What's going on?

Many people choose their festival based on the line-up of music and entertainment, after all, that's what it's all about, isn't it?

It's a perfectly reasonable way to choose so do some research, find the performers you want to see and go for it.

Where is it?

How far will you have to travel to get there? How much will that cost? What transport options are available?

How big is it?

Massive festivals like Glastonbury are a feast for the senses, but sometimes a smaller, more intimate gathering will be less overwhelming, particularly for young children or anyone with certain mental health issues.

Who goes there?

Each festival attracts its own crowd, so make sure you find out a bit about the usual visitors before you book so that you won't feel uncomfortable or vulnerable while you're there.


All the major festivals are accessible to disabled visitors but do some research before you go to find out how accessible they are.

Speak to the organisers and discuss your particular disability to see what they can offer in the way of assistance.

There are subsidised carers' tickets available to some disabled visitors if you can provide the necessary proof of need.

Again, speak to the organisers to see what they're doing to make their festival

Family friendly?

Some festivals were made for families, others attract a different crowd all together.

Again, the advice here is to talk to the organisers to find out what facilities are available for families, if any, and whether they think it's a suitable place for young children.

Visit some festival information sites, join some forums and speak to other people to get their