What safety measures is AND taking as we emerge from lockdown?
For our 2021 activity, the AND Festival team has considered COVID-19 safety regulations and will take all necessary precautions to make our audiences feel safe. Our staff managing the events on-site have completed COVID-19 safety training and have been working with our partners to ensure that our events adhere to government social distancing guidelines. Any additional information relating to COVID-19 precautions will be available on-site or on our website. We strongly advise that you bring your own mask and hand sanitiser with you, and follow social distancing guidelines during all outdoor AND Festival events.
How do I book a ticket?
Is AND Festival 21 suitable for children?
Please refer to each event page for specific age restrictions or content warnings. We generally advise that anyone under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult for our all events.
Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, we recommend planning your travel in advance to make the most out of your festival experience. Basic travel information for getting to Liverpool, Birkenhead and Ellesmere Port can be found on our travel page or, where possible, we’ve included travel information on individual venue pages. For full details about local bus and train services please visit Merseytravel journey planner, or for ferry services please visit Mersey Ferries.
Basic accommodation information can be found on our accomodation page. Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, we recommend booking accomodation in advance to avoid disappointment.
Code of Conduct
We want you to enjoy your experience of our spaces. Both offline and online, our spaces are ones where everyone should feel safe, welcomed and respected. We have a collective responsibility for each other, and to ourselves, to be mindful of our behaviour. Read our Code of Conduct for details on how to enter AND spaces.
Abandon Normal Devices Merchandise
Abandon Normal Devices merchandise will be available to purchase at all sited AND Festival 2021 events. This includes tote bags, Abandon Normal Strategies and limited-edition, anti-facial recognition face masks designed and made by Lucy Fawcett, in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University. We will not be selling either tote bags or face masks online.
About AND Festival
What is AND Festival?
AND Festival 2021 is a 7 week programme of site-specific installations and events presented on and along the industrial waterways of Manchester Ship Canal and River Mersey, and online. Events will take place in a variety of unusual spaces and venues including boats, waterways and old industrial sites. View the full programme.
Who funds AND Festival?
Abandon Normal Devices would like to thank all our partners, venues and funders, without whose time and effort AND Festival 2021 would not be possible.
AND Festival 2021 is supported using public funding by Arts Council England with additional support from British Council, Culture Warrington, Creative Industries Fund Netherlands, The Space, Film Hub North (National Lottery funding from BFI Film Audience Network) and Wirral Council.
Programme partners British Library, Canal & River Trust, Culture Liverpool, Maritime Digital, Merseytravel, The Daniel Adamson Preservation Society, Portico: Portsmouth’s Cargo Terminal, Super Slow Way, Wigan Council and York Mediale.