Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

How much does it cost?
The Phoenix Festival is FREE to attend. However, we would ask you to show your appreciation and make a donation to help us become sustainable and secure the festival as an annual event for the future.

How do I get there?
If you are local, hop on a bus, enjoy the walk or take to your bikes!

Cirencester has excellent road links to the major motorways.

Cirencester’s nearest railway station is at Kemble (around 5 miles from Cirencester) on the Cheltenham-Swindon-London line.  Once at Kemble you can get a taxi to Cirencester, or there is a limited bus service.

Where can I park?
Car parks in Cirencester include The Market Place, Abbey Grounds car park, Brewery car park, Old Station car park, Waterloo car park, Forum car park. These car parks operate a pay and display system.

Where is the venue?
The festival is held at the Abbey Grounds in central Cirencester.

Is it family friendly?
Yes. Kids will love the live music and there will be activities to keep the younger ones happy.

Will there be food and drink?
There’ll be no shortage of food outlets while you enjoy the music. Look out for the Phoenix Festival’s very own ‘Festival Ale’ from local brewery Corinium Ales – available exclusively at over the weekend.

Where can I stay?
With hotels such as Premier Inn and Travelodge as well as numerous bed and breakfasts, camping off site, why not stay for the weekend?

More information from Cirencester Tourist Information

Accessibility
The Phoenix Festival in the Abbey Grounds, Cirencester is a fully accessible festival that does not discriminate either through age, gender or ability. It is a disabled friendly site that encourages people with physical mobility challenges to be included. We provide the following site specific advantages for mobility users:

  • The whole festival site is flat and well drained
  • The grounds are maintained all year round and the grass cut short
  • Mobility scooters and wheelchairs can move easily on the well-kept festival lawn
  • The festival site naturally slopes slightly downhill giving persons in scooter and wheelchairs a great view of the performing areas
  • Access to the festival can be by public transport (busses)
  • A drop off point for mobility user’s visitors is located at the entrance to the grounds
  • Hard surfaces are provided to the festival and the surrounding area
  • The public bar has a low serving area for mobility users to easily order beverages
  • There are no “steps” anywhere on the festival site that would prove difficult for mobility users to cross
  • Disabled toilets are provided
  • There is plenty of room on the large site for people not to feel uncomfortable
  • Break out areas are naturally provided within the layout of the site

Can I bring alcohol?
Sorry folks, due to licensing, NO. The drinks at the bar are reasonably priced and security are vigilant to keep our family festival friendly and trouble free.

Are you dog friendly?
Yes, well behaved dogs are welcome.

I want to get involved! What should I do?
We’re always looking for eager volunteers, either as part of the build-up and organisation of the festival, to those wishing to lend a hand during the weekend. If you feel that you have something to offer, please do not hesitate to contact us.