MFor Festival at

Lydiard Park


Organisers of Swindon’s Mfor Festival today announced the postponement of the
2022 event.

The festival, scheduled for 29 th and 30 th July 2022 has been hit by the cost-of-living
crisis and the event will now be delayed until 28 th and 29 th July 2023.

Mfor bounced back in 2021 after Covid but like many other independent UK festivals,
the event, that fundraises to support former military service personnel, has been hit
by a series of unforeseen challenges in 2022.

The cost-of-living crisis has played a huge role with costs to organisers rising
exorbitantly and less people having the available income to buy tickets. The impact
of the war in Ukraine has pushed fuel prices up and put even more pressure on
budgets. Additionally, the continued marketing of a nearby festival, that had its
licence refused months earlier, led to confusion for consumers with many believing
Mfor was unable to proceed. This had a direct impact on the event.

Mfor organisers, Graham Stobbs and Debra Collins, said: “We are devastated that
we have to postpone the festival. We have put our hearts and souls into bringing a
brilliant music festival and family fun day to Swindon and are really upset that these
circumstances beyond our control mean we can’t go ahead in July.”

Ticket holders are advised tickets will automatically be valid for the new 2023 dates.
All enquiries should be directed to

Festival Entry and Terms & Conditions information can be found here.

  • By Train:

Great Western Railway run high-speed, direct trains to Swindon from locations including London Paddington, Bristol, Bath, Cardiff and Gloucester. Book train tickets in advance and save at Once you have arrived at Swindon Rail Station, catch a Number 1 or 1a bus (ask for Lydiard Park). Taxis are usually available at the Rail Station as an alternative, or use our nominated Taxi company V Cars - Swindon.

  • Vehicle Access & Parking on the Day - please use Hook Street

Onsite parking will be available on the day to all with a valid ticket at a cost of £4.40 (payable upon entry).

Event parking is only available via Hook Street.

Access/VIP Parking: Please follow Event Parking signs via Hook Street where Access/VIP signs will be visible.

General Admission Parking: Please follow Event Parking signs via Hook Street

  • Pick Up/Drop Off Point: Please follow Event Parking & Pick Up/Drop Off signs via Hook Street

  • Taxi Pick Up/Drop Off: Please use Hay Lane entrance of Lydiard Park ONLY (Temporary Taxi Rank in operation at the event) 

  • Customers requiring Taxi's are advised to PRE BOOK


  • Pedestrians:

All pedestrians MUST enter Lydiard Park via the main entrance at Hay Lane. Strictly, no pedestrians will be allowed access to the event via Hook Street.​


  • Please note: Traffic Management will be in operation, please respect surrounding residential areas

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Lydiard Park’s postcode for Sat Nav directions is SN5 3PA. The park has two main entrances, please use the Hook Street entrance.


Hook Street is situated near Forest Café, please follow the brown signs for Lydiard Park.