With two years of Indoor events experience, bringing some of the biggest names and DJS from across Europe to various different areas of the UK, We've decided to take the show to the great outdoors. If you've never attended our events check out our ABOUT US page for more information on our shows.
Along with some new talent we'll be showcasing some of the finest artists we've had come join us at our unique shows to the very first Tearout Fest.
Come and join us for a truly spectacular weekend and immerse yourself in a one off experience at Tearout fest.
We'll be providing our usual high standard of production value in a new venture whilst demonstrating what UK sound culture is all about.
Below you'll find all you need to know about the festival including; The line up, FAQs, Policies, Ticket information and more.
The Prophecy Stage
Fabio Fusco / Gollum & Yanny / NOK / W.A.D / Max B Grant / Jamie Berry / Avrosse / Scott Attrill / M-Zone / Fudalwokit / Jus Deelax / Alex Carroll / Section 303 / Duton / Gabun / Logger & Critical Error / Tommy B / Coms / Frantic / Jack Lane /
Matt D / The Fly / Haribo / D.N.Hay / Dean Warren / Keza-LS10 / Nesko / Shaun Ashley B2B SlumberJack / Razbo / Hoodlum B2B Auntie Mag / Minimal Drop / Alexstatic / Chesnik / Tavstock / Mr. Peterz / Nixon B2B Crattew
Ed Rush / Benny Page / Aphrodite / InsideInfo / Sub Zero / Cyantific / Mob Tactics / Mandidextrous / Phibes / Saxxon / Aries / Kelvin 373 / Ben Snow / AC13 / E-Coli / T-Menace / Kjah/ Audiomission / Leeroy / Subtle element
Takeovers: Amen4Tekno / Born On Road / Rumble in the Jungle / Bris-tek / Revolt / Noxious Records
Aon / Spektral / Blair Grylls B2B Jordan / Change Of Pace / Stevie 1DA / Affirmation B2B TCO / M.A.C B2B Critical B / Mowgli / Kamoh / Kallum / B4gel B2B Medusa / Ajitate / Duksta / Archaea / Nooch
Nicky Blackmarket / Slipmatt / Freestylers / Dutty Moonshine (DJ Set) / Pied Piper / WBBL / Shosh / Kuplay / Chris Liberator / Ed Cox / Jah Scoop / Mikey B / Shade K / Pray for Bass / Ill Phil / Vinylgroover / Wolfie Razzmatazz / DJ Vibes / Krissi B / Manu Twister / St!cky / Bobby D
Alk-m-e / S@nav / Normality / KronicL / DJAY / Treblechef / Skittles / Beat Jugglers / Disco Smyles / Lunival DJs / Tweak / Coopaman / Original Redge / Ziggy Z / Prozack / Low Pattern / Disco Stu / Konehead / Lunaval DJ
PLUS MANY MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED
When does the event start?
The festival Box Office and gates are open to all customers from Friday 28th June at 10:00.
The gates are open at the following times.
Friday 28th June
Gates Open 10am
Music Starts 12pm
Gates Close 10pm
Music finishes 2am
Saturday 29th June
Gates Open 10am
Music Starts 12pm
Gates Close 10pm
Music finishes 2am
Sunday 30th June
Gates Open 10am
Music Starts 12pm
Gates Close 4pm
Music finishes 10pm
There is no access to the festival outside of these times so please arrive early to avoid disappointment. All attendees will be required to leave the Festival Site no later than 11:00am on Monday 1st July.
You may leave the site at any time but will only be permitted back within the gate opening times. You will need to go back through security and another search may take place.
Springfield farm, Old Parkbury Lane, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 2DY
So we're happy to announce we'll be hosting our first festival at Springfield Farm just outside of St. Albans, Hertfordshire. We have a huge area to play with full of lush woodland and big fields.
The 3 stages will be within the opening in the Centre of the wooded Area, with camping and the car park in the field to the left!!!
The area of the venue means that we have not much East or north of the venue apart from a highway so we'll be directing the sound in those directions meaning we can have it so much LOUDER!!!
Time and distance from major locations:
2 Hours 20 minutes from Norwich
1 hour from Central London
1 Hour 15 Minutes from Cambridge
1 Hour 15 Minutes from Oxford
1 Hour from Northampton
45 minutes from Bedford
2 Hours 20 minutes from Bristol
2 Hours 30 minutes from Lincoln
There's lots of public transport to St Albans, Once you reach St Albans train station it's just a short 30 minute bus ride to outside of the venue. However, we will be running coaches from some of our major locations with our highest demographics.
If you have bought a ticket, whether it is paper or online and you plan on bringing a vehicle to leave on site please ensure you have bought a parking ticket. If you haven’t then you will be refused parking on site. We’d also encourage lift sharing, not only does it help the environment and save space but it also gives you the opportunity to meet new people to enjoy the weekend with.
We are not going to be hosting a coach service this year. However, we’ve secured you some information on national coach services. St Albans doesn’t have a direct coach service from many places however you can go straight to London Heathrow T2,T3 and then they leave to St Albans at quarter past every hour. From St Albans it’s a short 15 minute Taxi to the site or a short 20 minute bus journey to the site.
Please use https://www.nationalexpress.com/
Purchase your tickets here: http://skiddle.com/e/13384044
Tier 1 ticket with weekend camping £45 + BF
Tier 2 ticket with weekend camping £65 + BF
Tier 3 ticket with weekend camping £85 + BF
Weekend Camper van pass £30 + BF
Weekend parking cap park ticket £5 + BF
Do you sell Day tickets?
Sorry, we don't sell day tickets at the moment. This is something we are looking into
Can I get a refund on my ticket?
We don’t typically allow refunds on tickets, if you feel you have special or extenuating circumstances please get in touch
Camp site Opening Times
All camp sites will open at Midday Friday 28th June 2018 and will close for public access on Monday 1st July at 10am
Main Camp site
This is the camp site the majority of people attending Tearout fest will camp in this year. It is a large grass area sorrounded by woodlands that is well let with water points and Toilets within it.
This camp site will be also be used for those who would not be able to camp in the main camp site because of impaired mobility or visual disabilities.
Live in vehicles camp site
The live in vehicles camp site is intended for use by those with live in vehicles. You will need to purchase a camper van pass if you would like to use this camp site, please book early to avoid disappointment as space is limited. This part of the site is located at the parking about 300 metres from the festival entrance. Unfortunately you'll have to go through the gate to get to and from due to the size of the main site itself.
Catering and Stalls
Centred around the stages you'll be able to find the trading post. Where you can get a combination of different food & beverages to fuel yourself for you days travelling across the new world. For all you Vegans and vegetarians out there we have a vegan food vendor to make sure everyone is catered for.
We'll have a chill out area fitted for your comfort for when you just need a healthy place for some serial chillin'.
If you would like to apply for a stall at Tearout fest please email
Vendor Application form:
Performers and Other stuff going on
On site we'll not only have decor across the venue provided by 12:34 productions. We'll have live performers, Live immersible acts, Photography, Videography, A Cinema playing classics like 'Fear & Loathing in Las vegas', a chill out area, multiple seating in and out of the woods
If you'd like to apply to have a role in this years festival please email
Allowance & Safety
What to Bring into the festival
Your valid e-ticket print out
Your ID, this is an 18 plus event
Money. If taking a purse/wallet, remember to empty it of everything you don’t need before leaving.
Plastic container to carry water, there are drinking water pipes on site but remember: no glass containers!
Waterproof jacket/Thick jacket/sweatshirt/fleece
Bin Liners for your rubbish
Medication: To bring your medication with you just bring a copy of your prescription, put all the medication together in its original packaging in a clear plastic bag with your name (that matches you ID and the name on your ticket) and contact number clearly marked on it.
What not to bring into the festival
Pets and Animals
Fireworks, portable BBQs, Candles and Chinese lanterns
camping stoves are only permitted in the campsites.
Anything that can be considered to be an Offensive weapon (Pen knife, Mallet, etc)
Sound systems and amplified music
Markers, Paints or Spray cans
Flying or filming with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, or so-called drones) is not allowed on site before, during or after the Festival – and is prohibited by law. We have a working site and the safety of our audience, crew and staff is paramount.
No nitrous oxide (laughing gas). As a contraband good, under the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 this substance is banned at Tearout
ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES. It is a condition of entry on our licence that you allow yourself and your belongings to be searched by the Police or Security. They will carry out random searches when you are entering the festival campsite and arena. Do not attempt to bring in illegal substances as you stand a very real chance of being caught.
If bringing a protable gas stove please make sure you only bring enough gas for the weekend. Excessive quantities may be confiscated. In the event of very hot weather / dry ground conditions we reserve the right to prohibit the use of camping stoves for safety reasons.
If you have a small camping stove with you, please read the manufacturer’s guidelines to ensure you are using it correctly and ensure the gas valve is OFF when changing the gas. NEVER EVER use a gas stove inside a tent.
Medical and Welfare
To bring your medication with you just bring a copy of your prescription, put all the medication together in its original packaging in a clear plastic bag with your name (that matches you ID and the name on your ticket) and contact number clearly marked on it.
If your medication requires syringes we ask you to use these at the first aid centre, so that we can make sure the syringes are properly disposed of. You can take any used syringes and medical waste to the medical centre.
We've tried to negotiate with the venue in regards to bringing in you're own alcohol but due to their worry about licensing unfortunately you well not be able to bring in your own. However you will be able to buy 4 cans or 4 volumes of wine at a discounted rate and the venue have agreed to sell alcohol at a cheaper rate throughout the weekend.
The reason for this is because the venue own their own premises license, meaning none can be brought onto the site. So all alcohol found up searches will be confiscated. same with anybody seen drinking alcohol that isn't provided by the venues.
All weekend you will be allowed to continue to use the bar that operates until 2am each morning.
Due to licence conditions no glass is allowed on site and will be confiscated at point of entry. Unopened plastic bottles are allowed, but if the seal is broken these will also be confiscated at the gates as we cannot allow unidentifiable substances onto the festival site.
Each member of staff receives a comprehensive training covering all key aspects of working in a licensed premises including H & S policies as well as education as to the legal requirements of their role, including their responsibilities not to serve under 18′s and those who are intoxicated.
Bar staff will operate the ‘Challenge 25’ scheme on all bars. If a guest appears to be under 25, depending on which scheme is represented, then we require proof that he/she is over 18.
Valid ID include: PASS’ hologram proof of age card, British Passport, Photograph driving license.
If a guest does not have identification, suggest they return with some and they will be served when they do.
You maybe banned from using the bar if you are:
acting in a disruptive or abusive manner whilst under the influence of alcohol
Suspected of purchasing alcohol for the consumption of a minor
Suspected of purchasing alcohol for someone who has been refused for being in excess of alcohol
Stewards will report to bar managers if they see any guest who they believe may be approaching an excess of alcohol, so the bar managers can deal with any problems arising, before the guest is refused service.
Their training includes a multiple choice exam that covers Licencing, Challenge 25, H & S, responsible service of alcohol and quality of service. This is re enforced on site at the briefing by the personal licence holding manager on each bar.
We do not condone the dealing in or use of illegal drugs on site, Any body caught with any illegal substance maybe prosecuted. The following message, to actively discourage dealers and abusers, will be published in the following ways:-
Attached to the instructions given to all security staff and Volunteer Marshals at the event
Signage posted at strategic locations throughout the site.
Signage at the entrances
Drug enforcement laws are as applicable on site as anywhere else in the country. Police officers may be on site and will deal with drug offences in accordance with national guidelines. If you deal in drugs, it is likely that you will be arrested. Neither anti-social nor illegal behaviour will be tolerated and participants will leave themselves liable for eviction from the site without recompense.
Experimenting with drugs can lead to adverse reactions. Drugs can kill. The crowds and the sheer size of the Festival can be 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 many facilities on site which can help and support you.
For free confidential drugs information and advice 24 hours a day talk to FRANK. If you have a hearing impairment you can Textphone FRANK on 0800 917 8765”
“You may be searched at the entrance. Any items which the organisers consider may be used in an illegal or offensive manner will be confiscated. Persons suspected of carrying out illegal and/or offensive activities onsite may be searched. For free confidential drugs information and advice 24 hours a day talk to FRANK. If you have a hearing impairment you can Text or phone FRANK on 0800 917 8765”
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 First Aid post or a Security guard on site where you can receive help.
Tearout Festival and the appointed Security and stewarding staff will take an active role monitoring for drug dealing and will work in full co-operation with the Hertfordshire Constabulary.
Tearout Festival will work as an intelligence gathering agency in partnership with the Hertfordshire Constabulary When there is a strong suspicion of drug dealing, security will inform and assist Hertfordshire Constabulary in every way possible.
Tearout Festival will evict persons strongly suspected of drug dealing and wherever possible will channel these evictions via the police.
Tearout Fest Volunteer Marshals are instructed to direct and/or escort anyone who may be at risk under the influence of illegal substances or alcohol to Emergency First Aid and are fully informed about the welfare and drugs advisory facilities.
They can direct individuals to:-
- First Aid personnel at the First Aid point
- The Chill Out tents and area where there are 24 hour welfare facilities
It is the intention of Tearout Festival to invite local charitable projects who deal with the cessation of drug use and the reduction of harm from their use to be present on site to promote the non use of illegal substances.