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Hevy Fest will take place at Port Lympne in Kent:

Port Lympne
Aldington Road
CT21 4PD


start and end times

The site will open at 2pm on Thursday 13th August and close at midday on Sunday 16th. On Friday and Saturday the bands will start at 1pm and finish at 11pm.



There will be designated areas for disposable BBQs and small camping stoves but we wonʼt allow any open fires, large gas canisters or generators on site. Any item our security deems unsuitable will be confiscated and not returned. Please respect other campers and the local residents, try to keep noise to a minimum in the early hours.


food and drink

There will be bars and food concessions on site selling a variety of food and drink. You cannot take alcohol into the festival arena, but you are allowed to bring alcohol into the campsite for personal consumption. One bottle of spirits or wine or alcopops, and one slab of beer or cider (24 cans maximum) per person is acceptable, but youʼll need to have sufficient proof of age with you. No glass is allowed on site. You can only take alcohol into the campsite on your first trip.


travelling by car

Port Lympne Wild Animal Park is signposted from Junction 11 of the M20. For Sat Nav please use CT21 4PD. You must have a parking pass to be able to park at Hevy, available from our ticket store.


public transport

Ashford International train station is just 40 minutes from St Pancras using the High Speed link. The Number 10 bus runs from the station to the festival site, and takes approximately 20 minutes.


drugs policy

Hevy Fest has a zero tolerance drugs policy. Any illegal drugs will be confiscated and the police may decide to prosecute. Legal highs are also strictly prohibited and may result in ejection from the event.


port lympne

Your Hevy Fest ticket includes free access to the Animal Park.

Set in 400 acres of stunning grounds, Port Lympne Wild Animal Park features a historic mansion and landscaped gardens with spectacular views over the Kent countryside stretching out to the coast. It is also home to the largest breeding herd of Black Rhinos outside Africa as well as Siberian and Indian tigers, African elephants, monkeys, Barbary lions and many more.

The Aspinall Foundation is a charity devoted to protecting rare and endangered species, where possible returning them back to the wild. A portion of income from every ticket sold will go to The Aspinall Foundation to help protect animals threatened by extinction.



We’re looking for some happy, energetic volunteers to work on site with us at the festival, if you’re interested in getting involved then please fill out the application form here. You will contacted within a month if your application is successful.

For more information on volunteering click here.