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Making travel plans for BBC Music's Biggest Weekend

Published: Thursday, 17 May 2018

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BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend is getting close so it’s time for ticket-holders to plan their journeys to and from the event site. Travelling to the event is made simple with the site being located close

Walking, public transport, cycling, car, and taxi are all travel options for The BBC's Biggest Weekend. Car and free cycle parking are available, along with a Park and Ride option. Car parking and Park and Ride tickets are available to purchase in advance online at the website address below. 

Please note parking restrictions and tow-zones will be in place in roads surrounding the War Memorial Park during the event.

Road closures will be signposted and in place alongside a wider area traffic management plan around the venue throughout and after the event. People attending the event are advised to carefully plan all journeys and build-in more time to reduce waiting times and minimise disruption.

When travelling by train, please note planned engineering works will be taking place from 26-28 May 2018 in the Coventry area. Rail replacement buses will run from Birmingham New Street station to Coventry and from Leamington Spa to Coventry.

The BBC have also announced that audience members will be permitted to bring one folding chair per person, in addition to one bag per person that is no larger than A4 in size. However, ticket-holders are advised that this applies to Monday 28 May only.

The late-May bank holiday event will showcase performances from Stereophonics, Strictly Come Dancing Stars with the BBC Concert Orchestra, Angelique Kidjo, Paloma Faith, Billy Ocean, UB40 featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey, Snow Patrol, Nigel Kennedy, Go Go Penguin, Milos and Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, along with many more.

BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend is taking place in Coventry on Sunday 27 and Monday 28 May 2018 as part of a massive festival of music spread across four sites, in four nations, over four days.

The event will be broadcast on BBC TV, radio, online and mobile across the entire weekend.

Tickets have sold out for Sunday 27, but are still available to purchase for Monday 28 May.

It is part of a fantastic summer of music in Coventry, with the Godiva Festival at the War Memorial Park later in the summer.

Councillor Abdul Khan, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member responsible for Events, said: “We’re all looking forward to a great weekend in Coventry and delighted to be the English host of the UK event. It’s another great event for the city and we want to ensure people coming here are aware of the travel plans, making their journey and time in Coventry the best they can be.

“Being named City of Culture 2021 was an extremely proud moment and is such a great achievement. It proves that we can host high profile events which give the people of Coventry a great experience.”

For more information on tickets, security and prohibited items, go to www.bbc.co.uk/biggestweekend

For all travel options and how to book car parking or Park and Ride tickets, go to www.visitcoventryandwarwickshire.co.uk/TheBiggestWeekend