Frequently Asked Questions

Yes you do! Entrance to the festival is completely free of charge but you’ll need a ticket to get in. This includes all children aged 0-16.

Your free tickets can be booked here:

BOOK YOUR FREE TICKETS

We’re expecting thousands of people to come to Together Festival 22 and therefore, traffic getting onto the site will be extremely heavy. We are advising everyone to arrive as early as they can. Himley Park opens at 7am and has a number of lovely walks you can do whilst you wait for the festival gates to open. There’s also a cafe on site that serves food.

We will open the festival gates at 12pm and the entertainment kicks off at 1pm.

CAN YOU CAR SHARE?
We’ve had huge numbers of people book in for Together Festival, putting pressure on the car parking available. If you’re coming to the festival, please consider car-sharing with people you know.
If you live nearby, maybe you could walk instead? Or catch the bus?
However you plan to get there, LEAVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF TIME TO ARRIVE as traffic management will be in place to manage the volume of vehicles expected.

The Together Festival will be a gathering of Christians from churches across the Black Country, to celebrate the work that God is doing in our region and to imagine what else He may have planned. Anyone is welcome to come to the festival to be inspired by the incredible things God is doing in our region. It will be a credible, fun-filled day out with loads going on and a really relaxed event to invite your family and friends to as well.

In order to gather a large representation of the Body of Christ from across the 4 boroughs of the Black Country, we are encouraging individual congregations to become Partner Churches for the Together Festival. To find out more about Church Partnership, please click the link below:

BECOME A CHURCH PARTNER

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Church Partnership involves two things:

  1. Promoting the festival within your congregation

We will be providing all Partner Churches with access to a range of promotional resources, including short films/videos for the festival that can be used in their church gatherings and on their social media platforms and e-publicity that can be shared online. We would ask that Partner Churches agree to regularly promote the festival to those in their churches as much as possible to encourage a good representation of the congregation to come on the day. If you want us to send someone to promote the festival personally, this can be organised with good, prior notice.

  1. Helping support the costs of the festival

Access to the festival will be completely free of charge for those attending, so we are asking Partner Churches to offer financial support as they feel led, as we did with Together 2020. This will again be optional, but in the true spirit of partnership, we are suggesting a ‘notional expense’ of £3pp for the number of people you expect to be in your church representation on the day. However, we are happy for you to support as much or as little as you can. We would not want this factor to be obstructive to you being involved.

Himley Park has a large designated parking area for the visitors to the Festival. Parking will be completely free of charge for Together Festival goers – just show your festival ticket to the parking attendant when you arrive and follow the directions from the stewards at the entrance who will help you to park in the right place.

Of course! Bring a picnic and a picnic blanket and share lunch with your family and friends as you soak up the festival atmosphere and (hopefully) the sun! There’ll also be a number of Christian food vendors on site from which to purchase food if you prefer.

Together Festival 22 is a family festival and therefore, the consumption of alcohol within the festival site will not be allowed. Anyone seen consuming alcohol will be asked to dispose of it.

Absolutely. In order to make the festival free for everyone who comes, we’re relying on God to provide via donations and sponsorship from people and partners. You can make a donation by visiting our website for details of all the different ways you can give:

MAKE A DONATION

We’ll also be making text-giving available on the day of the festival if you’d like to support the work we’re doing once you get there.

Himley Park is situated just off the A449 between Dudley and Wolverhampton. Here’s the address and postcode for your satnav: Himley Park, Dudley, DY3 4DF.

Himley Hall is a large park and the festival site will be completely held on grass. We suggest you bring picnic blankets to sit on to make the most of the festival ambience, or even deckchairs if you have them. There will also be numerous hay bales dotted around the festival site for you to sit on as well.

We’re hoping for a beautiful, warm, sunny day on Saturday 9th July! However, we cannot control the weather and if it does rain, the festival will continue to go ahead. Most of the zones are partially under cover in marquees but we’d suggest that you bring a pair of wellies and an umbrella to help you stop getting wet! Rain or shine, the show must go on!

If you need to use the toilet whilst at the festival, there will be plenty of portaloo toilet facilities available within the festival site, along with designated disabled toilets. Himley Hall also has two permanent toilet blocks in the wider grounds of the park that will be available to use if you’re happy to make to short walk to reach them.

We know how hard it can be to spend a day out with very small children and we’ve tried to make the Together Festival as accommodating as possible for families with very young children.

If your babies need changing, there will be fold down baby change tables in the disabled toilets within the festival site.

Our Family Zone is designed specifically for children from 0-8 years old and will have designated space within it for toddlers and babies to play safely.

Please note: children under the age of 18 MUST remain the responsibility of their parents or guardians throughout the day. We are not offering a drop-off creche or childcare service. All of our activities are designed for children to enjoy in the company of their families in order to create a true family day out for everyone!

Himley Park has designated parking available for blue badge holders on their main carpark. Just ask the parking attendants when you arrive to direct you towards the disabled parking spaces.

The whole festival site is on grass. Himley Park is relatively flat, although parts of the festival site are slightly undulating. As long as the ground isn’t too soft from days and days of rain beforehand, most wheelchair users should find the site accessible. However, this will obviously depend on the type of wheelchair you use. There are no steps to tackle anywhere on the site.

There will be an accessibly area in front of the Tearfund Main Stage for wheelchair users and people with hearing impairments, to grant a clear view of the performances and our BSL interpreters.

We want the Together Festival to be truly accessible to as many people as possible. For this reason, all of the acts performing on the Tearfund Main Stage will be accompanied by a professional BSL Signer, to enable those who may be deaf or hearing impaired to enjoy what is shared. There will be an accessibly area in front of the Tearfund Main Stage for wheelchair users and people with hearing impairments, to grant a clear view of the performances and our BSL interpreters.

Unfortunately dogs will not be permitted within the festival site, with the exception of Guide Dogs.

Unfortunately there won’t be room for bicycles within the festival site. Please leave all bikes and scooters at home. There’ll be more than enough activities to keep you entertained, we promise!