Reading Festival: Leave in plenty of time

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Reading Festival: Leave in plenty of time

21 August 2007

The Highway Agency and the event’s organisers have teamed up in a bid to minimise any delays.

It is predicted that the majority of fans will be setting off on Thursday (23 August), which is expected to cause heavy traffic on major roads such the M4, A4, A33 and A329.

The Highway Agency suggests that those travelling by car with parking passes should follow their designated route to their allocated car park. 

However, best check our news story about the waterlogged site at Reading because your car park may have been altered.

In today’s letter to the Reading Festival punters organiser Melvin Benn wrote: “The signage is being changed as we speak so please please follow the AA signs and they will get you there.”

Benn is advising people to use public transport to get to the site.  He also wrote in his letter: “National Express and British Rail are great options.” 

As previously reported, organisers of Reading’s sister leg, Leeds Festival, have asked people to leave their cars at home and use greener ways of travelling to the festival like coach, train or the lift sharing scheme.

Look out for several exclusive news stories this week in the build up to Reading and Leeds, following a recent interview with Festival Republic’s Melvin Benn which will be published in full soon.

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