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  • Manvers Friday Night 90s DJs
    Manvers Friday Night 90s DJs
    Fri, 28 Jun
    Wath upon Dearne
    28 Jun 2024, 18:30 – 22:30
    Wath upon Dearne, The Boathouse, Station Rd, Wath upon Dearne, Wath-Upon-Dearne S63 7DG, UK
    28 Jun 2024, 18:30 – 22:30
    Wath upon Dearne, The Boathouse, Station Rd, Wath upon Dearne, Wath-Upon-Dearne S63 7DG, UK
    Bringing you all the best tracks from the greatest decade for music, think Blur vs Oasis, Fatboy Slim, Primal Scream, The Verve, The Chemical Brothers, Faithless, The Prodigy and a whole lot more. Undoubtedly the biggest night out you’ll have all year, whether you were living it large in the 90s,
  • Manvers Waves24
    Manvers Waves24
    Sat, 29 Jun
    Wath upon Dearne
    29 Jun 2024, 12:00 – 22:30
    Wath upon Dearne, The Boathouse, Station Rd, Wath upon Dearne, Wath-Upon-Dearne S63 7DG, UK
    29 Jun 2024, 12:00 – 22:30
    Wath upon Dearne, The Boathouse, Station Rd, Wath upon Dearne, Wath-Upon-Dearne S63 7DG, UK
    Following the triumph of our previous Waves Music Festival, we are thrilled to declare its highly anticipated return this June.
  • Manvers Dragon Boat Charity Shield Event
    Manvers Dragon Boat Charity Shield Event
    Sat, 07 Sept
    Wath upon Dearne
    07 Sept 2024, 09:00 – 17:00
    Wath upon Dearne, Manvers, Wath upon Dearne, Rotherham S63 7GH, UK
    07 Sept 2024, 09:00 – 17:00
    Wath upon Dearne, Manvers, Wath upon Dearne, Rotherham S63 7GH, UK
    Stall holders / Commercial Vendors Bookings


Your questions answered

  • When is Waves Music Festival?
    It will take place on Saturday 29th June 2024 from 12pm until 10:30pm.
  • Where is the festival site situated?
    Waves Music Festival takes place in the parkland of Manvers Lake. The Boathouse, Station Road, Wath-upon-Dearne, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S63 7DG
  • Where can I buy tickets?
    Tickets can be purchased on this website.
  • Does Waves Music Festival do on-the-day tickets?
    A small number may be available on the day but this is not guaranteed.
  • What time do gates open?
    Gates to the event will open at 12pm. The first band will begin at 12:30pm.
  • What time does the site close?
    The final act will come off stage at 10:00pm and the festival site will close at 10.30pm. We ask politely that you respect the local residents as you make your way from the festival site.
  • What time is last entry?
    Last entry into the festival is 9:00pm
  • Is there parking available and how much does it cost?
    Parking is FREE at this event within our dedicated events car park. Charges are still applicable in our main car park.
  • What to bring / what not to bring
    Waves Music Festival is an open air event, so do please come prepared for whatever the good old British weather may throw at us - from raincoats to sun cream and blankets to sun hats! Fold-up chairs will be permitted however we do request that they be used in a specific area to the back of the site so as to allow those who wish to sit on the grass full visibility of the stage. Please do not be offended if our stewards ask you to move or pack away your chair should they feel it is in an unsuitable location. Children’s tents, tables, gazebos, windbreaks or any other tented structures WILL NOT be permitted. No ball games are allowed within the festival site.
  • What items are prohibited?
    Please do NOT bring the following items to the Waves Festival site. They will be confiscated, and you may be refused entry or ejected from the site if you are found to have them in your possession: Chinese lanterns Candles Sound systems Generators Animals, with the exception of guide dogs Glass items (including bottles, makeup containers and perfume) Golf umbrellas Disposable vapes Alcohol Drinks (sealed, unopened bottles of water and soft drinks will be accepted) Drones, quadcopters or any remote-controlled flying device. Portable laser equipment and pens Unofficial high vis jackets or tabards Illegal substances, psychoactive substances, nitrous oxide and legal highs Fireworks or flares Megaphones, airhorns, compressed air Aerosols (including but not restricted to deodorants, antiperspirants, hairspray, dry shampoo, spray paint) Portable or disposable barbeques/gas/paraffin lamps or any fire/gas related cooking equipment Smoke bombs, flag sticks or banners Signs or materials displaying political, religious, offensive or race-related messages, slogans or images Anything that could be reasonably considered for use as a weapon Professional camera or video recording equipment (including SLRs and anything with a detachable lens) Any objects bearing trademarks or other kinds of promotional signs and messages (of whatever nature) which we or any authorised person believes are for promotional purposes (and any Prohibited Items may be removed, confiscated and/or destroyed even if the item itself is not illegal without compensation at the discretion of any authorised person Conditions of entry and prohibited items are subject to change.
  • Will there be catering outlets on-site?
    Yes, there will be a selection of food and drink caterers on-site.
  • Can I bring my own food & drink?
    Sealed bottled water and soft drinks are fine, as are small snacks, let’s face it the kids may not want what's on offer, but please remember that safety is paramount. We can’t allow knives and forks, and glass is strictly banned. All bags must be smaller than A4 size. Larger bags will be permitted in special circumstances e.g for parents with young children. This will be at the discretion of the festival management team. There are no storage facilities for bags on-site. Alcohol is STRICTLY NOT PERMITTED as this is a licensed venue.
  • Can I bring my own alcohol?
    Due to licensing restrictions, you are not permitted to bring alcohol into the festival. There will be a range of alcoholic (and non-alcoholic) drinks available for purchase from our bar and catering outlets. Please note: Only alcohol purchased from the licensed bar may be consumed on site. If you attempt to bring alcohol in it will be confiscated.
  • Will there be a licensed bar?
    Yes, our bar will be open from 12pm until 10:00pm, just before the last act has finished on stage. We operate a strict Challenge-25 policy.
  • Will I need I.D.?
    At the bar: I.D. will be required. We operate a strict Challenge-25 policy. When applying for a Personal Assistant ticket, evidence will need to be provided on entry. This includes: · Front page of DLA / PIP (no specific rate) · Front page of Attendance Allowance letter (no specific rate) · Evidence that registered severely sight impaired (blind) · Recognised Assistance Dog ID card · Credibility’s Access Card
  • Can vehicles be left overnight?
    No. Please ensure you have a designated driver and your vehicle is removed from our events field car park once the concert is over. The gates will be locked at 11pm. Please note: People using the parking facilities do so purely at their own risk. Neither the organisers of Waves Music Festival nor Manvers Lake & Dearne Valley Trust will be responsible for any loss or damage caused to your vehicle.
  • Do under 16’s need to be accompanied by an adult?
    Yes, children aged 15 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.
  • Do toddlers need a ticket?
    Children aged 4 and under do not need to be covered by a ticket.
  • Will I be able to come and go during the day?
    Yes. Upon arrival you will receive a wristband. Please keep hold of your original email ticket at all times. Should you wish to leave the festival site please present both wristband and ticket on re-entry. You must ensure your wristband remains intact to ensure re-entry is granted. If your wristband is damaged or removed you will not be permitted to re-enter the event. Please note: toilets and refreshments will all be available within the site so there should be no need to leave the space for any of these facilities.
  • Are there cash machines on-site?
    No. The nearest cash machines will be in Wath itself (Asda & Tesco’s). Card payments will be accepted for bar tokens and on certain concession stalls (some may be cash), but as card payment machines rely heavily on mobile phone signal we would always advise that you bring enough cash with you to enjoy the day.
  • Are there any facilities for the disabled?
    Disabled toilets will be available in the main festival site and blue badge holders can park at the Boathouse.
  • Are there camping facilities?
    We have a small number of pitches available for self contained camper vans. These need to be booked separately from the Waves Festival ticket. You must have a Waves Festival ticket in order to camp. No tents as there are no overnight facilities /toilets available.
  • Are dogs allowed to attend?
    Dogs are NOT permitted within the Festival site. Please do not bring your dog or you will be refused entry. Only guide dogs and assistance dogs are permitted on site.
  • Are there concessions available for a disabled persons carer?
    Once a standard ticket has been purchased, the carer is welcome free of charge. To qualify for a carer's ticket you must first purchase an event ticket . Then please email a copy of proof to This can be: Entitlement to Disability Living Allowance for children under 16 or DLA/Personal Independent Payments (PIP) for those aged 16-64, either in the form of a letter stating that the benefit has been awarded, or the actual Allowance book. Attendance Allowance or Carer's Allowance letter of award Incapacity Benefit books, or a letter notifying the recipient that the benefit has been awarded Incapacity Benefit, Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Disability Students’ Allowance (DSA), or DID card (UK Disabled ID card). A valid Blue Badge In the case of visual impairment, a registration card known as the BD8 or a Certificate of Visual Impairment (CVI) Credibility’s Access Card with the carer/companion symbol An International Equivalent of the Above Should you require any specific assistance for this event, please notify us as soon as possible. Please be aware that the main arena is on a grassed area which may in parts be slightly uneven.
  • Can I obtain a refund for my ticket?
    Please note that all tickets to this event are non-refundable and non-transferable. Due to operational issues beyond our control (i.e. the weather), some advertised features/services may not always be available. In this unlikely situation, we are unable to offer refunds.
  • How will my image be used?
    By attending this event, you give your express consent to your actual/ simulated likeness to be included for no fee within any audio or visual recording to be used in any media for any purpose at any time. This includes filming by the police or security staff which may be carried out for the security of customers and/or the prevention of crime.
  • Public Safety Information
    Anyone found in possession of drugs or weapons will be reported to the police and may face arrest. Anyone who is noticeably under the influence of alcohol, narcotics or any behaviour-modifying substance, or is behaving, or considered by any Authorised Person likely to behave, violently, harmfully or in a manner contrary to public order and/or safety will be refused entry to the site or will be ejected from the site. Anyone who, whilst within the site or vicinity thereof, engages in disruptive, dangerous or violent behaviour including (without limitation) throwing, casting, thrusting or propelling any object at any person, instigates violence, demonstrates racism or xenophobia, behaves in a way that any reasonable person may interpret as provocative, threatening, discriminatory and/or offensive, creates or poses any threat to the life or safety of themselves or any other person(s), or harms any other person(s) in any way, or unreasonably obstructs the viewing of other spectators; will be refused entry to the site or will be ejected from the site.
  • Do people need to have experience to be in the dragon boat race?
    No experience is necessary, as long as the team listens to the instructions & can work well together as a team you'll be fine. We have previously had teams that literally jumped in a boat for the first time and do really well. However, we can offer training to the team if you are interested/competitive.
  • Can you offer any dragon boat training in advance?
    Yes, we can offer training if you are interested/competitive. These are £150 for a session and can be arranged by calling Trevor Coldron in the office on 01709 878984 or email:
  • One of our team cannot swim, is this ok?
    That isn't a problem as everyone has to wear a buoyancy aid which we will supply. We also have a colour marker on the buoyancy aid to highlight any non-swimmers to the safety crew.
  • Am I able to get a refund on my Individual/Small Business Stall?
    If you are unable to attend, as long as you give us 14 days notice prior to the event, we will be able to offer you a refund of £20.
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