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Spectator information for this Sunday's Festival Italia

Friday, August 16 2019

We hope you're looking forward to Festival Italia at Brands Hatch this Sunday (18 August). To help you make the most of your trip to the circuit, here is some useful information about this event.

Click here
to download a timetable for this Sunday. 

Gate opening times
Public admission to the circuit is from 9am.

Southbank Parking
Southbank (inside the venue opposite the rear of the pits) is available for car parking for £5 per car.
Click here for more details and to download a pass.

Disabled Visitors
To make your trip to the circuit as convenient as possible please
click here to view parking arrangements and other useful information.

If you have chosen to have tickets posted (not print-at-home) you will need to bring the originals to the circuit as copies and receipts are not accepted. All advance tickets have now been dispatched and were sent by either Recorded or Special Delivery, meaning a signature is required.

In the rare instance that your tickets have not arrived in time you will need to purchase them at the gate price and obtain a refund after the event by returning the gate ticket stubs and your original tickets to the main MSV office at Brands Hatch.

Print-at-home tickets are emailed on the day of purchase. If you haven't received yours, login to your MSV account to access them. Print all your e-documents and bring them to the venue. Your order confirmation email will not gain you admission to the venue - you must have your e-tickets printed.

Please have your tickets separated before arriving at the gate.

Adult tickets are £25 on the gate with FREE entry for under-13s. For more information, please call 0843 453 9000.

Grandstand seats
Grandstand seating is available to purchase from the Megastore opposite the Kentagon restaurant. Seats in the Paddock Hill Grandstand are £10 for adults and £5 for under 16s.

Official souvenir programmes are available from vendors across the venue and the Megastore for £5. Each programme features in-depth articles on the event along with entry lists and information on the racing timetable.

Grid Walk
There is a free-of-charge grid walk at lunch time on Sunday ahead of the headline Pirelli Ferrari Formula Classic Race at 14:35. Please queue at the Paddock Hill Gate in good time ahead of this to take part. Last admission to the Grid Walk is at 14:50.

Off-track entertainment
There is much more than just racing going on at Festival Italia, including the following off-track attractions:

- Italia in Piazza market
- Italian car and bike displays which will be located throughout the venue
- Auto Italia Zone featuring specially selected cars
- Children's pizza making at the Kentagon pposite the Megastore
- Children's entertainment at the FunZone plus Mario and Luigi 'meet & greet' outside the Megastore
- FREE of charge Italian language lessons in the MSV Centre

Click here to download a map showing all activities for this weekend's event.

Free WiFi
Free WiFi can be accessed from the pit garages, spectator grandstands, and the Kentagon and Hailwoods restaurants. To access the facility, provided free-of-charge via the Purple WiFi portal, simply select MSV-HOTSPOT-WIFI from your smartphone, tablet or PC and log in using your Facebook or email address details.

Radio Brands 87.7FM
Radio Brands will be broadcasting live commentary, interviews and spectator information throughout the weekend. Earpiece radios will be on sale from the Megastore for £7.

Here to help
Excellent customer service is important to us, and all our staff are trained to help you make the most of your visit to the circuit. Whether you need assistance to find a lost child or to locate a disabled toilet, please ask one of the many uniformed staff you will see throughout the venue. 

The safety and security of all our visitors is paramount, so please be aware you may be subject to bag searches and security checks at our venue. We would also politely ask, as an additional security measure, that you put luggage tags on all of your bags detailing your name and mobile number, so that it can be easily identified. Please do not leave your bag or personal belongings unattended at any time.