Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a ticket?
You won’t need a ticket for our main Old Market Square event or the majority of fringe events, however if you’d like to attend our Friday World of Work day or film screenings, you will need to book ahead. If bookings are required we will clearly signpost this on our listings.
How do I get to the festival?
We strongly recommend that you don’t travel by petrol or diesel powered personal vehicles, if you’re able to avoid it. Active travel options like walking or cycling or using public transport are much cleaner ways to get here. Attendee travel accounts for the biggest portion of most festival emissions, but being a city based festival there are many low or zero emission ways to reach us.
If you are travelling to the festival via public transport, please consider using the local Nottingham City Transport and trentbarton bus routes or NET tram services. Closest bus stop destinations include Friar Lane, Beastmarket Hill, Queen Street, King Street & Angel Row. For tram services, local stops include Old Market Square tram stop and the Lace Market tram stop.
If you need to drive, you can find parking at the Lace Market NCP (Pilcher Gate) and Trinity Square NCP (North Church Street).
The closest train station is Nottingham Station, located on Carrington Street.
What’s so green about Green Hustle Festival?
Our festival is all about building a community that is healthier and more connected, as well as growing access and engagement with nature and wildlife, and educating on our impact on it.
Throughout our programme you’ll find lots to learn and do directly that will benefit nature, but we also look at lots of ways people can be more sustainable in different areas of their lives, like consumption or travel. We want everyone to feel they can relate to something in our programme, so sometimes it might not be expressly about nature or emissions, but how we can do other things in a more ecologically and socially mindful way.
We also have a dedicated team, led by qualified academics and sustainability professionals, aiming to make our festival have as much positive and as little negative impact as possible. We hope to lead the way and help others do the same.
Is the festival suitable for families or under 18s?
All daytime events are open to families, and those that are most age-appropriate for children are highlighted in our event listings. If you’re unsure, please ask a host or volunteer for advice on the day. Evening events in licensed premises are subject to age restrictions.
How accessible is it?
We’ve tried to ensure that all events under our banner, whether that be Old Market Square or independently-run fringe events nearby venues and parks, are easily accessible. Any venues that have specific limitations will be clearly signposted in our listings.
A range of different activities in different settings are available that are suitable for a range of ages, tastes and abilities, with quieter talks or nature-based wellbeing activities away from the noisy main stage, and a dedicated family space.
If you lose your young person, or if they lose you, please head to the nearest festival information point. These are clearly highlighted on the map. Any young persons lost should head to the Information Point, located in front of the Council House, to stay with our Safety Officers until a parent/guardian can be located.
Where are the toilets?
Whilst there are no toilets on site, public toilets can be found on Greyhound Street (behind Clarks, opposite the Nottingham Tourist Centre).
Can I bring my own food and drink?
Whilst Market Square is a public space, we are encouraging all attendees to purchase food from our street food vendors and drinks refreshments from the Castle Rock Bar, but you can bring your own food - please be sure to use the bins provided and minimise plastic waste. Gluten free and vegan options will be available on site.
We have a community kitchen at the festival serving a limited number of pay as you feel meals, costing as much or little as you’re able to afford, to help put food on the table for everyone. There will be a social eating space provided too. So come along and eat, meet new people in your community, and grab some delicious, healthy and sustainable food.
I feel unwell, what should I do?
There will be a number of First Aid trained staff and volunteers on site, alongside St John’s Ambulance services, which will be clearly signposted on the day. Please find a member of the team should you require medical attention.
Should you take unwell at one of our fringe events, the venue staff will be able to attend to you
What about the weather?
We predict good weather for June, but sometimes we can get caught out. Please check the weather on the day and wear appropriate clothing for the forecast. We advise everyone to keep well hydrated and protected should it be warm and sunny!