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Visiting the Festival

Plan Your Day

The Festival is an outdoor ticketed event taking place in the centre of Exeter across 2 adjoining sites:

Northernhay Gardens - access via Northernhay Place or from Queens Street, adjacent to Central Station.

Exeter Castle - access via Castle Street

The Festival by day is in both Northernhay Gardens and Exeter Castle with most features inside large marquees - so don't let any bad weather put you off!

The After Dark Music Festivals are in Exeter Castle only.  Day tickets do not include entry to After Dark events.

Tickets will go on sale soon - check back for information about the 2018 Festival!

Step Free Access

Please note that the site has a number of steep slopes and some features have kerbed access onto grass areas.  
There are 3 steps connecting the Northernhay Gardens and Exeter Castle sites. For step free access between the sites, visitors need to exit the site and walk via Bailey Street.  Please ask Gate staff for details on arrival. 

Arriving by Train? Alight at Exeter Central station - then a  2 minute walk to the Northernhay Gardens site with step free access.

Park and Ride
If driving to the City, please make use of the Park and Ride service. NB this does not operate on Sunday. 

Click here to view details of routes and the timetable 

Car Parking.
As this is a city centre venue, there is no access to the venue for motor vehicles nor any parking on site.

We recommed :
John Lewis Car Park - Sat Nav code - EX4 6PD 
LOCKING -   Fri & Sat 8.00pm, Sun 6.00pm 
Guildhall Car Park - locked at midnight  - Sat Nav Code - EX4 3HP
Other City Centre options can be viewed here

Coach parking facilities are available at the Bus and Coach Station located on Paris Street. Click here to find out more and book

The festival has just a few rules: 

  • Under 16s must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • No dogs permitted on site except guide dogs
  • Only food and drink purchased on site may be consumed on site
  • Tickets are non-transferable.
  • Day tickets do not include access to the Festival After Dark Music Festivals in Exeter Castle. 
  • Check the weather and come prepared with SPF factor 15+ sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and clothes to cover up with  - or waterproofs!