Motorists urged to plan their journeys around Exeter’s Big Weekend festival

PUBLISHED: 15:07 27 May 2016 | UPDATED: 15:07 27 May 2016

car driving fast into forest.

car driving fast into forest.


Around 25,000 people are expected to attend the music festival, taking place this weekend.

Motorists are reminded to plan their journeys ahead of Radio 1’s Big Weekend at Powderham Castle near Exeter, this weekend.

The festival is taking place this Saturday and Sunday (May 28 and 29).

Around 25,000 people a day are expected to attend the Spring Bank Holiday music festival, which features Jake Bugg, Jess Glynne and Mumford & Sons on the Saturday and Coldplay, Ellie Goulding and Years & Years on the Sunday.

Festival-goers will be using Exeter Racecourse as a park and ride venue and the Kennford area of the A38 is expected to experience heavy traffic over the weekend.

Gareth Price, Highways England emergency planning officer for the south west, said: “Our aim is to keep the Highways England network running whilst keeping road users safe and informed, and we advise all road users to check our traffic and travel information channels, set off early and allow plenty of time.”

Highways England provides live traffic information via its website at or from a phone or mobile device at

Travel information is also available by phone from the Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 and updates will be provided via Twitter.

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