Highest Point Festival at Williamson Park

The A Wing team behind DJ events at Lancaster Castle is back with what is set to be Lancaster's biggest celebration of music and arts.

Thursday, 17th May 2018, 12:41 pm
Updated Thursday, 17th May 2018, 3:41 pm
Ocean Colour Scene will headline at Highest Point festival this weekend.
Ocean Colour Scene will headline at Highest Point festival this weekend.

Taking over the stunning Williamson Park, Highest Point Festival will split the attractions into free family friendly activities during the daytime and ticketed adult entertainment with bands and DJ sets through the night, making the weekender a fully inclusive affair.

Between 9am and 3pm on the Saturday and Sunday the park will be brought to life with a programme of free family friendly activities, music and entertainment.

Highest Point has joined up with Deco Publique, the team behind amazing events such as Vintage By The Sea and The National Festival of Making, to put together a massive street party to celebrate the much awaited nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

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The Royal I Do, a wedding party to end all wedding parties, will invite festival goers to put on their hats and join together for royal jellies, origami fascinators, flower bombs, Las Vegas style elopings, brass band rave tunes and the Queen’s paper corgis!

Hosted by a vivacious master of ceremonies and dancing tea ladies, a series of creative and light hearted ‘wedding moments’ and creative workshops are set to entertain little princes and princesses while families can watch the big day on the large screen with the ‘Grandest Memorial in the Country’, Ashton Memorial, as the backdrop. Families are then invited to pull up a pew at the dinner table for a unique wedding breakfast available from the park cafe and specialist food vans, while a resident Elvis prepares to join happy couples in unholy matrimony at a Las Vegas chapel. For the party animals Big Fish Little Fish will be hosting family raves all weekend. The activities are all completely free to all guests but they must pre-register for a daytime ticket at www.highestpoint.co.uk/daytime . Revellers who want to continue in to the evening on Saturday and Sunday need to purchase tickets to see the big name acts such as Ocean Colour Scene, Hacienda Classical and Huey Morgan’s NYC Block Party feat Huey Morgan (Fun Lovin Criminals), Rae Morris, Bondax and lots more.

Tickets start at £40 per evening to full weekend tickets at £100, they are on sale now from Skiddle and www.highestpoint.co.uk. Visit www.facebook.com/highestpointfestival.

Meanwhile, there is an afterparty at The Park, St Oswald Street Lancaster on Sunday after the Hacienda Classical perform at the Highest Point festival at Williamson’s Park.

All proceeds raised at the after party go to Lancaster and District Homeless Action Service.

Tickets are available from: The Park, St Oswald Street Lancaster, John Cardiff Hair Salon, Meeting House Lane Lancaster, The Independent Barbers, George Street Lancaster and Vintage Vinyl, Albert Road Morecambe. Tickets can be purchased online at skiddle.com/e/13138439. Visit the Facebook events page at https://www.facebook.com/events/100848150732925/.