Lemonfest is a two-day festival which takes place on 8th – 9th June, at Newton Abbot Racecourse in the beautiful area of South Devon.

Camping Tickets are available for the Friday & Saturday nights; where we have a small but perfectly formed Silent Disco to keep everyone entertained. Oh, and a late night bar – of course. A limited no  of Campervan passes are also available.

On Friday 8th June – doors open for at 5pm – with music finishing at midnight.

On Saturday 9th June – gates open for General Admission ticket holders at 11am, and music finishes at midnight – with no re-entry past 7pm, and no entry past 9pm.

Those with Camping Tickets can stay until midday on Sunday.

Here is a quick summary of general points on the event that might help!

• No alcohol is allowed to be brought in to the festival
• No illegal substances or weapons are permitted into the festival
• Day ticket holders are not allowed to bring food into the festival, without reasonable dietary reasons – of which we must be notified of prior to the day – Camping ticket holders can bring food on to the festival site

• All campers must be off site by 12pm on Sunday 10th June
• Festival gates open at 6pm on Friday 8th June

• Under 18’s MUST be accompanied by an adult
• No animals are allowed in to the festival
• All festival attendees are liable to being searched on entry by security
• Full festival programmes will be available for purchase on the gate for £2

Please see the navigation tabs above to guide you on how the get to the festival, about the festival and more. You’ll also find our very handy FAQs which should answer questions you have about Lemonfest. Should there be anything else you wish to ask, you can do so by filing out the form on out contact page HERE

Noise info:

The amplified music will start at 6pm on Friday and will stop at midnight. On Saturday, the festival comes to life at 1130am and stop at 00.00. We expect noise levels to reduce from 11pm to midnight due to various stages closing between these hours. 

Locals: We understand that you may experience some noise during the event; however we will be monitoring noise levels and adhering to the noise levels that are specified by Teignbridge district Council. 

Lemonfest, now in its 8th year is organised by a group of local people, for the people of Newton Abbot and surrounding areas. 

We look forward to your support and apologise for any short-term inconvenience during the event. We hope to see you there 🙂

If you experience any particular problems, then please contact us on the following number 07913575478.



General Admission:

  • Friday Tickets cost £22pp (£30 on the door)
  • Saturday Tickets cost £27 pp (£35 on the door)
  • Weekend Camping Tickets cost £60 and can only be bought online.
  • Weekend General Admission Tickets cost £45 – and cannot be purchased on the door.
  • Children’s tickets (ages 11-16) are also available – starting at £12

There will be a limited number of General Admission tickets available on the door, on the day

Local Tickets:

In-hand paper tickets are also available locally from the following places…

  • Newton Abbot – The Pizza Cafe, The Jolly Farmer
  • Paignton – Bernies Barbershop
  • Torquay – Meat 59
  • Teignmouth – Teign Music
  • Exeter – Meat 59
  • Plymouth – Mail2Send

Under 10’s go free with each paying adult; but only those with General Admission tickets… Camping Tickets must pay full price or purchase a Camping add-on ticket.

Any Under 18’s MUST be accompanied by an Adult over the age of 18. Anyone under the age of 18 not with an adult will be asked to leave the festival.

Any Adult aged 18+ can accompany 2 x Under 18’s.

Local in hand tickets will be available from selected vendors, please see ‘local tickets’ section for more info (coming soon)

Camping tickets are valid for the Friday and Saturday night only


How do I gain entry to the festival?

If you purchased a ticket through the Lemonfest website, you will simply present your e-ticket (which will have been emailed to you) to our friendly gate staff either on your phone or with a printed copy. If you bought your ticket through another method, the same rules apply; although you probably won’t have a fancy scan-able barcode.

Can I bring my own alcohol or food into the festival?

Sadly we cannot allow General Admission festival goers to bring their own alcohol or food into the festival. If the food is a dietary requirement, please flag this to our gate staff and they should be able to make an exception under such circumstances.

Campers are the only exception to this rule, and are allowed to bring in their own food for the duration of their stay.

If I have a Camping Ticket, how long can I stay on site for?

Unfortunately, due to arrangements with staff and the venue Campers are only able to arrive on Friday night. Also we need to ensure the Campsite is clear no later than 12pm on the Sunday.

Are there any age limits?

Yes, obviously under 18’s are not permitted to drink alcohol by law – but also all under 18’s MUST be accompanied by an adult.

What about for camping tickets?

If camping overnight, all under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.


We will be operating a strict challenge 25 policy at the festival. If you are asked for I.D but cannot produce it, you will be required to discard your festival band and instead wear an under 18’s wristband for the duration of the event.

 Valid forms of I.D include:

– An in date photographic driver’s license or provisional licence.
– A valid passport (not a photocopy). Out of date passports will NOT be accepted.
– A Proof of Age Standards Scheme Card (showing the PASS hologram).

I want to bring my children who are aged 10 and under, is that possible?

Yes, absolutely! They will also be allowed free entry with a paying adult carrying a General Admission ticket, but will have to be paid for (and – accompanied by an adult) if Camping. We will also allow re-entry for parents who want to take their children home and come back later on in the day.

I want to bring my Campervan – is that possible?

It is! You will need to buy a seperate Campervan ticket in order to bring your van into the festival Campsite. Your van will also be searched by our security team before you enter.

Travel and Transportation


Our venue address for the day is:
We are easily accessible by car from both the East (towards Exeter and beyond) and the West (towards Plymouth and beyond)

From the North:
Newton Abbot is served by an extensive motorway network. Well signposted, the racecourse is just a short drive from Exeter and the M5. Racegoers should follow the A380 towards Torquay after leaving the M5 at Junction 31. There is ample free parking available in the centre of the racecourse.

From Plymouth & Cornwall:
Festival goers should leave the A38 at the junction signposted Newton Abbot, following the A383 until the main roundabout on the outskirts of the town. Take the first exit for the A381, signposted to the Racecourse and Kingsteignton.

Car parking is available on-site for a cost of £2 for the duration of the event, and opens for cars at 10.30am.


The nearest train station is Newton Abbot – which is about a 10-15 minute walk from Newton Abbot Racecourse site. The festival, and The Racecourse will both be signposted through the town. Don’t worry too much, we’re only little and the locals are pretty friendly.

There are regular trains which head in both directions – West and East.
Visit National Rail for more information


Both National Express and Megabus run coaches from most destinations to Newton Abbot. Mainly to the Pen Inn Roundabout stop. From there, we are about a 20 minute walk (in the opposite direction to McDonalds) towards Newton Abbot Train Station

Camping and Accommodation

We do have a camping ticket option available for the Friday & Saturday night (hurrah!); where we have a small but perfectly formed Silent Disco to keep everyone entertained.
Oh, and a late night bar – of course.

Camping tickets can be purchased only via our website ticketshop or Seetickets.

Be AWESOME and DON’T leave your litter.
Litter is always an issue, so if you could please kindly clean up after yourselves when you leave; then we would be forever grateful! …and so will the fields.

Campers are allowed to bring their own food into the Campsite.

Local Accommodation

Oh, glorious South Devon. If you were looking for other options locally then – if you didn’t mind travelling a little way – then there are a plethora of Bed & Breakfast and Boutique Guest House options in Torquay (15 mins by Taxi or Car) or Teignmouth (10 mins by Taxi or Car)

Failing that, subject to availability… there is a Premier Inn slap bang next to the Racecourse, literally a 2-3 minute walk from our site. Or a little further away lies the Passage House Inn, which has a Restaurant and Pub attached, with beautiful views out on to the River Teign.

Disabled Access & Medical Care

Lemonfest is always striving to provide the best access opportunities for people with Disabilities, and ensure it is as easy as possible for them to attend our festival. Our site is very easy access from the main entrance, but should anyone require any special assistance on the site please let one of our staff know, or alternatively email us beforehand on with any requirements.

We also ensure that carers are allowed free entry to the festival with their patients. Again, please flag this up either beforehand or on the day.

Terms & Conditions

1/ Proof of age may be required for all ticket types. Please ensure that you have ID with you in case you are asked. Failure to provide such ID may result in you being asked to leave the festival. We operate a Challenge 25 policy at Lemonfest.

2/ Each adult attending can accompany up to a maximum of 2 Underage Ticket holders.

3/ Under 12 ticket holders must camp in the same location as their families.

4/ Under 12 ticket holders must be accompanied by their parent/guardian at all times.

5/ Under 12holders are not allowed in the arena or campsites unaccompanied at any time.

6/ Tickets are strictly non-refundable.


– Right of admission reserved (R.O.A.R.)
– Anti social behaviour will not be tolerated and you will be ejected without refund.
– No admission without a valid ticket (so don’t lose it)


– Ticket holders give their express consent to the use of their actual or simulated likeness in connection with the production, exhibition, advertising and/or exploitation of any photos, film, video and/or audio recording of this event and/or any element thereof in any/all media throughout the world.

– Guests may be searched on entry to the event. If you are in possession of illegal substances you may be arrested.

– Alcohol cannot be brought into the festival. There are fully licensed bars available for you.

– You will not be allowed to bring in glass bottles of any kind. Broken glass is dangerous for kids and for animals who will be using the park and fields after the event. Leave all glass in the car, decant it into plastic bottles or bin it. There are no exceptions.

– We have a no naked flame policy at the festival. Fires, flares, fireworks, Chinese lanterns etc will extinguished by the fire service.

– No pet animals are allowed on the festival site other than dogs assisting the visually impaired.

– The promoter reserves the right to change the line up without notification.

– Warning: exposure to loud and excessive music may be damaging to your hearing.

– Parents are reminded that some areas of the festival site, especially immediately in front of the stages, are inappropriate for some people including young children. Also please note that some performances may contain language or material that may offend some people.

– Strobe lighting may be used at the festival.

We will be operating and enforcing a strict Challenge 25 policy at Lemonfest. If you can’t provide valid identification when asked, you will be asked to leave the site and come back with your ID. So if you are lucky enough to look 25 or younger, please make sure that you bring an acceptable form of identification.

Valid forms of ID include:
– An in date photographic driver’s license or provisional license.
– A valid passport (not a photocopy). Out of date passports will NOT be accepted.
– A Proof of Age Standards Scheme Card (showing the PASS hologram).