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Brands Hatch Mini Festival - Important spectator information

Thursday, July 18 2019

If you're coming  to the Mini Festival on 20/21 July we hope you're looking forward to your visit. 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 the event.

Event map
Click here to download a map for the event.

Gate opening times
Public admission to the circuit is from 08:00 on both days.

Advance online ticket sales have now closed, but you can still pay on the gate at the following prices:

Adults £25, Seniors Citizens (ages 65+) £20, Teens (13-15) £16
Children under 13 are free.

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 Circuit, Fawkham, Longfield, Kent, DA3 8NG.

Print-at-home tickets are emailed on the day of purchase. If you haven't received yours, please login to your account and they can be accessed there. 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.

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

Official Mini Festival Car stickers
Official Mini Festival Stickers are available from vendors across the venue and the Megastore completely free of charge. These have been specially designed for 2019 to celebrate both Italian Job's 50th Anniversary and Mini's 60th Anniversary.

Grid walk
There will be a free of charge grid walk for all spectators during the lunch break at 13:35 on Sunday. Entry will be via the Paddock Hill ambulance gate next to the Megastore.

Pit walk
There will be a free of charge pit walk for all spectators on Sunday at 9:05. Entry will also be via the Paddock Hill ambulance gate next to the Megastore.

All parking outside the venue is free of charge. Please follow signage and steward instructions for parking. Southbank is available for car parking for £5 per day. Please click here to download a pass.

Parking is also available for Minis within the event on the day. Please make your way to the main gates between 08:00 - 09:00 with a general admission ticket to gain entry. 

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

Demos and parades
13:30 Italian Job car parade

11:35 Single-seater demo
13:15 60 Years of Mini parade
16:05 Italian Job car parade
16:40 Single-seater demo
18:00 Mini Car Club parade laps

Off-track entertainment
Trade stands will be present selling a variety of merchandise. Please note that not every trader will be able to take card payments.

Mini vehicle displays
60 Years of the Mini display, aiming to feature one vehicle from every year of production.
50 Years of The Italian Job vehicle display.
Go karting will be available, located near the Kentagon restaurant.*
Spider climb*
Climbing wall*
RC Racing on the go kart track on Saturday
*Please note, individual charges apply.

The Italian Job Drive-in Movie
There will be a special screening of The Italian Job on Saturday at 21:00, open to all Mini owners and is located behind the FunZone. Click here to view the event map. Valid Saturday/weekend ticket required.

Children aged between 11 and 17 will be able to drive a dual-controlled MINI One on a closed-off section of the Grand Prix circuit. Sessions are bookable on the day at the YoungDrive! stand for £29, located near Chapman's Kiosk. 

Book signings
Matthew Field (Making of The Italian Job) and David Salamone (The Italian Job Stunt Director) will be available for meet and greet sessions with the public, and will be signing copies of the Making of The Italian Job book. Available at the Porter Press stand from 14:00 on Saturday and all day Sunday.

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.

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.