance.org/COVID-19-rules-for-travel-between-France-and-the-UK-28918
1- No negative test on departure is required for travellers vaccinated according to EU regulations. These travellers must present proof of this vaccination to the transport company and border control authorities.
2- Unvaccinated travellers must present a negative result of a PCR test less than 72 hours old or an antigen test less than 48 hours old before departure (departure of the first flight when the journey includes a connection), or a certificate of recovery (positive result of a PCR or antigen test carried out more than 11 days and less than six months previously.)
3- Since 1 February 2022, travellers aged 18 and over who had their full vaccine course over 9 months ago and have not since received a COVID-19 vaccine booster must follow the rules for unvaccinated passengers to enter France.
4- The vaccination schedule is considered complete 28 days after receiving one dose of Janssen vaccine, seven days after a second dose of other vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (namely Pfizer/Comirnaty, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Vaxzevria/Covishield) and, for persons who have received all the required doses of a WHO-licensed vaccine not approved by the European Medicines Agency, seven days after receiving an additional dose of a duly approved mRNA vaccine.
5- If you hold a British Passport it must meet two requirements. It must be: less than 10 years old on the day you enter (check the date of issue) and valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the expiry date)
The home of Pete the Monkey Festival is the picturesque seaside village of Saint-Aubin-sur-mer, in rural Normandy (department 76). Beware there is another village with the same name in department 14 Calvados.
We recommend catching the ferry from Newhaven to Dieppe. DFDS ferries run a ferry service three times a day with a journey time of 4 hours. There is a bar and restaurant onboard and beautiful views across the channel. Only a limited number of tickets for foot passengers and cyclists are released every crossing so book early. There is also an overnight service with cabins bookable in advance.
Festival shuttle buses are available for foot passengers from Dieppe port on 10th July (DAY 1) and for the return journey on 13th July (DAY 4).
Alternatively there are more ferries from Dover to Calais, however the onward journey from Calais to the site is about 2hr30m by car. There is no direct public transport.
Train : The nearest train station to the site is Dieppe, 20 kilometers away. Trains from Paris take 2h15min. From Dieppe Ligne 61 offers a regular bus service to the site, it is also an easy cycling distance or you can book a taxi. A festival shuttle bus will also run several times a day. (Times will be announced on Facebook)
Bus : Ouibus or Flex-bus have regular departures from Paris to Dieppe taking 2hr30m. From Dieppe, Ligne 61 offers a regular bus service to the site, it is also an easy cycling distance or you can book a taxi. A festival shuttle bus will also run several times a day. (Times will be announced on Facebook).
We will also be organising several coaches from Paris to the festival site. Seats will be limited so book in advance. Information will be announced on Facebook.
Hand-selected food-trucks provide the best of contemporary cuisine from London and Paris, and prioritise local produce from organic and fair-trade farms.
The festival also offers a chance for foodies to indulge their taste buds by inviting a top Parisian chef to create a gourmet tasting menu with paired wines.
Are there any age restrictions?
The festival is for people of all ages. We have a diverse family friendly programme during the day and an eclectic line up at night.
Is the festival accessible and inclusive?
We have fully accessible toilets and upon request volunteers are available to accompany any festival goers with additional needs on site. Whilst we are doing our best to accommodate those with additional needs the festival is situated on uneven ground. We would also welcome any suggestions on what we can do to improve our accessibility so please do not hesitate to contact us.
Are the tickets refundable or exchangeable?
All the tickets sold by the Pete the Monkey Assocation are non refundable and exchangeable.
Does my name need to be on my ticket?
It is not advisable to try to enter the festival with a ticket in someone else’s name as identity checks may be in operation on arrival.
Where can I park my bike?
A safe bike park is located close to the festival site.
Can I bring my dog?
Unfortunately, we don’t allow animals (except Guidedogs) on the festival grounds or camp site.
Are any items prohibited on site?
Are fires or barbecues allowed?
For security reasons, personal fires and barbecues are strictly forbidden on site.
Is the campsite guarded?
There is security team on the campsite. However we advise not leaving valuables within your tents. Storage facilities are provided on demand.
Are safety deposit boxes available?
We currently do not have deposit boxes or lockers.