We have an extensive list of FAQ’s below, if you don’t find what you are looking for please get in touch using the form at the bottom of this page…
We open at 5pm on Friday night and close at 11pm.
We open at Midday on Saturday and close at 11pm.
We open at Midday on Sunday and close at 10pm.
The bands will finish around 20-30 minutes before close time each day. Head to the What’s On page for the schedule.
You can arrive earlier on the Friday if you are camping, but the festival field will not open until 5pm.
Yes – there are plenty of options to stay and play at Deva Fest. If you want to camp then you must buy a camping weekend ticket (standard weekend tickets do not include camping). Your camping ticket includes all activities during the 3 days of your stay. The camping field is right next to the festival field. If you want to upgrade your experience head to the camping page and book a pre-erected tent with our partners Z.I.P. – their tents are in an exclusive area and you can pre-book all the comforts of home such as airbeds and ground mats. Camper Vans and Caravans are also accommodated – head to the Camping page to find out about that
Each day the shuttle buses run from 20 minutes before the festival opens until 15 minutes after the advertised finishing time.
Friday – Shuttles depart from Chester Railway Station from 1640 until 1830 and return from 2130 until 2315
Saturday – Shuttles depart from Chester Railway Station from 1140 until 1500 and return from 2000 until 2315
Sunday – Shuttles depart from Chester Railway Station from 1140 until 1500 and return from 1900 until 2215
Journey time to the festival from the station is around 20 minutes depending on traffic conditions.
Our shuttle buses will be operated by Selwyns & their conditions of carriage apply.
Outside of operating times it is your responsibility to travel to or from the festival site.
There are two 80 seater buses operating. There is no set timetable operating this year and the buses will typically depart when full or when another bus is about to arrive.
We will do our best not to have you waiting too long to either get to the festival or take you back to the station, but there may be queues and a period of waiting time at certain times, especially at the end of the evening.
If there are still people waiting when the last bus is supposed to have gone we have an arrangement with Selwyns that they will come back and operate more services if needed.
The bus will use stand S6 at Chester Station. The bus stop at the venue will be clearly signed outside the festival field.
Yes, dogs are welcome but we expect them to be on leads at all times and that you clean up after them.
No food or drink may be brought on to the festival field. We have a full range of bars and outlets selling food & drink. If you have an allergy or intolerance please contact us on social media or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org so we can assist
If you are staying you can check in anytime from 2.00pm on Friday 6th September – but not before. Please do not arrive before 2.00pm as the site will not be ready.
Yes but only within designated areas and not within the festival field.
We have a tractor on site at pre-arranged times to move any bogged vehicles.
Each vehicle or tent is given a space of 8 metres x 8 metres.
We take our obligations to local residents very seriously and comply with the venue’s licence in relation to festival goers getting to and leaving the site, noise pollution and the times at which the event opens and closes. Contact email@example.com if you have any questions for the organisers.
The site at Deva Fest is fairly flat and compact and we do not anticipate access issues for those with mobility problems or small children. Parking is very close to the festival field and Big Top for day visitors. If you have any concerns or specific enquires please get in touch by mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or using the form below
Deva Fest is an e-ticketed event. Physical tickets will not be posted to you. Our main ticketing partner is Skiddle and they will email you your ticket(s) with a bar code. The bar code will be scanned when you arrive at the festival and exchanged for a wristband to access the event. Either print the ticket at home with a good quality printer or show it on your mobile device when you arrive to gain entrance. The email is from email@example.com – please check your spam or junk folders before contacting us.
If you have purchased using another ticketing source please bring your voucher with you either as a print out or on your smartphone.
No bags larger than a hand bag may be brought onto the festival field and no food and drink may be brought in. All bags will be searched. Please have bags open when you arrive ready to be searched to prevent delays
If you need to bring baby change items or changes of clothes these are exempt and may be brought in
You may bring in festival chairs, festival carts, rugs, wind breakers and gazebos in to Deva Fest. For everyone’s comfort you may not use chairs in the big top near to the stage.
Deva Fest is a music, food, drink and lifestyle festival like no other. There are opportunities to come to our event and sell everything from pizzas to face painting and beer to banjos. We will be taking trade applications later in the year. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
We can’t control the Great British weather, but we have planned Deva Fest to be as “weatherproof” as we can. The main music acts will perform indoors in our circus-style big top and there will be plenty of options to get under cover if it does rain.
Deva Fest is a family celebration infusing elements of entertainment, carnival, circus and showmanship. There will be elements of the Day of the Dead in our parade on Saturday. This event is not part of the Dia de los Muertos public holiday, which has significant religious meaning and many traditions that will not be present at Deva Fest.
We offer free essential carer tickets. Email us at email@example.com or use the contact form below telling us which day(s) you want to come and how many people are in your party and we will work out the best package for you.
The volunteers of NCT Chester will be on hand on Saturday and Sunday with their Feed and Change tent. If you are attending with your little ones, look out for them!
You will be able to leave and re-enter the festival site – just show your wristband
We have plenty of different food options on site. We have asked all of our food providers to confirm which foods they offer to meet those with food allergies or specific dietary requirements.
Simply Duck: Gluten Free Duck salad & duck fat saute potatoes.
Handmade Pizza Co: A range of vegan options
Coffee Cravings: Almond, Oat, Coconut & Soya Milk
Monsters Mexican: A range of gluten free meats and salads
WHY NOT STAY?
Stay and play in the heart of the action with weekend tickets available for camping, caravans or camper vans.
Getting to Deva Fest couldn’t be easier……we will again run a bus shuttle service at the start and end of each day to and from Chester Railway Station free of charge, or there will be plenty of free parking on site close to the festival area.
Chester Lakes is just minutes from the A55 North Wales Expressway.