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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 and Exeter Castle. 

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

Exeter Castle  - access via Castle Street

Tickets may be bought in advance from the Ticket Factory or in person at the Exeter Phoenix Box Office

Step Free Access
Please note that the site has a number of steep slopes and kerbed access onto grass areas.  Ramping is available.
There is step free access via each gate.  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 parking on site.
We recommed using the John Lewis Car Park - Sat Nav code - EX4 6PD 

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 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!