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The Asylum Steampunk Festival 

Daytime Programme 2024


For Asylum XIV we will have daytime content in the County Assembly Rooms and Westgate School as well as various locations in the Castle including the central part of the grounds, the Marquees, the Men's Prison and the Heritage Centre. Most of these areas are open only to festival wristband holders. 

The daytime programme is currently under construction and when complete will be emailed to Patreons and to current wristband holders before going on general release.

Meanwhile we appreciate that people coming to the event like to plan their outfits long in advance and we have already revealed the days that various group meets will be taking place as you can see on the image below.

In addition to the group meets listed above, the daytime programme will include steampunk markets in multiple locations including Westgate School, the marquees inside the Castle, the Castle grounds and Castle Square (at the end of Bailgate outside the Castle entrance). 

We will have a number of regular features including talks and demonstrations, costume competitions, various wacky races, performances by musicians and dancers, tea duelling and teapot racing, the Great Exhibition, illicit markets and the Old Curiosity Swap, a virtual cricket match and lots more including other new features yet to be revealed. You can expect a programme so bursting with features that you will wish you could attend the event several times over to take it all in. 

In addition to exclusive access to most of the locations where the event takes place, wristband holders will have early access to the programme, a dedicated seating area in the castle grounds, the opportunity to take part in the Grand Promenade on Monday and discounts at a number of businesses around the Historic Quarter. 

More information will be following quite soon now, so stay tuned to this page and to our Facebook page Welcome to the Asylum where the information will all be announced.

Meanwhile you still have time to pre-order merchandise for collection at the event (see here) and there is still ticket availability for most (but not all) of the evening events (see here).

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