With two days to go to Radio 1’s Big Weekend at Burton Constable Hall, updated information has been released following Monday’s terrorist attack in Manchester.
A full review of the festival has been undertaken by Radio 1, Hull 2017 and the Safety Advisory Group, which includes the blue light services and partners. Additional security measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of those attending the event on Saturday and Sunday.
Everyone attending will go through two rounds of searches, including bags and personal items. The first will be at transport hubs, the second at the event itself.
In order to increase the speed of these searches organisers ask that you only bring essential items to the event. People are asked to be patient.
Ticketholders are reminded that it is not possible to drive, cycle or walk to the event.
Ticketholders who have pre-booked taxis will be taken to a drop-off point close to the venue, where they will be searched and transferred by free shuttle bus to the event for their second security check.
Martin Green, Director of Hull 2017, said: “Our thoughts remain with the victims and everyone affected by the appalling events in Manchester on Monday night.
“Music events bring people together and we are pleased that Radio 1’s Big Weekend will take place as planned. It is a chance to celebrate life, but also to show defiance and that we will not be cowed by those that would seek to divide us.
“Public safety remains the top priority for any public event and additional security is being put in place for ticketholders at the weekend. This means additional searches, so ticketholders should allow more time to get onto shuttle buses and onto the event site. Inevitably this may take a little longer and we ask people to be patient and travel light, as this will help speed up searches.”
Ticketholders are reminded that tickets for Shuttle bus and Park & Ride Services can still be booked until 6pm on Friday 26 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. Pre-booking your shuttle will speed up your journey.
Hull 2017 will not be operating a ticket re-printing and/or look-up service at any of transport locations. It is the ticketholder’s responsibility to ensure they 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.
Customers who fail to book in advance should check the Hull 2017 website (www.hull2017.co.uk) on the day for ticket availability at the different travel hubs. Please note, the price will increase to cover the additional administration costs, with shuttle buses costing £15 return and parking at Park & Ride sites costing £10. It will of course speed up the process if people are able to book their tickets in advance.