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FAQs

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The event

Lazydays Festival takes place Friday 26 to Sunday 28 July 2024.

Lazydays is a craft drinks festival - a celebration of all things craft, featuring a wide variety of craft beers, ciders, spirits, cocktails, wines and soft drinks, accompanied by great food and music.

Our first event is located in Priory Park, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6ND.

Friday: 18:00 - 23:00
Saturday: 12:00 - 17:00 and 18:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 18:00 

We recommend arriving 10-20 minutes before the start of your session if you have pre-purchased drink tokens, to redeem them before entry and maximise your time at the festival.

You can expect to find a wide variety of craft beers, ciders, wines, spirits, cocktails, mocktails, non-alcoholic drinks, and soft drinks from local and regional producers. There will also be live music, food vendors plus interactive demonstrations and experiences.

No, outside food and drinks are not permitted at the festival. However, there will be an incredible variety of food vendors to suit all tastes and dietary requirements. Please note you may bring in one sealed water bottle or an empty refillable water container.

Yes, we will have a selection of delicious non-alcoholic drinks, soft drinks and mocktails. Gluten-free options will be available. 

Tickets

Your ticket admits you entry to the festival and includes your first drink for free in a reusable souvenir cup you are welcome to take home with you.

You have access to a range of 50+ craft drinks from over 25 independent producers plus a host of entertainment options including live music, field games, talks and demonstrations.

The Lazydays+ Package provides the best value for money to get drinks tokens combined with a tasting or masterclass upfront. 

It includes fast-track entry upon arrival, £20 worth of drink tokens (issued before entry for early arrivals!) and entry to either a beer tasting or a cocktail masterclass. 

To get the most out of your fast-track entry, we recommend arriving at least 10-20 minutes before the start of your session. You will receive your wristband and drink tokens in the queue, with Lazydays+ ticket holders getting priority access.

Quite simply, buy one session - get a second session half price! You get to pick which two sessions you want to attend when you purchase. Pick carefully - once you’ve chosen your two sessions, you won’t be able to change them.

Please note, that on Saturday, Dual session ticket holders will have to leave the festival site during the one-hour break between sessions.

Under 18s are only able to attend our two daytime sessions on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July. Our evening sessions are strictly 18+.

Children over one will require a ticket to access the festival, those under one (babies-in-arms) do not require a ticket.

There are two types of tickets for under 18s, children (under 11) which are FREE and young adults (12-17).

A maximum of 2 under 18s are permitted per adult over 18.

More info can be found in the Children's FAQ section below.

A Lazydays+ Package will grant you fast-track entry. To get the most out of your fast-track entry, we recommend arriving at least 10-20 minutes before the start of your session, you will receive your wristband and drink tokens in the queue and the queue will move quickly as soon as the session starts. We don’t have a VIP area inside the festival.

Tickets will be emailed 7 days before the event.

If you are purchasing for groups of 10 or more, drop us an email at info@lazydaysfestival.com.

Tickets are also available for Wine Masterclass, Beer Tasting and Cocktail Making Masterclass experiences, pre-booking is a must to guarantee your spot. More information is available on our experiences page.

More information is available on our experiences page.

There are several benefits to using a drink tokens system. These include:

1. Purchasing drink tokens online ahead of the event at a 10% discount.

2. Speed and efficiency: Drink tokens systems can significantly reduce transaction times at the bar, which means shorter wait times leaving more time for you to enjoy the festival. Plus, as the queuing area will open 30 minutes before the festival starts, we’ll issue any pre-purchased drink tokens at this point.

3. Security and convenience: Drink tokens systems reduce cash handling, which can deter theft. You don't have to worry about carrying cash or losing your credit card.

4. Reduced environmental impact: Token systems can help to reduce the environmental impact of the festival by eliminating the need for paper receipts.

If you buy drink tokens in advance, we will issue these upon entry to the festival. Our queue entry system will open 30 minutes before the session starts, during which time we’ll issue your wristband, and drink tokens and conduct random bag searches to speed up your entry to the festival. 

Drink tokens can only be exchanged for bar purchases. Food and retail purchases will require cash or card payment. 

There will be a delicious array of food trucks on offer as well as artisan craft makers, retailers and Lazydays merchandise, as well as a chance to purchase your new favourite tipple to take home (for collection upon leaving the festival).

You can purchase additional sessions, but we’re unable to process requests to swap sessions.

Yes, up to £20 of drink tokens can be refunded per person at the end of a session.

Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged and sessions cannot be swapped.

Our booking fee covers the transaction fees charged by our platform partner, Easol and the payment processing fee charged by our payment partner, Stripe.

We offer one (1) companion ticket, free of charge (subject to capacity), to provide the support you need and additional assistance during the event. We will require evidence before issuing a Carer ticket. It is recommended you first purchase your ticket, and then send one of the documents listed below to info@lazydaysfestival.com, we can then add a ticket to your order.

Forms of accepted evidence are listed below. 

  • Proof of middle or higher rate Disability Living Allowance for care and/or mobility.
  • Personal Independence Payments (PIP)
  • Receipt of either the Severe Disablement Allowance or Attendance Allowance.
  • War Pensioners’ Mobility Allowance or War or Service Disablement Pension for 80% or more disability.
  • Blind or partially sighted registration certificate (BD8 or CVI Certificate) or evidence from an eye specialist, for example, an optometrist, that the individual would qualify to be registered as severely sight impaired (blind) or sight impaired (partially sighted).
  • A personal letter from a GP, community nurse, social worker or consultation letter that states the individual has a long-term impairment or disability and requires assistance.

Payment plans

Our Payment Plan is designed to allow you to spread the cost of your festival experience over three monthly instalments.


The fee that we charge for using a Payment Plan covers the additional charges that we incur for spreading your payments over multiple transaction. This fee is 5% of your booking value.   

Your card may have expired or is no longer valid, insufficient funds or the payment has been declined by the bank.

We give you notice via email of a failed payment attempt and that we will try to take payment again in 7 days. This process is repeated twice.

Failure to keep up with the Payment Plan will result in your order being cancelled and you will loose your deposit as well as any previous instalments that you have paid.

If your payment card has expired or is no longer valid (e.g. because you have changed banks or have been sent a new card), you can change the details of your registered payment card through your account.

Terms of entry

You are welcome to bring picnic blankets. However, please be mindful of others and do not block walkways or obstruct others. We allow one sealed bottle of water per person or an empty refillable container. Please bring a proof of ID document, such as a driver's license or passport, as we operate a Challenge 25 policy.

The following items will not be permitted: alcohol, Chinese lanterns; candles; paraffin lamps; sound systems; generators; BBQs; drones; laser pens; selfie sticks; all illegal drugs and psychoactive substances; compressed gas containers; aerosols; flares; air horns; flag sticks; banners, signs or materials displaying political, religious, offensive or race-related messages, slogans or images; any item that an Authorised Person considers dangerous; animals (other than guide dogs) are not permitted only for ticketed events. Any Prohibited Items may be removed, confiscated and/or destroyed even if the item itself is not illegal without compensation at the discretion of any Authorised Person.

No, pets are not allowed at the festival. Guide and assistance dogs are permitted.

No, there is a no re-entry policy.

We recommend bringing no more than a small bag to the festival, however, larger bags are permitted. For the safety and security of all attendees, our security staff will be carrying out random bag searches. No food or drink is permitted inside the festival, except either a sealed water bottle or an empty refillable water container

Facilities

Tap water will be available to refill water bottles, and rinse your reusable festival cup. Please note you may bring in one sealed water bottle or an empty refillable water container.

Priory Park does have some limited accessible parking, with concrete pathways around the outside of the festival. The festival arena is mainly grass underfoot and may be uneven in places for wheelchair users. Please let us know if you have any special requirements and we will do our best to support your needs.

We also offer a carer ticket, free of charge (subject to capacity), to provide the support you need and additional assistance during the event. 

We will require evidence before issuing a Carer ticket. It is recommended you first purchase your ticket, and then send one of the documents listed below to info@lazydaysfestival.com, we can then add a ticket to your order.

Forms of accepted evidence are listed below. 

  • Proof of middle or higher rate Disability Living Allowance for care and/or mobility.
  • Personal Independence Payments (PIP)
  • Receipt of either the Severe Disablement Allowance or Attendance Allowance.
  • War Pensioners’ Mobility Allowance or War or Service Disablement Pension for 80% or more disability.
  • Blind or partially sighted registration certificate (BD8 or CVI Certificate) or evidence from an eye specialist, for example, an optometrist, that the individual would qualify to be registered as severely sight impaired (blind) or sight impaired (partially sighted).
  • A personal letter from a GP, community nurse, social worker or consultation letter that states the individual has a long-term impairment or disability and requires assistance.

Ample toilets will be inside the festival arena, including an accessible toilet and urinals.

There will be an incredible variety of food vendors to suit all tastes and dietary requirements

Camping is not available at Lazydays.

There is no cash machine on-site. We operate a cashless festival, with a token system for bars only accepting drink tokens as payment. Drink tokens can be bought in advance at a discount or on the day by card from the token exchange point.

Travel

Priory Park, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6ND.

We strongly encourage you to travel to and from the festival by public transportation. The closest train station is Prittlewell, less than a 10-minute walk from the venue.

There is also a bus stop outside the entrance to the park that is serviced by bus numbers: 3, 7, 8, 9, 20, 21, 25, 29, 513, 815, 816, 825, 827, X30.

There is no parking available but a drop-off and pick-up area and taxi rank will be in place.

Plan your journey here 

There is no parking available at the venue and strongly encourage you to take public transportation. Priory Park has a drop-off and pick-up zone only.

The closest train station is Prittlewell (Greater Anglia), which is less than a 10-minute walk from the venue. Southend Central (C2C) is a 30-minute walk or a short bus ride away via Southend Travel Centre.

Children

Under-18s are welcome to our Saturday day and Sunday day sessions. Children under 1 (babies-in-arms) do not require a ticket. Children 11 and under can attend for free (but must be booked in advance), whilst young adult tickets for 12 to 17-year-olds are available at a discounted price. 

A maximum of two under-18 tickets can be booked/purchased per standard entry ticket. I.E. If you purchase two standard (adult) tickets, you can add four under 18 tickets to your booking.

No tickets for those under-18 years old can be added to Lazydays+ Packages, weekend tickets, and dual session entry is restricted to Saturday day and Sunday day when booking tickets for those under 18. On Saturday, Dual session ticket holders will have to leave the festival site during the one-hour break between sessions.

Under-18s must be accompanied at all times. Friday and Saturday night sessions are strictly 18+ events. 

Evening sessions are restricted to 18+ only.

Evening sessions are restricted to 18+ only and therefore weekend tickets are only available for those 18+. However, you may wish to purchase a dual-session ticket for Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon where you’ll be able to add up to 2 under-18 tickets per standard entry ticket. I.E. If you purchase two standard (adult) tickets, you can add four under 18 tickets to your booking.

Unfortunately, anyone under the age of 18 needs to come with a parent or guardian.  Each adult ticket allows up to 2 under-18s to attend with them, at their responsibility.

There will be a wide variety of activities to keep your young ones entertained throughout the sessions. There will be a bunch of field games, a children’s mixology bar and much more!

Yes! Soft drinks, mocktails and non-alcoholic beverages will be on offer.

Other

We are utilising a small area within Priory Park. Also known as Field 1, this area is typically used for events throughout the year. A temporary fence line will be installed on Wednesday 24 July and be dismantled on the evening of Monday 29 July.

We’re a local event production company, launching our touring craft drinks festival, Lazydays, in our hometown before anywhere else. The organisers Andy, Elliott and Mike have previously organised other festivals and events in Southend, and further afield.

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