what time should i arrive and when does it finish?
This depends on what session you have purchased for! Please see the timings below:
Friday Session #1 - 1pm to 6pm
Friday Session #2 - 7pm to 12am
Saturday Session #3 - 1pm to 6pm
Saturday Session #4 - 7pm to 12am
You can arrive as early or late as you want between your session start and finish times (evening sessions last entry is 11pm) but please note you only have access to Belfast Gin Fest during the session you have purchased tickets for.
Last orders are 30 mins before the end of each session.
DO I NEED TO BRING MY TICKET?
Yes! We cannot admit guests without a valid ticket.
You can show your ticket on your smartphone or bring a printed copy.
We'd prefer you show it on your smartphone purely to save paper waste.
Can i buy tickets on the day?
No. Belfast Gin Fest is entirely sold out.
Some people are selling tickets on our Facebook event page.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN MY TICKET?
Access to Belfast Gin Festival and a welcome Gin and mixer drink in a Belfast Gin Fest goblet (that you get to take home), a Belfast Gin Fest tasting leaflet and a pencil to write down all your lovely serves.
There is also a complimentary gin cocktail for you to enjoy after the festival at the official Belfast Gin Fest After Soirée at 12a Stranmillis Road, a bar just a 5 minute walk away.
SHOULD I BRING CASH?
Yes! Each gin stand will be selling gin drinks for around £5. There's a cash machine a 1 minute walk away, so you can always nip out if you're running low.
CAN I HAVE A STRAW?
Nope! Sorry, we've banned all single use plastics at this event. We just aren't a fan.
CAN I LEAVE AND COME IN AGAIN?
You sure can! You'll have a wristband on, so just don't take it off.
IS THERE PARKING?
There is on street parking around the area, but please park legally and obviously DO NOT drink and drive.
Botanic and City Hospital Train Stations are very close by, and there's a Belfast Bike stand right beside the venue.
WHAT GINS ARE ON SHOW?
It's a secret! You'll see soon...
WHAT'S GIN SCHOOL?
Gin School is awesome!
Join us at our “lectures’ and learn about gin from the experts whilst sipping on a tasty drink!
Gin School tickets cost £6 per person. Trust us, go!
WHAT IS THERE TO DO?
We will have plenty of gin, cocktails, cocktail demonstrations, gin school lectures, entertainment, music, food, your mates, and all the craic!
IS THERE ANYTHING TO EAT?
Of course there is! We have three food stalls outside, and they're all delicious...
WHAT'S THE REFUND POLICY?
We do not offer refunds.
CAN I SWAP MY TICKETS for another session?
No. Each session is at capacity.
WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH THE GOBLET?
This is YOUR glass for the day and gin stalls will only be serving drinks in this glass.
If your glass needs a clean then just bring it to our glass cleaning station.
Please wear Sun Screen - it's meant to be roastin'!
Oh, and speaking of heat - don't be a melter. It's a marathon not a sprint, so take it easy and enjoy yourself.