• 16th - 19th June 2022
  • we'll be back in person in Huddersfield
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Local Information

Huddersfield is a vibrant town, with a lot more than just us
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Photography credit:
James Millar
Photography credit:
James Millar
Photography credit:
James Millar
Photography credit:
James Millar
A Northern gem

The town

Known for its friendly nature, its industrial heritage and for being one of the North’s best-kept secrets, we’re quite taken with Huddersfield. Don’t just take our word for it, however. Here’s a piece about the town and what it has to offer.

Huddersfield has a lot to offer in terms of cafes, pubs, quirky & familiar places to shop, music stores, a beautiful Victorian market and more. It’s a great place to explore with beautiful architecture and so very much more.

We love being in Huddersfield, so take the time to explore and take it in.

Photography credit:
James Millar
Photography credit:
James Millar
Photography credit:
James Millar
Photography credit:
James Millar
Local and lively

The venues

Come the festival we fill the town with arts and music, in venues across Huddersfield. Our main venue is the Lawrence Batley Theatre, a beautiful 19th-century building where we host the Main Stage, the Unplugthewood Stage and Tricity Vogue’s Late Night Cabaret in the cellar, Mim’s Sideshow in the courtyard, as well as many other workshops, vendors, jams, and activities throughout the building. We love the LBT – it’s an essential part of the festival, and a great hub for the weekend.

We also put on events at other venues in town including Northern Quarter, Magic Rock Brewery Tap, Vinyl Tap, The Sportsman, The Head Of Steam, Huddersfield Town Hall, and more every year.

Your visit

Parking

Huddersfield is well-served by public transit but we know that, for some, arriving by car is a fact of life. Huddersfield has a lot of parking in the town centre.

Usually we’d reccommend parking in Market Hall Car Park, but it’s currently closed, before being demolished and rebuilt. Instead, this handy page about parking on the Kirklees website shows all the parking in town and rates.

Currently there’s close by daytime parking at Cambridge Road car park, and evening parking at Springwood and Civic Centre 1 car parks.

 

Accommodation

There are plenty of places to stay in the Huddersfield area, but they do often get booked up on the festival weekend. We recommend booking as early as possible.

We love the Cambridge Hotel, and there’s a great  Premier Inn centrally located by the canal and quite a few other decent independent hotels and B&Bs in the town. This handy page on the Kirklees website has a list of accommodation that you might find useful.

Where possible, we advise against finding accommodation on Airbnb, every year people end up without accommodation due to last-minute cancellations.

Camping

There are a few campsites in the area and we can recommend The Holme Valley Camping and Caravan Park.

On the road between Huddersfield & Holmfirth, it’s about 5 miles, or 15 minutes in the car to the LBT. They are properly pleased to welcome festival-goers, and have glamping options as well!

 

 

 

Parking

Huddersfield is well-served by public transit but we know that, for some, arriving by car is a fact of life. Huddersfield has a lot of parking in the town centre.

Usually we’d reccommend parking in Market Hall Car Park, but it’s currently closed, before being demolished and rebuilt. Instead, this handy page about parking on the Kirklees website shows all the parking in town and rates.

Currently there’s close by daytime parking at Cambridge Road car park, and evening parking at Springwood and Civic Centre 1 car parks.

 

Accommodation

There are plenty of places to stay in the Huddersfield area, but they do often get booked up on the festival weekend. We recommend booking as early as possible.

We love the Cambridge Hotel, and there’s a great  Premier Inn centrally located by the canal and quite a few other decent independent hotels and B&Bs in the town. This handy page on the Kirklees website has a list of accommodation that you might find useful.

Where possible, we advise against finding accommodation on Airbnb, every year people end up without accommodation due to last-minute cancellations.

Camping

There are a few campsites in the area and we can recommend The Holme Valley Camping and Caravan Park.

On the road between Huddersfield & Holmfirth, it’s about 5 miles, or 15 minutes in the car to the LBT. They are properly pleased to welcome festival-goers, and have glamping options as well!

 

 

 

Getting here

By Car

Huddersfield is close to both the M1 and the M62, and is generally pretty easy to drive to. Pop it in your sat nav, or just follow the signs and you can’t go too far wrong.

From London: Head North up the M1 to Junction 38. Head Northwest up the A637, then West along the A642. That’ll get you to the Huddersfield Ring Road in the town centre.

From Manchester: Head East on the M62. Exit at Junction 23, and head Southeast on the a640 towards Huddersfield.

By Train

Huddersfield is on the Manchester-Leeds line, with services regularly through the day. London Kings Cross Station to Huddersfield via Leeds takes just over 3 hours, and Manchester to Huddersfield takes less than 45 minutes.

The Lawrence Batley Theatre is only a 10 minute walk from Huddersfield Station, with many of our other venues even closer (the Head of Steam is in the station itself!)

You can also get to Huddersfield via coach, and there are good local bus routes.

By Plane

Where possible we advise flying into Manchester Airport, which is then only a short train journey to Huddersfield.

It is possible to get to Huddersfield from most London airports, but that does require travelling through central London. The tube is quite easy to navigate, but be prepared!

 

 

By Car

Huddersfield is close to both the M1 and the M62, and is generally pretty easy to drive to. Pop it in your sat nav, or just follow the signs and you can’t go too far wrong.

From London: Head North up the M1 to Junction 38. Head Northwest up the A637, then West along the A642. That’ll get you to the Huddersfield Ring Road in the town centre.

From Manchester: Head East on the M62. Exit at Junction 23, and head Southeast on the a640 towards Huddersfield.

By Train

Huddersfield is on the Manchester-Leeds line, with services regularly through the day. London Kings Cross Station to Huddersfield via Leeds takes just over 3 hours, and Manchester to Huddersfield takes less than 45 minutes.

The Lawrence Batley Theatre is only a 10 minute walk from Huddersfield Station, with many of our other venues even closer (the Head of Steam is in the station itself!)

You can also get to Huddersfield via coach, and there are good local bus routes.

By Plane

Where possible we advise flying into Manchester Airport, which is then only a short train journey to Huddersfield.

It is possible to get to Huddersfield from most London airports, but that does require travelling through central London. The tube is quite easy to navigate, but be prepared!