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 29th and 30th; these are held at King Staithe Square, King's Lynn, Norfolk, UK.


Saturday 29th June

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

Sunday 30th June

Starts 12:00, King Staithe Square 

Friday 5th July

Starts 19:00, Tuesday Market Place

Saturday 6th July 

Starts 19:00, Tuesday Market Place

Friday 12th July 

Starts 19:00, Tuesday Market Place

Saturday 13th July

Starts 19:00, Tuesday Market Place

Timings are subject to change, please keep an eye on social media. You can find our facebook page here  and twitter here 


Random searches and bag searches shall take place on site.


No drones allowed anywhere within the event site.

Car Parks?

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


Free bus services will leave from King's Lynn Bus station as per normal. We're not providing services on Saturday 29th June but the last normal bus back (not free!) to Hunstanton leaves at 2140hrs for your information.


Fri 5th / Sat 6th July 

- Free bus to Fairstead at 2315hrs

- Free bus to Hunstanton via Dersingham, Snettisham and Heacham at 2315hrs

Fri 12th/Sat 13th July 

- Free bus to Fairstead at 2315hrs

- Free bus to Hunstanton via Dersingham, Snettisham and Heacham at 2315hrs

Go to Town

Free buses again for the Festival Nights on 5,6,12 & 13 July! Buses will be leaving around 23:15 and will serve Gaywood, North Lynn, Pandora, Reffley and North & South Wootton




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



Disabled viewing?

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.

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 £100,000, 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. 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 Darkness, KT Tunstall, Busted, Pixie Lott, The Vamps, Scouting For Girls, The Hoosiers, Blue, Atomic Kitten, Toyah Willcox, Deacon Blue, 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 festivaltoo@gmail.com if you would like to get involved further.