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Tickets going on sale 15/2/24

Tickets for the Alton Arts Festival will start to go on sale from 15 February 2024 via our ticketing platform WeGotTickets. Newsletter subscribers will have access a day earlier - 14 February - so if you want to be first in line for tickets, sign up to our mailing list today!


We're going to spread ticket sales out a bit, so next week's announcement will not be the full festival line-up. A second wave of tickets will go on sale in March. Again, our subscribers will be the first to find out when these are available, so we'd encourage everyone who is interested in the festival to subscribe to the mailing list now!


You can now support the festival and proclaim your love for Alton and the arts by buying festival merchandise! Head on over to our Teemill store to shop for hoodies, t-shirts and totes – all sustainably made and beautifully designed.

First Acts Announced!

We’ve announced the first acts for the festival! We’re kicking off with internationally acclaimed, genre-splicing supergroup LYR, fronted by none other than the poet laureate Simon Armitage, alongside local singer-songwriter Richard Walters and multi-instrumentalist/producer Patrick James Pearson. 

“We’re super excited to be welcoming LYR to Alton for the first time,” says AAF Chair Annie Lancaster. “This is something really new and different for the town and sets the standard for the rest of the festival.”

In our literary programming stream, we are thrilled to make Patrice Lawrence the first big author announcement. Patrice writes across genres and age groups and has won multiple awards, including the Bookseller YA Prize and Waterstones Prize for Older Children's Fiction, the Little Rebels Book Award, the inaugural Jhalak Prize for Children and Young People, the Woman and Home Teen Drama Award, and the CrimeFest YA Prize twice. In 2023, she became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

You can read more about LYR and Patrice Lawrence on our ‘Acts’ page.


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