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Herrington Country Park
Tyne & Wear
Kubix Festival began as an effort by a group of local promoters to delivery 1st class quality entertainment by sensational recording artists, at a price that won’t hurt your pocket! We’re fans ourselves and want to see live music remain as accessible as possible to all fans, which is why we keep our prices so reasonable for such brilliant line-ups! 2020's no different and will be bigger, better but still fantastic value.
After a brilliant 2019 we're back for a third year in 2020 and we've got an even better event planned, as we're busy working on lots of improvements to make 2020's Kubix, the best festival possible.
There will be double the number of bars, with one at each side of the arena and the funfair will be further away from the stages and will be kept silent at all times - playing NO annoying funfair music!
Parking is FREE and available within Herrington Country Park. On your arrival, our Stewards will direct you to the appropriate parking area (VIP Guests will have access to a separate parking area even closer to the event).
Shuttle bus services will be improved next year with more buses delivering you to the door of the event. A small charge will be made to cover the costs of this service, but again, we’ve kept it to an absolute minimum!
Also, new for 2020 will be a bigger second stage in a huge big top which will now be known as our Alternative Stage, giving you even more choice. It will have a few surprises each day with bands, DJs and artists you've maybe never seen, but now's your chance.
Plus, new for 2020 is a camping option. We'll be running a dedicated camp site next door to the music arena with Weekend Camping tickets offering you the chance to stay and party and not worry about how to get home at night!
It's all here for you - Kubix is here to stay!
Each attendee can bring a small bottle of water or soft drink up to 500ml, if it remains sealed as bought. Free drinking water will definitely be available throughout the festival, so you can bring an empty reusable plastic or aluminium bottle to the event for water refills. Alcohol cannot be brought into the event. Any person with specific dietary requirements can inform us in advance and where suitable options aren’t available on site, we will give dispensation to bring suitable food to the event. Personal picnics are also permitted into the event, upon arrival, (no large rucksacks, metal/glass utensils or cool boxes, for safety and security reasons) but further take away food cannot be brought in during the event. We will have a wide choice of caterers who will be very reasonably priced.
Certainly! Kubix Festival is a family friendly event and children of all ages are welcome! Junior tickets allow access, at a reduced price, for children aged 15 and under, provided they are accompanied by a responsible Adult over the age of 18. Children 5 and under are free and do not require a ticket.
Kubix Festival's 2020 VIP option is being arranged by a new team of independent hospitality experts, to ensure the very best VIP experience possible, with a host of further changes and improvements implemented, to make our VIP experience the very best it can be. For 2020 there will be:
- A top-quality BBQ, offering a range of meat, vegetarian and vegan options, accompanied by a variety of accompaniments and salads plus a range of sweet choices.
- Posh toilets for exclusive use of VIP only.
- Separate parking and a fast track separate entrance.
- Dressed marquee, heated, with table seating and soft furnishings.
- Dedicated cocktail bar with trained mixologists and premium drinks (ice buckets, etc.).
- Welcome drink of your choice included on arrival.
- Various special drink packages available to buy on the day. Details of these will be posted here at least 2 months before the event.
- Photo booth.
- Waiter table drinks service.
- Guest DJ in the VIP marquee.
- Outside beer garden seating area (expanded in size from 2019’s) with excellent stage views.
This VIP experience will be for very limited numbers only on each day and a VIP ticket can be purchased including the standard entry ticket, or as a VIP upgrade, if you have already bought a standard ticket. If you have any queries about VIP just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL BUS TICKET OPTIONS, WILL GO ON SALE ON OUR TICKETS PAGE, FROM 1ST AUGUST 2019 AND ARE TO RESERVE A SEAT FOR RETURN BUS TRAVEL, TO AND FROM THE FESTIVAL. BUSES WILL DEPART AT A SET PICK UP TIME AND THEN RETURN BACK FROM THE FESTIVAL AT 11PM, AFTER ALL MUSIC HAS FINISHED. BUSES WILL RETURN TO THE SAME PICK UP/DROP OFF POINT. EXACT DETAILS OF DEPARTURE TIMES TO THE FESTIVAL AND THE PICK UP/DROP OFF ADDRESSES ARE BELOW:
- 14.05 Middlesbrough, Bus Stop outside Domino's Pizza, Linthorpe Road, TS1 3RB & 14.45 Hartlepool, The National Museum Royal Navy Hartlepool, Jackson Dock, Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool, TS24 0XZ - Coach Park
- 14.55 Newcastle, Bewick Street & 15.15 Gateshead, Bus Stop at bottom of Jackson Street (High Street end) outside The Metropole
- 15.00 Durham, Sutton Street bus stop opposite Domino’s
- 15.15 Sunderland, Cowan Terrace (adjacent to Park Lane Interchange)
- 14.15 Darlington, Outside Dolphin Centre
- 09.35 Middlesbrough, Bus Stop outside Domino's Pizza, Linthorpe Road, TS1 3RB & 10.15 Hartlepool, The National Museum Royal Navy Hartlepool, Jackson Dock, Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool, TS24 0XZ - Coach Park
- 10.25 Newcastle, Bewick Street & 10.45 Gateshead, Bus Stop at bottom of Jackson Street (High Street end) outside The Metropole
- 10.30 Durham, Sutton Street bus stop opposite Domino’s
- 10.45 Sunderland, Cowan Terrace (adjacent to Park Lane Interchange)
- 09.45 Darlington, Outside Dolphin Centre
- 09.00 Leeds, Sovereign Street, Leeds (LIMITED NUMBERS FOR LEEDS COACH)
PLEASE SEE GOOGLE MAPS FURTHER DOWN THIS PAGE, FOR EACH EXACT BUS STOP DROP OFF/PICK UP POINT LOCATIONS
There is a large car park within Herrington Country Park which will be manned by our stewards. There is NO CHARGE for this car parking at Kubix Festival. If you have a VIP ticket, you will have access to a further car park right at the door of the event, included in the price of your VIP ticket.
YES! Kubix Festival 2020 will have camping right next door to the music arena for tents, motorhomes and caravans. The vehicle parking will be next door so there'll be no long walks with your camping gear or to the music arena.
Camping tickets are for the full weekend only and the camp sites will open from 12 noon on Friday 10th July until 4pm on Sunday 12th July.
The camp site facilities will include:
- 24/7 security
- Toilets, showers and drinking water supplies
- ELSAN waste disposal point
There will be 3 main camping sections which will all be very close together and next door to the music arena, so no long walks:
- Motorhomes and caravans
- Car parking for campers with tents
Kubix Festival will again operate its own bars, enabling us to offer very competitive drink prices. We will be offering a good selection of lagers, ciders and beers (draught and bottled), alongside great real ales, cocktails, spirits, wines and a range of soft drinks.
For 2020 we're doubling the number of bars with a huge main bar at both sides of the music arena and specialist separate real ale, premium and can bars. The bars will open on Friday @ 5.00 pm and Saturday @ 12.00 noon and will close shortly before the music ends on each night.
Kubix Festival operates a strict Challenge 25 policy. If you’re lucky enough to look younger than you are, please remember to bring ID and don’t be offended if our staff ask to verify your age.
We've decided to increase the number of caterers for 2020 so there will be a much greater variety of British and World foods available at Kubix to ensure there is something available for everyone.
We will also be working to ensure that there are Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten-free choices available. More details about these options will appear on this site in the next few months.
Not all dishes served by caterers will be suitable for specific dietary requirements, so please check to see what options are available.
The gates to the event will open at 3.00pm on the Friday and 10.30am on the Saturday. Shuttle bus pick up times will ensure you arrive each day well before the music starts and they will return to the same pick up/drop off points after the music finishes each night. Car Parks will open 30 mins before the gate opening times.
The Event will finish around 10.45pm on each day and shuttle buses will wait until everyone who’s booked a bus ticket has boarded for the return trip.
Travelling southbound on the A1, take the turnoff for the A1231 (Washington,Sunderland). At the 1st roundabout, take the 3rd Exit (A1231, Washington, Sunderland). At the next Roundabout, take the 3rd Exit (A182). At the next Roundabout take the 1st Exit to continue on the A182. At the next Roundabout, take the 2nd Exit onto the A183 (Sunderland). Continue on this road until you reach Herrington Country Park.
Travelling northbound on the A1, take the turnoff for the A690 (Sunderland). Continue on the A690 until you reach the A19. At the Roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A19. Take the next exit signposted A183 (Sunderland). Take the 1st Exit at the Roundabout and follow the road until you reach Herrington Country Park.
Travelling on the A19, take the turnoff signposted A183 (Sunderland). At the roundabout, take the 3rd Exit onto the A183 (Herrington) and follow the road until you reach Herrington Country Park.
Travelling on the A19, take the turnoff signposted A183 (Sunderland). At the roundabout, take the 1st Exit onto the A183 (Herrington) and follow the road until you reach Herrington Country Park.
It is very important to the organisers, that we ensure that the event is accessible to everyone, and all aspects are being reviewed to make improvements in 2019. This includes the availability of accessible parking, toilets, including disabled toilets, and designing the site so that it utilises hard standing routes, to make the event as accessible as possible for wheelchair users
There will also be a dedicated viewing area for wheelchair users to view the event, though it does have a capacity and will be first come first served to wheelchair users and their companions. Any person with additional needs who requires a free ticket for a carer or assistant, can email Kubix Festival via our Contact Page or at email@example.com where we will make provision for this directly.
Kubix Festival aims to be much more than just the live music and there will be various other activities within the event, including fairground rides, children's entertainment, novelty attractions and a variety of traders exhibiting items for sale along the theme of the event.
For 2020 we have agreed that all funfair rides will play NO music at any time to ensure only the brilliant live music from the bands on each stage can be heard.