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Castle Howard

Arena Timings:

The onsite box office opens at 16:00pm

Doors open at 17:00pm

Last Entry is 21:15pm for Duran Duran

Last Entry for The Chemical Brothers is 21:15pm


The Castle Howard Live carpark will be open from midday, please prebook your car parking pass through Universe. There will be multiple parking spots on site and cars will be directed in by event signage depending on which direction you are travelling from. Tickets will be available to buy on arrival at a cash only cost of £15.


Camping and Caravan spots are also available at Castle Howard Lakeside Holiday Park. For more details on how to book, please follow this link.


Big Green Coach is delighted to be the official ticket and carbon neutral coach travel partner to The Chemical Brothers and Duran Duran at Castle Howard. They will be offering day return coach travel direct to the Official coach park at Castle Howard. To book your spot, please follow this link.

For directions to Castle Howard, please follow this link

FAQs for Castle Howard Live

Age restriction: Under 18s to be accompanied by an adult

There is no re-admission after entry. Please plan ahead because once you’re in, you’re in!

Getting to the festival:

On approaching the venue follow event signage for Castle Howard Concerts.

Please do not follow the existing venue signs or your Sat Nav. There are various entrances to the venue depending on which direction you are travelling from.

Pick up and Drop off:

If you are being dropped off or picked up by friends, family or a taxi please follow the signage to the dedicated pick up and drop off point. Please do not get dropped off in other locations as the route may be unlit and uneven ground and a risk of conflict with vehicles. We wish to ensure our audience have a safe journey to and from the concert.

Entry Information:

There is a 5-10 minute walk from car park to concert arena along uneven path.

Please ensure you are wearing suitable footwear for undulating farmland. Please ensure you leave enough time to access the arena and to undergo security checks.

Gold Circle Entry Gate:

There is a dedicated Gold Circle lane at the public entrance for Duran Duran.

General Admission Entry Gate:

There is one public entrance which audiences will be directed to by stewards from the car parks.

Accessible Entry Gate:

There is a dedicated lane at the public entrance for Accessible ticket holders.

Seats and chairs of any kind not permitted into the event. This includes seat sticks and inflatable seats. You are permitted to bring a blanket to sit on, although you may be asked to pack this up when the show starts.

We can rely on the British weather to be unpredictable so please come prepared with suncream and hats if the weather is good and waterproof coats and shoes if the weather is bad! No refunds will be given due to inclement weather.

No food or drink is permitted to be brought into the event.

We will not allow large bags into the events but you will be permitted to take small bags in with you. We class small bags as no larger than 35cm x 40cm x 19cm. 

No banners, flags or laser pens are permitted.

Animals, with the exception of registered assistance dogs, are not permitted in the Event.

The unauthorised use of photographic, video and/or sound recording equipment is prohibited and such items may be confiscated and any tapes or films destroyed.

Please note that there may be additional measures in place to ensure the safety of staff and guests in relation to COVID-19 which may vary according to health and safety and government advice at the time of the Event (and your breach of any of these may lead to you being refused Entry and/or ejected from the Event).


If you have already made your purchase and have a question about your ticket please contact your point of purchase.

If you have not received your tickets 72 hours prior to your event date, please contact your point of purchase.

Only buy tickets from our authorised agents:



No food or drink is permitted to be brought into the events but there will be a range of food and drink available to purchase on site.

There will be free drinking water on site.


For information on our disability access, please contact or AXS.