Getting to Big Weekend Luton

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BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend is taking place at Stockwood Park, Luton, LU1 4LX.

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Please consider your transport methods to this event and travel sustainably where possible (e.g. public transport, low carbon vehicles or vehicle sharing).

With other events and major national and international travel expected this weekend, major traffic congestion is expected on all major roads in and around Luton. Travel to the event by train where possible.

For accessibility information, please visit the BBC Radio 1 website.

However you choose to travel to and from the event, as visitors to Stockwood Park, please be respectful of the local residential area.

Trains

Stockwood Park is approximately 1.5 miles from Luton Railway Station and there will be friendly local people to greet you and direct you along the way. Please check the National Rail website for train services.

Luton Railway station does not has step free access. Please see Accessible Travel Guide for details on step free access rail travel.

If you are planning on travelling to the event via train, please check the time of your last train home from Luton Railway Station. Allow plenty of time to get to and from the station, as Thameslink and East Midland Railway expect services to be busy across the network over the weekend.

We recommend that customers with Access requirements travel to Luton Airport Parkway Station as this station has step free access to all platforms. Luton Railway station is a category B3 station: Step free access via lift to platform 5 only (some trains to Bedford/ the East Midlands) only. Steps to all other platforms.

Walking

Stockwood Park is just over a 1 mile from Luton Town Centre.

Walking routes from the town centre to the event entrances will be via Farley Hill Road and Cutenhoe Road both of which take you into Stockwood Park. There will be plenty of local friendly faces to greet you with a smile and direct you along the way.

Cycling

The event site is located at the top of a hill.

The cycle route from the town centre is via London Road and there will be a free bike parks located at Green Gate at the main entrance and Red Gate next to the Rugby Club. Cyclists should bring their own padlocks and all belongings left will be at the owners own risk.

Please stick to the above approved cycle routes as there will be a road closure on Farley Hill Road and Cutenhoe Road.

Local bus services

Local bus services for the weekend will operate from Luton Busway Interchange and will be affected over the weekend.

There will be no service via Farley Hill Road via the weekend and limited bus services on London Road. To see a full schedule of services, please visit the Luton Council Website. 

Taxis

If you are using a Black Taxi to get to the event they will be able to drop off in Luton Town Centre.

Private hire vehicles will be able to drop off in Capability Green Business Park.

When leaving the event pre-booked private hire vehicles should be booked from Capability Green Business Park. There will be road closures in the area close to Stockwood Park so please make sure the driver follows event signage within the area.

Also a dedicated Black Taxi and private hire vehicle pick up point will be established for after the event on Inkerman Street.

You will not be able to call Ubers to pick up around the site.

Official event parking

There is no parking at the event site and strictly no parking in the roads surrounding Stockwood Park to event ticket holders. These areas are restricted to local resident permit parking only and any vehicles without a permit will be fined and could be towed.

This is why we strongly urge visitors to arrive via train or other public transport.

For ticket holders with access requirements please see our Accessibility page for more information on how to apply for parking, this will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

A small amount of bookable ‘park and walk’ spaces are available in locations that are a short walk from the event site. For more information on the different locations available and to pre-book a space please visit the below link.

Please only book official event parking endorsed by Luton Borough Council.

Friends & family pick up & drop off point

If you are being picked up or dropped off for the event by a friend or family member, please use the approved event Meet & Greet point for the event in Capability Green Business Park. This can be accessed at the entrance to the Business Park at the Capability Green fountains roundabout (LU1 3LU). This is just under a mile walk from the event location via a well lit and stewarded route.

This is just under a mile from the event location and via a well lit and stewarded route.

Road closures

To help festival attendees arrive and leave the event site safely, there will be a number of road closures in operation around Stockwood Park from 24 to 26 May.

A road closure map will be published on https://one.network/ in the coming weeks.

Please be considerate of our neighbours and do not park cars or arrange transport on any of the residential streets surrounding the event site and use the official, dedicated areas as highlighted on this page.

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