Those looking for some early summer fun will love the Highest Point Festival. The festival is a great way to enjoy some culture in the sun. Plus, it's got plenty of tantalising food and drinks.
The Highest Point Festival is packed full of musical acts, art events, and family-friendly entertainment. Set right in the centre of Lancaster, Highest Point Festival is also easy to travel to.
Simply climb aboard an Avanti West Coast train. To help get you there, we've answered some of your most-asked questions, below.
How to get to Highest Point Festival by train
The Highest Point Festival takes place in the centre of Lancaster, meaning it's easy to access by various modes of transport.
Coaches regularly run from northern towns and cities such as Bradford, Burnley, Sheffield and Manchester. Bus routes to and from the city centre stop right outside the festival site. Parking will also be available onsite and are reached by exiting at junction 36 of the M6.
Alternatively, you can leave all the hassle and fuss behind by taking an Avanti West Coast train to the Highest Point Festival.
Whether you’re boarding from Glasgow Central or London Euston, you can travel right to the centre of it all at Lancaster station. Once there, take a taxi from right outside the station and enjoy the 10-minute ride or soak up all the atmosphere on a 30-minute walk to the festival site.
What to do at Highest Point Festival
2023’s Highest Point Festival will take place from 11 - 14 May. Although the full line-up is yet to be announced, headliners Anne-Marie and Bastille will take to the stage in Lancaster. They’ll be joined by the unique DJ and orchestra hybrid act Haçienda Classical.
There are more than 100 acts playing across six stages over the weekend. That means there will be something to suit everyone's musical tastes.
There's plenty of creative entertainment for those who want to let their hair down. This includes, but isn't limited to, drag acts, dance-offs, and immersive bingo. Plus, Sunday’s Big Family Day means children of all ages can get involved in the fun too. Explore the mini zoo, enjoy music storytelling, recycled rubbish instrument workshops, and more.
To fuel all this fun, there are a range of regional street food stalls and drinks options on-site, including craft beer and cocktails. The average alcoholic drink costs £5.50, and an average meal costs between £7 and £10. There are organic, vegan and vegetarian options too, available for visitors of all dietary requirements to enjoy.