Getting Here

The festival will be held on the Great Lawn of Belfast’s Botanic Gardens, near its Tropical Ravine and Palm House. Accessible from both the University Road and Botanic Avenue entrances. It is within walking distance of the main City Centre public transport termini, and also accessible from many southbound bus routes. After the park closes at 9pm, entrance and exit will only be possible through one gate, most likely from Botanic Avenue.

Arriving by Plane

Belfast City centre can easily be reached by Bus or Taxi from both Belfast City Airport (15 minutes) and Belfast International Airport (35-45 minutes), with buses arriving and departing from the Europa Bus Centre, from where the festival is both a 15 minute walk, or a short bus ride. There are regular scheduled services to most UK airports (and further) from most both Belfast airports, we recommend using SkyScanner to browse your options.

Dublin Airport is also reachable from Belfast, with a regular (~1hr50 long) bus service provided by both Aircoach, and Translink/Bus Eireann, all arriving at (or on Glengall Street just outside) the Europa Bus Centre.

Local (Metro/Glider) buses

The Botanic Gardens is an approx. 20 minute walk from the City Hall, near which most local Metro and Glider bus routes terminate. The 7 and 8 Metro bus routes both run a regular service with stops at entrances to the park.

Longer distance buses

Most longer distance bus services terminate at either the Europa Bus Centre (a 15 min walk or short Metro bus ride from the festival) or Laganside Bus Centre (about 30 minutes’ walk from the festival). For bus services from Scotland, see Ferries.


If arriving by train from across Northern Ireland, the closest station is Botanic, a short walk from the park. The festival can also be reached from Great Victoria Street, beside the Europa Bus Centre, a 15 minute walk or short Metro 7 or 8 ride away. From Belfast Central/Lanyon Place Station, you can either take a (30 minute) walk, or a short train ride to Botanic Station, from where the park is easily reached on foot.


There are regular ferries from Belfast to Cairnryan (Stena Line) and Larne to Cairnryan (P&O), taking approx 2 hours. There is also an 8 hour Ferry to/from Liverpool (actually Birkenhead) operated by Stena Line, running twice daily (departing at approximately 10pm and 10am in each direction).

All services offer reasonably priced foot passenger fares. For those arriving from further afield Rail & Sail and Coach & Sail deals are available.

Arriving by Car

There is limited on-street pay & display parking near the venue, mostly free (and usually already occupied) after 18:00, as well as various council and private car parks nearby.