The same as everywhere else! You must keep 1m+ distant from anyone who is not in your group/bubble. This applies both inside and outside our marquees. 

  • Each marquee has a maximum capacity, so Tent Managers and audiences are responsible for making sure that this is adhered to, and that everyone is safely seated or stood.
  • Outside marquees, festival goers need to manage themselves, as in any public space. We’ll have some friendly stewards and volunteers to remind you. 
  • Outside: No. As in any public space, you do not need to wear a face covering.
  • Inside a marquee: this is not currently required by the guidance; however, you may of course wear one if you feel more comfortable to do so.  Ventilation in the marquee will be increased as some walls will be raised or removed. 
  • Festival Tent Managers and volunteers will be wearing face coverings as they are in/around the space all day.

No, this is not required. You can move around the site as you wish, as long as you maintain 1m+ distance from others not in your group. 

Yes. In line with Government guidance you’ll need to scan the NHS QR Code, using the NHS Covid-19 app, on entry to the site. Please download the app ahead of your visit. If you can’t use the app, you’ll need to leave your details with a member of staff. We’ll keep your details securely for 21 days, after which they’ll be destroyed.

No, this is not required for an outdoor site.

Festival First Aid team will ensure that the person is taken to a place where they are isolated, and can stay there safely until arrangements are made for them to go home. 

  • Marquees will be ventilated and seating wiped down after each use. 
  • Toilets: we will have extra cleaning of toilets, but we also ask customers to assist our staff in ensuring toilets and washing facilities are clean and tidy after use
  • Picnic Area: all tables and benches will be wiped down between use
  • All staff and volunteers will carry hand sanitiser for public use
  • All customers will need to sanitise their hands at entry to the site

Yes. We will offer you a full refund of your tickets, or the option to make a donation to The Big Malarkey Festival 2022.

Yes. Our license to hold the event depends on rigorous risk assessments for all aspects of health and safety planning and the approval of Hull City Council’s Event Safety Advisory Group.  

You can bring your own cups (reduces waste too!) and if you like, a rug to sit on too, so you’re not sharing seating.


Yes – access is by ticket only. This will be swapped for a wristband on the gate. 

  • Adults 17 + years / £5
  • Children 1 – 16 years  / £2.50 
  • Family ticket 2 adults + 2 children / £14
  • Disabled adults / £4 + 1 free carer’s ticket
  • Children under 1 go free
  • Buy from your local library: buy your wristband direct from your local Hull library call 01482 300 306 or visit Hull Libraries website to find the nearest to you.

Go to your local library and they’ll help you.  

  • All libraries accept cash payments but not card. 
  • You can pay by cash OR card at the Gate on the day.  

If you buy online, you’ll swap your printed ticket for a day wristband at the gate. 

  • You won’t be able to get into the site without a ticket, so keep it carefully and make sure you bring it. 
  • If you have tickets available on your mobile devices – via email or the eventbrite app – we’ll use the QR code to check you in. 

No – children under 1 year go free.

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th  June / 10am – 5pm

Gates open at 9.45am 

It’s towards the end of the big field that stretches from the car park at the Holderness Road entrance.  Near the football and rugby pitches.

There is car parking on the Woodford Leisure site at East Park.

NB: Blue Badge holders can access parking near the site, inside the park – please come to main gates on Holderness Road and show your badge to a festival steward. 

All events and tents are level access and there are accessible toilets on site. 

Yes, there will be some food stands selling hot & cold drinks, ice cream, cakes and cookies, pizza and crepes.

Yes there’s a picnic area and seating for people who want to bring their own food.

No – the site is strictly an alcohol free zone.

Please check the weather forecast and bring wet weather clothing. 

The event will go ahead as long as it is safe to do so. 

There is limited shade on site, so bring your sunscreen and sunhats. We provide water for free, but ask you to bring a water bottle to reduce waste. 

No, you will need to be responsible for your buggy during the festival. There will be space to leave it in the Big Top if you wish, and space outside other tents to park it. 

You can – but we hope you’ll stay all day and enjoy lots of different activities. 

Please note: you cannot leave your children unaccompanied on site

No unaccompanied children are allowed on site. 

Lots!  There is an under 5’s marquee – there’ll be a programme of music, storytelling, puppetry and play.  See brochure for details.

No – your ticket entitles you to go to any event you like, and many events are repeated through the day.  But tents have limited capacity because of social distancing;  so plan your visit and make sure you get there in good time if it’s something you don’t want to miss. 

The site is fenced in and there are security stewards on site each day.  Access is by ticket only for the weekend, with a maximum of 800 each day. We are taking advice from the emergency services re security checks on entering the site.  

No, sorry! The site has the same rules as a children’s play area – so no dogs!