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Fringe - Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about the 6 Music Festival Fringe

Is it too late to get a ticket?

Registration for a pair of tickets for the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival Fringe has now closed. We’re sorry if you missed out.

The final few tickets will be given away in on-air competitions on BBC Radio 6 Music in the weeks leading up to the event – keep listening for more information.

PLEASE DON'T RISK BUYING OR OBTAINING TICKETS THROUGH UNOFFICIAL CHANNELS.

Valid tickets for The BBC Radio 6 Music Festival Fringe were only available through bbc.co.uk/6music and there are no official tickets on sale through any auction websites or outlets.

Our barcode system also means that if tickets are stolen the original customer can ask for replacements which will invalidate the original barcodes. Therefore if you buy tickets from another source you will have no way of knowing if the barcode is valid until you reach the entrance.

How old do you have to be to attend?

Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult over 18. Minimum age is 12. People who are considered by door stewards to look under 12 may be required to produce photo ID ( Passports, etc). If the door stewards have any doubt regarding the legitimacy of the ID produced they will not admit that person to the venue.  

What time does the event start and finish?

Doors at the Victoria Warehouse Hotel for the BBC 6Music Festival Fringe open at the following session times:

Friday Session 1 - 1200-3:20pm

Friday Session 2 - 3:40pm -7pm

Saturday Session 1 - 1200-3:20pm

Saturday Session 2 - 3:40pm – 7pm

Does a pair of tickets to The BBC 6 Music Festival Fringe entitle me to stay for The BBC Radio 6 Music Festival in the evening?

No, tickets for the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival are separate to The BBC Radio 6 Music Festival Fringe.

I already have tickets for The BBC Radio 6 Music Festival but does that entitle me to attend any sessions at The BBC Radio 6 Music Festival Fringe?

No, tickets for The BBC Radio 6 Music Festival Fringe are separate from The BBC Radio 6 Music Festival. You cannot attend the Fringe unless you were successful in the ticket ballot.

Are tickets for The BBC Radio 6 Music Festival still available?

Tickets for The BBC Radio 6 Music Festival have now sold out. We’re sorry if you missed out – the demand for tickets was huge.

The final few tickets will be given away in on-air competitions on BBC Radio 6 Music in the weeks leading up to the event – keep listening for more information.

If you weren’t lucky in getting tickets, you’ll be able to enjoy extensive coverage of the weekend across Radio 6 Music and online here on the 6 Music Festival website.

PLEASE DON'T RISK BUYING OR OBTAINING TICKETS THROUGH UNOFFICIAL CHANNELS.

Valid tickets for the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival and Festival Fringe were only available through bbc.co.uk/6music and there are no official tickets on sale through any auction websites or outlets. Our barcode system also means that if tickets are stolen the original customer can ask for replacements which will invalidate the original barcodes. Therefore if you buy tickets from another source you will have no way of knowing if the barcode is valid until you reach the entrance.

Travel Information For Event Attendees

Getting to Victoria Warehouse

By Car

Please type: Victoria Warehouse, Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester, M17 1AB into your Sat Nav.

For event parking, please follow the signs to Manchester United’s E3 Car Park which is adjacent to the venue or to the Pomona car park (M16 0TT) which is a short 10 minute walk to the venue. Both car parks cost £6.

By Tram

The venue is located between two trams stops. Pomona which runs every 6 minutes and Exchange Quay (Media City-Eccles line) runs every 12 minutes. For more information go to www.metrolink.co.uk or telephone 0161 205 2000

By Bus

The venue is located on a number of major bus routes: The following bus routes service the venue within 400m walk from the site: 53, 69, 250, 255 & 256. For more information see www.tfgm.com or call 0871 200 2233

By Rail

Victoria Warehouse can be accessed easily with a transfer by train, metro or taxi from any of the main line train stations in Manchester, including Piccadilly, Deansgate and Victoria. For more information see National Rail, Telephone 08457 48 49 50 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk

By Bicycle

You are welcome to ride your bike to the venue. There will be a limited bike parking provision available outside the venue during large events. Please be aware it is an offence to ride your bike under the influence of alcohol.

By Taxi/Drop off / Leaving

Taxis drop off on Trafford Wharf Road, parallel to the Victoria Warehouse hotel. Please ensure that the driver only drops off in the sign posted area.

A taxi rank will start from 10.30pm at the side of the hotel for those leaving the event.

General Questions

Can I bring food and drink into the event?

No food or drink can be brought into the venue. The bar will be selling drinks and food is available. The venue operates Challenge 21. If you appear to be Under 21 you will be asked to prove you are over 18. Please bring photo ID in the form of a passport or valid driving license.

What types of food will be available?

There will be a number of food stalls available at the festival. During the Fringe Sessions we will have a food stall selling a range of hot and cold food e.g crisps, chocolate bars, paninis, toasties, tea, coffee. There will also be snacks available at the bar in the hotel, and hot pies in the record fair. There will be both vegetarian and vegan option available here.

From 4pm each day we will have food concessions just outside the festival venue selling a range of food e.g BBQ pork, hot dogs, burgers, chips. Vegetarian options will be available from the pizza and Indian Dosa Stalls.

Can I bring a camera?

Yes, but please be aware professional photography equipment such as zoom lenses are not allowed in the venue.

Valuables

All persons attending the concert are responsible for their own valuables. The BBC will not be liable for any loss or damage to personal property brought to the venue.

First Aid

There will be a designated First Aid area at the venue with an appropriately qualified First Aider.