• Bluebell Railway Music Festival Sussex Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st July

We are excited to announce the Bluebell Railway Music Festival Sussex, a special two-day event taking place at Horsted Keynes. Join us on July 20th and 21st, 2024, for a memorable experience filled with live music, entertainment, and fun activities for all ages.

Saturday 20th July

Confirmed Line up
Beat Repeat: 11am – 1pm
Denotones:  2pm – 4pm
The Skiffle:  5pm – 7pm
Beats TarBabies:  8pm – 10pm

Sunday 21st July

Confirmed Line up
One Jump Ahead: 11am – 1pm
The Retros: 2pm – 4pm
Xperiment! 5pm – 7pm

A music festival with a difference! Enjoy a fantastic selection of music appealing to all ages and backgrounds throughout the weekend, along with our activities, traditional fairground attractions, and historic vehicles that contribute to the vintage atmosphere of this family festival.

Journey and Music

Combine a unique train journey through the High Weald of Sussex by steam train with live music on a summer’s day and into the evening!

Musical Diversity for All

Indulge in a captivating array of musical performances carefully curated to cater to individuals of every age and background.

Fun packed weekend

With ample free parking, various food outlets and a busy train timetable, there will be plenty to see and do all weekend.

Customer Information


  • Sheffield Park Station – free parking at the station
  • Horsted Keynes Station – free parking at the station
  • Kingscote – NO parking is available at this station
  • East Grinstead – free blue badge parking (5 spaces). Public parking in East Grinstead

Food and drink:

  • Bessemer Arms and platform kiosk at Sheffield Park Station
  • George V Buffet at Horsted Keynes Station
  • Additional Catering At Horsted Keynes
  • Wellhouse at Kinsgcote Station
  • Grinsteade Buffet at East Grinstead Station


  • There are toilets at each of our stations.
  • There are toilets on some of our trains – please ask station staff for advice on which trains these are available.
  • Baby changing facilities are available at each of our stations, but not on our trains


  • Children under 3yrs (and babies) travel for free and don’t need a ticket
  • Tickets are valid for the date specified on the ticket only
  • Advance tickets are valid for 3rd class travel only – first class upgrades are available on the day from the station booking office (subject to availability)
  • For any reasons for changing any Bluebell booking, you will be required to pay a £10.00 surcharge if you wish to change/amend your booking.


  • We are pleased to offer a specially adapted area for wheelchair users on some services during this event. Please call our Customer Service Team on 01825 720800 for further information.
  • If you or a member of your party have mobility issues and would like to travel during this event, please call our Customer Service Team on 01825 720800 who will be happy to discuss your requirements with you
  • Accessible toilets are available at each station, but we regret we have no “Changing Places” toilets, or accessible toilets on our trains


  • Prams/pushchairs/buggies are welcome during this event.
  • Foldable/collapsible prams/pushchairs/buggies can be taken into the carriages and stowed by your seat
  • Non folding/collapsible prams/pushchairs/buggies can be left in the care of the station staff at the departure station