Getting here

Map of Festival Venue

Festival Base

King Edward School (Bader Hall and Gym) and Sports Centre (Sports Hall) King's Hill Road, Lichfield WS14 9DE

Lichfield Folk Festival's base plus its adjacent caravan site are located on Borrowcop Hill, which is one of three hills which overlook this attractive cathedral city. The camp site itself is adjacent to the extensive playing fields of the old King Edward VI Grammar School. As such, it offers a near rural setting, within the city, on its south side, and faces towards the vale of the river Trent.

There is plenty of free parking!

Arrival and departure times

Please arrive after 17.00 on Friday to avoid school traffic leaving the site.

Please leave the site by 18.00 on Sunday.

Office hours

Office hours will be from 5.30pm to 10pm on Friday, and 9am to 10.30am on Saturday, in the wide corridor area beside Bader Hall/dining room.

How to find us

From Lichfield centre

Cross Birmingham Road (A5127) follow A51/Upper St. John Street (signposted Tamworth), pass under railway bridge and after half a mile take second turning on left, ie 100 metres before traffic lights at junction with A5206. There will be Folk direction signs in place just before turn off point. After turning left veer left/straight ahead into Kings Hill Road and drive onto festival site at the School. The Sports Centre, which has its own car park, is the first building on the right.

From A38 Lichfield South direction

Drive along A5206 to traffic lights at Shell Garage. Go through lights towards Lichfield centre on A51/Upper St John Street, after 50 metres look for Folk direction sign then take first right and follow directions above.

From Tamworth on A51

As you drive into Lichfield, go through first set of traffic lights by Shell Garage, veer right into Upper St. John Street and take first right, as described above.

Cash Machine

The nearest cash machine is at the Shell Garage, at the junction of London Rd and Tamworth Rd.


Minor Injuries 8am - 9pm
Samuel Johnson Community Hospital, Trent Valley Road, Lichfield WS13 6EF
Minor Injuries Unit open Monday to Sunday, 8am - 9pm
NB Not open 24 hours
Switchboard phone 01543 412 900

Accident & Emergency
Queen's Hospital, Belvedere Rd, Burton-on-Trent DE13 0RB
Emergency department: Open 24 hours
Switchboard phone 01283 566 333

Accident & Emergency
Good Hope Hospital, Rectory Rd, Sutton Coldfield B75 7RR
Emergency department: Open 24 hours
Switchboard phone 0121 424 2000

Useful Phone Numbers

Police: 0845 330 2010

24 hour taxi service by City Cars: 01543 255440 or 254999