Festival Information and FAQ's
Travel and Transport
Voxpro Urban Garden Festival is held just outside the city at Campus 1, Mahon Cork, T12 TD93,
and is very easily accessible.
Check Bus Eireann to see which bus stops outside Voxpro Campus One.
Local taxi numbers: 021 4272222 or 021 4808080
Sunday 26th from 11am to 6pm.
The gates to the Voxpro Urban Garden Festival swing open at 11am on Sunday, 26th August and close again at 6pm. Tickets must be purchased prior to arrival and can be purchased via Eventbrite.
Festival Arena Opening Times
Voxpro Urban Garden Festival is a one day festival with entertainment running from 11am on Sunday 26th to 6pm. We have to clear the main arena at 6pm on the Sunday.
General Site Information
There will be a small tent on site to deal with the issues of lost children, lost property or any issues or queries that the festival goers or staff might have.
First Aid and Welfare
The festival will provide experienced first aiders on site, accompanied by a full ambulance team, this will be located between the main tent arena and green lounge – familiarise yourself with the location once you get on site! welfare will also be on hand if you require somewhere quiet to rest, take a breather or just have a moment to yourself. They can help you if you are feeling unwell or lost. All are open from 11am to 6pm!
Security on site will be on hand to help not hinder your festival experience. Festival Stewards will also be liaising with the security. Look for the high vis butlers..!
There are disabled toilets on site and some hard ramp paths, though most of the main arena will just be grass (albeit mostly flat and cut). Disabled parking will be reserved at the closest point to the main areas (Badges/Cards must be shown).
Food & Drinks
There will be a mouth watering array of food on offer at this years Voxpro Urban Garden Festival, with many different cuisines on offer; from Italian to Mexican, Indian to Middle Eastern, and for those less adventurous don’t worry theres gourmet burgers and pizza to go round! There will be a bar on site selling the finest craft beer and champagne, Voxpro Festival promotes responsible drinking so make sure to drink soft drinks between alcoholic drinks, have at least one large meal everyday and stay within your own limits, bearing in mind the safe limits are 2-3 units per day for women and 3-4 units per day for men (but not every day). For more information visit drinkaware.ie.
We have set up our own team for on site waste management. Everything that can be recycled will be recycled, at source, and then taken to a centre for recycling. Bags will be issued for general waste and recyclable waste respectively and will be sorted out of eyesight. The various different recycling bins and waste bins will be placed all over the site and emptied on a regular basis – please help us by putting things in the right place! Regular site sweeps will also be carried out to make sure all waste litter is picked and does not become harmful to the festival go-er or the wildlife.
The Festival is a festival for all the family. We will be providing activities for all ages and actively promoting participation through workshops, We will also be encouraging families – all children between 5-16 go free of charge!
Local Input & Sustainability
The festival will, in large, be organised, managed, crafted, painted, sculpted, performed, arranged, maintained and benefited by the people of Cork who offer a wealth of talent but rarely get a chance to exhibit it on a larger stage due to the lack of people, resources, money and activity in the area. We here at Voxpro firmly believe this festival will be a big driver in the promotion, skills and attributes of the local participants in the area and hope that the ripples produced from the festival can boost arts, performance, management, produce and skills within the area for years to come. By the people, for the people, and beyond…
Around the Site
Around the site you can find an array of weird and wonderful installations, sculptures, and other such interests, all designed, sourced out and created by local artists.
General Site Policy
We would like all attendees to have the best and safest possible time while at Voxpro Urban Garden Festival and to respect your fellow festival go-ers and the beautiful site, for that reason we have a few site rules.
For health and safety reasons we have to ask that all dogs are on a lead while on site.
We have strict no glass rule so ladies and gentlemen, please do not bring any glass on site.
Challenge 25 operates in our bar area. If you have purchased a ticket and are fortunate enough to look under the age of 25, you will be required to provide ID that proves your age. If you cannot provide ID, you may be refused alcohol in the Green Lounge Area.
Conditions Of Entry
The right of admission is reserved.
• Lost tokens for staff will not be replaced.
• Animals permitted on site but must be on a lead at all times.
• No glass on site.
• The festival will operate a “Challenge 25” system at the bar to prevent underage drinking, please make sure you bring your I.D.
• Tickets will not be available on the gate. Please purchase on Eventbrite prior to arrival.
• Ticket holders consent to inclusion in photographic, visual and audio promotions of the Festival.
• All children 16 are free once accompanied by a ticket holding parent or guardian who is over 21 years old.
• Cars are not permitted at the festival unless you are disabled and can show your pass/ticket
• Admission is at the ticket holder’s own risk. The organisers and Premises Licence Holder will not be held liable for any loss, injuries or damages sustained
at the event including damage, theft or losses to property, if the cause is due to the negligence of the ticket holder or the unforeseeable actions of other patrons or third parties.
Q. Can I buy day tickets?
A: There will be day tickets available via Eventbrite only. An entry charge of €3.75 will be charged to all adults. Tickets are subject to availability. It is likely the festival will sell out.
Q. How does the ticket system work?
A: You must buy a ticket via Eventbrite to be granted access to the festival
Q. When will the festival open?
A: The festival will open at 11am on Sunday 26th of August and close at 6pm.
Q. Can I bring glass on site?
A: We do not permit the use of glass at the festival.
Q. Will there be a car parking area?
The spaces are limited to disabled parking only. We promote a environmentally friendly festival and ask our visitors to walk, cycle, or use the bus.
Q. Is there dedicated disabled and bike parking areas?
A: Yes; there is dedicated disabled and bike parking. Please show your badge and stewards will guide you to the right place.
Q. Is the site accessible by wheelchair?
A: Mostly yes but with difficult areas: there is a hard ramp to the festival area but weather dependant, mobility over grass and/or mud in the grass areas will be made more difficult.
Q. Is there a cash machine on-site?
A: No, there will not be a cash machine on-site.
Q. Can I bring my dog?
A: We only allow dogs or other pets to the festival on a lead, please bring doggie poop bags.
Q. How do I know when my favourite talk/demo is on?
A: You can find all our times and full program on our website or social media pages. These guides feature timetables of all talks, demonstrations, entertainment as well as useful information.