Where is Harewood House?
The village of Harewood is centrally placed in Yorkshire at the junction of the A61/A659 on the Leeds/Harrogate road. Harewood has ample free parking. The house is situated:
7 miles from Leeds and Harrogate on the A61
5 miles from Wetherby and the A1
22 miles from York
9 miles from Leeds/Bradford airport
8 miles from the M1
You may wish to use a route planner – the postcode is LS17 9LG, although Sat Nav users are recommended to try LS17 9LQ as this will bring you straight to the main Archway entrance to Harewood off the A61.
Harewood is situated on two good bus routes:
No. 36 to Harewood from Leeds and Harrogate runs every 15 Minutes during the day on Monday to Saturday. For more details please call Harrogate and District on 01423 566061 or click here to visit their website – harrogatebus.co.uk
No. 923 runs daily and operates from Otley to Tadcaster via Wetherby. For more details please call Metro on 0113 245 7676. Alternatively, you can visit the Traveline Website for impartial information on planning your journey by bus, coach, train, or any combination of the three!
The nearest rail stations are Leeds and Harrogate. Taxis and bus connections are available.
For full information on train travel please visit the National Rail website – nationalrail.co.uk
Which gates do we use on the night?
Please follow the yellow directional signs which will direct you to the most appropriate entry gate.
Can disabled people park near the concert site?
Parking for the disabled will be close to the concert arena. A valid blue badge must be displayed. Disabled toilets are provided at the top of the concert site.
How early can we park?
Access to the car parks is from 6:00pm. The arena will be open from 6:00pm.
Is parking free?
Where do we park?
Parking Stewards will direct you to designated free parking areas within the Harewood Estate. Please do not park on public highways, grass verges or under trees.
Can we leave our car at Harewood overnight after the concert?
No, overnight parking is not permitted at Harewood.
I have arranged to be dropped off and picked up...where do I do this?
Vehicles dropping passengers at the event will be directed to the drop off point. If passengers are being collected the driver of the vehicle will be directed to the same point as they were dropped off. We suggest that all pick-ups are back by 10:00pm to avoid outgoing traffic at the end of the concert.
Do we bring our own seats?
Yes...you are welcome to bring your own chairs, rugs and picnics if you like. Please be aware however, that for safety reasons you will not be permitted to position chairs or objects which could be hazardous within close proximity of the stage. There will be designated picnic and seating areas on site and the area in front of the stage will be for dancing only!!
Can we bring Chinese lanterns to the event?
No. These are a danger to livestock and a severe fire risk for surrounding standing crops.
Can we bring glasses and bottles of drink?
No. It is a condition of the Premises Licence that no glass and cans are permitted on the concert site. Please decant all liquids into plastic containers before arriving at Harewood. You will be allowed to bring your own alcohol but there will be restrictions per person. As a guide we would recommend a maximum quantity of one bottle of wine per person or four cans of beer.
Are there any cash points at Harewood?
Unfortunately there are no cash points within Harewood Estate and credit/debit cards cannot be used at the concessions and catering outlets or at the on-site box office, so it is suggested that you bring sufficient cash to cover your expected needs.
Will there be toilets near where we sit?
Toilet facilities are located on the concert site.
How far will we have to carry our picnic chairs?
The greatest distance you will have to walk from any of the car parks is approximately 400m over parkland and roadways.
Can we bring a gazebo?
Yes if you pre-book but they are only permitted on the perimeter of the site and should not be bigger than 3m x 3m. The pitches for gazebos are sold on a first come first serve basis. The cost of a gazebo pitch is £20.00 and does not include the gazebo.
Can we bring an umbrella if it rains?
Hand held umbrellas yes. To prevent obstructing the view of other concert-goers, please do not use umbrellas during the performance.
Will photography be allowed?
The taking of photographs for personal use is fine but there are restrictions on ‘professional' cameras being used. There is no objection to pocket digital cameras and mobile phone cameras. High-end 35mm cameras, usually with detachable lenses, would normally qualify as ‘professional' type equipment, and these will not be permitted.
Will we get our money back if it rains?
No....the concert will go ahead come rain or shine.
How will we know if it has been cancelled?
It will be announced on the website, in local media and on radio and TV if possible.
If my tickets don't arrive in the post in time what do I do?
If your concert tickets do not arrive within 1 week of booking please inform the Box Office on 01283 841601. There will be a Box Office ticket collection point by the Main Entrance.
How many tickets are there for the show?
We are expecting up to 7,000 people for the concert.
If there are that many people, how can we be sure to see the stage?
There will be plenty of room. As this is a sloping site all areas of the picnic and viewing area offer a good view of the stage, although you must bear in mind that people may choose to stand up in front of you.
Will Harewood House & Gardens be open to the public on the day?
Yes Harewood House will be open on the day - please see the times below:
State Rooms - 11am – 3.30pm
Below Stairs - 11am – 3.30pm
Terrace Gallery - 11am – 3.30pm
Terrace Café - 11am – 4.30pm
Gardens, Grounds & Adventure Playground - 10am – 6pm
Bird Garden - 10am – 5.30pm
Farm Experience - 10am – 5.30pm
Courtyard Café - 10am – 5.30pmPlease note, last admission to the park is at 17.00.
The Courtyard Cafe sells hot food between 12:00 - 14:30 daily.
Can we bring dogs?
With the exception of dogs assisting the visually impaired, no animals of any kind are allowed in the concert site. Please do not leave your pets in your car.
Is camping available on site?
Can we bring a picnic?
Yes you are able to bring your own food and drink, including alcohol. However, it is a condition of the Premises Licence that no glass and cans are permitted on the concert site. Please decant all liquids into plastic containers before arriving at Harewood. Please note personal barbecues are not permitted. There will be designated picnic areas as the area in front of the stage will be for dancing only. There will be a variety of food stalls on site if you would prefer not to bring a picnic.
What is the Programme for the evening?
6:00 pm – Car Park & Gates open
8:00 pm – Chill out set
9:00 pm – Interval with live DJ
9:30 pm – Dance Set with lasers
10:45 pm – Concert finishes
Will there be fireworks?
No, but there will be a fantastic laser show throughout the second half.
Will there be catering in the arena?
There will be a variety of food stalls on site as well as a licensed bar. Please see “Catering” section.
Can I show my ticket on my smart phone / tablet rather than printing it out?
Yes, as long as you are able to fully download the ticket PDF, and open it on the screen of your device, the scanners will be able to verify it. Please be aware however that mobile signal is limited at Harewood Estate.
I'm looking to bring a large party, can we arrive by coach?
Yes, please call the office on 01283 841601 to discuss your requirements.
Can I smoke at the concert?
As the event is completely open air, there are no legal restrictions on smoking, with the exception of marquee structures such as the Concert Shop. However, we would encourage you to consider your fellow picnickers before lighting up, and dispose of cigarette ends with care.
What would you recommend bringing?
We recommend bringing appropriate clothing for the weather, and warm clothes even in good weather as the temperature often drops as darkness falls. The concert area and car parks are well lit, but it can be useful to bring a torch to help pack up your things and find your car.
I have a question that is not answered here – how can I contact the organisers?
You can either call the box office on 01283 841601 or email your question to email@example.com