Information

GENERAL PARK ACCESS

A large area of Williamson Park will be closed to none ticket holders from 2pm on Friday 18th, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th May 2018. Should you wish to walk your dog/ride your horse/take the kids for a walk during these times, then access is only available from Quernmore Road into the Fenham Carr area of the park.

All other entrances to the park will be closed with access to the festival site through the main entrance on Wyresdale Road. 

A map will be published shortly detailing the access available. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, however is necessary for the safe and secure running of this event.

Furthermore, it may be necessary to close areas of the park from Saturday 12th May to allow for the safe construction of this event. These areas will be fenced and clearly signposted as closed.

ENTRY TO THE EVENT

All access to the park will be ticketed from 4pm on Friday 18th May.

Our daytime events will require a free ticket and accessed through the main entrance on Wyresdale Road. All other access to the park will be closed for the duration and reopen from 9am, Monday 21st May.

Evening shows are a paid for ticket available online, with the majority of the parkland available to ticket holders only.

OPENING HOURS

Friday 18th May
Parked closed to general public from 2pm except Fenham Carr
Event: 4pm – 12pm.
Last Entry to Site: 7pm
Stages close 11pm. Silent Disco until 12am

Saturday 19th May
Daytime (Free Event) : 9am – 3pm

Evening : Waterfall beerhall open from 3.30pm
Memorial Stage: From 4pm
Main Stage: From 4.30pm
Last Entry to Site: 7pm
Ocean Colour Scene: Approx 9.30pm
Stages close 11pm. Silent Disco until later.

Sunday 20th May
Daytime (Free Event) : 9am – 3pm

Evening : Waterfall beerhall open from 3.30pm
Memorial Stage: From 4pm
Main Stage: From 4.30pm
Last Entry to Site: 7pm
Hacienda Classical: Approx 8.45pm
Stages close 11pm. Silent Disco until 12am

PARKING

Highest Point has it’s own car park facility just a short walk from our main entrance at NW Auction Mart, Wyresdale Rd, Lancaster LA1 3JQ. This is £5 per day open from 8.30am each day (3pm Friday)

Pre Booking is advised, by visiting the ticket page.

Williamson Park has two pay and display car parks. Both of these will be closed for the duration of the event.

The Quernmore Road Car Park will be closed from Monday 14th May until Tuesday 22nd May. The Wyresdale Road Car Park will close on Thursday 17th May at 7pm

Should you require disabled parking access then please email info@highestpoint.co.uk

Please adhere to the parking restrictions that will be in place around the park including not parking on Quernmore Road, as this could severely restrict emergency access to the park.

RESIDENTS

We appreciate that local residents may have their own questions and concerns with regards to the event and how it may impact you.

Naturally, music festivals will generate noise. Working in association with one of the worlds best sound monitoring companies, we will have several monitoring points around the site to ensure that we are operating within the requirements of our premises licence and the guidelines set by environmental health.

Festival traffic is where possible being directed away from residents houses around the park and into our own designated parking area in NW Auctions.

Should you have any other questions then please email info@highestpoint.co.uk and we will be happy to discuss anything with you.

FOOD AND DRINK

A large selection of food and drink will be available across the site with several bars offering all your favourites alongside cuisine from across the world.

During the evening events will be operating a token system for all bars and food concessions. These will be available to purchase from token booths on site using cash or card. They are available in strips of 5 tokens worth £10. All tokens are non-refundable and non-transferable.

If you wish to bring a family picnic to our daytime events then this is welcome, however please do not attempt to bring any alcohol into the event or any unsealed drinks containers. Sealed soft drink containers are permitted.

VIP TICKETS

For full information on our VIP offering then please visit this Very Important Page

MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT

In December 2016 we lost our dearly loved friend and colleague Christopher Glaba to Cancer. Chris was an integral part of all the events we brought to Lancaster, and it is only fitting that we remember him in the best way we can, through his eclectic taste in music. That’s why our second stage will be forever remembered as The Chris Glaba Memorial Stage.

DISABLED ACCESS

We wish our event to be enjoyable to all and are putting extensive plans in place to ensure that we are doing everything that is possible. The majority of the venue (although hilly) has hard standing paths throughout with other great facilities on offer to cater for specialist requirements.

Please email info@highestpoint.co.uk for information on our access to all policy and registration.

PLAY AREAS

The top children’s play area will be open throughout the weekend, closing from 2.30pm each day. You will need a free ticket to access this area.

The lower playground will be closed from Saturday 12th May to allow for the safe construction of our main stage.

ALCOHOL

Alcohol at Highest Point comes under the same law of the land that it does everywhere else, which simply put means you have to be 18 to purchase or consume it.

Furthermore, we are operating a challenge 25 policy on all our bars, which means if you are lucky enough to appear under the age of 25 we will ask you to produce identification to prove that you are 18 years or older.

Accepted identification is a driving licence or passport, or anything with the PASS logo on, so if you are attending the event and don’t have any of these then why not get one today from Citizien Card

In line with our licence agreement, we cannot allow any alcohol to be brought onto the park throughout the duration of the event.

Free drinking water will be available at various locations throughout the site.

DRUGS / LEGAL HIGHS

The possession or use of drugs at Highest Point again follows the same law of the land as anywhere. Therefore we will do our upmost to prevent illegal drugs and legal highs onto the site, pursue anyone suspected of supplying drugs and protect all our festival goers from harm should any incident occur. This includes all legal highs, laughing gas etc.

LANCASTER CITY COUNCIL

This event is brought to you with the full support of Lancaster City Council who have very kindly allowed us use of this wonderful space and it’s facilities.

RESIDENTS

If you are a resident who lives close to the park and you have any queries or issues, please contact Richard on 07824772629

LOST PROPERTY

Lost something at Highest Point? Head over to our lost property page.

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