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Victoria Park gearing up for Neighbourhood Weekender

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WORK has already started preparing for the Neighbourhood Weekender music festival which will be taking over Victoria Park, Warrington on Bank Holiday Weekend May 26/27.

It is a fantastic opportunity for fans to enjoy an incredible weekend of live music featuring some of the biggest bands and hottest new artists including Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, the Courteeners , Blossoms, Jake Bugg, Kodaline, Editors, The Coral, Circa Waves, Miles Kane, The Sherlocks, Starsailor, Reverend And The Makers DMA’s and The Pigeon Detectives.

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 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 town 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

Book return coach travel from: Abergele, Birkenhead, Birmingham, Bradford, Chester, Colwyn Bay, Conwy, Crewe, Flint, Huddersfield, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Llandudno, Manchester, Prestatyn, Preston, Rhyl, Sheffield, Stockport, Stoke On Trent and Wigan.

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.
To keep up to date on the latest news also follow:

• Facebook: NBHDFestival
• Twitter: nbhdweekender
• Instagram: nbhdweekender

All information and FAQs are available www.nbhdweekender.com

 

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