Frequently asked questions

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Where is the festival being held?
The festival is being held at The Venue, Bucks Students’ Union, High Wycombe Campus, Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe HP11 2JZ. It is within the Bucks New University Campus. The Venue is on the magic roundabout in High Wycombe and near The Swan Theatre and Wycombe Hospital. See the map on the location and information page

Is the festival outside and are there camping facilities?
No, the festival is indoors and there are no camping facilities. However, there are, within short walking distance, reasonably priced hotels. Please see the accommodation page

Where do I park my car?
There is free onsite parking which is accessed from Queen Alexandra Road and more information will be supplied soon.

Is there a bar ?
Yes, there are two bars serving cask ales from Rebellion Brewery, craft beers, ciders, special whiskies and gins plus a selection of soft drinks.

Will there be any food available?
Yes, there will be street type food to purchase including food suitable for vegetarians.

Is the festival standing or seated?
There will be a mix of standing and limited seating which will be on a first come basis.

Can I reserve a seat?
There is no reserved seating. If you want a seat, it is best to get there early. However, if you are disabled or have access requirements and need to sit, please contact the venue in advance – email info@bucksbluesfest.co.uk

Do you have disabled facilities?
Bucks Students’ Union is a fully accessible indoors venue. Blue badge holder parking bays are directly outside The Venue with more available in the rear car park which are still a short distance to the front door. The Venue has no steps to access and a dedicated accessible toilet to ensure your visit is a pleasant one. There is limited sitting throughout The Venue, however, with a viewing platform for the main stage and reserved seating for the smaller stage there will always be somewhere for you to enjoy this year’s Bucks Blues Fest.

Are there hotels nearby?
There is a Travelodge and a Premier Inn within walking distance and a Holiday Inn which is a short car or cab ride away. There are links to these hotels and other accommodation on the location and information page

What time is the first band on?
On Friday doors open at 7pm and the first live music will be at 7.15pm. On Saturday doors open at midday and the first live music will be at 12.30pm.

When will the last band play?
On both Friday and Saturday night, the last band will finish around 11pm. However, the bar will be open to at least midnight if you want to continue drinking and chill to some cool blues.

I’ve not been to a Uni for years, will I feel out of place?
No, you will not feel out of place. The students would not have returned from their summer break and the majority of people expected will be between 40 to 70 years old.