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.


 

Breaking down the barriers

Crowd at Festability 2018

Last year, we had such an amazing line up of Acts.  The feedback was great, something for everyone and we thought “it’s a little bit funny” how people have such different tastes.

This year, we wanted to change the line up a bit.  We thought “hey kids, shake it loose together” to keep it fresh.

“Got a feeling we will meet again”

We invited back three of the bands from last year.  Well actually, they asked as soon as they had finished if they could come back, they loved the whole event and didn’t want to miss out this year.

Welcome back to The AutistiX, Smokin’ Mavericks and Shaken Albert.

We are really delighted to see them back for another year.  They were all really popular last year so we can’t wait to see their performances this year.

“Your feet just can’t keep still”

New to Festability 2019, we are thrilled to welcome

“Can you feel the love tonight?”

The organisers soaked through at Festability 2018

Last year, the heavens opened as we reached the end of the day but many of you stayed to the bitter end.

Our Freddie Mercury tribute was a great way to end the day.  Songs we all know and can sing along to.  It didn’t matter that the rain had appeared, no one wanted to miss out on the final sing along.

That set the bar high and we have given a lot of thought to how we ended Festability this year.

We are thrilled to announce who is going to be our final act of Festability 2019.

We have dropped several clues throughout the post, and we are sure most of you will have worked it out by now.

    • Breaking down the barriers
    • It’s a little bit funny
    • Hey kids, let’s shake loose together
    • Got a feeling we will meet again
    • Your feet just can’t keep still
    • Can you feel the love tonight?

Yes, you guessed it.  They are all lyrics or titles from Elton John songs.

This year, our final act is Elton Towers – an Elton John Tribute.

Elton Towers - Elton John Tribute - Festability 2019

Will you be joining us to do the Crocodile Rock at the end of the event?

Tickets

Don’t forget you can buy your tickets online or at some selected venues.

Get your tickets in advance as they will cost more on the day and family tickets won’t be available at the gates.

We can’t wait to see you all on 11 May.  It promises to be another great 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.