Macmillan Fest

Sep 2020

Macmillan Fest

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The basics

The reet good people at Ike Productions are responsible for this one-day festival in Nottingham, which raises money and awareness for those affected by cancer.

The festival

Oh Macmillan Fest, where the energy is never-ending, the rock is relentless and the great bands are packed bumper to bumper.

It's held at Nottingham's Rescue Rooms, one of the city's top venues, with no less than six live music spaces for the six different stages at the festival. Great if you're extremely lazy like us and you can do without the effort of walking from field to field or stage to stage. Or if you plan on getting legless, in which case hands and knees are always an option.

It also helps if you're not a tight bastard, because let's not forget this is all for charity. The tickets are pretty cheap, but donate generously and a warm fuzzy feeling is guaranteed (warmer and fuzzier than all the beer, we promise).

Our tip

The bands range from nice civilised acoustic sets to raucous heavier stuff, so expect some stage theatricals.



Getting there

How do I get there?

By car (directions to the nearest car park NG1 5GS):

Junction 25 of the M1
Take the exit at junction 25 and follow the A52 to Nottingham City Centre.

Once in the city follow signs for City Centre North or Nottingham Trent University.

This will then take you onto Talbot Street, at the next set of traffic lights go straight ahead in the left hand lane and after about 200 yards turn left to Talbot Street Car Park.

Junction 26 of the M1
Take the junction 26 exit and follow the A610 into the centre of Nottingham.

When you reach the city take a left turn for City Centre North.

This leads you on-to Talbot Street, at the traffic lights go straight ahead in the left hand lane. After about 200 yards turn left.

By train
The nearest station is Nottingham Station, Carrington Road, NG2 3AQ.
To reach The Rescue Rooms from the train station it is approximately 15-20 minutes walk. Head right out of the station and walk towards the Broadmarsh Centre. Continue straight up Listergate, onto Albert street and across the Market Square. Cross the Square to Market Street and head up towards the Royal Concert Hall. The main entrance to The Rescue Rooms is on Goldsmith Street.

Alternatively, you can get a tram from the train station and get off at 'Royal Centre', which is on Goldsmith Street. The Rescue Rooms is 50 yards up the track towards Nottingham Trent University.

By bus
The following routes stop outside Rock City (next door to The Rescue Rooms): 78, 79, 80, 35, 36
The nearest bus station is Victoria Centre:
Victoria Bus Station
York Street



Tickets cost £8. If you book online, there's an 80p booking fee, and there's a £2 charge to collect them at Box Office.

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