Big Weekend 2008
Big Weekend: FAQs / Travel / Parking & Links
It's going to be a mad, mad weekend so go prepared! Check below for the very latest information on how to get to Mote park, where to park or - if you live nearby and aren't going - when you can expect to get to sleep!
What time is the event being held?
From midday until about 10pm, Saturday and Sunday. On Friday 9th May sound check will be restricted to 4:30-7:30pm. There will be no amplified noise after 11pm on 10th and 11th May.
If you're a resident and not a reveler, you'll be glad to hear that Maidstone council is working with SJM Concerts and Radio 1 to make sure noise levels are reasonable and comply with the Code of Practice on Environmental Noise Control at Concerts. The stages will be in a tented area and speakers will be set up to direct sound away from houses. Click the link below for more information on noise levels:
Road closures and traffic information
Road closures will be in place for roads immediately adjacent to Mote Park. Residents will be able to come and go as normal but will need ID to pass the manned checkpoints. For more information on closures and parking restrictions, click the link below:
How will I get there?
Mote park is a 15-20 minute walk from Maidstone Town Centre. There will be special arrangements made with Park and Ride and public transport. Information on travel and parking will be sent out with the tickets, and updated on this website when final arrangements have been made.
For information on journey planning [train times, road directions etc.], click on the link below:
Access to Mote Park / Leisure Centre
Whilst the stages are being constructed and are in place, there will be restricted access to areas of Mote Park, including the Adventure Zone and Skate Park. Find out more by clicking below:
Will the area be safe?
Police and PCSO patrols will manage traffic and work to diffuse potential problems such as anti-social behaviour and under-age drinking. For more information on policing at the event, click the link below:
I don't have a ticket - how do I watch and listen?
Fear not, for the majority of us who don't have a ticket, the BBC is offering comprehensive coverage on-air, on TV and online. Click below for details of coverage on TV and on Radio 1:
There will also be coverage on BBC Radio Kent - listen to Pat Marsh's Saturday Show from 10am
last updated: 09/05/2008 at 11:06
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