It is with sincere regret that in the light of the current health crisis we have had to cancel Bickerstock 2020.
The health and wellbeing of our volunteers, guests and performers must take priority and we know it would be almost impossible for us to provide a safe environment given the on-going need to maintain social distancing.
Thanks to all of the bands and performers who have applied to take part in the festival and to all of our volunteers who have been working so hard towards this year’s festival.
Here’s to 2021, stay safe, look after your loved ones and each other. We’ll see you all next year.
Hopefully everything you need to know about Bickerstock is here.
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Please help us to keep Bickerstock alive and encourage good relations with our neighbours by minimising noise when leaving, not dropping litter, and by not trespassing on the fields around the venue. Thank you for your support.
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Bickerstaffe Parish Field,
From M58. Junction 3 off the M58, head towards Ormskirk, Turn Left at the Stanley Gate pub towards Liverpool then first left into Church Road. Over the Motorway, past the church on your left and there you are.
From St Helens. Follow A570 towards Ormskirk, Left at the “Holdi Restaurant” roundabout into Lodge Lane. Follow this road which becomes Intake Lane right to the end. If you pass Bickerstaffe Parish Church, you’ve just gone past us!
Parking. Parking in surrounding roads is possible, but in the spirit of Bickerstock, please show consideration for local residents and other road users avoiding coned areas. There is limited parking available for Blue Badge Holders through the main gates. We are unable to allocate spaces in advance.
Public Transport. There is a bus stop near the Staney Gate – enjoy a stroll to the venue – comfy shoes recommended!
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On a sunny day Bickerstock is an idyllic spot, but we can’t always rely on the sunshine so our large marquee is worth its weight in gold in case of inclement weather. It also provides good shade should we be lucky enough to need it!
The marquee houses ‘The Bar Stage’ at one end, as well as a bar, refreshments and tables and chairs. There is plenty of room for dancing come rain, hail or shine.
There will be 2 stages at Bickerstock, the main stage outside ‘The Garden Stage’, and a more intimate space for acoustic style music, ‘The Bar Stage’, in the main marquee. This allows us to offer a wide variety of all styles of music to suit all tastes throughout the weekend.
Bands, artists and musicians are local and all play for free, as all our proceeds go to charity. So go on, give them an extra cheer.
Licensed refreshments are available from the bar, from wines to locally brewed ales; there’s something to suit everyone’s tastes.
Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, juices, lots of homemade cakes and other goodies are available from Gladys’ fab tea stand. Come and put your feet up, have a natter and a cuppa, and be entertained by the bands. All proceeds from this stall go to Holy Trinity Church, Bickerstaffe.
There is camping on the field, but only by pre-booking through the website. Please see the Apply Page.
For the shopaholics and browsers amongst you, there is a selection of stalls to enhance your Music Festival experience, including jewellery, wood crafts, soaps, vintage fabrics, and other crafts.
The Barbecue is run by Barrow Nook Community Barbecuers, long standing Bickerstaffe residents who slave over hot coals – literally – to provide you with delicious burgers, hot dogs and bacon butties, all made from high quality locally sourced meat.
There will be tea and cakes available from the Trinity Tea Shop; a range of freshly made sandwiches and jacket potatoes with your choice of fillings; and a hot dish of the day with a veggie option from the cafe; as well as the top quality burger and hot dog range from the barbecue.
On both Saturday and Sunday afternoon, adults and children alike can come along and paint, draw, model clay, collage and get crafty to their hearts’ content.
We have flushing toilets, and disabled facilities. Stewards, volunteers, and First Aiders will be on hand throughout the Festival.
This will be on the road-side; we are sorry we do not have on-site car-parking facilities, and this is something we are always seeking to improve. There are some disabled parking spaces available for Blue Badge Holders – see gate staff for help.
Please help us to keep Bickerstock clean and safe for everyone by not bringing glass onto the field and using the bins provided.
At Bickerstock we respect your privacy.
Any information you care to share with us will only ever be used in relation to the matter we are dealing with at the time. We will never sell, share or give your information to any third party unless required to do so by law.
We reserve the right to take photographs during the Festival and use these as we see fit for future publicity and any other legitimate purposes.