For the most up-to-date information about this event, please go here: Highest Point Festival Guide
Highest Point is a new 3-day music festival set within the scenic surroundings of Williamson Park, Lancaster from Friday 18th - Sunday 20th May 2018.
Organised by the team that brought about A-Wing at Lancaster Castle and 2016's sell out Hacienda Classical show, the 3-day festival will be the biggest Lancaster has ever seen. Offering free, family orientated performances during the day and ticketed partying from 5 pm until late, Highest Point will play host to a variety of acts for all ages and tastes.
Friday 18th May
World famous Drum and Bass label Hospital Records will be hitting the main stage so expect big sounds from the likes of High Contrast, Fred V & Grafix, Danny Byrd, Spy B2B Nu:Tone, Dynamite MC, Lowqui and Tempza. In addition, we are super pleased to announce the London Elektricity Big Band will be headlining their first gig north of Birmingham, bringing together a 22 piece brass band and vocalists for a powerful and unique transformation of a live Drum and Bass show.
London Elektricity Big Band Live (First appearance in the North)
Fred V & Grafix (Live)
S.P.Y B2B Nu:Tone
Etherwood B2B Keeno
Chris Glaba Memorial Stage
Saturday 19th May
We’re very excited to announce that Northern indie favourites Embrace will take control of the main stage on Saturday night at Williamson Park on the 19th May. The band, who have had three number one albums, are making a big comeback with a new album, Love Is A Basic Need, out on March 2nd and are kicking off their summer festival gigs in Lancaster. They’ll perform a mix of the old school classics which made them chart-toppers - All You Good Good People, Come Back To What You Know and Gravity- mixed with a selection of brand new songs.
Ocean Colour Scene
Chris Glaba Memorial Stage (BBC Introducing)
Huey Morgan’s Block Party ft Huey Morgan (Fun Lovin Criminals) and Don Letts (BBC 6 Music)
The 2 Bears (Joe Goddard & Raf Rundell)
Sunday 20th May
Hacienda Classical, a project curated by DJs Graeme Park and Mike Pickering, makes a welcome return to Williamson Park after their sell-out show in May 2016. They will be joined by Manchester Camerata orchestra with a brand new show for 2018, performing a continuous set of signature Haçienda tracks which will see Williamson park transformed for the night by FAC51.
Manchester Camerata Orchestra
Chris Glaba Memorial Stage (BBC Introducing)
Crazy P Soundsystem
more artists to be announced..
4 MUSIC STAGES / LOTS OF BARS / STREET FOOD / COCKTAIL BARS / SILENT DISCO / CRAFT BEER HALL
About Highest Point
The festival has been set up as a tribute to Chris Glaba, who started A Wing alongside Richard Dyer and Jamie Scahill as well as working at Skiddle. Unfortunately, Chris lost his short battle with cancer last year.
The 5th Dec has been chosen to announce the first artists as it’s the one-year anniversary of the passing of our friend and colleague, Chris, who died at the young age of 27.
Since we started A-Wing in 2014, an annual music festival at Williamson Park was always in our sights. Since the passing of Chris last year, who was integral in the A-Wing and Hacienda Classical event, it became even more of a goal to make it happen. We want to create a legacy music festival, to join all of the other amazing events that happen in the city, that the people of Lancaster can be proud of.
In tribute to Chris, £1 of every ticket sale will be passed on Macmillan Cancer Support.
Highest Point Accessibility Scheme
Essential companion tickets, disabled access information & facilities
We want Highest Point to be an all-inclusive and enjoyable experience for everyone and we're committed to making this happen.
We're offering essential companion tickets for customers who need to be accompanied to the festival. Please refer to the below info on how to obtain one of these.
HOW TO APPLY
1. Please book your Highest Point tickets as normal
2. Forward an email to firstname.lastname@example.org ensuring that you include the following information:
- *Your full name
- *Skiddle booking reference number (beginning with '18')
- *Include any relevant information about your requirements (e.g Disabled parking)
- *Attach a copy of your evidence.
NB: If you wish to apply for an essential companion ticket by post, then please send it to the following address along with a copy of any required evidence. Please do not send originals as these may not be returned.
FAO: Highest Point Accessibility Scheme,
C/O Ella Green
Ashley Hall Farm
3. Your application will be responded to within 5 working days and at this point, you will receive your essential companion ticket
4. You will receive further information (disabled parking and facilities info) sent to your email address no sooner than Friday 4th May 2018.
To be automatically eligible for an Essential Companion Ticket, you must be able to supply the following documentation dated within the past 12 months or with valid date covering the event:
- *The front page of DLA letter with 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
In addition, copies of the following two pieces of evidence are required in order to reserve an accessible parking space:
- *Valid Blue Badge
- *Valid Photo ID (Drivers licence/Passport
IMPORTANT: We are unfortunately unable to guarantee any applications for essential companion tickets received on or after May 14th, 2018.
More information regarding disabled access and facilities will be added soon...
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