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Where is the event

The Apollo50 event will take place at Goonhilly Earth Station in Cornwall. The iconic location will host the event but all parking and camping will be located at a different location near the site. A shuttle bus will operate a park & ride service between the two locations. Please see map below – Click icons on mobile for info/directions

Car parks and campsite  – postcode TR12 6LH.

Dates & Opening Times

  • The event starts at 10am on Saturday 20th July with the first bus leaving the car park and campsite at 0930. No access to Goonhilly Earth Station is permitted without arriving on the bus. The buses leave the car parks and campsite which is located at postcode TR12 6LHThe buses will run continuouslyfrom 0930-0500.  Campsite and car park opens at 1600 on Friday 19th July

Campsite Facilities

This area opens at 1600 on Friday 19th July. It is a very basic campsite with limited facilities. It will have toilets, water, a small cafe and bar and fire pit. There are no showers or electrical hook ups. You are permitted to bring small caravans in place of a campervan. The campsite is very close to the car park under 500m max walk. No tents will be permitted in car parks and no cars in the campsite.  You will need to vacate the campsite by 11am on Monday 22nd July.

Can i park at Goonhilly Earth Station?

Unfortunately not, we have very limited parking for staff and disabled on the site. We do have a car park and campsite nearby that will be linked by a 24hr shuttle service. All event car parking is located at TR12 6LH you will need to pay to park £10 in advance £15 on the door – advance tickets available now from here. The car park opens at 1600 on Friday 19th July. You will need to remove your vehicles by 11am on Mon 20th July.

Is the parking close to the campsite?

Yes the furthest you will have to walk from your car to your tent will be 4-500m. No tents permitted in Car Parks

What local transport and accommodation is available?

Please visit details here

Drop offs and Taxis

All event traffic including pedestrians, cyclists and taxi/drop offs and collections must be from the car parks and campsite no admission will be permitted onto the earth station without arrival on the buses. Drop and Collection postcode is TR12 6LH

What access do we have to the satellite earth station

The main event is hosted very close to ‘GH1’ or ‘Arthur’ The oldest of the earth stations dishes and the one that transmitted the Moon landing. You will be able to see the other dishes and you will be able to take a guided tour on an open top bus to parts of the site usually closed to the public. For security reasons you will not be able to walk around the station outside of the event arena.

What can i expect at the event?

The event will feature a programme of music, theatre, science and culture surrounding the Moon Landings and the history of Goonhilly Earth Station. A full schedule can be found here

What does my ticket include?

Due to the nature of the site our capacity in certain areas in strictly controlled.

Saturday Day Tickets include:

  • Access to Goonhilly Earth Station
  • All entertainment including the headliners Public Service Broadcasting and Orbital.
  • Camping
  • Park & Ride service

Doesnt include:

  • Parking for your vehicle
  • After show party
  • Food & Drink

Is the event outdoors?

It will be a mix of outdoor and indoor entertainment. The headliners will be on an outdoor stage.

Can i go to and from the car park and arena during the event?

Yes absolutely, the shuttle service will run continuous from 8am unti 5am the next day and is free to use as much as you like.

Can i take food and drink into the arena/campsite

You will not be allowed to bring alcohol into the event arena at Goonhilly Earth Station, however you can bring alcohol into the campsite –but please no glass. There are plenty of bars inside the arena.

There will be a range of catering stalls at the event arena and a small caterer and bar in the campsite. We do not allow large picnics into the event arena.

Is it family friendly?

Yes absolutely kids under 5 are free too but please note most of the entertainment will take place in the evening so you may have to adjust bedtimes etc..

There will be baby changing WCs available at the event and the shuttle bus operating between the carparks and event site will be able to take push chairs etc.

Disabled, & Accessibility

Disabled and 2-4-1 carers will be permitted to park at the Earth station but must first obtain permits from the event box office in the event car park postcode is TR12 6LH. A wristband will also be provided here for access to the viewing platform. Disabled toilets will be available at the venue.

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