Getting Here

Preston is one of the best connected cities in the country. The railway station is a national hub and has regular, fast connections with London (2 hours), Edinburgh, Leeds, Glasgow and Birmingham. Most of the festival's venues are within walking distance of the city centre - the only exception is the Continental, which is a short taxi ride out of the main centre. The station has a good taxi rank and there are always taxis available.

By road, Preston is on the M6 and has several junctions, all of which lead into the city centre. The postcode for the university is PR1 2HE and there is plenty of free evening parking on campus.


Preston has several good quality, reasonably priced hotels. The hotels nearest to the main venues are the Legacy International Hotel and Premier Inn, both of which are also within walking distance of the railway station.


Most of the Festival's venues are either on or near to the campus of the University of Central Lancashire, or in the city centre itself.


Evening parking for festival goers is free on all the university car parks marked 'staff permit only.' There are also pay and display car parks on campus and throughout the city


Preston has many excellent restaurants in the city centre and many of the venues also serve food, including the Ferret, the Continental and Bar Pierre.


Most events are free thanks to our subsidy from the Arts Council and the University of Central Lancashire. Our headliners are ticketed and we have done everything we can to keep ticket prices reasonable to ensure that the festival is accessible to all. Ticket prices advertised do not include booking and postage fees. Tickets will be available on the door if the event is not sold out but best book in advance as we expect many of these events to sell out.