Latitude 2018: Getting to the festival

Crowds at Latitude last year Picture: PAUL JOHN BAYFIELD

Crowds at Latitude last year Picture: PAUL JOHN BAYFIELD - Credit: PAUL JOHN BAYFIELD

Festival Republic have developed their traffic plan for Latitude Festival 2018.

The family festival will be taking place from July 12 until July 15 in Henham Park in Suffolk.

The developed traffic plan aims to increase safety, ease congestion around and through local villages, minimise disruption and ensure the safety of residents and Latitude Festival attendees.

Here are the main things you need to know about getting there.

• Festival Republic have revealed they will continue to use three different routes to the site to ensure traffic is balanced more appropriately in the wider area and on approach to the festival. This may mean that journeys appear longer when checked on satellite navigation, but it will be quicker and the traffic flow in the vicinity of the site should work well.

• The routes will be advertised in advance and festival goers are strongly advised to follow the signage.

• There will continue to be a specific route for family ticket holders.

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• Enhancements have been made noticeably to the Egress Plan, with temporary traffic regulation orders in place to enforce no left turn signage where necessary and reduce speed for the safety of all road users.

• All routes and public gates have contingency plans worked out, that can be implemented efficiently.

• The signage has been reviewed to ensure more clarity.

• The offsite traffic co-ordinator will continue to have a team of spotters at key locations and a motorbike response working to him monitoring the routes. He will liaise with police, highways and public transport operators live and will also do regular updates via media / social media.

• Comprehensive shuttle bus services to and from the festival are available from Diss, as well as local stations. Festival-goers are encouraged to utilise this service, Big Green Coach or the Lift Share scheme to subsequently reduce the number of vehicles travelling to the festival. These services are available to book through the Latitude Festival website.

• The bus station and drop off operation will remain in the same location as 2017, and our taxi rank layout has been optimised. It is strongly advised that all taxis are pre-booked due to limited taxis arriving at the taxi rank.

• Festival Republic will pro-actively provide traffic updates through the Latitude Festival Twitter, and Festival App which is available to download.

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