The Ultimate Guide to Highest Point

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Highest Point is here! We can’t wait for this year’s edition at Williamson Park, especially as it’s confirmed that the sun will be beaming down on the memorial for another year!

While you guys will be planning your outfits, practising your dance moves, learning the lyrics, and (hopefully) stocking up on the sun cream. We want to make sure your experience at Highest Point this year is the best it can possibly be.

So, with that in mind, we thought we’d put all the information you might need, in one place for you. Scroll down and find out all you need to know in our Ultimate Guide to Highest Point




Make sure you know who you are seeing and you’ve sorted out your timetable for the weekend by checking our lineup times below.

If you want some recommendations of who to see, then read Skiddle’s piece on the five new names to watch out for at Highest Point 2024 – HERE

Or, if you want to guarantee you’re there for all of the very best moments music-wise at the festival, read our pierce on the 15 Songs We Can’t Wait to Hear at Highest Point – HERE





Find everything you need in Williamson Park below, and look out for more maps across the site!


Our food village will be alive and full of sensational scran, all while the brand new Beatz Cookin stage provides some tunes while you eat, the lineup for which you can find above.

However, if you want to find out the vendors which we recommend, read our piece on the Five vendors at Highest Point that have us drooling – HERE


child on parents shoulders at highest point


Highest Point prides itself on its family-friendly approach to festival-going. Whether it be having a reduced price for 12-18-year-olds; letting all kids under 12 in for free; or our amazing kids area, central to the festival site, that we fill with so many activities. The Highest Point experience for the kids should not only involve the Big Family Day Out!

Running until 7pm each night, the kid’s area will be situated near the back of the main stage area, to the right of the memorial steps, and will be occupied by our long-time favourites; Ragtag Arts and Community Scrapstore and Northern Heights Dance & Aerial!

Ragtag Arts and Community Scrapstore are a community arts organisation in Kendal with the environment at its heart. Using and repurposing scraps to create crafts with kids, to reduce waste, celebrate creativity, and make people smile!

Also in the kids’ area, Northern Heights Dance & Aerial, an aerial-based fitness, acrobatics, circus & dance group, will be there to showcase their skills and pass them onto the lucky kids in attendance too!

For more detail on the kid’s activities, read our piece on Why you should bring the kids to Highest Point 2024 – HERE



Where can I buy tickets?

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

What time do the gates open each day?

Highest Point gate times are as follows:

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

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

We hope you all have an amazing weekend in the sun at Highest Point 2024, if you have any further questions, check out the bottom of our homepage, or feel free to message us on Instagram or Facebook, and we will try to get back to you as soon as possible!

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