Neighbourhood Weekender is a 2-day festival in Victoria Park, Warrington taking place on Saturday the 27th and Sunday the 28th May 2023. There is no camping and each day this opens at 12:30 with music finishing at 22:30. The festival site has 3 stages; one main outdoor stage, one tent and a third smaller stage. Details on how to apply for personal assistant tickets can be found at point 3 below.
2. BOOKABLE CARER TICKETS AND ADDITIONAL FACILITIES
We provide a 2 for 1 ticket scheme to those individuals who cannot enjoy the festival without bringing a personal assistant / carer.
There is a viewing platform [THE VIEWING PLATFORM IS NOW AT FULL CAPACITY] at the main stage, access onto the viewing platform is via ID. Upon arrival to the viewing platform, your name will be with the security team.
3. HOW TO APPLY
- Relevant proof (PIP form with any sensitive information removed/Access Card)
- Photo ID
- Booking reference
- Which site you booked with
- Please state what you would like: Carer ticket, Accessible Car Parking Area* and/or accessible viewing platform.
- Please note that the accessible viewing platform is now at full capacity, which means we can not add any more people
Once you have emailed we will be in touch within 10 working days to confirm your request.
*You must have a pre purchased car parking ticket to gain entry to the car park. You can purchase this here
4. SITE DESCRIPTION
The festival takes place in Victoria Park, Warrington and is a fully outdoor festival, therefore some of the ground can become difficult in wet weather conditions. The festival has three stages; a main outdoor stage, an indoor tent and a third smaller outdoor stage. The festival has one entrance which can be accessed via Knutsford Road. Food and drink are available throughout the festival.
6. TRAVEL GUIDE PARKING
There is no car parking on site. Festival car parking is located at Sir Thomas Boteler Grammar School and is accessed via wash lane; please follow festival signage. Please specify accessible parking required on your application form to ensure that we can accommodate your request. A car parking ticket must be bought in addition to the application form request. Please note, the car park is approximately a 10-15 minute walk to the festival site.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT We would suggest taking public transport where possible. There are trains that frequently to Warrington Central and Warrington Bank Quay and public buses running to the festival site frequently.
PICK UP / DROP OFF We will be operating a pick up drop off for customers which is at Sir Thomas Boteler Grammar and can be accessed from Wash Lane, please follow festival signage and instructions from festival stewards.
7. ARRIVAL GUIDE
Entry to the festival site is via Knutsford road and is hard standing up until the entrance gate.
At the gate you will find the box office for any queries and the ticket scanning lanes; this is where your ticket is swapped for your festival wristband. Following this is the search lanes before entrance into the festival. The accessible entrance is shared with the VIP entrance into the site.
Note all customers are subject to search and all bags will be searched, we ask that you do not bring a bag with you for security reasons and to speed up your access to the festival.
Once inside the festival the ground is grass and can get muddy, dependant on the weather, although it is generally flat.
Across the festival site there are several accessible toilets, these are for use by those who have accessibility requirements as a priority however these are not locked or for exclusive use. The toilets will be patrolled by our security team who you will be able to recognise in a high visibility jacket / tabard.
9. MEDICAL SERVICES
There are several first aid tents located on the site which are open during all times of the event and available to all. These are run and managed by St Johns Ambulance. In addition, we have a welfare area which is available to all attendees and managed by Festival Welfare.
10. ACCESS TO PERFORMANCE
Unfortunately, at this stage Neighbourhood weekender does not have any captioning or audio description available.
11. ASSISTANCE DOGS
We welcome any assistance dogs to Neighbourhood weekender, please state this as part of your application.
12. STROBE LIGHTING
Due to the nature of some of the performances there may be strobe lighting used across the festival site.