The Venue

Once again we are delighted to be down on the Tyne Willows Playing Field in Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3HZ.

Directions to the site (by car & public transport) can be found on the Getting Here page of this website.

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AlstonLIVE 2015 (Image ©Alix Martin)

Our two performance stages are both housed under cover (summer in the North Pennines can be a capricious affair) with Stage 1 in the My Giddy Aunt Marquee & Stage 2 in the Gala Marquee.

Our ever-popular real-ale bar tent The Festival Inn will provide either welcome shade from the blazing sun or keep the rain out of your beer (delete as appropriate) but guarantees a great range of real ales, lagers, ciders, wines & soft drinks etc.

The Festival Inn will also incorporate Busker’s Corner, an open-mic space for impromptu performances from anybody who fancies having a go.

There will also be a selection of great catering outlets open on-site throughout the event.

THERE IS AMPLE ON-SITE CAR PARKING SPACE AVAILABLE SO PLEASE DON’T PARK ON-STREET IN ALSTON ITSELF BUT PROCEED DIRECTLY TO THE FESTIVAL SITE

The Tyne Willows Playing Field is situated in the centre of Alston, a small market town in the Cumbrian North Pennines. As well as all the delights available on the Festival site Alston also boasts a great range of pubs, cafés & other attractions. There are two petrol stations & both a Co-Operative & a SPAR mini-supermarket in the town, so you should be able to easily pick up any last minute supplies.

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