BIG SESSION INFORMATION

Car Parking

published: Fri 14th Oct 2011

The information below applies to the festival held at Leicester, before its 2012 move to Catton Hall, Walton-on-Trent, South Derbyshire.

As the festival is held in and urban space, parking is a problem. The festival has organised with the local NCP carparks for cheaper parking rates.

You can now park in any one of three NCP Leicester car parks any time between midday on the Thursday to midday on the Monday at a flat rate of £4.50 for any 24-hour period.

The NCP car parks on Granby Halls, Welford Road and East Street are only 10 minutes walk away, and the others around the city are on local bus routes.

All you have to do is go to the car park, and take your ticket from the machine at the entrance and when you wish to leave, simply go to a staffed validation point (it's in the cloakroom in the main foyer of the Hall) and this will activate the saving. Then just put your ticket in the machine at the car park, pay as normal, and leave via the barrier.

The only one working a bit differently is the Granby Halls car park, which is pay and display. At this one simply pay £4.50 for each day you are staying and put the ticket in the windscreen as normal.

There is the pay and display car park next to DMH but spaces are limited this year, so once it's full, it's full - charges are dependent upon when you arrive, but no more than £4.50 for 12 hours; after 6pm until midnight it's £1.40. After midnight it's free until 6am though you can feed the machine in advance. Saturday rates are slightly cheaper and free all day Sunday.

Street parking - the roads around Regent College campsite have parking meters. Charges are Monday-Saturday 7am to 6pm £3, free from 6pm to 7.30am, free all day Sunday. These spaces are generally in use during weekdays.
festival information by: Danielle Millea



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