Q: What are the opening times for the Main Festival?

A: 12:30pm – 11pm, Last Entry is 7pm

Q: Do you have disabled facilities?

A: The Festival is on a flat field with disabled toilets.

We have hard standing pathways around the park for accessibility. Please notify us before hand if you are on crutches or a wheelchair user so we can greet you at the gate and assist with queues. We also have locked disabled toilets available for those who need them. You can get the key from the Merch Stall (please return the key after you’ve used the toilet). For more info please email tickets@dancegenevents.co.uk

Please be aware, the location is a greenspace park and as such there are certain areas of the festival that are only accessible by entering grass sections of the park, such as the Main Arena, Clubland Arena etc. Please make your carer aware beforehand so you are prepared for every eventuality.

Q: How do I get to the event?

A: We encourage public transport or walking as the event is located in central MCR. There are no official customer car parks but there is plenty of on road street parking with pay meters nearby.

Q: How do we enter the festival?

A: The Flashback Festival entrance is on Platt Lane next to the church
To get to Platt Fields Park you can take a number of different buses from Piccadilly gardens, the 142, 143, 42A or 111

You can get a taxi to the taxi Drop-off point which is on Grangethorpe Rd
Or you can walk from Oxford Rd which will take around 35 minutes.

There is no parking on site so we recommend using public transport

Q: How do we exit the festival?

A: All exits leading to Wilmslow Rd will allow you to get a bus, taxi or walk into town or elsewhere in Manchester.

The taxi rank is on Platt Lane, which can be found when you exit the festival and head straight up the path to Platt Lane, immediately on your right.

All the buses to get into the city centre go up and down Wilmslow Rd and will take around 20 minutes, you can take the 142, 143, 42A or 111

You can walk into town from the festival by heading down Wilmslow Rd which turns into Oxford Rd, this will take approximately 35 minutes.

Q: Can I leave the event site and then come back (i.e. are there pass-outs)?

A: There are no pass outs at Flashback Festival.

Q: How old do I need to be to attend and will I need ID?

A: You will need to be 18 or Older. We operate a challenge-21 policy upon Entry and at All Bars, if you look younger than 21, bring ID.

Q: Is there a Dress Code?

A: It’s a Festival, Go Wild!

Q: Will you be releasing the Set Times?

A: Set Times will be released online on the day.

Q: Afterparties, tell me more

A: There’s no Official Afterparty this year.

Q: Lost Property

Should you lose anything at the Festival and we find it, you’ll be able to collect the item from Platt Fields on Sunday and Monday, then after, you’ll need to collect from our office in Whitefield, Greater Manchester.


Q: Can I pay on the day?

A: Yes, we’ll have tickets at the Box Office. Save a few quid by purchasing online.

Q: Can I Upgrade my Standard Ticket to VIP?

A: Yes, but we only have limited Upgrades. Head to the Box Office on the day, this will cost you £20 per upgrade.

Q: I have a general Ticket Question

A: Please contact the Ticket Outlet where you purchased your ticket from.

Q: Do I need to print my Tickets Out?

A: Yes you can, or you can save the PDF to your phone, or use the Skiddle App to download to your Wallet.

Drinks & Food

Q: Can I bring Food / Alcohol in with me?

A: Sadly not.. but we do have fully stocked Bars / Food Stalls.

Q: Alcohol / Drinks, tell me more.

A: We have Fully Stocked Bars selling all your favourites.

Q: Which Drinks do you sell?

A: Beer / Cider / Mixed Fruit cider / Processco / Vodka / Gin / Whisky / Jager bombs / Tequilla / Soft Drinks / Energy Drink.

Q: How Much are the Drinks?

A: Drinks vary from £2 – £7 per drink. Soft Drinks to Spirits/Mixer.

Q: Is it Cash or Card?

A: Unlike the year before, you’ll be able to pay at the Bar using Cash or Card, Food/Stalls/Fair is Cash.


Q: Are there any lockers for my valuables?

A: We have lockers, these can be pre-booked via: https://form.jotform.com/230444795592263

Q: Can I bring a bag?

A: Yes, this will be searched upon entry.

Q: Will Sets be recorded?

A: We will not be officially recording any sets, acts may record their own sets though.

Q: Is there anywhere to charge my Phone?

A: Yes, please visit the Go Hangors van on the day.. you’ll be able to charge your phone there.

Q: Can we bring Perfume / Deodorant?

A: Glass Bottles / Aerosols are Banned. Roll On Deodorant is fine.

Q: Can we bring Suncream with us?

A: Yes, no glass bottles.

Items you cannot enter the Festival with:

– Aerosols (Inc: Deodorant, Air Horns)
– Alcohol/Food
– Cameras (DSLR etc, Compact Cameras are fine!)
– Children Under 18 (Leave these with Nan)
– Illegal Drugs (Inc: Powders, Legal Highs, Poppers, Nitrous Oxide)
– Glass
– Chairs
– Umbrellas
– Selfie Sticks
– Flag Poles (Flags Okay!)
– Masks / Face Garments (PPE is okay)
– Explosives (Inc: Blowtorches, Fireworks, Flares / Smoke Bombs, Lantens)
– Firearms, Weapons, Sharp Objects

PLEASE NOTE: All persons, ticket holders as well as guests, press and media must be searched on entry.

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