Entry to the 2022 Rochdale Feel Good Festival

Tickets needed for some venues

You don't need tickets for most indoor venues. You will need tickets to enter the main stage area, warm-up events and only one of the indoor venue shows. 

  • Main stage area, Saturday, 13 August 2022: book tickets for the main stage area
  • Indoor venues, Saturday, 13 August 2022: you don't need tickets to enter most indoor venue shows. You'll need tickets to enter the DJ sets at Hoochi Koochi. Book DJ set tickets
  • Comedy show, festival warm-up show on Friday, 12 August 2022: you'll need to book tickets for this event separately. Book comedy show tickets
  • Family comedy show, festival warm-up show on Friday, 12 August 2022: you'll need to book tickets for this event separately. Book family comedy show tickets

Exchanging your ticket for a wristband

You'll need to exchange your ticket for a wristband before you can enter the main stage area at the festival. Your wristband will allow you unlimited re-entry to and from the main stage area.

You can show your ticket on your mobile device or a printed copy. You'll need to get your wristband from Touchstones Rochdale, The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AQ from the dates and times below. Get directions to Touchstones Rochdale 

  • Friday, 12 August 2022: 9am–6pm
  • Saturday, 13 August 2022 (the day of the festival): 9am–7pm

When your wristband is being put on, don't let it hang loosely around your wrist. Keep it snug and don't lose or try to undo it. If your wristband's been tampered with, you may be asked to leave the main stage area.

You don't need a ticket or wristband to enter any of the indoor venues in Rochdale town centre. View indoor venues

If you've lost your wristband

If you're outside the main stage area, go to Touchstones Rochdale, The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AQ. Get directions to Touchstones Rochdale

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.  

Searches: for security reasons, all visitors will be subject to searches of their bags and their person, 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. 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.

We allow 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.