Parking and road closures for Neighbourhood Festival at Victoria Park

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THE Neighbourhood Weekender Festival site has begun to take shape on Victoria Park.

Work to build the festival’s stages in the park started at 8am today, Wednesday, with construction set to take place daily until 8pm.

Sections of Victoria Park – including the car park and football fields – will be out of use for the public while work takes place.

The park will be fully cleared by Saturday, June 2.

Artists including Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Courteeners, The Coral, Editors, Blossoms and Tom Grennan will play at Neighbourhood Festival on May 26 and 27.

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Acts will play from 12pm to 10.30pm on both days, with soundchecks also taking place from 10am.

Noise levels will also be tested between 5pm and 7pm on Friday, May 25. View full Festival lineup here.

Knutsford Road will be closed between 10.20pm and 11.20pm on both days of the event immediately following the event in order to allow attendees to leave the area safely.

A no waiting or loading order will be in place on Knutsford Road during the event to discourage attendees from being dropped off on the route, creating traffic.

Areas surrounding Victoria Park will available for residents only to park on, with each home receiving two passes each for their vehicles.

Any vehicle parked in restricted streets without a pass during these times is liable to receive a fine.

Parking is available to festivalgoers who pre-book at Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School and car parks in the town centre.

Residents who have not received their parking passes in the week leading up to the festival should email nbhdweekender@sjmconcerts.com.

A hotline – which will be manned from 12pm to 11pm – has also been set up for residents who experience issues, on 873090 or 873091.

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The concert promoters, SJM Concerts are working with the council and local authorities to ensure the two day event is safe, successful and enjoyable for everyone from concert-goers to the local community.

The following event guidelines will also be in place to make the festival as enjoyable and safe as possible:

Important information

∙ Gates will open at 12:30pm with the festival finishing at 22:30pm on both days.

∙ A Contracted cleaning company will be on site throughout the day with a community impact team in place.

∙ There is no cover for the audience for some of the stages, so it is advised to take appropriate clothing for the expected weather conditions.

∙ Police have also warned that searches will take place on all patrons before they enter. Alcohol is a prohibited item in and surrounding the festival.

∙ Street traders and counterfeit goods – People attending the concerts are being advised to buy merchandise from official stands within the park, rather than from traders on surrounding streets.

Travel Information

TRAIN

On Saturday 26th May, Northern Rail will be experiencing industrial strike action. There will be a limited service throughout the day with Northern Rail trains ending at approx. 6.30pm from Warrington Central and Warrington Bank Quay. Please allow plenty of time to get to and from the festival.

Normal train service should resume on Sunday 27th May.

For travel updates on trains please go to www.networkrail.co.uk and follow NBHD Weekender on socials.

CAR

Victoria Park is easily accessible from Warrington town centre on the A50 Knutsford Road. The festival will be clearly sign-posted. Parking will be very limited and we encourage the use of public transport where possible. The official carpark will be at Sir Thomas Boteler Grammar School. Please purchase your ticket in advance or use official town centre car parks. Residential street park is not permitted.

FOOT

The park is a short walk from the city centre. The park is around a 20 minute walk from Warrington Bank Quay station, Warrington Central train station or Golden Square Shopping Centre. There will be a pick up and drop off facility at the festival.

BY BUS

Number 11 and 11a bus services stop at Knutsford Road Victoria Park, it takes 5 minutes from Warrington Bus Interchange located at Warrington Central train station.

COACH – Big Green Coach

With 22 pick-up points to choose from, Big Green Coach will drop you in the Official coach park before the music starts. For more information go to https://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/neighbourhood-weekender-tickets-coach-travel

Keep up to date with news via the official app and social media platforms

 

Stay up to date with important information throughout the festival, download the free NEIGHBOURHOOD WEEKENDER official app to stay in the loop.

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All information and FAQs are available www.nbhdweekender.com

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Francine says:

    Do you realise that residents of Hewitt st haven’t received parking passes apart from the ones I’ve managed to get by emailing wbc

    1. Editor says:

      Cannot say I am aware of that.
      Residents who have not received their parking passes in the week leading up to the festival should email nbhdweekender@sjmconcerts.com.

      – Editor

      1. p.smith says:

        And those people who don’t have e-mail like elderly residents, what are meant to do?

      2. Editor says:

        P,Smith, I would refer them to Warrington Borough Council, as it is their highways rather than the promoters. I’m sure they’d be in a better to position to advise than a local music website.

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