Curious Arts Festival

21 Jul 12:00 - Pylewell Parkshare21 Jul 12:00 - Pylewell Park
Tom Odell to headline Curious Arts Festival!

We are thrilled to announce stellar singer songwriter Tom Odell as the first of the music headliners for this summer’s festival. With a reputation for electrifying performances and a charismatic stage presence, The Ivor Novello and BRIT award-winner promises to set alight Pylewell Park this July.

Curious is a festival like no other. Taking place from 21-23 July 2017 in the breathtaking grounds of Pylewell Park in the heart of the New Forest, it is dreamy, eccentric, fun and ultimately, irresistible.

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Event Information

Gate Opening Times:
  • Friday 21 July at noon
  • Saturday 22 July at 9am
  • Sunday 23 July at 9am
  • Monday 24 July - festival goers must have left the site by 10am
Ticket Types

Please note that a family ticket consists of two adults and up-to three children aged 13 and under.

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Terms & Conditions

The purchase of a Curious Arts Festival ticket is subject to acceptance of the {!Terms & Conditions}, and the festival management reserve the right to make changes to these terms and conditions as and when deemed necessary.

Venue & Accessibility Information

Pylewell Park is home to the Hon. David and Melanie Roper-Curzon. Positioned on the south coast in the New Forest with a large agricultural and sporting estate, the house sits majestically surrounded by traditionally laid out parkland with unrivalled panoramic views over the Solent along the South coast.

Disability Information

We are committed to making the Curious Arts Festival as accessible as possible. However, given the rural setting, there are challenges for wheelchair users and those with mobility issues. 

Disabled festival goers are eligible for a complimentary carer’s ticket. 

The main festival site will be equipped with accessible toilet facilities and there will be dedicated disabled parking. 

To reserve your disabled parking space and a complimentary carer’s pass, please email the festival team on
Event Terms & Conditions


The festival site will be open for All Festival Ticket holders from noon on Friday 21st July until 10am on Monday 24th July 2017. 

With an individual Day Ticket, you can access the site from noon until close on Friday, and 9am until close on the Saturday or Sunday. Evening Ticket holders can access the site from 5.30pm on the day stated on the ticket. 

When you arrive at Pylewell Park, you will be asked to present confirmation of your ticket purchase at the entry point to the festival where you will be given a wristband. The wristband you are given will depend on the ticket you have purchased. Lost wristbands will not be replaced. 

All Festival Ticket holders are permitted to camp for free in the designated camping area at Pylewell Park. Those of you who have booked Glamping will be asked to present confirmation of your booking on arrival. 

Gate Opening Hours 

Friday 21 July: noon 
Saturday 22 July: 9am 
Sunday 23 July: 9am 
Monday 24 July: Festival goers must have left the site by 10am 

Information point 

There will be one main information point on site, located with the Box Office at the front entrance. Alternatively, please ask one of the Festival Stewards who will be on hand to answer any questions you might have throughout the weekend. 


Given the size of Pylewell Park, it is not possible to have wifi in all areas of the festival site. However, there will be a designated wifi point should you need it. The location of this will be clearly marked on the festival programme. 


There will be several water points located around the site should you wish to fill up plastic bottles with drinking water. 

First Aid 

First Aid is available 24 hours per day throughout the festival. Please see location of the First Aid points on the Festival programme. 


There will be litter pickers going around the site throughout the festival. We’d love to make their job easy and we can all help by putting our litter in the bins that are clearly marked across the site. Thank you! 

Rules / Terms and Conditions 

1) No refunds will be offered unless the Festival is cancelled. 

2) The programme including advertised artists and billed attractions may be subject to change. 

3) We reserve the right to refuse you entry to and/or eject you from the Festival for health and safety or licensing reasons. 

4) We reserve the right to conduct security searches and to refuse admission to you should you refuse to comply with such security searches. 

5) All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Children aged 5 years and under are admitted free of charge. 

6) Dogs are permitted but must be kept on a lead. 

7) No Illegal substances or glass bottles are permitted on site. 

8) No food (picnics, packed lunches etc) or drink (soft, alcoholic or otherwise) is permitted on site other than that being sold by the official festival suppliers. However, if you are travelling with small children, we know the score and, of course, you should come armed with supplies to starve off hunger and bad moods! 

9) No fires are permitted on site except those organised specifically by the Event Organisers with a fire warden on hand. 

10) Campers are invited to keep noise levels to a minimum after midnight. 

11) No large stereo systems are allowed on site. 

12) The Curious Arts Festival, the Pylewell Park Estate and Benedict James Ltd are unable to accept liability for personal damages, losses or injuries sustained at this event. 

13) By accepting our conditions of sale, you agree to be contacted again by Benedict James Ltd about the Curious Arts Festival and other related events. 

The purchase of a Curious Arts Festival ticket is subject to acceptance of the above terms and conditions, and the festival management reserve the right to make changes to these terms and conditions as and when deemed necessary.