Hosted by Hold It Down, we welcome you to Exeter’s premier music and culture Festival. Borne out of a passion for creativity in the Arts, and a desire to hijack the most idyllic and intimate locations around, Hijacked is your perfectly formed outdoor party, designed to welcome the Summer.

We pull together the best in emerging tastemakers; from dance music producers, to painters, designers and engineers, to cooks and butchers. We’re keen to give young people the perfect platform to showcase their talents to a far wider audience. Add to this a few household names from the global dance music scene and you have something very special indeed.

For 2020 we are excited to return to where we first hit the outdoors, the Double Locks. Only a short walk from central Exeter, this canal-side site is the ideal setting for the fifth edition of Hijacked Festival. Intimate, leafy, and only 15 mins from our after party venue back in the heart of Exeter.

two astronauts in a garden


two people blowing giant bubbles
cut-out letters at the festival ground


It’s simple. Work half the day, enjoy the other half at the festival for free. You receive free travel, t-shirt, and a drink on us. It’s an opportunity to gain event industry experience and meet great people.

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Hijacked simply couldn’t operate without our friends and associates. If you would like to get involved, then please get in touch.