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Main reception is at the Junction, J1 entrance.  Open Friday 18:30-00:00, Saturday 08:30-00:00, Sunday 08:30-17:00
There will also be a reception at Hills Road Sixth Form when this venue is open.
Reception phone number: 07824 858466


Will be proudly wearing orange t-shirts and will help with any questions if you are nice to them.  If they ask you to do something, please try to help.  You can also contact the number above.

First Aid

St John Ambulance will provide first aid during all dancing hours.  They are based at the Junction, please ask stewards for help or ring the number above.


Showers are available outside the Hall at Hills Rd. The showers are available from 7pm - 11pm Friday, 8:30am-1:30pm and 5pm-11pm on Saturday and 8:30am-1:30pm on Sunday.


The multi-storey near the railway station is cheapest, but the multi-storey behind the Junction is closest!  (Validate your parking ticket at the Junction for cheaper parking).  There is also park and ride on most routes into the city where you can park overnight.


Limited stocks of IVFDF 2017 merchandise will be sold at main reception.  Buy early to avoid disappointment!
Folk retailers will set up their stalls in J1 foyer and upstairs bar.  Please browse and buy and support them!


All areas have step-free access.  Please ask if you need any help or advice.

Food and drink

The two venues are lucky to be surrounded by many choices to suit all tastes and budgets, including four mini supermarkets, many chain restaurants and independent outlets.
The café at Hills Road Sixth Form will be open on Saturday 9am-3pm.
The bars at the Junction will be open during the afternoon and evening dances. The J2 bar will be open at various other points during the weekend.


The baggage store is the J1 cloakroom which is located between the IVFDF reception desk and J1.
All items are left at owners risk, neither IVFDF 2017 nor the Cambridge Junction accepts any liability for items left in the baggage store.



Getting between the venues

The main venues are nice and close together, you'll probably spend more time waiting at the traffic lights than walking. See below for a video travel blog of just how easy it is:


How to get to IVFDF 2017 at Cambridge

Located on the south side of the city centre the festival is easily access by public transport.

By train

Our venues are less than a 10 minute walk from the railway station. The station has regular fast services to London Kings Cross and Liverpool St, as well as services to East Anglia, Peterborough (for connections to the north) and the Midlands,

It is pleasant short walk from the station to the venues, which you can see for yourself:

By Bus

There are very regular buses from the city centre to outside the venues (stop Cambridge Leisure / Hills Rd College) on Stagecoach's Citi 1, Citi 2 and Citi 7 bus routes, and also on the Babraham Road Park and Ride route. Local bus information can be found at:

Buses run from the Dummer St bus station (which extends out onto Drummer St and Emmanuel St).

Long distance coaches stop at Parkside, which is a short walk to the bus station or a 20 minute walk to our venues.

By car

Most of the roads around the venues are residential streets with very limited on street parking.

There is an multi-storey car park adjacent to Cambridge Junction, but it is cheaper to park at the car park at the railway station if you are coming for the whole weekend.