The Emergency Services Festival of Thanksgiving is part of the National Emergency Services Memorial, a registered charity. The 999 Festival is an important annual event in the emergency services calendar, which brings together senior government leaders, the emergency services and the public to celebrate the work of the UK emergency services.
The 999 Festival takes place on the nearest Friday to the UK’s Emergency Services Day, and rotates across the UK. In 2018 the 999 Festival took place in Manchester Cathedral, England, in 2019 it took place at St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh, and in 2020 it will take place at Belfast Cathedral, Northern Ireland on Friday 4th September 2020.
The 999 Festival is a multi-denominational event, which includes singing from the Blue Light Choir.
Attendance at this important annual event is free, however due to security, those wishing to attend must register for a ticket. You cannot turn up on the day – you will not be admitted.
Tickets will be available from March 2020.