Beacon Festival Tickets

Beacon Festival Tickets

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Get tickets for one of the best family music festivals in Oxfordshire

Recently named as one of The Times' best small independent festivals; Beacon Festival is Oxfordshire’s leading sustainable family-friendly music festival! Just 40 minutes from Oxford city centre held in the heart of the Chilterns - they're back for 2024!

The festival is a not-for-profit event that provides one of the best locations to watch live music - not just in Oxfordshire - but in the UK!

What to expect at Beacon Festival

  • Held at the idyllic Watlington Hill Farm Sanctuary, Beacon Festival is the perfect place to soak up stunning views across the Chiltern Hills 
  • Dance away to everything from hard rock to ska, world rock to folk.
  • ​With Sparkle Vegan Village offering a wide range of plant-based food and local artisan traders, a dedicated KidsZone providing a range of workshops and sessions for all ages,
  • A relaxing Feel-Good area
  • A well-stocked real ale bar, cider bar and guest bars 

One of the best festivals near Oxford

If you've never been to a festival then this is the one to try. There is easy access to everything, no queues, and a wide variety of musical genres to cater for all tastes!

When the sun starts setting over Oxfordshire late in the evening, Beacon Festival is the most magical place to be, with a drink in one hand some food in the other, friends and family laughing around you and a wonderful mix of music filling the night sky. What's not to like!

Camping is available for tents and camper vans -- so why not make a weekend of it? Weekend tickets and camping tickets can both be purchased here - Don't miss out on a wholesome summer weekend!

Hill Road,
Oxfordshire OX49 5HS
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How To Find Us

By Car:

Watlington Hill Farm is situated at the top of Watlington Hill, Christmas Common, overlooking the town of Watlington. Leave Junction 5 of the M40 and turn towards Stokenchurch.

Take the first left on the A40 towards Lewknor. Then take the next left towards Christmas common. Follow this road for approx. 2 miles until you come to a Right turn towards Watlington.

Take this turning and you will see Watlington Hill Farm on your right. The entrance to the festival will be signposted.

Alternatively, leave the M40 at junction 6, and follow the B4009 towards Watlington. After approx 2 miles, as you enter the town centre, take the first left turn, then bear left past the Spire and Spoke pub, continue up Watlington Hill and, as you reach the top, you will see signs for the festival site on your left.

There will be parking on site at the festival but there will be a cost to park a car. Please have £5 ready as to not hold up the queue on arrival.

By public transport:

There are public transport links to the local area and then once in Watlington there will be a bus running up the hill from Watlington Town car park to the festival from 4pm until midnight and midday Saturday until Midnight.

The Bus will run about every 20min but please have a Drink at the carriers and catch the next one when it arrives. 

Oxford to London Tube:

You can get the Oxford Tube coach service which provides a regular service from Oxford city centre or London. This stops at Lewknor, junction 6 of the M4

  • Food
  • Bar
  • Toilets
  • Kids Zone
  • Feel Good Area
  • Camping area for tents, vans and cars
  • Parking

Yes, Beacon festival staff welcome well behaved dogs on a lead. All dogs must be on leads at all times. Owners are responsible for clearing up after their dog and also ensuring its health and wellbeing while at the festival.

There are no kennel facilities at The Beacon Festival and if the weather is hot it is unsuitable for a dog to remain in a car for periods of time. For this reason Beacon Festival ask you to think before bringing your four legged friend.

There will be an international feel to the plant-based food on offer in the piazza. In addition to tea and coffee there will be ale, cider and cocktail bars.

Although Beacon Festival encourage you to support their food vendors, you are very welcome to bring your own food into the festival arena (although only alcohol purchased on-site will be allowed inside the arena)

  • Festival doors open Friday at 5pm. Music and trading 6pm – 2 am.
  • Gates open at 9am Saturday morning, with the Kiszone and Workshops starting from 9am, music and Bar trading 12 noon until 2am.
  • Camping available from 4pm Friday until Sunday 12 noon, when the festival shuts its gates for another year.
  • Beacon Festival prides itself on being as inclusive as possible. They welcome those with disabilities and will strive to make it as accessible and enjoyable for them as possible.
  • Please remember the setting is rural farming land, which is mainly grass. Although the main areas are reasonably flat (as flat as grass can be) the location is on the top of a hill and there will be slight inclines in the natural lie of the land.
  • All music bands will be accompanied by a sign language interpreter to ensure the music on offer is accessible to more people.
  • Your carers can accompany you for free.

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