Entry to the Rochdale Feel Good Festival

Date of festival: Saturday, 10 August 2024
Festival start time: 11.30am
Main stage gates open: 12.30pm
Main stage performances: 1pm
Main stage finish time: 10.45pm
Location: main stage at Rochdale Town Hall Square, The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AZ and see indoor venues


You need tickets for some venues.

Exchanging your ticket for a wristband

You may need to buy a ticket for some indoor venues, however, you won't need to exchange this for a wristband.

You will need to exchange your ticket for a wristband to enter the main stage area.

Wristbands will be available at Rochdale Town Hall from 9am–7pm on the day of the festival. Find Rochdale Town Hall on Google Maps

When you arrive at Rochdale Town Hall, you can show your ticket on your mobile device or bring a printed copy. Your wristband will allow you unlimited re-entry to and from the main stage area.

If you've lost your wristband

If you're outside the main stage area, go to Rochdale Town Hall. Find Rochdale Town Hall on Google Maps

If you're inside the main stage area, go to the main stage area entrance and ask for help.

Age policy

All under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. Our main stage area is not suitable for young children and unaccompanied under 18s will not be admitted.

If someone under the age of 18 leaves the main stage area, they will only be permitted re-entry if accompanied by a parent or guardian. Parents or guardians are responsible for the behaviour of their under 18s. Rochdale Feel Good Festival operates the 'Challenge 25' policy.

Security searches

For security reasons, all visitors will be subject to a personal search and a search of their bags, so pack as light as you can and keep belongings to a minimum. No backpacks or large bags will be permitted. Small bags will be permitted (handbags under 40cm x 35cm x 19cm and drawstring or pump bags under 40cm x 35cm x 19cm). Please cooperate with any security requests and all searches. The less you bring, the quicker you’ll get in.

Food and drink

Please remember, food and drink are for sale on-site so please support local businesses. Alcohol is not allowed to be taken into the festival, although it will be on sale.

You can bring water and soft drinks in sealed plastic bottles no bigger than 500ml.

Smoking and vaping

We want to create a welcoming environment for everyone so the food and drink village will be a smoke and vape-free zone. Please help by not smoking or vaping in this area.


There will be an accessible viewing platform for customers using wheelchairs in the main stage area. This can be used by customers who have mobility issues or are using wheelchairs, as well as people who struggle with being in crowds.

There will be a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter on the main stage for the benefit of audience members with hearing impairments.