What do I need to know?

Festival Too is a FREE, unticketed event held in King’s Lynn over three weekends.

The Tuesday Market Place venue is an open air, fully operational car park until showtime. For your health and safety, NO overnight camping is allowed, the area is monitored by CCTV 24/7 and you will be moved on.

The Festival Too committee discourages access to the venue until after 6pm when movement of traffic has ceased.

There is a maximum crowd capacity limit of 12,000 and if / when this is reached, attendees will be turned away for health and safety reasons.

Please be aware that on the more popular nights, large crowds are expected, the Tuesday Market Place can get very busy becoming unsuitable for pushchairs, prams etc. Sitting on folding chairs within a large crowd is inadvisable. The use of flashing lights can be expected and there may be some bad language from the artistes.

We advise that you agree a pick up point & time when the event finishes, stay together if you are in a group, agree a meeting point & time if you get separated from your group and leave enough time to get to Tuesday Market place from car/train/bus etc.

We work very closely with a number of agencies including the police who advise us on security, road closures and the health and safety of our visitors.

We will be operating bag searches and random body scanning on all nights as people enter the Tuesday Market Place. Entrances to the market place will be via King Street, High Street with limited access via St. Nicolas Street. Security staff will deny entry to the market place to anyone carrying open cans or bottles and fireworks/flares and laser pens are strictly prohibited.

Please be patient when leaving the square, delays are highly likely.

Please expect queues and delays.


The festival is held at Tuesday Market Place, King's Lynn, Norfolk, UK apart from July 1st and 2nd; these are held at King Staithe Square, King's Lynn, Norfolk, UK.


Saturday 1st July

Starts 8pm, fireworks, 10.30 (Weather permitting) ends, approx 10.45pm.

Sunday 2nd JULY

Starts 1pm, ends 4.45pm

Friday 7th July

Starts 7.30pm, ends approx. 11pm

Saturday 8th July

Starts 6.30pm, ends approx. 11pm

Sunday 9th July

Starts 12noon, ends 6pm

Friday 14th July

Starts 7.30pm, ends approx. 11pm

Saturday 15th July

Starts 6.30pm, end approx. 11pm

Car Parks?

King's Lynn has multiple car parks available for use while the festival is on. To locate them see our map page by clicking here.



For contact please use 01553 776980, the number is manned during office hours. The website is www.stagecoachbus.com, once you have set your location (if on mobile) you can use current location you can plan your journey from A to B or find bus stops around you.

Lynx Buses

Buses will depart from King's Lynn Transport Interchange as follows:

Saturday 1st July

20:45s (or 15 minutes after Fireworks finish if later) - FREE Bus to Hunstanton via Dersingham, Snettisham & Heacham.

Friday 7th July & Saturday 8th July

23:20 - Free Bus to Hunstanton via Dersingham, Snettisham & Heacham

23:20 - Free Bus to Fairstead via Gaywood.

23:20 - Free Bus to North Wootton via Gaywood, Reffley & South Wootton

Friday 14th July & Saturday 15th July

23:20 - Free Bus to Hunstanton via Dersingham, Snettisham & Heacham

23:20 - Free Bus to Fairstead via Gaywood.

23:20 - Free Bus to North Wootton via Gaywood, Reffley & South Wootton




The last ferry to West Lynn is 18.30 Mon - Sat, but does not run on Sundays.



Disabled viewing

We have a brand new raised disabled area situated next to the VIP cabin near the Maid’s Head. This has limited capacity and a strict first come first served policy will be in place with one carer per disabled person allowed into this area. This decision was made for health and safety reasons as those less abled/disabled can no longer be situated in the secure stage area for their own safety.

First Aid

There is a first aid centre directly beside the stage, it is fully equipped for all types of injuries. This facility has a direct access route for the ambulance service.

What is Festival Too?

Festival Too was born back in 1985, when a group of business people got together to put on a music event in town to complement the King’s Lynn Festival. In year one, the budget for this was £5,000, with local businesses sponsoring the top musical acts of the day. In recent years, the budget has grown to an impressive £80,000, still massively supported by donations from local companies, private individuals and the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, as well as national names such as McDonald's. The committee would also like to thank anyone who has put money into the Festival Too buckets when they have attended any of the nights.

Who pays for it?

Festival Too is totally non-profit making. Every single penny raised is put directly back into the Festival itself to provide top quality FREE entertainment. The Festival now features fireworks on the opening night and a full programme of street entertainment on the three Saturdays of the Festival so that families visiting the town can enjoy such activities as clown shows, jugglers, puppets and balloon modelling whilst shopping and getting ready for the evening's entertainment.

Who has played before?

Regular crowds of over 10,000 have seen acts such as The Vamps, Scouting For Girls, The Hoosiers, Blue, Atomic Kitten, Toyah Willcox, Deacon Blue, The Stranglers, Bad Manners, The Human League, Heather Small of M People thrill the audience.

How do I help?

If you want to help make Festival Too better then you can support Festival Too via our crowdfunding http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/festival-too-2017 or look out for the team with their Festival Too collection buckets at Festival Too events. Every penny raised will go towards future entertainment.

Alternatively you can email Alan Taylor, alan@yourlocalpaper.co.uk, if you would like to get involved further.