What food will be available?

More information coming soon...

How Do I Get My Ticket?

It should be in your E-mail. We will check it from your phone or bring a print out.

When Does The Festival Open?
12pm Friday

When Does The Last Ferry Leave Baltimore For Sherkin On Friday Night?

11.30pm. This will not hang around for late arrivals. The ferry company is already accommodating us with more sailings than on an average day / weekend.

Are There Any Age Limits?

All persons must be of age of 18 or above. With regards to young children, we are happy for them to come along during the day however we don't recommend having children in the Open Ear campsite or site at night. And they must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Can I Bring My Dog To Open Ear?

No. Nor your cat either.

Can I Bring My Campervan To The Open Ear Campsite?
No

Is There An Atm At Open Ear?

No - the closest ATM is at Baltimore, so make sure to withdraw cash before you embark for the Island.

Can I Bring My Car On To Sherkin Island?
No

Is There Parking At Open Ear On Sherkin?
No

Can I Cook In The Campsite?

Yes - there will be a designated cooking area for campers.

Will Alcohol Be Sold At Open Ear?

Open Ear is a BYOB festival, and you can carry your alcohol with you between the camping areas and the main North Shore performance areas. We ask you to refrain from bringing alcohol into Sherkin Community Hall, St Mona’s Church and the Jolly Roger pub.

Drugs Policy

No illegal drugs are permitted on to the festival site at any time. Any illegal substances found will be confiscated and you will be asked to leave the festival. We want everyone to enjoy themselves in as safe an environment as possible.

Is There A Grocery Shop On Sherkin Island?

No - make sure to bring everything you need (eg, tobacco, toiletries, cuisine de france bread rolls)

What Essential Equipment Should I Bring?

A Torch
A Rubbish Bag
Good Shoes
Good Tent

Are There Showers At The Festival?

Yes, and they are free!

Will There Be Medical Care On-site?

We have a First Aid center and an evacuation plan in the case of an emergency

When Does The Festival Close?

Check out from the festival is 11am on Monday morning.

Can I Leave My Tent Behind On Monday Morning?

No! We understand that the Monday morning of a festival isn’t always the most pleasant of times but we INSIST you bring your belongings with you. This is somebody’s private land / home, it is not a dumping ground for your leftovers. Please think of this on Monday morning. We will be keeping an eye out for this too.

Can I Drive To The Festival?

Of course you can, but you can't bring your vehicle on to the island.

There is parking throughout Baltimore village, not just beside the pier. Below is a map with the black lines being in the optimum parking spots. It is VERY important that it is a legal parking spot and that you aren't blocking any entrances / exits for residents or businesses of the village. We suggest you drive down to the pier, drop off your passengers and luggage and then get parked up.

Terms & Conditions

Please read our full T&C HERE