The NEARLY FESTIVAL returns to Norwich for our second year to Earlham Park! A truly family festival experience features fantastic acts live on stage, a dedicated KIDS ZONE to keep the tear-aways busy all day, a delicious STREET FOOD MARKET with it’s amazing choice of foods and a chilled PUB IN THE PARK makes sure Dad doesn’t go thirsty and only pays pub prices!

Nearly Festival Norwich 2020
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Afraid it’s a no to food and alcohol but there are exceptions.
We do provide an excellent & reasonably priced Street Food Market and licensed bar to keep you fed and watered throughout the day. However we understand the families with toddlers and children need to bring essentials. (please see below)

Gates Open at 11.30am

Yes. Make yourself as comfortable as possible and bring your own chairs, tables and blankets. It is sometimes necessary to have a marked out chair-free zone directly in front of the stage to allow room for dancing

Yes of course – indeed, we have been described as providing the best outdoor toilet facilities of any outdoor event.  Constantly attended by a team of toilet attendants, there are ample toilet facilities at Nearly Festival events. This includes facilities for the disabled

Yes, but they must have a Doggie ticket – and numbers are limited

£1 per day available while stocks last via the ticket pages
(all proceeds to a Dog charity)

Please bear in mind we have children running around that may be scared of the friendliest of dogs!
Please keep dogs away from Kidzone & Food market & take full responsibility for any mess.

Of course you can. We also welcome you to share your photos and videos on our social media pages. Please refrain from photographing children that are not within your group. Commercial photographers / videographers will need to get in touch please

Please do NOT bring your own food and alcohol into the Arena.

Up to 1 litre of water or soft drinks (in unbroken sealed vessels) per person is permitted

Cheap options will also be available in the Kidzone and at the stalls (see SOFT DRINKS below)

Bags will be searched on arrival, any food or alcohol found will be placed securely for you to collect after the event.


All Baby/Toddler food
Small Fruit and Snack boxes within reason for children (under 12’s)
Strictly No large food hampers or large picnic boxes

Food Intolerances

Many of our food vendors are able to supply vegetarian & gluten free options.
Those with extreme food intolerances, please contact us to discuss further.

Please email

The Nearly Festival does provide a fully licensed bar and excellent catering facilities at reasonable prices:-

Pub in the Park – A wide variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. inc Lager, Cider, Spirits, wine and local ale.
Street Food Market – with a wide range of global street food (see social media posts before event for full line up)


Nearly Festival operates the Challenge 25 policy.
If you look under 25 please do not be offended if we ask you for proof of age when you buy alcohol.
Please bring proof of ID to show you are over 18.
Do not buy alcohol for persons under the age of 18 – if you do, you risk being ejected from the event.
There are a number of bars located around the site serving alcohol (to over 18s only) and soft drinks during licensed hours.
All bars are operating are Cash Only.


Please drink responsibly.
Alcohol will dehydrate you, pace yourself and top up with water or soft drinks.
Drinking and driving is an offence. Don’t risk the life of yourself and others.

Up to 1 litre of water or soft drinks (in unbroken sealed vessels) per person is permitted


Drinking / Tap water will available for refillable bottles through the day on request via Event control and First Aid.

Please drink / empty these on arrival.

Soft drinks will be available from most vendors at supermarket prices and in the Kidzone


Please Print or Download your E-Tickets to mobile devices, ready to show at gate & swap for event wristbands.

Dont Panic! We have this….!!

Before you message us please check Spam/Promo/Junk folders – Search for an email from MUST HAVE TICKETS

If you still can’t find please email >

Please Add event location, ticket type

& your ENSURE you use or quote the email address you purchased the tickets with – this is a common user mistake.

If it’s the festival day and you don’t have your tickets then a ‘last ditch’ lifeline is available at the festival door. We will usually be able to check you in manually (without the barcodes on your tickets) providing we can find your booking on the system. We may need to ask you security questions, such as the email you purchased the tickets with – or – last 4 digits of the card you paid with to confirm the booking. Everyone who you are holding tickets for should be present if you do this.

No, we cannot transfer your tickets between festivals. All festivals are run independently. Your tickets will ONLY be valid for the venue and date for which they were purchased. If you have accidentally booked tickets for the wrong venue, we can manually refund/re-purchase tickets for you by emailing us HERE

Yes, you can sell your tickets if you cannot attend. The easiest way to do this is to print the tickets out onto paper and give them to the buyer. You cannot however duplicate tickets. Every ticket is individual an can only be used once. Once the first person checks in, the ticket ID will be invalid for entry.

Unfortunately all Event Tickets are non-refundable.

Feel free to pass ticket/s on to friends or family.

Alternatively, you can try to sell them, see CAN I SELL MY TICKETS?.

Under 5’s are FREE and do need a ticket (new for 2022 but not essential in transitional year)
Kids tickets available for 5-15 years.
Teen Tickets available for 16-17 years
Student Tickets available for those with valid/in date photographic ID.

• In our continuing effort to make Nearly Festival accessible to everyone, we provide disabled ticket holders a discounted ticket for their registered carers.

Carer to pay the concessionary student/teen rate alongside the standard adult or child ticket.
Simply purchase from website as normal.
Please email with any further queries.