V Festival 2015: travel and parking information
For the almost 100,000 people showing up at Weston and Hylands Park next weekend, here are some tips on how to easily get there
This article is from 2015.
For those planning to take part on the 20th anniversary celebrations of the V Festival, which will take place on 22–23 Aug, we decided to gather some useful information on how to get to both festival arenas.
The V Festival has teamed up with Big Green Coach to provide festival-goers with an easy way to travel and save the planet at the same time. All coaches will arrive onto the site on Fri 21 Aug and leave on Mon 24 Aug, offering 68 departure points to either Hylands Park or Weston Park:
Hylands Park, Chelmsford: Bournemouth, Bristol, Cambridge, Canterbury, Dover, Ipswich, London, Luton, Northampton, Norwich, Portsmouth, Reading, Southampton and Worthing, Weston Park, Stafford: Birkenhead, Birmingham, Blackpool, Bristol, Cardiff, Coventry, Glasgow, Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield, Swansea and Warrington, to name a few.
Ticket prices range from £29 to £69, depending on the departing location. More details on Big Green Coach website.
National Express is ready to take you to both festival gates from a choice of more than 70 locations across the UK. Also, a £10 return and £7 single shuffle bus service will be operated by National Express West Midlands every 15 minutes from Wolverhampton Fryer Street (close to the Rail Station) and Stafford Rail Station to Weston Park and back.
On Saturday and Sunday, for £7 return and £4 single, there will also be a third shuttle bus service from Telford Town Center, operated every 20 minutes.
Check the timetables for your departure point at National Express website.
If you prefer to rely on the National Rail to travel across the country, the nearest stations to V Festival are Wolverhampton, Telford and Stafford. Check National Rail for routes and times or call 08457 484950.
With 65,000 people making their way to V Festival on Friday, and a further 30,000 expected during the course of the weekend, we advise you to plan ahead and avoid traffic if you’re taking the car. Officers at Highways England have said drivers should not use a satellite navigation device or internet route maps, but instead follow the event directional signs, as there will be some road closures. The car park will open at 10am on Friday at Hylands Park and two hours before at Weston Park, with day parking available at £10 and weekend parking priced at £20. For more advice on which roads to take, wherever you’re travelling from check out the V Festival site for travel information.
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The main stage will be taken over by a handful of homegrown talents such as Kasabian, Sam Smith, Calvis Harris, Ellie Goulding, The Script, George Ezra, The Kooks and James Bay. As if this was not enough to lead the crowds to madness, Tom Jones, Mark Ronson, Olly Murs, Stereophonics, The Charlatans and Clean Bandit will also turn on their amps on the other side of the arena, at the MTV stage.
Day tickets - £89
Weekend tickets (no camping) - £165
Weekend tickets (with camping) - £189