Information

Ticketing, access, campsite, and other general information.

Location & Dates 

Location: Houghton Hall, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 6UE

Date: 11th – 14th August 2022


Travel

A dedicated travel page can be found on our website with information on trains, shuttles & coaches. 


Ticket Information

All ticketing is managed by Resident Advisor.  Tickets for 2022 are sold out but you can still purchase tickets through the resale scheme on RA.

Gate Opening Times: 

Thursday 12:00-01:00  

Friday 09:00-01:00  

Saturday 09:00-01:00  

Sunday 09:00-16:00

Music Programme Times: 

Thursday 17:00 02:00

Weekend: Friday 10:00 – Monday 03:00


Age Restrictions

Houghton is a strictly aged 18+ event. We operate a challenge 25 policy and all those who appear under the age of 25 will be asked to provide evidence of their age by a valid photographic ID (UK Driving Licence, PASS 18+ Card or Passport).

There will be strictly no entry to those who are under the age of 18. Unfortunately we will not be able to offer refunds to those refused entry on the day


Accessibility

Houghton are committed to improving the experience for deaf and disabled customers at the festival. For full details around the access facilities at the festival, how to apply for a Personal Assistant pass or to inform us of any access requirements please visit our dedicated accessibility page.


Camping

Standard camping is included in the ticket price, we provide toilets & showers free of charge. You will be asked to leave the site at 2pm on the Monday after the festival.


Toilets & Showers

Providing the best possible sanitation at Houghton is at the forefront of our mind. We have contracted to work with industry leading sanitation providers to provide a wide, and well serviced, selection of plastic toilets, composting toilets, accessible toilets and showers across the main site and all campsites. All sanitation facilities are included in the ticket price and will not be chargeable at the festival.


Boutique Camping

 All boutique camping providers are listed on the website. 


Re-Entry

Re-entry is permitted to the event. You will be searched on re-entry. Please note that your personal alcohol allowance is only permitted on your first entry. If you decide to leave the festival, you can only re-enter during the gate opening times. 


Covid-19

Current government guidance around the Covid 19 pandemic permits Houghton 2022 to go ahead. As we are all aware governmental Covid-19 measures are continually changing and should Houghton not be able to take place under any changes to government guidance, full refunds, excluding booking fees, for tickets purchased for the festival from Resident Advisor will be issued to all guests.


Car Parking

Car Parking is charged at £15+bf per vehicle and is available to purchase in advance from our ticket page. Please note that if you are attending in a live-in vehicle and have purchased a live-in vehicle pass you will not be required to purchase an additional parking pass. It is essential to pre book your parking online to guarantee a space and a swift entry to the festival.


Live-In Vehicles

If you wish to attend in a live-in vehicle please purchase a pass on the ticket page. Pitches do not include power, waste or water and all vehicles will be searched on entry. Please note that passes are purchased per vehicle not per attendee and are only valid when presented with a valid festival ticket. No additional tents can be pitched in the live-in vehicle area.


Alcohol & Liquids

A limited quantity of personal alcohol is permitted in the campsite; however, personal alcohol will not be permitted in the main arena. On first entry to the site only, each person is permitted to bring in up to 8 beers, ciders, spirits in a can or 1 bottle of wine (decanted into a plastic container – no glass permitted on site), no personal spirits will be allowed on site. All excess, or non-compliant alcohol will be confiscated at the ticket gate. We are encouraging people to bring water to the festival this year due to the heat, it just needs to be in a sealed bottle


Food

We have selected a wide variety of the finest food from around the country, as well as locally sourced specialties. There will be numerous food outlets situated around the site. You will be allowed to bring your own food onto site. Please note that no personal fires, stoves or cooking devices are allowed anywhere on site.


Water

Please bring your own refill water bottle to site. We have water refill points across the site and encourage people to not purchase bottles of water on site. 


Cash, Cards & Charging/Storage

There are numerous cash machines on site and all bars/venders will accept cash aswell as accepting debit and credit cards. Due to the geography of the land we cannot be a fully cashless system. We have facilities on site for phone charging, at the charge and store vender. We don’t have lockers for bags or suitcases on site. 


Prohibited Items

The following items are not permitted on site and will be confiscated at the main gate:

Glass – no glass is allowed anywhere onsite for safety and environmental reasons

Illegal substances

Legal highs or any other psychoactive substances

Nitrous oxide and/or whippers

Portable laser equipment and pens

Unauthorised professional film or video equipment

Drones

Audio recorders

Megaphones

Air horns

Spray cans

Marker and paint pens

Fireworks

Flares/Camping stoves

Chinese or sky lanterns 

Any item which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon

Animals (other than registered guide or hearing dogs)

Sound systems, portable or otherwise

Unofficial tabards or reflective jackets

Unauthorised items for trading, including any goods using unauthorised event logos

Excessive amounts of food and cigarettes may be refused entry to the site


Drugs Policy

Houghton does not condone the use or possession of illegal substances. All individuals including staff, crew and artists will be searched on entry, refusal to a search will result in ejection from the site – all individuals found in possession of illegal substances will be ejected from the festival and handed over to the police.


Volunteer

Volunteer applications are still open. For more information and how to apply to join our site crew, art & decor team, production and stewarding teams please email us on info@houghtonfestival.co.uk


Respecting Houghton

We are incredibly fortunate to hold the festival at Houghton Hall estate in Norfolk. It is imperative that we respect the land and keep it as nature intended.

We urge you to consider the points below:

* The grass is extremely dry at the moment, so there can be no campfires, fire pits or cooking stoves on site.

* If you smoke please head to either the general store or to the Rizzla truck situated next to Trevino’s where you can buy a portable ashtray. It is essential that all cigarette butts are disposed of responsibly and not left on the dry ground.

* Please do not litter the site. We need everyone to do their bit!

Green Box are assisting us with recycling on site.  Please try and make their job as easy as possible by using the appropriate bins.

*When the festival is finished it would be greatly appreciated if you could take your tents home.  If you don’t dispose of it, we have to.

* Please avoid bringing single use plastic where possible. All of our bars operate a reusable cup scheme.

* Feel free to bring your refillable water bottles. We have water points across site. If you don’t have a refillable water bottle they  can be purchased from the general store on site.

* For the sake of human safety do not under any circumstances swim in the lake.

* Please do not piss on the land !!!  It is disrespectful, unattractive and spoils the local ecosystem. There are lots of regularly serviced toilets across  site and it would be greatly appreciated if you use them

*We work hard to create a festival in keeping with its surroundings. Vandalism of the estate, the land and the trees will not be tolerated.

In summary, enjoy the festival, enjoy the land but leave no trace

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