The event is open from Saturday 9am – 4:30pm.
Park and Ride Scheme
This will be at Clitheroe Auction Market, Lincoln Way, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 1QD and will be clearly signed from all major routes into Clitheroe. Cost is £5 per vehicle (cash & card) including travel to and from Clitheroe Town Centre for all passengers in the vehicle and the buses will run from 9am until 5pm, every 10 minutes or when a bus becomes full. Drop off and pickup will be from Clitheroe Interchange.
The last bus leaving from Clitheroe Interchange will be at 5:00pm.
The park and ride is provided by Ribble Valley Borough Council.
The ancient market town of Clitheroe is situated in the heart of Ribble Valley.
Coming from the South (Preston, Blackburn), leave M6 at Junction 31. Follow the signs for Clitheroe A59 for approximately 13 miles. Go straight on at the roundabout before McDonald’s, before turning left at the next roundabout (A671).
From the North (Skipton), follow A59. After passing the turning for Chatburn/Downham, you will take the second turning on the right signed “Clitheroe, A671”. At the first roundabout turn left Chatburn Rd. Then at the next roundabout turn right, before going straight at the next approaching roundabout signed “Waddington, Longridge”. Follow the road around a sharp left-hand bend (do not follow Waddington under bridge) to arrive at the centre.
When you arrive in Clitheroe follow the route signposted.
The town centre will be busy with road closures in place to stage the festival (normal day parking charges will apply on festival day), therefore we strongly recommend using the Park and Ride Scheme where all proceeds go to the festival.
There are hourly trains from Manchester to Clitheroe, calling en route at stations :-
Manchester Victoria, Salford Central, Salford Crescent, Bolton, Hall I’ Th’ Wood, Bromley Cross, Entwhistle, Darwen, Blackburn, Ramsgreave & Wilpshire, Langho, Whalley, Clitheroe.
Northern Rail have worked with us for the last few years, each year the train becomes more popular and an additional carriage was put on last year too! Running from Blackburn every hour. We suggest you catch an early train (before 11am), particularly if you struggle with mobility or have small families.
Please do note there is an overtime ban by ASLEF currently planned for the 12 August so do check if your train in running on the day. The trainline app is a useful tool for this.
By Public Bus
Clitheroe is well serviced by buses from local towns.
The maximum adult bus fare is £2
The following is a list of the numbers of buses to Clitheroe from different destinations
Barley 66 67
Barrow 22 280 M2
Barrow Brook 5 15 25 64
Billington 22 25 280
Blackburn 22 25
Burnley 64 M2
Chatburn 66 67 280 C3
Chipping 5 5a
Clayton-Le-Dale 25 280
Copster Green 25 280
Downham 66 67
Grindleton 66 67
Great Harwood 15
Hurst Green 5 5a
Langho 22 280
Longridge 5 5a
Mellor Brook 280
Nelson 66 67
Osbaldeston 25 280
Padiham 64 M2
Ribchester 5 5a
Waddington 66 67
West Bradford 66 67
Whalley 5 15 22 25 64 280 M2
For more information please visit Bus information on your mobile.
Coach tour operators / organised groups of 8 or more
We welcome coach tour operators / organised groups to our festival.
Upon arriving at Clitheroe please follow the signs for the train station and drop off your passengers at the interchange, THEN make your way to the park and ride where our stewards will also provide you with a FREE park and ride ticket.