V Festivalgoers warned about traffic congestion

They're told it's 'inevitable'

Ticketholders attending the Staffordshire leg of V Festival this weekend (August 19/20) have been warned to expect traffic congestion.

Music lovers making their way to Weston Park have been asked to keep to advertised routes for the site to avoid creating hold ups on local roads.

Police have urged that only tickets holders travel to the festival, while other motorists should stick to main roads when heading to the venue near Stafford.

Around 90,000 are expected to attend the event, headlined by Morrissey and Radiohead.

Drivers from the west should leave the M54 at Junction 3, and those from the east should leave the M6 at Junction 12 and then use signed routes.

Buses will take people from Wolverhampton and Stafford rail stations to and from Weston Park and use a separate entrance to the festival site.

Drop-off and collection points will be signposted from the A5, as will routes for camper vans.

Event commander, Chief Inspector Peter Taylor told BBC News: “With up to 35,000 cars expected, some congestion is inevitable.

Signs advising motorists to avoid the area around Weston Park during the event are already up.

“Those not attending the festival should seek alternative routes, and particularly consider using the motorways instead of the A5.”

Meanwhile, get this week’s issue of NME, dated August 19, for the ultimate V Festival preview and an in depth look at headliners Readiohead.

It’s on sale nationwide from Wednesday (August 16) in all good newsagents.