Ticketing, access, campsite, and other general information.

Site Address

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


For all travel information go to the dedicated area: ‎

Box Office, Access Times and Hours Of Music

There are separate box offices and car parks for both Boutique and General Public camping. You will be directed on arrival at the festival towards the correct car park, dependant on where you are camping. If you have passengers in vehicles staying at different campsites do not worry, you will be able to drop off at either car park before parking.

On Thursday 9th August, we will open at 2pm with access to the camping areas only. Then from 5pm gates to the festival itself will open.

The box office will open from 9am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the accreditation of new arrivals. Please note that we close accreditation at midnight on Thursday and Friday, and at 10pm on Saturday and Sunday.

If you are staying off site and have a wristband, then the gates are open throughout the night.

Music begins at 5pm on Thursday. Music will stop in the early hours of Monday 13th August.

The camp site will close at 1pm on Monday 13th August.

Ticket Information

All ticketing is managed by Resident Advisor – should you have any queries please get in touch at

All tickets for Houghton Festival 2018 are now sold out. No more tickets will be released.

In a stand against the secondary ticket market and ticket touting at extortionate ticket prices, as well as major entry issues due to the risk of duplicate/unofficial tickets, Houghton Festival does not support tickets from 3rd party reseller platforms including ViaGoGo, SeatWave and Ticket Swap.

We work exclusively with our official ticket partner Resident Advisor to provide a fair and authorised method of reselling tickets. This system allows a ticket purchase for the face value of the original sale. Keep visiting our Resident Advisor ticket page as tickets that are resold by previous purchasers will immediately become available.

All ticket holders will require the original buyer, or the original buyer’s ID (a photocopy of a driving license or passport), to be present at the gate at the time of entry into the festival. The validity of tickets purchased from unapproved 3rd party sites cannot be guaranteed, and the purchase is entirely at your own risk.

If you have a spare ticket, do the right thing.

Day tickets are not available and as such all tickets include camping and access to the festival site from Thursday 9th August 2018.

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 License, 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.


Access to the public campsite is included in the ticket price. Boutique camping options are available to purchase form the Accommodation page.

General campsite – This is located a short walk from the general camping car park and you will be allowed to return to your vehicle during the festival. Facilities in the campsite include showers, lockers, phone charging, and a campsite shop. Gazebos are allowed but no bigger than 2m x 2m please. Please take your tents and other belongings home with you.

Boutique campsite – This is located a short walk from the boutique camping car park and you will be allowed to return to your vehicle during the festival. There are showers. For information regarding phone charging and lockers please contact your boutique camping supplier.


Re-entry is permitted to the event however, you will be searched on re-entry and your personal alcohol allowance is only allowed on your first entry.

Car Parking

 Please visit the dedicated travel area for further information: ‎


The campervan/live-in vehicle field is adjacent to the main campsite. Pitches do not include power or water. All vehicles will be searched on entry.  If you wish to attend in a campervan/live-in vehicle please purchase a pass on the ticket page. Please note that passes are purchased per vehicle not per attendee and are only valid when presented with a valid festival ticket. Please note that cars and caravans are not permitted in the live-in vehicle field. No additional tents can be pitched in the campervan / live-in vehicle area.


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 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 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 you own food onto site however, please note that no personal fires, stoves or cooking devices will be allowed onto site.

Cash and Cards

There are numerous cash machines and we accept debit and credit cards 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

Nitrous oxide and/or whippers

Portable laser equipment and pens

Unauthorised professional film or video equipment

Audio recorders


Air horns

Spray cans

Marker and paint pens



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 possessions of illegal substances will be ejected from the festival and handed over to the police.