May 10th – May 11th 2024

Highest Point 2024

Williamson Park, Lancaster
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Welcome to Highest Point

Highest Point Festival returns for it’s sixth outing on the 10th – 11th May 2024 in the glorious Williamson Park in Lancaster with headline acts Tom Odell and Busted.

Grab your ticket and don’t forget you can spread the  cost over the next three months by purchasing with Paypal and choosing the Pay In Three option.

The lineup

Highest Point lineup

Highest Point Festival announce epic tribute night

Three of the greatest tributes to three of the greatest bands ever known to man kind appear in Lancaster this May.

Learn more

Highest Point Big Family Day Out returns for 2024!

We’re so excited and cannot wait for the 12th May! Promising to be even bigger and better than ever – this year’s edition sees the park taken over for a full day of music, activities, shows and games for the whole family to enjoy.


You can reach Williamson Park via Junction 34 of the M6. Williamson Park is in a residential location and parking is restricted. Please follow all signs directing you to our customer car park which is at North West Auctions, Wyresdale Road, LA1 3JQ

Lancaster is the closest rail station and is approximately a 10 minute taxi ride or 30 minute walk.

There is a taxi rank at Lancaster Railway Station and various locations around the city.

The event is a 10 minute walk from Dalton Square.

Frequently asked questions

When is Highest Point 2024?

Highest Point returns to Williamson’s Park in Lancaster from Friday 10th to Saturday 11th May 2024.

What time do the gates open each day?

Highest Point gate times are as follows:

Fri 3.30pm-7pm / Sat 12pm-7pm

Cashless system

Highest Point operates on a fully cashless system which means no cash will be handled at any point throughout the festival. All purchases across the site will be contactless by card/phone/watch. This helps speed up transactions and reduce queuing time.

Can I bring a bag to Highest Point Festival?

Yes, you may bring a bag, but it has to be no bigger than an A4 sheet of paper.

What forms of ID are accepted?

The only forms of ID that are accepted to ensure festival entry are;

  • Valid Provisional Driving License
  • Valid Full Driving License
  • Valid Passport

Can I bring my camera equipment into Highest Point?

If it is for industry / professional usage then, unfortunately not as we have a full media team who will be capturing the festival. If it is for personal usage, then we encourage the use of photography! Don’t forget to tag us in your pictures, so we can enjoy them too!

What time do I need to be in by?

Our main gates close at 7pm each day. We understand everyone may not be able to make this time due to work commitments and other reasons, so if you are expecting to arrive later than this then please email to make arrangements.

Entering the Festival

The main gates close at 7pm each day. If you will be arriving after this time then please email for more information.

You will be subject to a search upon entry.

This search will include the use of drug detection dogs. Please do not panic.

If you have drugs or other banned substances including NOS/Nitrous Oxide/Laughing Gas then amnesty bins are available for you to dispose of these substances without any further action

If you continue and items are then detected, it is likely you will be refused entry to the event.

What are the ground conditions like at Highest Point?

Highest Point takes place at Williamson Park in Lancaster, home to the iconic Ashton Memorial and is set in 54 acres of parkland with woodland walks & play areas.

The event will be held within the parkland and you’ll find that some areas within the site will be uneven. There are plenty of tarmac pathways within the park, with the stages easily accessible.

Please prepare for all scenarios, consider the ground conditions and the unpredictable English weather!

Can I bring my dog to Highest Point?

No dogs are allowed on site for the festival, an exception for this is guide dogs accompanying those with a disability.

Can I bring my camping chairs?

Due to security restrictions you are unable to bring camping chairs into the festival. You are welcome to bring a picnic blanket along with you as there is plenty of space available.

How much is the average food/drink at the festival?

Highest Point has a diverse range of food and drink options available to suit all festival goers. We advise that the average alcoholic drink is £5.50 and soft drink £2.50. For a main food item, you are looking around the £7 – £10 mark.

Can I bring my own food/drink to Highest Point?

You are not allowed to bring your own food and drink to Highest Point. There will be a wide variety of food and drink stalls inside the festival, serving up organic, vegetarian, and vegan options!

If you have special dietary requirements please email and we can help accommodate this.

Does my child need to have a ticket?

All Highest Point festival goers must have a ticket for entry, no matter the age.

Does Highest Point have any age restrictions?

Highest Point is a family festival and therefore there aren’t any age restrictions. Children are able to attend the full duration of the festival.

Please note, anyone aged 0- 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. This does not include family members/friends who are over 18.

We do operate Challange 25 so you may be asked to show a photo ID upon entry.

Does Highest Point have onsite camping?

No, Highest Point is a non-camping festival so camping equipment is not needed. However, there is plenty of alternative accommodation to choose from in Lancaster and the surrounding areas.

Please see below for an interactive map of all nearby hotels you can book:

What are the stage times?

Stage times will be published on our social media channels and will be displayed at the festival.

Can I leave and re-enter the festival?

Yes, but you must be back before the advertised last entry time. Please note, you may be subject to another search upon re-entering the festival.

Drug Use

Highest Point Festival does not condone the use or sale of drugs or the intended misuse of legal substances. Drug enforcement laws are as applicable on the Festival site as anywhere else in the country. We work very closely with the Lancashire Police and Lancaster City Council to ensure that the safety of our attendees is managed to the highest standard.

If you or your friends have taken any substances and begin to feel unwell then please do not worry and seek medical attention immediately – you will not be judged in any way and our medical experts can give you the best care.


If you have lost your friends, drunk to much, have a headache or other none medical assistance – or you just need a chat – then on site this year we welcome TLC Welfare, who you can also find opposite the lake.

Is there first aid on site?

We have an advanced medical team on site who have a direct radio link to our event control.

You can find the medical tent opposite the lake on the exit of the festival, this is sign posted across the site.

Should you need medical attention and cannot make your own way to the tent, then please find the nearest member of security or highest point staff who will contact the medical team on your behalf.

Where are the disabled toilets?

Facilities will be signposted throughout the park. You will also be able to locate them on the map in the Highest Point Festival guide which will be provided at the festival entrance.

I have requested disabled parking, where is the car park?

The disabled car park is situated on the University of Cumbria campus. Please use the postcode LA1 3JD. This car park is opposite the site entrance.

Please turn either left or right off Bowerham Rd into the University Campus. Please ensure your Blue Badge is displayed clearly. Please note, Highest Point will not be liable for any vehicle parked in this car park and failure to display the correct credentials may result in a parking fine.

How to get from car park to Highest Point Entrance:

From the car park, please follow a path where you will pass a football pitch on your right then the University of Cumbria Sports complex on your left. Next, cross Wyresdale Rd which is closed for the duration of the festival. Finally, you will reach Highest Point Festival main entrance where you will have your ticket(s) scanned and you will receive your wristbands.

How can I apply for a Personal Assistant/Disabled Parking Ticket?

Please purchase the tickets you require for Highest Point Festival via Skiddle, not including the Personal Assistant ticket.

We then ask you to supply us with one of the following documents dated within the past 12 months or with valid date covering the event:

  • The front page of the DLA letter with the PIP letter
  • The front page of Attendance Allowance letter
  • Evidence of being registered as severely sight impaired (blind)
  • Recognised Assistance Dog ID card
  • Valid Access Card showing you require a +1 to accompany you

For a disabled parking space we will need an image of your Blue Badge. Please be aware there is a limited number of disabled spaces available and these will be allocated on a first come first service basis.

If you could email the supporting document and your Skiddle order ID number to we can add a Personal Assistant ticket to your order.

Where can I buy tickets?

You can buy tickets for the festival through the Skiddle website:

I have a multiple-day ticket but now cannot attend one of the days, can I give a day ticket to someone else?

No, when you arrive at the festival you will be given a wristband permitting entry for the rest of the event. As a result, we cannot split multiple-day tickets.

Can I pass on my tickets privately?

Yes, you can pass them on to family, friends or work colleagues so that they can use the tickets at the event instead. Please see the article below on how you can change the name on the order.

I cannot find my tickets?

No worries, please check your emails for the Skiddle confirmation email and try auto logging into the Skiddle app.

Still struggling? Head to the Skiddle FAQ site and use the order finder tool located there. Here’s a quick link –

Have another ticketing query?

Please head to the Skiddle’s Help website for more information and help.

How can I apply to trade at Highest Point?

Thank you for your interest in trading at Highest Point festival 2024.

All positions have now been filled unfortunately.

Can I volunteer at Highest Point?

Yes… and we’d love you to join us and help at Highest Point If you’re interested, please send over an email to for more information.

What is Highest Point Festival?

Highest Point is located in Williamson’s Park, a Lancaster central location. This festival is a family-friendly festival that has something for everyone to enjoy. Featuring some of the best DJs and artists around with lots of kids activities along with excellent views, and the best spots for watching your favourite artists.

How can I access lost property?

You will be able to head to the box office as this may have been handed in here.

When contacting us, please provide as much detail about the object you have lost. The more details we have, the quicker we will be able to return items to you.

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