What a crazy few months this has been. We only decided to host our very first festival back in April/May, and in true Drake Michigan style we set our intentions, moved into the space and are now only a few days away from what will be an incredible weekend of powerful speakers, great healing and high vibe entertainment. Yesterday, we were delighted to see the main marquee erected on the festival grounds. It brought home the realisation that this festival is literally around the corner.
The event will not only host the incredible speakers and acts, but we also have around 20 venders showcasing great food, drink and many other artisan delights!
We will pride the event on being a family friendly affair, and at the time of writing this post we are hoping to secure some children's entertainment, so parent's can enjoy the talks and relax at the bar. We are also dog friendly, we just ask that all dogs are kept to on a lead.
We have camping available pitches available for the weekend, however we only have so many pitch spaces left now. So, if you do plan to visit and camp with us, we recommend booking as soon as possible, so you do not miss out on a space.
We are fully behind the 'Cash is King' movement, and we will certainly be taking cash on the days. But again, as we are limited in capacity, we would hope you would take advantage of booking your tickets with us. This allows us to understand our full capacity leading into the weekend.
We have launched the full programme of the event, which you can download as a pdf.
Let's plan the Festival Weekend
Getting to the Venue
The It’s Time to Rise 2023 Festival is situated in the beautiful village of Ulnes Walton in Leyland.
The full address is Barlows Field, Ulnes Walton Lane, Leyland, PR26 8LT but sadly the sat nav’s do not always find the spot. The easiest way to find the location is to use the app ‘what3words’. By using flame.forms.clattered you will be directed to the very entrance of the venue. Use this link on a browser to locate: https://w3w.co/flame.forms.clattered
Barlow’s Field is directly opposite the Eccleston Equestrian Centre on Ulnes Walton Lane. Ulnes Walton Lane is a direct turning on the corner of ‘Barlow’s Trailer’s on the A581, close to the Rose & Crown pub.
If Travelling by Car
We encourage visitors to car share if possible. There is car parking available at the site at a cost of £5. Ulnes Walton Lane is a country narrow lane, and there will be no parking available on this road. Please be aware of this. It is also not advised to walk on this road (especially in the dark) as it is a fast road without pavements.
ACCESS to the venue will be clear when you arrive, and volunteers will be available to help you find your parking or camping spot. Please take care when driving on the venue grounds, due to weeks of rain, the ground will be soft. We are preparing rubber mats if the ground hasn’t dried out in time. Please drive at no faster than 5mph.
The nearest train station is in the village of Croston, which is only a few minutes drive away. The nearest major station is Leyland. It is advised that if you travel by train to use a taxi to take you to the venue, as mentioned above we do not recommend you walk on Ulnes Walton Lane.
Schedule for the Weekend
Please note that the following times are subject to change, but this is the plan of action for the weekend.
Saturday 19th August
8am - Doors Open to allow for campers
11am - Meditation/Breath-work/Cold Water Therapy with the Unguarded Warrior Team (main marquee)
2pm - AJ Roberts 2.30pm - Kali Spell 3pm - Fiona Rose Diamond 3.30pm - Debbie Hicks 4.00pm - Andy Woodward 4.30pm - Abi Roberts (adult humour)
5pm - 7pm - Break and Soundcheck for artists
6.30pm - VVzyk
7.00pm - Daz Nez 7.30pm - Billy Watson (adult humour) 8.00pm - CC (adult humour) 8.30pm - Maiya 9.00pm - Elyse 9.30pm - Matt Hoy
Sunday 20th August
11am - Morning meditations and breath-work
1.00pm - Michael Elston
1.30pm - Chris Nicholson
2.00pm - Anonymous Speaker
2.30pm - Dr Teck Khong
3.00pm - Mark Devlin
4.00pm - Tom Byrom & Rob Jones
5.00pm - Jane Fraser
5.30pm - Gemma Louise Doyle
6.00pm - Charlotte Newman
6.30pm - John Maguire
7.00pm - Tommy Coyle
7.30pm - Mobius Loop
We aim to finish the evenings by 11pm on each night.
On arrival, you will be greeted at the gate by our lovely volunteers, they will be there to check your tickets, provide your wristbands and direct you to the car park or the camping area.
We are a ‘cash is king’ event, so you can pay cash at the door, but please note that priority is given to those that have booked a ‘cash is king’ voucher on our website as we have limited capacity.
Although we are hiring tables and chairs, we recommend bringing some camping chairs with you in case we do have enough. The days will be long, and to make the most of it, it is always good to be able to sit down.
We are sure there are some hardened campers joining us for the weekend, but for those coming that are not used to camping...
The weather...could be crap...hopefully not
So, bring lots of warm and comfortable clothing. There is lots of shelter at the festival, but if you get wet, it will be wise to have a change of clothes.
No fires are allowed at the campsite, BBQ’s must be raised off the grass.
Please respect that other campers will wish to sleep, therefore try and keep the noise to a minimum once the entertainment has finished at 11pm.
The bar is serving alcohol from 1pm until 11pm on Saturday and Sunday, but will be serving soft drinks earlier in the day if required.
We aim to have many volunteers helping us over the weekend, you will likely see one wearing a high viz jacket if you have any questions.
Toilets are available at the site, but sadly we do not have showers for this event, so be prepared to wet wipe!
We truly hope you enjoy your weekend with us, festivals do not always run smoothly, so please do have patience with us if there is the occasional blip!
Tickets are still available at www.drakemichigan.com/festival