Leeds Festival visitors advised to plan their journeys
12:27pm 19th August 2011
The Highways Agency is advising visitors driving to Leeds Festival this August bank holiday to plan their journeys in advance.
The 70,000 fans heading for the three day festival, which starts on Friday week (26th August), are advised to leave plenty of time to get to Bramham Park in Wetherby where it is being staged.
Routes to the festival including the M1 and A1(M) are likely to be busier than normal.
Drivers should be aware that all routes to the festival start via the A1(M) and or the M1 and are signed from the motorways. There is no access to the Leeds Festival from any other route.
The busiest times on the network will be Wednesday, 24th August and Thursday, 25th August, as festival visitors arrive on site. Most traffic is expected to depart the site late on the evening of Sunday, 28th August and before noon on Monday, 29th August.
The Highways Agency is working with the festival organisers, West Yorkshire Police, and Leeds City Council to minimise delays on the roads. Additional Highways Agency Traffic Officers will be patrolling the festival traffic routes.
Travel options including train times, coaches, shuttle buses and directions by road are detailed on the festival website, www.leedsfestival.com/2011/info/travel_and_directions.
Festival visitors are being urged to use public transport. Additional services have been laid on and these can often be the most convenient, stress-free and eco-friendly way to get there. If it is necessary for drivers to use their cars, then they are advised to plan their journey.
Drivers can obtain up-to-the-minute travel information by phoning the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000; by accessing its website at www.highways.gov.uk; or tuning into your local radio station 104.7 Minster FM.
TRAVELLING TO THE FESTIVAL
All routes to the festival start via the A1(M) or M1 and are signed from the motorway. There is no access to Leeds Festival from any other route.
If drivers follow routes other than those signed from the motorway, by checking on a map, or using satellite navigation systems, they will not be able to get to site.
FROM A1 COMING FROM THE SOUTH
The route to the festival will be signposted from Junction 35 northbound
FROM M1 COMING FROM THE SOUTH
The route to the festival will be signposted from Junction 32 northbound
FROM M62 COMING FROM THE EAST
The route to the festival will be signed from Junction 33 westbound
FROM M62 COMING FROM THE WEST
The route to the festival will be signed from Junction 29 eastbound
FROM A1/ A1(M) COMING FROM THE NORTH
The route to the festival will be signed from Junction 46 southbound
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