FAQ’s

Here are the answers to a number of frequently asked questions from visitors to our previous events:

Event Programme

The full event programme (with full timetables and lists of speakers, comedians, musicians, stallholders and caterers) will be released in October on this page here.

Tickets

Advance tickets are now available to buy on this page here.

See below for answers to frequently asked questions regarding ticketing:

Weekend Tickets - how many tickets will I actually receive?

Each customer who buys a weekend ticket will receive one ticket which can be scanned on both Saturday and Sunday.

BOGOF / BOGOHP ticket - how many actual tickets will I receive?

Each customer who buys a BUY ONE GET ONE FREE / BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE ticket will receive 2 tickets in total.

Will there be tickets available on the gate?

The amount of tickets available on the gate are subject to advance ticket sales and venue capacity - once the venue's capacity is reached, a 1-in-1-out policy will be implemented, at which stage you will have to wait for a while before being allowed into the venue (or not at all).

Also we would like to stress that attendance at this particular event has been growing year on year since its inception in 2013.

To guarantee your place at the event and avoid disappointment, therefore, we recommend buying tickets in advance, especially for visitors who are planning to travel from outside London for specific stallholders / guests.

Exact change (for ticket purchases on the gate)

Should you plan to buy tickets on the gate, please bring exact change to help speed up the processing of ticket purchases made on the gate, thanks.

Do kids need to buy tickets to enter?

Kids under 16 do not have to purchase tickets - they can enter the event for free as long as they are accompanied by adults. Please, however, bring your ID's for verification on the gate. Also children must be supervised by a parent / guardian at all times.

If I need to leave the venue temporarily, can I re-enter at a later time during opening hours?

Yes you can - make sure to get yourself a readmittance stamp at the Exit (via Olympia Central on Hammersmith Road) before leaving the venue. Re-entry is via the Hammersmith Road entrance into Olympia Central.

Bag searches on entry

Visitors to the event are liable to bag searches on entry at both the Blythe Road entrance (into Olympia West) and the Hammersmith Road entrance (into Olympia Central).

Entry, Re-Entry and Exit