Trains to Highest Point Festival

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.

Getting to Highest Point Festival

Hop on the train with family or friends and get to Lancaster ready for the Highest Point Festival. Once the festival is over, there are also many things you can do in Lancaster as it's a great day out.

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About Highest Point Festival

Rocking out since 2018, the four-day festival was started in memory of Chris Glaba by his colleagues at ticket outlet Skiddle. Having organised A-Wing and Classical Haçienda events as part of this work there, Chris sadly lost his battle with cancer in 2016 at the age of 27. Organisers Richard Dyer and Jamie Scahill set up Highest Point to continue Chris' aspiration of a Lancaster festival. They also named the Chris Glaba Memorial Stage after their friend and colleague.

This stage is one of six at the music and arts event. There's also the Waterfall stage, set against a real water feature, and the Sundial, which gives party-goers a 360 view of their favourite acts. Another favourite is the Woods treehouse booth, which transforms a forest into an outdoor dance club.

The non-camping festival also offers great value for money. Full weekend adult tickets cost £135, while children aged 12 and below enter for free. This means that families can enjoy all the fun of an outdoor event with the relaxation of a city centre stay.

Where is Highest Point Festival?

You’ll find Highest Point Festival in Lancaster, held at the 54-acre site of Williamson Park just outside the city centre.

Ways to save on your train ticket to Highest Point Festival

If you’re travelling to the Highest Point Festival as a family, then you can enjoy even greater savings by taking an Avanti West Coast train. By booking your tickets as a family, two adults and three children aged five to 15 can travel with a 50% discount.

All festival-goers can also save money on their tickets by booking them in advance. Those travelling in the middle of the day on Thursday, to and from London Euston any day on Friday and all weekend can also benefit from off-peak fares.

Plus, to get up to half-price tickets, people aged 16 to 25 and 26 to 30 or those travelling as a pair can use a Railcard at checkout.

Get the app

Feel like a festival VIP by boarding your train with all your train tickets stored safely in your digital wallet with the Avanti West Coast app. Search for train times, purchase tickets and save on travel using a Railcard.

You can also use the Google and Apple wallet feature to pay for your journey. Thanks to this, you don’t have to take any more than you need to the Highest Point Festival.