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The ABF Soldiers' Charity 75th Anniversary Festival

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Catton Hall


DE12 8LN

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ABF The Soldiers' Charity Festival 2019 - 'Celebrating 75 years in style!'

Fri 13th September - Sun 15th September

This year, The ABF Soldiers' Charity and James Dean Events will be working together to produce a 100% non-profit event to raise money for this charity to celebrate all they have done and are continuing to do for our soldiers, veterans and their families.


ABF The Soldiers’ Charity was founded in 1944; 75 years ago. The fundamental purpose was to ensure that soldiers returning from the Second World War and campaigns such as D-Day were taken care of.

Just in the past year, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity has provided support to around 70,000 British Army soldiers, veterans and their families in 62 countries across the globe.

We owe a debt to those who served – in the D-Day landings and Normandy campaign, and in all subsequent conflicts – just as we continue to owe a debt to those who serve our country today. ABF The Soldiers’ Charity stands ready to continue supporting soldiers, veterans and their families for the long haul; and we are ever-grateful for their service.


3 Days of Live Music and Entertainment for all the Family!


X Factor’s - LMA Choir

Ollie Ollerton Meet and Great (Channel 4 SAS)

Aerial Display show

Military Wives Choir

The Silver Stars - Parachute Display Team

Cadet Marching Bands

Fireworks Display

Multiple Tribute Bands / Artist

Children Stuff

Flower Crown Workshops

Facepaint / Glitter art / Hair braiding

Meet a mermaid

Children's story time

Go Karting

Zorb Balls

Food & Drink

The Curry Club

Various Street Food Vendors

Large onsite bar

Wide range of Cider (Plus other Drink)


As well as weekend camping, caravans & campervans are also welcome.

We also have luxury glamping tents for hire (more information to follow).


Q. Can I bring a picnic into the event arena?

No, unfortunately NO FOOD OR DRINK CAN BE TAKEN INTO THE EVENT ARENA. With the exception of sealed bottles of WATER and baby food. Empty water containers can be bought into the arena and filled at our free water points.

Q. Are there any gluten free or vegetarian sausages available?

Yes, both will be available.

Q. Will other food be available, not just sausages?

Yes, we will have a variety of food available as well as plenty of sausages.

Q. Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

There is no age limit to the festival, however you will require a form of ID to purchase alcohol if you look under 25.

Q. I haven't received my booking confirmation and/or E-ticket, what do I do?

If you haven't received your booking confirmation, the most common reason is that you have typed in your email address incorrectly on your order. All booking confirmations are sent to the Ticket Buyer's email address.

If you are able to log in to your Eventbrite account please log in and follow the steps in the section "How to update your ticket/registration information".

If you are unable to log in to your Eventbrite account, please contact info@jamesdeanevents.com

Q. Can I update my registration information?

Yes, you can update the information on your order (like name, email address, or answers to the organiser's questions) by clicking your order on the Tickets page.

Q. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, tickets can be downloaded onto any smartphone using the Eventbrite App, however tickets can be printed out if you do not have a smartphone.

Q. What is the refund policy?

Refunds will only given if the event is cancelled due to fault of our own and the event cannot be rescheduled.

Q. The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes, the information does not need to match the attendee.

Q. What age is a child ticket?

A child's ticket is age 6 - 16, any child under the age of 6 is free and does not require a ticket. All children need to be accompanied by a paying adult.

Q. Can I bring my dog?

We're afraid no dogs are allowed on site, with the exception of guide dogs.

Q. How do I enquire about having a trading pitch?

Please email info@jamesdeanevents.com for any information.

Q. I'm arriving at a different time to my friends, can I save them a camping pitch?

We cannot guarantee pitches can be saved, if you wish to camp next to each other we advise arriving together.

Q. Can I park my car next to my tent?

No, all cars must stay in the car park for safety reasons.

Q. How far is the car park from the campsite?

It's only a few minute walk. If you have a lot of items to carry we recommend bringing a wheelbarrow/trolly to help.

Q. Is there a charge for the car park?

Yes, car parking is payable on arrival



Q. What can I bring instead of a gas stove?

Coal bbq's and disposable bbq's are permitted as long as they are raised off the ground when in use and fully extinguished after. We also allow Greenheat Base Camp Cooker, solid fuel stoves, firelighters and firelighter stoves. No gas fueled bbq's or gas camping stoves are permitted.

Q. Can I bring my caravan or campervan along to the event?

Yes, to bring a caravan or campervan along you will need to purchase a weekend camping and entry ticket per person staying in the van, then on top you will need to purchase caravan/cameprvan ticket per van. All cars once they have dropped the caravan off will need to be parked in the car park (car parking pass will be provided). You are welcome to bring and awning for your van but no separate tents, tents and caravans/campervans must be kept separate. Gas bottles are permitted if fully fitted within the caravan/campervan. No portable gas bottles, canisters or similar are permitted. This also applies to motorhomes and trailer tents.

Q. Are there any electric hookups available?

No, there are no electric hookups available on site.

Q. What can't I bring to the event?

No gas bottles, canisters or similar

No animals

No goods for unauthorized trading

No items which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon

No Chinese/sky lanterns

No drones

No Professional Video Cameras or Recording Equipment

No generators

No glass

No illegal substances, legal highs or herbal highs

No portable laser equipment and pens

Q. Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email info@jamesdeanevents.com for any enquires.

Q. What disabled facilities do you have?

We have disabled parking, a disabled area in the campsite and we have disabled toilets in all parts of the site. However, we do not have viewing platforms as the stage can be seen from all parts of the site. Please be aware the event is in a field so can be uneven in places. Cars cannot be taken onto the campsite, however, we have people to help carry your belongings should you need them. For more information please info@jamesdeanevents.com.

Q. Can I camp using a day ticket?

No, to be able to camp at our event you will need to purchase a weekend camping ticket.

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