Q: How do I contact a member of the Wintertide Festival team?

A:  Please send all enquiries on email to hello@wintertidefestival.co.uk alternatively you can message us via Instagram or Facebook


Q: Is there Parking?

By Car

As we are in a residential area, parking close to the site will be on residential streets as we don’t have a large car park on site.  We ask all visitors take note that these areas are also for resident parking and in some cases badge/permit holder spaces.

There is a small car park on site on a first come first served basis located over the road from the Borough Hall but spaces are limited..

By Bus 

We have a bus stop (Middlegate) on the festival route with regular services from Stagecoach no.7 bus service


The nearest rail station is Hartlepool train station 2..5 miles from Headland


Q: What is the address of the Festival?

The festival is based across several areas  all within walking distance of each other.  The Event Office/Information Centre is located at the centre of the event at Borough Hall, Middlegate, TS24 0JD.


Q: What are the opening times?

Friday 4pm – 9pm

Saturday 12pm – 9pm with public houses open until 11pm

Sunday 12pm – 7.30pm


Q: What is Wintertide Festival?

Wintertide is an independent outdoor festival which takes place in and around the streets on the Hartlepool Headland, a coastal town steeped in history, heritage, culture and folklore. 


Q: Are there any Covid measures in place?

Wintertide Festival ask that everyone uses their best judgement. If you are feeling unwell, please take a lateral flow test. If you test positive for covid-19 please do not attend the festival.


Q: Where are the toilets located?

Outdoor Public toilets 

– Located in the lower gardens of the Town Square/Squircle

Indoor Venues

– Toilets will be available in selected indoor venues for those attending the workshops, activities and entertainment


Q: Do I need a ticket?

Wintertide is FREE to enter, however we do have some workshops, activities and music events which require a ticket (some are chargeable and some are pay what you decide)