Festability – Who? What? Where? When? How?

FESTABILITY FAQ

We have lots of new people interested in Festability and we thought we would do a post to answer the frequently asked Who, What, Where, When and How questions we are getting.

If you have more questions, get in touch, we can update this post to help others who may have the same questions.

Where:

Quex Park, Birchington, Kent.   Find out more on our venue page.

Overhead view of Quex Park and Festability

Where can I park?

Parking is available on site.  There is no charge for parking.

When:

When does it start/finish?

The gates open at 11.30 with the first band playing at 12.  We will have a DJ, the fabulous DJ 4 Blue, playing as people start to arrive.

The event finishes at 8pm.

When do I get my t-shirt, baseball cap, lanyard etc when I purchase online?

You will get these on the day.  We will not be sending out merchandise.  There will be changing facilities available so you can change your t-shirt if you wish to.

When do I get my ticket if I purchased it online?

Tickets will be sent out via post up to the weekend before the event.   If you order in the week before the event, you will be able to collect them at the gate.

Who:

We have the following acts playing on the day.

    • DJ 4 Blue
    • Smokin Mavericks
    • Shaken Albert
    • The AutistiX
    • Meister
    • Funk Mutha
    • DeRailed
    • Black Key & the White Notes
    • Elton Towers

What?

What else is available?
    • Karaoke Tent
    • Messy/Sensory Play
    • DJ Workshop
    • Sing and Sign Workshops
    • African Drumming Workshop
    • Inclusive Sports – new for 2019
    • Fairground attractions – new for 2019
What food is available?
    • Burgers
    • Chips (of course)
    • German Sausages
    • Ice Cream
    • Barista Coffee
    • Hot and cold Kebab Wraps
    • Snow Cones
    • Pizza
    • Curry Rice Patties
    • Gourmet Burgers
    • Sausages
    • Pulled Pork
    • Donuts

All stalls will offer gluten and dairy free options

How?

How do we make it more accessible and inclusive?
    • Mobiloo
    • Chill out zone
    • BSL Interpreters on both stages
    • Several accessible toilets (wider than average portaloo)
    • Chaperones available to help families
How do we buy tickets?

Tickets are available on-line and in some selected venues (venues are cash only).  See our tickets page for more details.

How do I buy tickets at the last minute?

Tickets will be available on the day but they will be more expensive. £20 per single rather than £15.  There are no family tickets available on the day.  It will be single tickets only.

How can I get to you from the train station?

This year we are thrilled to announce that we have joined up with Bexley Accessible Transport Scheme who will be providing a 16 seater minibus running a shuttle to/from Birchington station – operating to coincide with the train timetable.  The vehicle has a fully hydraulic tail life for wheelchair access (please note the capacity of 16 will reduce if wheelchairs are using the vehicle).

 

You can leave your hat on

Festability BaseBall Cap

Earlier this week, we announced new merchandise for this year – something we didn’t offer last year.  Immediately people have started to buy the shirts and wristbands but we had a few of you ask about baseball caps.

Well, of course we listened.  This is your festival after all.

Festability BaseBall CapWe are thrilled to announce that we have now added a limited stock of baseball caps to our merchandise.

Again, this can be pre-ordered before the event, to be collected on the day.

The image shows the cap with our logo in Yellow.  However, we have a selection of yellow, purple, pink and blue logos available.  If you have a preference, email Debs (debs@festability.co.uk) after you have ordered online and we will make sure your colour of choice is put to one side for you.  Alternatively, you can decide on the day.


You can also find these items on our Merchandise page

There’s only 57 days to go!  

Have you got your tickets yet?

If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, you can buy online before the event at a much cheaper rate than on the day.

Pop over to our Tickets page to see what works best for you – a few single tickets or a family ticket.  Remember, you cannot buy family tickets on the day, only single tickets will be available.

Already bought a ticket?

If you have already bought your ticket, they will start to be posted out later this month – they look amazing, such a great memento of the day.

 

 

 

Strike a pose

Festability Merchandise

Last year, we were approached by so many people asking where we were selling T shirts or merchandise to promote the event. Sadly, we had to let you all down which was a difficult feeling when all the feedback was so amazing.

Festability Review

This year, we are hoping to make more people’s dreams come true as we are now offering a selection of merchandise.

You can pre-order it now to collect on the day (and don’t worry, changing facilities will be available). We have a really limited stock so get in quickly, we have already had messages from people asking if we are providing them.

So what are we offering?

    • Lanyards, which were a huge success last year.  This year, they are slightly more able to cope with any rain!
    • T Shirts – White or Black.  Small, Medium, Large or X Large
    • Night Glow “I Love Festability” Wristbands – a variety of colours

Get a Night Glow Wristband Free – If you pre-order a t-shirt before the event

If your budget doesn’t stretch that far, don’t worry, you can purchase a night glow wrist band without having to buy a t-shirt.

So get ready to strike a pose in your gorgeous t shirt, lanyard or wrist band and let your body move to the music.


Tickets are still available, don’t forget they will be more expensive on the day so get them bought now and use that extra cash to buy yourself another burger, wristband or drink on the day.


 

Festability tickets for 2019 – now on sale

Tickets for Festability

Thanks for waiting. We have been inundated with people asking when the tickets would be available.

People loved our event in May and are desperate to make sure they don’t miss out on the event in 2019.

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Ticket Prices

Even better news, not only are they now available to purchase, but our ticket prices have stayed the same as May 2018.

  • Single tickets are £15 per person
  • Family tickets are £55 per person (family of four, must include at least two children under the age of 16)

*** Early Bird offer ***

We’re offering an Early Bird discount in November 2018

  • Single tickets for £12.50 per person
  • Family tickets for £50 per family of four

The Early Bird discount only applies to purchases in November 2018.  It will not be available after that.

On the Day

If you wish to purchase tickets on the day, they will be £20 per ticket.  Family tickets will not be available on the day.

Groups:

If you have a group of 20 or more people, please get in touch.

Carers:

Unfortunately, as we have the potential for over 50% of our audience being carers, we are not able to offer carers tickets free or complimentary.

Buy your tickets now:

Click on the tickets you wish to purchase below. You will see the cart in the top right hand corner of your screen when you wish to check out.


Access Pack now available

Festability - Access Pack

Our phones and emails are busy with lots of questions about the day.

We were going to post a FAQ type post.  However, then the lovely Ossyfest (now Fest For All) shared their amazing Access Pack with us and this seemed like the perfect solution.  We are so grateful that they were happy to share this,  it is a fantastic resource.    I love it when people are happy to share their learning or their resources.  It always feels like we really are a community.

If you are in the North West and want to go to a festival with a similar theme to Festability but can’t get to Kent this weekend, head over to Fest For All’s Facebook page and give them a like so you can stay up to date.

We are thrilled to announce that we now have our own Access Pack (and for those at Fest For All, it may seem like they’ve seen something similar before)!  It can be downloaded either by clicking on the link here or by clicking on the image below.

Festability - Access Pack

Tickets:

Online ticket sales close on Friday 11th at 6pm.

Tickets will be availble on the day but they will be slightly more expensive.  £20 per person with no family tickets or discounts available.

Head over to our online ticket sales and get your tickets before we close it down.

 

Who is performing and when?

Festability

It’s all happening here at Festability headquarters.  Our Information Stands have been announced, our trade stalls are being announced throughout the week on Facebook and now, the one you have all been waiting for….. the line up and timings.

Festability

We have two stages at the event – they will be playing acts alternately throughout the day.

  • 11.45 – 12.00    Foreland Fields
  • 12.00 – 12.15    SEN_Sational
  • 12.15 – 12.45    No Idea 
  • 12.45 – 13.30    Magga Tiempo
  • 13.30 – 14.30    Shaken Albert
  • 14.30 – 15.15    Smokin’ Mavericks
  • 15.15 – 15.45    The AutistiX
  • 15.45 – 16.45    Hullabaloo
  • 16.45 – 17.45    Gypskazz
  • 17.45 – 18.45    Stoned
  • 18.45 – 20.00    Kind of Mercury

We think you will agree, this is a pretty amazing line up.  Some of the biggest bands in Kent will be here to entertain you.

In addition to this, we have a karaoke tent (for all the people who want to be on stage but need a bit more practice).

Don’t forget we also have an Activities Tent offering a variety of workshops (inc yoga, sing and sign, drumming and more) throughout the day – all of which are included in the price of your ticket.

There’s a fairground, inflatables, trade stalls, information stalls, a Chill Out area and more.  You will really don’t want to miss this event.  It is everything a festival should be – with just the added bonus of being inclusive in as many ways as possible.

Online tickets can be purchased until Friday 11th at 6pm and then after that, tickets will have to be bought on the day (but they will be more expensive).

We can’t wait to see you there on Saturday.

Thanks to University of Kent

We have been totally overwhelmed at all the help and support we have been given by so many people and organisations.   From helping with event management to volunteering on the day, from providing services for little or no cost to sponsoring acts or events.

The response has been pretty amazing.

University of Kent has come through with a really useful offer for Festability.

Ear Defenders

We are thrilled to announce that they have provided us with a number of disposable ear defenders for the day.

For many of the people attending, it may be their first ever Festival or live event, so they won’t know what to expect.  We would hate you to have to leave shortly after arriving just because the noise was too much.

We have about 100 disposable ear defenders and we also have about 15 non-disposable ones.

The disposable ear defenders are free (although a small donation towards Festability 2019 would be great – if you can but we totally understand if you can’t).  However, the non-disposable ones will have a £10 deposit as these will need to be returned to us.

If you think there is a chance you may need ear defenders on the day, email debs@festability.co.uk to be added to the list.