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V Festival Information - Weston Park

15 August 2005

Coming up to it's 10th year, V Festival is one of the biggest festivals in the country with two separate sites and space for up to 60,000 festival fanatics, the event appeals to the masses with it predominantly chart based line up!

The Basics:

Type - Open-air

How many stages? - 4 and 2 smaller venues with DJs

Music Direction – Mainly rock, pop and some dance acts

Attendance per day – 60,000

Year Established – 1996


The Location/ Venue: Weston Park

Maximum capacity: 60,000

Address: Weston Park, Weston-under-Lizard, Shifnal, Shropshire (near    Staffordshire), TF11 8NA

Description: Parkland, part of 17th Century stately home Weston House

Nearest Rail Station: Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, Telford

Nearest Airport: Birmingham International


Contacts:

Weston Park Tourist Info. Centre: +44 (0)1952 852100 or enquiries@weston-park.com

National Rail Enquiries - 08457484950
National Express - 08705 808 080

General Information:

Opening and Closing times: Campsites will open at 10am on Friday 19th August and close on Monday 22nd August at noon.

First Act on: 12.00am
Last Act off: Approx 11.00pm

Age Restrictions: It is recommend persons aged 14 and under are accompanied by an adult and children under 5 go free.

Pass Outs: Day ticket holders are not entitled to a wrist band, meaning that once entering the arena, are not able to leave and re-enter. Weekend ticket holders will receive a wrist band, which enables them to leave the arena and festival site.

Food & Drink: Numerous amounts of food and drink stalls on site at varied prices and you can bring your own food and drink into the campsite but not the arena. Water and soft drinks in plastic containers no larger than 1 litre can be taken into the arena.
Alcohol: Bar tokens are the only way to purchase alcohol on site and must be purchased beforehand.

The Big No No’s: No Pets, gazeboes, candles, campfires, air horns, fireworks and glass.


Facilities:

Lost & Found: The Welfare Tent is on hand for this purpose.

Cash Points: ATM machines are in the arena but expect queues.

Phone charging points: There will be a phone charging tent on site catering for
all major phone brands.

Kids Area: There is no designated children’s area.

Pharmacy: There is a 24-hour medical centre along with Welfare and Samaritans tents and a full chemist on site although no prescription drugs are available.

Toilets: Portaloos are in and around the campsite as well as the arena.


Getting There:

Directions by car:

FROM M6 SOUTHBOUND off at J12 then A5 Westbound for 10 miles to the V Festival
FROM M6 NORTHBOUND off at J10a then M54 to J3 to the V Festival
FROM NORTH & WEST A442 to M54 or A41 to A5
FROM SOUTH WALES M4 to A449 then A40 to M50, M5, M6 North as above
FROM NORTH EAST M1 to J23a to A42, M42, M6 North as above J24 or M1 onto A50, A518, A41 to Weston Park.
FROM SOUTH EAST M40, M5, M6 Northbound as above or M1, M6 as above.
There will be road signs as you approach the V Festival site to bring you in the most convenient entrance.

Car Park:

There are two entrances to the car parks but you need a car parking pass costing £5. Sleeping in vehicles in the car parks is not permitted.

Shuttle Bus:

Arriva Buses operate a £5 return bus service from Wolverhampton and Stafford Rail Stations to Weston Park. They will run approximately every 15 minutes during the following times:

Friday 19 August
Stafford & Wolverhampton Rail Stations to Weston Park
9.30am - 10.30pm

Saturday 20 August
Stafford & Wolverhampton Stations to Weston Park
9.30am - 3.30pm
Weston Park to Stafford & Wolverhampton Rail Stations
8pm - 12.30am (Sunday)

Sunday 21 August
Stafford & Wolverhampton Rail Stations to Weston Park
11am - 3.30pm
Weston Park to Stafford & Wolverhampton Rail Stations
7pm - 12.30am (Monday)

Monday 22 August
4.30am - 12noon


Accommodation:

Camping: Yes
Separate ticket required for camping? Yes
Campsite open times: 10am on Friday 19th August Monday
Campsite closed times: 22nd August at 12pm
Glass bottles allowed? No
Camp fires allowed? No
Camper Vans info: There is a separate field on site for campervans with toilets, showers and water points but please note there are no electricity points. Only 4 people per vehicle are permitted to stay in this site and passes cost £35.


Special Needs Info:

Disabled access to the event: An information pack comes with purchased tickets detailing facilities available on site. You are permitted to bring 1 assistor to V but speak with the ticket agents for further information.

Viewing platforms: There are viewing platforms for the V Stage, 2nd Stage, JJB/Puma and Stage 4. These will have set capacities and you should be aware that admittance is not guaranteed.

Parking: There is a separate camping field and car park for disabled customers however you are welcome to use the general car parks and campsites if you wish. Car parking is £5 per vehicle payable on arrival unless you are a blue badge holder.

Wheelchair Charging points: There are 2 electronic wheelchair charging points: one in the Welfare Tent and the other on the V Stage viewing platform. Please note that the chargers we have are suitable for 90% of electronic wheelchairs currently available. It is not guaranteed they will charge all wheelchairs.



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Article by: Amrit Ranautta

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