The Other Side

In addition to an overwhelming music schedule, there are several areas and activities to escape the dance floor including a record fair, movement classes, massages, sauna, sculpture gardens and a floating restaurant.

The Sculpture Garden


Houghton Hall’s renowned sculpture garden is open to us for the festival exclusively. Our tour guides take groups of festival goers to the sculpture lawn via a cream choo choo train that usually spends its days meandering through miniature zoos. The collection features work by art world monoliths James Turrell, Rachel Whiteread, Richard Long, Stephen Cox and Anya Gallacio. Turrell’s Skyspace in particular is a sublime work, which often stuns festival goers into silent awe. We have exclusive access to the Skyspace and the other sculptures from sunrise to sunset – on Friday 12:00 to 20:00, on Saturday 8:00 – 20:00 and on sunday 8:00 – 11:00 & 16:00 – 20:00. This is a privilege not granted to the general public! – and so the festival offers a unique opportunity to see the works in the enchanted hours of the day’s wax and wane. You are able to board the train to the sculpture garden from the  main arena.

James Turrell – Skyspace – Seldom Seen

The Turntable & Napkin


Dining on the floating restaurant at Houghton

Welcome to the The Turntable & Napkin, our new floating lake restaurant.

Brought to you by Oscar Toma, Andrea Marini with Chef Hakan Ceren.

Our breakfast sitting runs 8:30am -11am and our restaurant menu runs 12pm – 8:30pm.

Please head to the website to make a reservation.


Record Store

In 2018 we introduced a new stage to Houghton Festival – TREVINOS – which was named after an alias of the late, legendary drum & bass producer Marcus Kaye aka Marcus Intalex. It is located within the main arena of the festival site, positioned next to our food village and also used as our designated information point. The Houghton HQ.


Trevinos Record Store
Several of the UK’s top record sellers come together to host our very own contained record store, with bespoke Audio Technica listening posts.

A yearly offering of tee shirts, tote bags, vinyl weights, coffee mugs and prints are available to

DJ sets, talks and panels
Curated by Houghton festival, with daily takeovers from our content partners Ransom Note (Saturday) and Truth & Lies (Sunday), as well as a Houghton curation on Friday. All recorded in high quality and presented after the festival as audio content across our channels.

A selection of art by Craig Richards will feature on one of the record store walls.

The Orchard


The Orchard offers complimentary and first come first served classes of various styles of yoga and movement. There will also be daily life drawing classes, meditation, sound baths and cacao ceremonies.

 Artist and sculptor Henry Krokatsis will present a traditional foot washing experience.

We will have a new homemade 15 person wood burner sauna and massage therapists will be available all weekend to book upon arrival.

The Orchard by Night

Daisy Dickinson returns to Houghton Festival, this time with Maxim Barron as M a t e k o i. The project is hypnotic, strobe soaked, sonically spatialised, Matekoi inhabits the space between.