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Traffic Management

Traffic Management updates for 2024 coming soon

2023 Traffic Management Plan 

We strive to continue making improvements to our traffic management plan following various concerns expressed by the public in recent years. An updated plan has been carefully considered and addressed by our team alongside expert traffic management consultants, including clearer signage during the build and de-rig phases to ensure deliveries take the correct route to get to the festival site.

During the festival (Wednesday – Sunday), there will be a road closure on the B3276/Watergate Road in operation from 16:00-04:00 Wednesday & Thursday, and 16:00-03:00 Friday – Sunday. Please note, there will be no access via Watergate Bay Road, so make sure to use the route via Porth during this period.

PUBLIC EGRESS (Weekend Ticket Holders)

Wednesday 9th – Saturday 12th August: 06:00 – 22:00

Peak arrivals between 10:00 – 16:00

Wednesday 9th August: 60% of arrivals – busiest day

Thursday 10th August: 35% of arrivals – busy, fewer than Wednesday

Friday 11th August: 5% of arrivals – least busy

Saturday 12th August: Minimal traffic above a normal Saturday’s traffic

In order to effectively minimise traffic across the duration of the live show, all vehicles will be subject to a £50 re-entry fee if they choose to leave the Boardmasters car park. This has proven to successfully deter attendees from driving on and off site over the busy weekend.


PUBLIC INGRESS & EGRESS (Day Ticket Holders)

Friday 11th – Sunday 13th August: 10:00 – 03:00

Peak arrivals 10:00 – 14:00

Peak departures 22:30 – 01:00

The day ticket audience includes people who have bought tickets for a single day, two days, or a weekend non-camping ticket, which permits access to the arena on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Day ticket-holders will park in the Blue Day Car Park, which is accessed directly via B3276. Guests will also exit this car park on to the B3276 southbound only towards Porth, as the road closure will be in place during the peak hours of departure. As previously demonstrated, the majority of day ticket-holders will arrive/depart via the shuttle bus service, taxi service, on foot, or dropped off/picked up.

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