Ten reasons why you should attend Highest Point 2022

With less than just 60 days left until Highest Point Festival 2022 kicks off, we’re absolutely buzzing with excitement. Here are ten reasons why you should join us at the fest.

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 20th Apr 2022

Since Highest Point 2021 was brought to a close by the one and only Rick Astley, we’ve been itching to get back to the gorgeous Williamson Park for the next edition. And with less than 60 days left until its return, at this point, it’s safe to say we’re pretty bloody excited. And we hope you are too!

But if you or your friends are still on the fence about whether or not you fancy joining us over at the Lancaster festival this year, you’re in the perfect place. Let us change your, or your mates, minds with ten reasons why you should join us...



There’s something for everyone

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There’s nothing worse than sending a lineup poster to the group chat and either being ignored or receiving complaints about the lineup. Highest Point’s lineup covers multiple genres, so everyone in your friendship group will have someone to look forward to. Love a throwback anthem? Check out Example’s set. Love a good DJ? Basement Jaxx will sort you out. More of an indie kid? You’ll love Richard Ashcroft’s set. Pop tunes more your thing? Head over to Mimi Webb.  



It’s the perfect festival for discovering new music

Highest Point has always championed emerging artists, and this year is no different. Some of the fresh talent you can check out this year includes Mimi Webb, Charlie Tee, Emily Nash, The Cuban Brothers, The Lottery Winners, Matt Thiss, Luke Una, and so many others. Even better, these artists span across multiple genres, so there’s an upcoming artist for you to check out no matter what genre you’re into. 



And celebrating music legends

As well as a bunch of new artists to check out, there’s always a legend or two on the Highest Point lineup, with this year’s being Richard Ashcroft (formerly of The Verve), Shy FX, Basement Jaxx, Clean Bandit, and Kaiser Chiefs. Between the five of them, we really don’t know who’s set we’re more excited for. 



The crowds are always mad

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Let’s face it, a festival just doesn’t hit right if the crowd is dead. Highest Point consistently has crowds who are mad for it. No matter what stage you’re at, you’ll find the crowd at Highest Point Festival singing, dancing, clapping, screaming, whooping, skanking, waving, finger-gunning, oohing and ahhing all the way through.



Everyone’s welcome

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No matter who you are, young, old, a raver, a disco fan, an indie kid, a two-stepper, whatever, you’re welcome at Highest Point. It’s all about having an unreal time and enjoying the music and other activities on site. Speaking of…



There’s always lots to get up to 

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Aside from three stages of music to check out, there are loads of other fun activities going down. This year, festivalgoers can expect plenty of activities, including a circus and aerial workshop, an African music workshop, a samba band workshop, crazy golf, flower crowns and glitter, and Ibiza Beats family yoga. For the littluns, there’s tipi building, bubbles, a magic show, balloons, and a PJ Masks live show followed by a meet and greet. 



A variety of mouthwatering food stalls

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Food is fuel. If you’re dancing, raving, jumping and singing for three days straight, you need some good grub to keep you going. Past editions had some crazy delicious food on offer, including an African food stand that served jerk chicken, pork, and burgers, as well as curried goat, and plantain. There was also a fancy coffee stand, an ice cream stall, fish and chips, noodles, and halloumi fries. How could you resist?



It’s in a fantastic location

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And we mean this in every sense imaginable. If you’re worried about travelling, it's super easy to get to. The festival takes place in Williamson Park, just a ten-minute drive or 25-minute walk from Lancaster train station. There are also ten bus stops literally right outside the park. And the park itself is beautiful with a lovely waterfall, and with a huge hill, you can see the main stage even from the very back. 



It's gentle on your bank account

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We all know festivals can be a dear do. But considering its size and lineup, Highest Point is on the cheaper end of the scale. Different types of tickets are available too, including day tickets, two-day tickets and three-day tickets so you can choose the dates that best suit you. And children under 10 go free while tickets for teenagers are at a discounted rate. Result!



It’s just mint

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We’ll be real with you for a sec. Tickets are selling fast for a reason. As of the 3rd of March, 75% of tickets have already been sold. Over 35,000 people attended Highest Point last year, Lancashire’s biggest open-air music festival, and as the fest only improves each year, we doubt tickets will be available for much longer. If Highest Point 2022 is on your festival wish list, snag your tickets now.


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As always, Highest Point 2022 will be massive. If you want in on this vibrant festival, which, of course you do, you’re only human, then secure your tickets now for a mental weekend of tunes, fun, and great vibes. We’ll see you there!  



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