21 st, 22 nd   and 23 rd September Priory Park, Chichester, Sussex



The best way to arrive at Priory Park is on foot. It is a festival in the City’s central park, within the City Walls and the main entrance is just a few yards from North Street.

The train station is just 12 minutes away on foot.

For drivers the City has a number of car parks please see :


For full rail information contact Southern Rail. For example the journey from Brighton to Chichester takes less than 50 minutes. The last train from Chichester leaves at 23.17 for Brighton.


Young people are welcome at the Priory Park Festival. All ages are welcome, the small size and format of the festival helps create an all inclusive community atmosphere. There is a special area for kids to have fun with supervised entertainments.

There is also a lost children post, and childcare experts at the Park should anything go astray. Please be aware of the number of children any adult can bring to the festival and also the limit on 11-18 year old young persons who can enter with an adult.

Under 16’s have free entry to the live lounge but only with a full ticket-paying adult.


No, but there are a number of ATMs on North Street less than five minutes from the site entrance.


By now you will have realised that Priory Park festival is a non-camping festival. However there are some great campsites nearby.

In addition there are some really good places to stay in Chichester and some are offering special deals for festival goers.


Priory Park Festival welcomes all. The main arena is a grass field and is subject to the weather conditions at the time and can become muddy. There is however a level path that runs around the perimeter. There are a number of custom toilets on site. We will make sure wheelchair users get a good view in the main marquee.


We offer a free carer’s ticket for those needing assistance during the event. We ask that you buy your tickets directly from us in advance. Contact us via the contact page and we will arrange the tickets.

If you will require assistance from one of our team over the weekend we are happy to help. Please tell us in advance if you know this to be the case so that we can ensure people will be available.


You are asked not to bring food to the festival. We would obviously prefer it if you obtained your food from the many outlets available. The local produce is excellent.

As an independent, charitable festival, bar sales keep our event alive and bringing alcohol of any kind onto site is not allowed for this reason and also due to the nature if our license. Glass bottles containing anything at all are forbidden under our license and will be removed on entry.

One plastic bottle of water, or one soft drink  per person maximum is allowed . A reasonable quantity of children’s soft drinks in plastic containers or plastic packs.

You may only bring this in on first entry but STRICTLY NO GLASS BOTTLES and NO ALCOHOL

Please be aware that no underage drinking is allowed on the festival site. We adopt the challenge 25 policy as a condition of our license on all festival bars, so please remember to bring ID.


Please behave in a safe and responsible manner, as there will be lots of people around you.

  • We strongly recommend not bringing any valuables
  • Keep your cash and cards separate so that if one goes you have back up
  • Don’t carry anything valuable on a lanyard – unless it is kept hidden under a shirt or jumper
  • Don’t carry valuables in back pockets
  • Please arrive in plenty of time and leave quietly as a residential area surrounds the site. Be courteous to our neighbours.
  • Report anything or anyone suspicious to staff

In the light of recent events there will be added security on the main entrance, and all backpacks and carry-ins will be searched. Please help by not bringing any food or drink, or bags unless absolutely essential.

There is an information point for anyone to gain knowledge or help about any matter that concerns you. Please feel free to raise any worries


Do not bring drugs to Priory Park. Our gate staff will be searching for any disallowed and illegal items, including drugs, and anyone found in possession of drugs will face rejection from the event at the gates and may be handed over to the Police.

If you have brought drugs with you, then you can drop them into the Amnesty Bin at the main gate – no questions asked.

The festival has a no tolerance policy on drugs. It is illegal to take, to buy or to sell drugs. Drug enforcement laws are as applicable on site as anywhere else in the country. If you deal in drugs, it is likely that you will be arrested via security and handed over to the Police. There are plain-clothes police and security onsite who will take action as appropriate.

Priory Park Festival will not tolerate legal highs, we strongly recommend you do not buy or bring them in to the festival. You face eviction from the festival if you do.

You may be body searched at the gates, at the Marquee entrance and upon exit from the festival site. Persons suspected of carrying items, which may be used in an offensive or dangerous manner, or carrying out illegal activities within the site may be searched, evicted and/or arrested.


Priory Park Festival has a formal ejection policy for festivalgoers that are seen displaying, or inciting, inappropriate, offensive or illegal activity. Those evicted will not be re-admitted to the event and tickets will not be refunded.

Unacceptable behaviour that can lead to eviction includes, but is not limited to:

  • Any Illegal activity
  • Anti social and / or offensive behaviour
  • Throwing of objects in the direction of people
  • Encouraging others to behave badly by incitement
  • Preventing our security or emergency services reacting to a situation.
  • Building bonfires

Security staff will take the ejectee to the Site Security Office, where they will give a member of the Festival management team their report. The evictee will then have their photo and personal details taken. They will be given the opportunity to make a statement, before any decision on their eviction is made.

The member of the management team will then assess the situation and decide whether to issue a warning and let them back in, or whether to take their wristband and ask security to eject them from the event, or pass them to the police if appropriate.


We ask everyone coming to Priory Park to consider others.

The festival cannot tolerate anti social behaviour. We define anti social behaviour as that which interferes with the enjoyment of others. People being anti social will be evicted from the site.

If you have any concerns or wish to report anyone who may be being anti-social, or offensive, please ensure you speak to a member of our security or stewarding team. They are wearing tabards with unique numbers, and take all reports of anti-social behaviour seriously.

People caught fence jumping will be ejected from the site.


A lost property post will be available at the information site.


We have an onsite safety and fire team.

There are fire extinguishers located throughout the site and many of the stewards and security staff have been trained in fire safety and the use of fire equipment in addition to the onsite fire fighting team.

No fires are allowed in the main festival site at all.

Bonfires are not permitted anywhere. Anyone seen creating a bonfire or a fire in the Park will be subject to being evicted from the site on the spot. No barbecues please.


Fireworks and flares are not allowed onsite.


Look after yourself. Don’t overdo it, and most importantly, look out for others.

The information/lost and found point can double as a meeting point if you get lost from family or friends.


Smoking is not permitted in the main festival area.

Please don’t drop cigarette butts or bottle tops anywhere in the Park and do your best to make sure all litter is put in the available bins.


The Festival would love to involve more people in the festival behind the scenes and working with artists, bands, and crew to make this happen. If you are interested in taking the tickets, stewarding the bars, or making sure Courtney has his cup of tea please get in touch we need talented and helpful local people involved…and you get a free ticket and a T shirt as well. Send in to info@chichesterlive.co.uk and join the team.