THE promoters of the Neighbourhood Weekender have issued their top tips for the Victoria Park festival.

It takes place on Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27.

The promoters SJM Concerts are working with Warrington Borough Council and other local authorities to ensure the two day event is safe, successful and enjoyable for everyone.

Warrington Guardian: V Festival at Victoria Park in August 1996

This it the biggest festival since V96

The following event guidelines will be in place to make the festival as enjoyable and safe as possible:

  •  Gates will open at 12.30pm with the festival finishing at 10.30pm on both days.
  •  A contracted cleaning company will be on site throughout the day with a community impact team in place.
  •  There is no cover for the audience for some of the stages, so it is advised to take appropriate clothing for the expected weather conditions.
  •  Police have also warned that searches will take place on all patrons before they enter. Alcohol is a prohibited item in and surrounding the festival.
  •  Street traders and counterfeit goods. People attending the concerts are being advised to buy merchandise from official stands within the park, rather than from traders on surrounding streets.

Travel Information


On the Saturday , Northern Rail will be experiencing industrial strike action. There will be a limited service throughout the day with Northern Rail trains ending at around 6.30pm from Warrington Central and Warrington Bank Quay.

Warrington Guardian: Northern Rail

Please allow plenty of time to get to and from the festival.

Normal train service should resume on Sunday.

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Victoria Park is easily accessible from Warrington town centre on the A50 Knutsford Road. The festival will be clearly sign-posted.

Parking will be very limited and organisers encourage the use of public transport where possible. The official car park will be at Sir Thomas Boteler High School. People are advised to buy tickets in advance or use official town centre car parks. Residential street parking is not permitted.

Residents have parking permits


The park is a short walk from the town centre. The park is around a 20-minute walk from Warrington Bank Quay station, Warrington Central train station or Golden Square Shopping Centre. There will be a pick up and drop off facility at the festival.


Number 11 and 11a bus services stop at Knutsford Road for Victoria Park, it takes five minutes from Warrington Bus Interchange located at Warrington Central train station.


Organisers have revealed a free Neighbourhood Weekender app to keep people up-to-date.

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