The Countdown to Big Day Out has begun! 30 August 2018

For those of you coming to our sold out Big Day Out in Hackney this Saturday, we thought we’d update you with a little bit of information to help you plan your day!

Tickets & Arrival
: When you arrive in Hackney, you need to exchange your ticket for your festival wristband at The Empire Bar (291 Mare St, London E8 1EJ). Doors open at 2pm. The confirmation email you received is your ticket.

Please note that Wristband Exchange will close at 9pm. If you arrive at Big Day Out after this time, you can still pick up your wristband from Paper Dress Vintage opposite the train station. This is a SOLD OUT event and there are no tickets on the door.

As Big Day Out is an 18+ event, please make sure you bring ID with you!

If you have pre-ordered one of our exclusive Big Day Out T-shirts with your ticket, you can collect these at wristband exchange too (you will need to show your confirmation email). Don’t worry if you haven’t bought one yet, as they will also be on general sale on the day!

Stage Times: Here’s all the stage times for Big Day Out! Bands start at 3pm. Some of the venues have a smaller limited capacity so we cannot guarantee you entry to all the bands you might want to see. Make sure you get down early! Don't miss out.

Venue Map

Travelling to Big Day Out: Big Day Out is taking place on Saturday 1st September in The Empire Bar, Paper Dress Vintage and Moth Club.

Arriving by Car: There is very limited parking Hackney Central, and we advise travelling via public transport.

Arriving by Public Transport: Hackney Central Station is a 2 minute walk to Paper Dress Vintage, and 4 minute walk to The Empire Bar. There are several local bus routes that serve several major stations from Hackney. More information can be found here.


Can I bring my own alcohol? No. Big Day Out takes place inside three licensed premises and you will not be allowed to bring your own alcohol. You can purchase drinks from the bars. Please drink responsibly.

Is there merch for sale? There will be merch in Hackney Empire Bar as well as band merch in the individual venues.

Can I bring a bag? Big Day Out is an indoor event, although there are short walks between venues. If you are bringing a bag, we advise that it is only small as there will be security checking bags at each venue.

Are there any cloakrooms? No.

We’re looking forward to having you at our first ever Big Day Out! See you in Hackney this Sat!