Highest Point Festival returns to Lancaster’s glorious Williamson Park
on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th May for another jam-packed weekend of music and arts.
Now in its second year, the city's largest and most popular music festival will welcome some of its most established names to date.
Disco royalty Sister Sledge, famed for their hits ‘We Are Family’ and ‘Lost In Music’, will turn Williamson Park into one big dance floor, whilst indie-rockers The Zutons will hit crowds with some nostalgia. Welsh rockers Feeder are lined up, with hip-hop authority Grandmaster Flash also set for a live performance. BBC Introducing will be returning, bringing with them some of the finest up-and-coming acts from the area and beyond.
2018’s edition saw the park burst to life with a fusion of live music and DJ sets, and this year will be the same, but with extended hours on the Friday and Saturday, with five stages of music from 11am-11pm, followed by a family day on Sunday 19th May.
Following on from the first wave line up announcement for Highest Point Festival, the dance music and DJ billing has been unveiled, which will see some of the biggest names from across the house, techno, bass and disco spectrum take to Williamson Park in Lancaster on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th May.
The Dell stage, a natural amphitheatre deep in the woods, will be at the forefront of the festival’s dance offerings, hosting Saved Records boss Nic Fanciulli and house wizard James Zabiela as headliners on the Friday. Whilst on the Saturday, co-founder and CEO of Hospital Records London Elektricity will play, with ragga legend General Levy and Dynamite MC also confirmed.
Funk and boogie lovers rejoice, as Gin & Disco will be hosting a stage at Highest Point. The touring party will take over a unique space within the park, with views across the lake and waterfall. On Friday you can catch reel-to-reel pioneer Greg Wilson and Glitterbox favourite Hifi Sean behind the decks, whilst on Saturday, Mighty Mouse, Get Down Edits and Derek Kaye will all bring their disco stylings.
The Sundial Stage, with amazing views over Morecambe Bay, is another party haven which will host Juice Box presents Jinx in Dub b2b Gella on Friday, and Escape presents Judge Jules on the Saturday.
The dance and DJ names join an already existing strong line up featuring Sister Sledge, The Zutons, Feeder, Cabbage, Grandmaster Flash and more.
Check out the full first wave and dance line ups below:
Friday 17th May:
The Alabama 3
The ShowHawk Duo
Mr Ben & The Bens
Gin & Disco:
The Disco Exchange
Chris Glaba Memorial Stage: BBC Introducing
Hunter & The Bear
Juice Box presents Jinx in Dub b2b Gella
Saturday 18th May:
Dutty Moonshine Big Band
Big Things BBQ
Gin & Disco:
Get Down Edits
Chris Glaba Memorial Stage: BBC Introducing
Sound of Thieves
Weekend Camping / 5 Music Stages / Gin Bars / Local Street Food / Craft Ale Bars / Kids Activities / Pop Up Shows / Walkabout Theatre / Mini Zoo / Butterfly House & much more…
(essential companion tickets, disabled access & 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...
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
IMPORTANT: We are unfortunately unable to guarantee any applications for essential companion tickets received on or after Monday 13th May, 2019.
access around the site
Highest Point takes place at Williamson Park. Head directly to the park’s website for more information here.
Williamson Park is home to the iconic Ashton Memorial and is set in 54 acres of parkland with woodland walks & play areas. The event will be held within the parkland and you’ll find that some areas within the site will be uneven. There are some hard pathways within the event site.
More info on how to apply coming soon...
However, please be aware that these will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
more info coming soon...
These are allowed on site!
Due to the nature of the performances, the whole site is subject to strobe lighting.