How do I get a Personal Assistant (carer) ticket?

If you are attending Boomtown:

If you can provide proof that you have a current middle or higher rate DLA or you receive a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) you are eligible for a free PA ticket.

All other PA/carer tickets as discretionary, on application direct to access@boomtownfair.co.uk

Simply purchase your own ticket in the general sale and then contact access@boomtownfair.co.uk with copies of your supporting documentation, your contact name, email and phone number and your application will be passed on to the GAMA team. They will approve this for you and will get back to you with all the further details you need and be able to answer any specific queries you have.

Please note, the PA ticket will not be issued until the full ticket price of the main ticket has been completed.

For further access information, click here

Lakefest:

Lakefest works hard to create a welcoming accessible camping experience, but please be aware that although the Accessible Camping field is located close to the festival arena entrance, Eastnor Deer Park is not flat and will pose limitations for wheelchair users.

Our Standard with PA tickets are offered on a 2-4-1 basis. So, the booking price shown is inclusive of both tickets. Please call 0121 472 6688 to book these tickets and the team will process your PA ticket. Please present Blue Badge, or equivalent, upon arrival so that the stewards are able to direct you straight to the Accessible Camping field, to park.

Lakefest also have a limited number of electric hook-up pitches on sale for this field. Please ask at the time of booking if you require electric with your booking.

For other festivals: 

We are able to offer a free carers tickets to any customers in receipt of middle or higher rate DLA, or any level of PIP (if you are not in receipt of these benefits, but still wish to be considered for a carer ticket, please contact the event organisers directly) to obtain a personal assistant ticket you will need to book your adult entry ticket, and email us here with your order ID number, the ticket will then be added to your account. 

We are only authorised to provide Personal Assistant tickets to adult ticket holders (with the exception of Starry Skies festival), however, please email us here if your child requires a Personal Assistant ticket, and we will contact the event organisers to see if they are able to authorise this, please note that this is usually only a formality. 

For Robot's Live and Welsh Wrestling Events:

Please see 'for other festivals' above.

For gigs and club nights: 

Please contact us here if you require a Personal Assistant ticket, so we can inform the event organiser before adding the ticket on to your account, we are also able to check if the venue is accessible for you if necessary.  You will be required to purchase a full priced entry ticket, and after we have spoken to the event organiser, we will be able to add on your free Personal Assistant ticket. 

Additional information:

Terminology

  • We advocate the use of the term ‘Personal Assistant’ in relation to providing free tickets to a customer who requires assistance at a gig or festival, as this is a neutral phrase that can apply to all forms of personal support. 
  • In contrast, sole use of the term ‘Carer’ does not reflect the reality of the majority of people, who do not require personal care assistance. ‘Personal Assistant’ is also far more appropriate for a Deaf person wishing to make use of a Communication Support Assistant, for example.

Evidence

We recommend checking the events individual terms and conditions as to proof of eligibility, however as a guide this is what we recommend for you to take to an event:

  • Front page of DLA (middle or higher rate)
  • PIP (no specific rate)
  • Evidence of registered severely sight impaired (blind
  • Credability's Access Card

If you require any additional information regarding accessibility, please contact us here, we will be happy to help.