** Updated: 24th May **
Radio 1’s Big Weekend will be continuing as planned this weekend in Hull.
After conducting a full review of the festival, in conjunction with the police and partners, various extra security measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of those attending. As part of this, everyone that enters the site will go through two rounds of thorough searches – one round conducted at transport hubs where police will be present, and a second round of security procedures at the entrance gates. We ask for the patience and cooperation of anyone coming to the event on the weekend and that they allow extra time to pass through security.
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If you, a family member or a friend are heading to Burton Constable Hall in Hull for Radio 1's Big Weekend, here are a few things you may be wondering about before heading to the site. Please do digest this vital information to assist you with getting to and from the event.
There will now be no taxi drop offs or pickups permitted at the event site, this is to ensure that everyone that enters the site will go through two rounds of thorough searches – one round conducted at transport hubs where police will be present, and a second round of security procedures at the entrance gates to the event. If you’re a general ticket holder the only way to get to site is via one of the official shuttle bus/park & ride services operated by Hull 2017.
Prior to boarding the shuttle service at the transport hubs you will be thoroughly searched, this includes bags and any personal items that you are carrying. In order to increase the speed of these searches we ask that you only bring essential items to the event. Welfare facilities including food and drink will be available on site.
There are four shuttle bus/park & ride locations:
- Hull Paragon Interchange
- Walton Street
- Normandy Barracks, Leconfield (park & ride only)
- Grove Hill, Beverley (shuttle bus only)
Full details of these locations can be found on this page.
If you haven’t yet booked a shuttle bus/park & ride ticket there are still options available. Shuttle Bus / Park & Ride bookings can be booked until 6pm 26th May, these will be issued as digital print@home tickets only. You can either print out your print@home tickets or present them on a functioning mobile device. Hull 2017 will not be operating a ticket re-printing and/or look-up service at any of transport locations. It is the ticket holder’s responsibility to ensure you bring along the correct valid tickets/wristbands. You will not be permitted to board and/or utilise any services without presenting valid tickets/wristbands and will be required to make a new purchase.
Book Shuttle Bus / Park & Ride ticket (until 6pm 26th May)
For customers who fail to book in advance, tickets for transport services will be available for purchase on the day, but the price will increase to cover the additional administration costs. Shuttle busses will cost £15 return and parking at park & ride sites will be £10. Please check the Hull 2017 site below for information on which transport hubs still have availability on the day. For full information and to purchase your Shuttle Bus / Park & Ride ticket please see the Hull 2017 page here: Big Weekend Travel.
Can i drive to site?
You will not be able to drive to the event – there will be no public car parking available on site or in the local area, except that arranged in advance by Blue Badge holders (please see our Disabled Access Information page for full details.) Police and security will be in place at road closure points and will be turning away vehicles that are not related to event production traffic. A map of road closures can be found here: Road Closure Map.
I’ve already booked a taxi, what do I do?
For security reasons there will now be no taxi drop offs or pickups permitted at the event site.
Ticketholders are being encouraged to use the Shuttle and Park & Ride service. Anyone who has pre-booked a taxi will be taken to a taxi drop-off and pickup point close to the venue, where they will be searched and transferred by a free shuttle bus to the event for their second security check. A free shuttle bus will return people to the taxi pickup point as well. The Hull 2017 team is contacting taxi firms that have already registered they will be bringing ticketholders to the event about these arrangements. Taxi companies that have not registered already should contact Hull 2017 as quickly as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I walk or cycle to site?
Festival goes who are trying access the event via foot will not be permitted pass the security check points which will be supported by police. This is to ensure that all ticket holders go through the offsite security checks that are being conducted at the transport hubs prior to coming onto site. In addition, some roads in the local area will be closed, or have restricted access, meaning it is not possible for people to be dropped off close to the site, or collected from it.
What time does the event start and finish?
Gates will open at around 11am and the event will finish at around 10pm.
The first act on Saturday will be Zara Larsson at 12:00 on the Main Stage.
The first act on Sunday will be Little Mix at 12:00 on the Main Stage.
How old do I have to be to get in?
There is no age restriction at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Hull; however under-16s will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult aged 18 or over. You may be asked for ID to verify your age. Acceptable forms of ID are:
- Valid passport
- Valid EU photocard driving licence
- Photographic ID card with the National Proof of Age Standards Scheme – PASS - hologram
Children under two years old do not need a ticket, but those two and over will need one. Please bear in mind that this is an outdoor event, with loud music and large crowds expected – it is not an event designed for young children.
Bars will be operating a ‘Challenge 25’ policy. If bar staff feel you look under the age of 25 they will ask you to provide photo ID with proof that you are over the age of 18. The three forms of ID above will be the only ones that will be accepted.
What should I do with the U16s wristband?
In the pack with your tickets we included a wristband. The wristband is for any young person under 16 years of age who is attending the event. There is space on the wristband to write the contact phone number of the responsible adult attending with them. The number will be called in the event that they become separated and make themselves known to an event steward. Please do not write the child’s or your name on the wristband. Additional Under 16s wristbands will be available from the Information Point at the event.
Tip: You may wish to put a secondary number of a guardian or relative on the wristband (perhaps an off-site land line or another mobile) in case of low signal or low battery power.
What do I need to bring?
The event takes place on the Burton Constable Hall grounds with the Main Stage being in the open air. The grounds are grassy parkland so if it is wet the ground may be muddy. You should check the weather forecast and bring along suntan lotion, raincoats, wellies, jumpers (or all four!) accordingly.
There will bars, food outlets, cash machines, water points and toilets on site all of which will be clearly signposted. Please see site map below.
Please note you can’t bring your own food or drink into the event, with the exception of water in a plastic container with an unbroken seal (up to 500ml per person). Selfie sticks are not permitted at the event. Please see the full list of ticket Terms and Conditions.
What facilities are available to disabled people?
There will be a range of services and access points for disabled customers at the event site. You must have notified us in advance is you would like to use any of these facilities. We cannot guarantee disabled customers access to these facilities if we have not been notified in advance, however we will do our best to accommodate where possible. For further details about the facilities on site please check the Disabled Access Information Page.
How do I report or track down lost property?
To report property lost or found on site please go to the Information Point that is situated within the main event arena. If you need to enquire about some lost property once the event has finished please contact email@example.com.