FAQ


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 15,000 and if / when this is reached, attendees will be turned away for health and safety reasons.

We have a limited amount of disabled places and work to a strict policy of one wheelchair / one carer on a first come, first served basis.

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.

Please expect queues and delays.

Where?

The festival is held at Tuesday Market Place, King's Lynn, Norfolk, UK apart from the first night which is at King Staithe Square, King's Lynn, Norfolk, UK.

Times?

Saturday 1st July

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

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

Buses?

Stagecoach

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

TBC

Trains?

Last trains to London Kings Cross from King's Lynn Train Station via Watlington & Downham Market are:

Saturday 1st July

TBC

Friday 7th July

TBC

Saturday 8th July

TBC

Sunday 9th July

TBC

Friday 14th July

TBC

Saturday 15th July

TBC

www.nationalrail.co.uk

Ferry?

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

Hotels?

http://www.visitwestnorfolk.com/where-to-stay/

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 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.