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 June 30th and July 1st; these are held at King Staithe Square, King's Lynn, Norfolk, UK.
Saturday 30th June
Starts 8pm, fireworks, 10.30 (Weather permitting) ends, approx 10.45pm.
Sunday 1st JULY
Merv & Maria: 12:30
Billy Bubba King: 13:30
Nicky James: 14:30
Line Dancing with Sara: 15:15
Rosalie's Lover: 15:45
Sam Coe & The Long Shadows: 17:45
Friday 6th July
Springwood Big Band: 19:30 – 20:00
Leeds Contemporary Singers: 20:00 – 20:45
Geno Washington: 21:00 – 21:45
Angelo Starr: 22:00 – 23:00
Saturday 7th July
West Norfolk Academy Trust: 18:30 – 18:50
The Visitors: 19:00 – 19:45
Revival: 20:00 – 20:45
Oddity Road: 21:00 – 21:45
Pixie Lott: 22:00 – 23:00
Friday 13th July
Chloe Lorentzen: TBC
Eluders: 19:00 – 19:20
The Kut: 19:30 – 20:10
Franko Fraize: 20:20 – 21:00
Vanilla Pod: 21:10 – 21:50
The Sherlocks: 22:00 – 23:00
Saturday 14th July
COWA: 18:30 – 18:50
The Landed: 19:00 – 19:45
Dishy Tangent: 20:00 – 20:45
Bear Club: 21:00 – 21:45
The Darkness: 22:00 – 23:00
Timings are subject to change, please keep an eye on social media etc
Random searches and bag searches shall take place on site.
No drones allowed anywhere within the event site.
King's Lynn has multiple car parks available for use while the festival is on. To locate them click here
The following routes, all of which will depart from King's Lynn Bus Station :
Saturday 30th June - Free bus to Fairstead and Hunstanton @ 2245hrs
Friday 6th July - Free to Fairstead and Hunstanton @ 2315hrs
Saturday 7th July - Free to Fairstead and Hunstanton @ 2315hrs
Friday 13th July - Free to Fairstead and Hunstanton @ 2315hrs
Saturday 14th July - Free to Fairstead and Hunstanton @ 2315hrs
Don't forget these buses towards Hunstanton also stop at Dersingham, Ingoldisthorpe, Snettisham & Heacham!
Go to Town
People living in South and North Wootton and the Reffley Lane and Wootton Road areas of town will be able to join the celebration of Festival Too over the next three weekends.
Starting Saturday 30th June and then the next two Fridays and Saturdays of the Festival, buses on route 3 will have extra late buses home free of charge from the bus station about 10.45pm this Saturday 30th and then between 11.15pm and 11.30pm the following two weekends.
The last ferry to West Lynn is 18.30 Mon - Sat, but does not run on Sundays.
The raised disabled area is situated next to the VIP cabin adjacent to 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 front of stage area for their own safety.
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 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would like to get involved further.