Back To The Roots festival is created by the people for the people, a collaboration of diverse and cultural backgrounds with an offering of world sounds, a co-creation of art, music, education, and innovative ways to bring us together to unite in love, music, dance, discussion, and commUNITY.
The intention of Back To The Roots is to make it an all-inclusive festival no matter your background, to speak on how we can live more consciously and harmoniously together in a world with so much diversity, yet recognise we are all part of this intelligent mycelium network that binds us all and when we connect through love we create harmony, like an orchestra of symphony and frequency, a language beyond all languages, a song we can all relate to.
This will be our 2nd year running Back To The Roots and already in 6 months, the Conscious Buddy Community and Croft farms development mean we are able to expand and offer you so much more!
We will have a bigger main stage and more areas, including comfortable accommodation in the newly built barn at croft farm if you don’t fancy camping!
The Croft farm site has been built using reclaimed materials by re-purposing waste from construction sites, it helps to decrease the huge amount which is sent to landfill every year. This eco-conscious attitude drives the ambition to adopt solutions for rain-water harvesting, renewable energy, and eventually a circular-space.
Back To The Roots is a chemical-free (as possible) zone and we are encouraging all our vendors, stall holders, and festival goers to use reusable materials and for any waste to be compostable, no processed food on site or chemically based drinks. We have selected some awesome and wholesome stall holders & food & drink vendors that follow this ethos of sustainable and conscious living.
Back To The Roots is grateful for our Buddy support from various friends and this year we give a big thanks to Nunc Kombucha for offering a FREE tote bag and can of their best-tasting kombucha to the first 25 tickets sold!
Travel, Accommodation & Food and Drink
Back To The Roots Festival will be held at The Croft Farm Escape.
The address is: The Croft Farm, Dagnall Road, Great Gaddesden, Hertfordshire, HP1 3BP.
If you are arriving by train:
Hemel Hempstead and Berkhamsted are the closest train stations, both a 12 minute drive from The Croft Farm Escape. Trains arrive direct from London Euston or Milton Keynes/Northampton. There are taxi ranks at the train station for the final leg of the journey, or you can use the following taxi firm numbers:
Berkhamsted Executive Taxis: 01442 899665
A1 Taxis: 01442 875100
Hemel Taxis 247: 01442 800083
Star Taxis: 01442 233110
If you are arriving by car:
We encourage you to car share or take public transport to reduce emissions.
We’re in the countryside so the postcode may not be accurate, we use What3Words for a precise location & directions. Click this link for the exact location: https://w3w.co/butterfly.void.rewriting
When you enter the venue, bear left to be directed to the car park and festival site.
For those camping, doors will open at 2pm on Friday 11th August for you to arrive early to pitch your tent. From there, head to the Check-In Point (marked on the site map) to be checked into the festival.
Eco-toilets and eco-showers are available for you to use free of charge. We encourage you to bring eco-products to stay kind to the Earth.
Barn accommodation info
Arrival from 2pm (latest check-in 8pm, see below for late arrivals) Bring with you your proof of stay to check-in area, then you will be guided to your accommodation. Check-out is after the festival finishes at 6pm on Sunday.
We ask that you do not invite anyone in who is camping and that you're respectful and quiet to honour your fellow housemates, this is what the festival is for, so you can release your inner wild in the space provided.
Each barn space has its own kitchen which you're welcome to use at any time.
There will be times when we need to use the kitchen space but there will always be 1 of the kitchens free to be used by those staying in the accommodation.
There will be the occasional workshop going ahead in the Maloka space in 1 of the barns, however, this entrance is before the entrance of the accommodation space and so even when there is a workshop, no one will be passing through.
Food & Drink
Our food vendors will be providing nutritious and delicious food options throughout the weekend and we encourage you to support these wonderful small local businesses.
You're welcome to bring your own food but please do not light any fires for safety reasons we only have fire safety keepers for designated areas.
There are drinking water points available throughout the site. We are blessed to have fresh well water running through the water systems at Croft farm and we encourage you to have a reusable water bottle.
Tickets, Check-in & Site Map
You can check-in to the festival during the following hours:
Friday: 2pm - 4pm (opening ceremony at 4pm, gate closes at 8pm)
Saturday 7am -12 noon
Sunday: No access. Unless you already have a weekend ticket and need to regain access.
Upon arrival you’ll be checked in and given a wristband at the Check-In Point.
Re-entry to the festival throughout the weekend is possible as long as you show your wristband.
Friday 11th August: celebrations start at 4pm
Saturday 12th August: celebrations start at 8am and end at 11pm (for day ticket holders)
Sunday 13th August: celebrations start at 8am and end at 6pm
Please try to arrive on time so we can open the space together.
On the Door Tickets
Saturday day tickets are available to buy at the Check-In Point during the check-in times stated above (only stands if day tickets haven't sold out)
Last minute ticket sales will run up until Friday 11am.
Prices for on-the-door tickets are below, payable by cash only.
Saturday: Adult £66 | Child £37
We understand that not all may be able to arrive at the times stated above so If you arrive after the gate closes, you will need to call 07......... and someone will come down and meet you to sign you in and issue you a wristband
Site Map & Timetable
The site map & timetable will be available 2 weeks before the event.
Can I bring pets to the gathering?
No pets are permitted on site.
What should I bring?
Please remember to bring a yoga mat, water bottle, swimwear and a towel if you have booked into an ice bath & sauna experience and a torch if you’re camping.
Will there be a cash machine facility?
Most areas will have card machines and others will be cash only. There are no cash machines on site, so please bring along enough cash for the weekend.
Ticket Cancellations & Refunds
Tickets are non-refundable but can be sold on, please email us to change the name on the ticket at email@example.com. If the event needs to be cancelled, a new date will be agreed and your ticket will be transferred to the next event. Refunds may be possible if the event is cancelled but will be subject to admin fees.
Terms and Conditions
By purchasing a ticket, you agree that Conscious Buddy is not liable for any injury or harm that you may incur in any of the practices/classes and you agree to take full responsibility of yourself, your health, your wellbeing and all of your belongings whilst at the gathering. Thank you.