What do I need to know?

Festival Too is a FREE to attend, 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 and time when the event finishes, stay together if you are in a group, agree a meeting point and 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.

To ensure a safe and happy event for everyone the following measures have been implemented and all attending are encouraged to abide by rules for their enjoyment and safety:

1. Inform public cursory searches will be in place at entrance points.

2. Challenge under 25 rule will be enforced for young people with alcohol.

3. The outdoor drinking of alcohol is not permitted outside of the market square.

4. There is zero tolerance to drug use and possession.

5. Where possible members of the public bringing drinks are encouraged to avoid glass bottles and bring plastic or cans please.

6. Please dispose of litter correctly in bins located around the square.

7. If the evening is hot remember to bring some water as well as alcohol to stay hydrated

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, St. Nicholas Street and Market Lane. We recommend using the latter two.  Security staff will deny entry to the market place to anyone carrying open cans or glass bottles and fireworks/flares, drones and laser pens are strictly prohibited.

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

Please expect queues and delays.


The first festival weekend takes place on King Staithe Square, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1JE and the second two weekends at Tuesday Market Place, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE301JW

Dates and Times?

Saturday 29th June

King Staithe Square

Entertainment from 8pm

Fireworks 10.30PM

Sunday 30th June

King Staithe Square

Line up to follow


Friday 5th July

Tuesday Market place

Line up to follow 

Saturday 6th July

Tuesday Market place

Line up to follow

Friday 12th July 

Tuesday Market place

Line up to follow

Saturday 13th July

Tuesday Market place

Line up to follow

Please note timings can be subject to change. Please check our social media for updates 


Random searches and bag searches shall take place on site.


Drones are not permitted anywhere within the event site footprint, nor are they permitted to fly over the audience and event footprint.

Car Parks?

King's Lynn has multiple car parks available for use while the festival is on. To locate them click here


Local bus routes and timings can be found via 






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



Disabled viewing?

There is a 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. 

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 £130,000, still  supported by donations from local companies, private individuals and the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, as well as national names. 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. Donations can be made on this website festivaltoo.co.uk/donate 

Who pays for it?

Festival Too costs £140,000 to deliver, this money is raised by local sponsorship, fundraising events and bucket collections. The event is not for profit and for the benefit of the community. Every single penny raised is put directly back into the Festival itself to provide top quality FREE entertainment. 

Who has played before?

Regular crowds of over 10,000 have seen acts such as Will Young, Reef, The Darkness, KT Tunstall, Busted, Pixie Lott, The Vamps, Scouting For Girls, Marti Pellow, Cast, The Sherlocks, The Hoosiers, Blue,, Deacon Blue, Hayseed Dixie, The Stranglers, Bad Manners, The Human League and lots more 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 abbie@festivaltoo.co.uk if you would like to get involved further.