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First Light Festival is inspired by Lowestoft’s natural environment and to keep it special we encourage anyone attending the festival to leave their cars at home and choose public transport to the festival site.

Lowestoft is very easy to get around by foot and by bike, with dedicated paths for both along the sea front from the festival site into town.

Cycle to the Festival

There is an excellent cycle route along the upper esplanade from the town centre to the festival site. More information on cycle routes can be found on the Sustrans website

Dunx bicycle shop also have their annual bike ride from Cambridge to Lowestoft, arriving at sunrise on Sunday. For more info visit the Dunx website

We will set up a bike park on entrance to the Festival site on the Upper Esplanade by Rectory Road.

Get to the Fest with Greater Anglia

Greater Anglia are partnering First Light Festival and have arranged a weekend with no rail replacements, just trains that weekend!

There are direct train services running to Norwich and Ipswich, and on-going connections to Cambridge and London Liverpool Street.

The last train from Lowestoft to Ipswich on Saturday is at 21.07. For Norwich, the last train departs Lowestoft at 23.30. For timetables, visit Greater Anglia website

Lowestoft train station is conveniently situated in central Lowestoft which is a pleasant 25 minute walk along the seafront to the Festival site.
Address: Lowestoft Rail Station, Denmark Road, Lowestoft NR32 2EG

Bus services

Lowestoft central bus station is a 30 minute walk to the Festival Site and runs long distance services to London Stansted (Airport), London, Bury St Edmonds, Newmarket, Thetford, Norwich and Great Yarmouth. For local services the X1, Coastal Clipper 99 and 103 stop at Kensington Road.
Address: Gordon Road, Lowestoft, NR32 1LR.


By Car

From Norwich, follow the A146
From Ipswich, follow the A12
From Cambridge, take the A14 followed by the A143 or A11
From London, take the A12 or M11 followed by the A11, A14 and A143

Then follow signs to the South Beach.

Parking is very limited so please car share if you can!

Road Closures

Kensington Road is expected to be closed with works continuing on Cefas.

Rectory Road will be closed between Kirkley Cliff Road and Upper Esplanade except to residents and emergency services on Saturday 22 June and Sunday 23 June 2019.

All other roads including Kirkley Cliff Road and London Road South will be open as usual.