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Help bring back Local & Live!

August 26th-29th 2016 at The Forum, The Grey Lady, The Sussex Basement. Entry £8 per venue per day (for most venues) or just £20 for a golden wristband (full weekend pass).  

To help raise funds for next year’s intended full-scale festival (returning to Calverley Grounds in 2017), tickets for this year’s indoor festival are £8 per day per venue for most venues, or we have the Golden Wristband for just £20 which gives you access to all venues for the whole weekend.

Full details below.

How do tickets work for the 2016 festival?

This year, the Local & Live Festival is a fundraising event.

We aim to bring back a free festival in 2017 and onwards but as each year the festival has some large fixed costs early on, we really need some up-front funds to help things go smoothly. A mini fundraising festival is one way we can ask for your help to crowd-fund what we hope will be a reserve for those costs and keep L&L as the festival the town loves.

So (for this year only) we’re charging entry on the door at each venue, with access via wristbands. Here’s how it all works.

Individual event wristbands

… if you’re just attending one or two events at the weekend.

Each venue will issue a wristband for that day’s events at the venue when you pay on the door. These wristbands will cost £8. So once you’ve paid at a particular venue you can enter and leave that venue freely on the same day.

There are two exceptions to the £8 rule:

  • The Forum Garden Stage is £5 per day. This stage runs on Saturday and Sunday only.
  • The Royal Oak pub is open as usual, so instead of charging entry on the door we will be asking for a £5 donation from attendees.

(Please note that the Forum will close after the headline slot at the Garden Stage and then reopen for the main stage later)

All-weekend access with a Golden Wristband

… if you’re planning to see a bit more of the festival.

The Golden Wristband costs £20 and gains you access to all venues all weekend without having to pay anything more.  So you can come and go as you wish. And you’re really helping us secure the festival as a free event in the future.

So you should buy a Golden Wristband if:

  • you think you’ll want to attend more than two venues in one day
  • you’re attending for more than one day at multiple venues
  • you just really love Local & Live and you want to help us keep it

You can buy a Golden Wristband at any venue. But if you think you’re going to be coming to more than one day, buy it early, to save money!

We’d like to thank ID&C for donating the wristbands that will be used for the 2016 event. This is a big help; we’re grateful for their assistance this year and in previous years.

2016 guitar auctionRaffle guitar

Stop press: there will be a 2016 signed guitar raffle. With assistance from JB’s Music Store We have an Ibanez acoustic guitar, which will be signed by all the acts playing at this year’s festival. £1 per ticket to enter, or seven tickets for £5. Win a guitar signed by a future star! Tickets available at festival events.