Tokyo World 2021: Lineup, Covid rules, banned items and how to get there

By Beth Cruse

Thousands of revellers will descend on Eastville Park this weekend for one of Bristol’s biggest music festivals.

Tokyo World is back with arguably its best lineup to date spread across seven stages, with organisers calling it the ‘most incredible Tokyo World festival’ yet.

Ticket holders can enjoy sets from the likes of Hot Chip, Basement Jaxx, Burna Boy and Faithless, as well as fairground rides and an array of food and drink stalls.

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Saturday and weekend tickets for the event are currently sold out but Sunday tickets are still available to book.

And if you’re planning on going to the festival, below is everything you need to know about it.

Entry requirements

Gates open at 11.30am on both days with last entry at 4pm. Music starts at 12pm on both days.

All festivalgoers are required to provide proof of a negative lateral flow test (NHS website or text message confirmation will be accepted) or proof of full vaccination on the NHS app.

All adults will be required to provide photo ID to prove your age. If you don’t have this, your entry will be refused.

There is no re-entry to the festival, and all festivalgoers should prepare to be searched at the festival entrance.

Banned items

You cannot bring the following items into the festival:

Alcohol

Glass

Paint pens

Spray paint

Tools

Knives

Weapons

Flares and fireworks

Lasers and laser pens

How to get there

There will be Tokyo World shuttle buses running to and from Bristol Temple Meads and the city centre, although festivalgoers are advised to either walk or cycle to the event.

Return travel by bus is £4 with the First Bus app or £5 if you pay on arrival.

The shuttle bus locations are:

Service 1: New Station Road, Fishponds, BS16 3RS. Bus stop outside The New Moon.

Service 2: Bristol Temple Meads, BS1 6QF. Buses will depart from Stop Tc. Just outside the main station entrance, the bus can be seen on the right-hand side of the incline.

Service 3: Broad Quay Main City Centre, BS1 4BY. Buses will depart from Stop Ck, which is opposite the Radisson Blu hotel and Subway, alongside the Centre Fountains.

Service 4: The Haymarket, BS1 3BB. The Haymarket is 30 seconds away from the Main Coach station.

Service 5: UWE Campus, BS16 1QY & & UWE Glenside Campus, BS16 1DD.

Lineup and day splits

Festival set times for both days will be released 72 hours prior to gates opening. Check the Tokyo World website for more updates.

Below is the main stage lineup for both days, as well as highlights for the other stages.

Saturday

Main stage:

Dimension (DJ set)

Hardy Caprio

Holy Goof

Hot Chip (DJ set)

Krept and Konan

Kurupt FM

Mooski

Ocean Wisdom

Princess Nokia

Rudimental (DJ set)

Sub Focus (DJ set)

Acts on other stages include Annie Mac, Maribou State, Ray BLK and Grandmaster Flash. See here for the full Saturday lineup.

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Sunday

Main stage:

Burna Boy (Live)

Basement Jaxx (DJ set)

Booka Shade (Live)

Central Cee

DJ Fresh

Elderbrook (Live)

Faithless (DJ set)

Koffee (Live)

L Devine

Sigma (DJ set)

Acts on other stages include Purple Disco Machine, Raye and Mr Traumatik. See here for the full Sunday lineup.

Can you still get tickets?

Saturday and weekend tickets for the event are currently sold out but Sunday tickets are still available to book.

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