Press release

Traffic advice for festival goers to Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Exeter

Motorists are being advised to plan their journeys ahead of Radio 1’s Big Weekend, which is being staged at Powderham Castle, near Exeter, on Saturday and Sunday.

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Some 25,000 people a day are expected to attend the music festival, which features Jake Bugg, Jess Glynne and Mumford & Sons on the Saturday main stage and Coldplay, Ellie Goulding and Years & Years on the Sunday.

Festival goers will be using Exeter Racecourse as a park and ride venue and the Kennford area of the A38 is expected to experience heavy traffic over the weekend.

Gareth Price, Highways England emergency planning officer for the south west, said:

Our aim is to keep the Highways England network running whilst keeping road users safe and informed, and we advise all road users to check our traffic and travel information channels, set off early and allow plenty of time.

Highways England provides live traffic information via its website or from a phone or mobile device.

Travel information is also available by phone from the Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 and updates will be provided via Twitter.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 23 May 2016