An eclectic city festival with hundreds of local and international musicians
Celebrating Lancaster's musical heritage and the city itself, Lancaster Music Festival brings musicians of almost every genre to town in a bid to promote the area. With more than 30 locations, there's a little something for everyone and there are even buskers dotted around the place too. It's a bit like the London Underground, but instead of the smell of wee and mutual loathing, it takes place in one of the north's most beautiful cities.
If for any reason you ever find yourself in a Lancaster Bomber, don't try and fly it. It is probably very old and not fit for use.
How do I get there?
Getting to Lancaster
Lancaster City Centre is easily accessible using Public Transport. The train station and bus station are both located in the city centre, just a short walk from most participating festival venues.
Although Lancaster has plenty of parking, ongoing construction on the city's one way system might delay your journey so please leave early or use our excellent public transport as follows:
Lancaster Station is on the (Virgin) West Coast Line and is easily accessible from stations along this line. Northern Rail and Trans Pennine express also operate trains on this line to stations between Manchester and Barrow-in-Furness, as well as to the lake District and Cumbria. Morecambe, Bare, Heysham and Carnforth are all accessible by train. For timetable enquiries ring 08457 484950 or go to www.nationalrail.co.uk or take a look at the Live Departure Board for Lancaster.
By Coach and Bus
National Express nationwide coach services stop at Lancaster Bus Station in the city centre and Lancaster University. For coach timetable enquiries and bookings call 08705 808080 or visit www.nationalexpress.com. For public transport information call Traveline on 0870 6082608 or visit traveline.info.
Manchester and Liverpool John Lennon Airports are just over an hour's drive away from Lancaster. There is a frequent direct rail service between Lancaster and Manchester Airport.
For flight enquiries call 0161 489 000 or enquire online
Liverpool John Lennon Airport
For flight enquiries call 0870 750 8484 or enquire online
For flight enquiries call 01253 343434 or enquire online
For details of sailings between the Isle of Man and the Port of Heysham - call the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company on 01624 661661.
The festival itself is free, though admission to Lancaster Castle costs one English pound.
When can I get them?
Tickets on sale now