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By Taxi

RED GATE 1

The designated Taxis Rank is based at Red Gate 1 this year where you will find Leeds Hackney Carriages and Private Hires waiting to pick up festival-goers.

The fare from Leeds City Centre will be in the region of £25 – £40 in a hackney carriage car depending on the route taken and traffic levels.

Uber is the official transport partner of Leeds Festival – this would be a good option for those who want to pay by card.

By Car

Parking is included within the price of all tickets at Leeds Festival.

Please travel to the A1, M1 or the A1(M) whether you are coming from the North, South, East or West and then follow the signs from the motorway. All routes to Leeds Festival start from the A1(M). Please note that the junction numbers on the A1(M) that we are using changed a few years ago and out of date printed maps, and old sat nav systems may not reflect the correct junction numbering on the ground so follow the signage on the routes rather than checking against a map.

FROM A1(M) COMING FROM THE SOUTH

The route to the festival will be signposted from Junction 41 Northbound

For traffic coming from the South, continue along the A1(M) Northbound to follow the Brown Route to site. Continue along the A1(M), exiting at Jct 45 onto the Grange Moor / Wattle Syke roundabouts. Follow signage onto West Woods Road, turning left onto Tenter Hill and right onto Paradise Way where you’ll take a left to enter the site via Brown Gate.

FROM M1 COMING FROM THE SOUTH

The route to the festival will be signposted from Junction 42 Northbound

For traffic coming from the South along the M1, continue Northbound joining with the A1(M) at Jct 47. Follow the A1(M) Northbound on the Brown Route to site. Follow signage along the A1(M), exiting at Jct 45 onto the Grange Moor / Wattle Syke roundabouts. Follow signage onto West Woods Road, turning left onto Tenter Hill and right onto Paradise Way where you’ll take a left to enter the site via Brown Gate.

FROM M62 COMING FROM THE EAST

The route to the festival will be signed from Junction 33 Westbound

For traffic coming from the East, follow the M62 Westbound joining the A1(M) Northbound at Jct 32a. Following the Brown Route, continue along the A1(M) and exit at Jct 45 onto the Grange Moor / Wattle Syke roundabouts. Follow signage onto West Woods Road, turning left onto Tenter Hill and right onto Paradise Way where you’ll take a left to enter the site via Brown Gate.

FROM M62 COMING FROM THE WEST

The route to the festival will be signed from Junction 29 Eastbound.

For traffic coming from the West, follow the M62 Eastbound joining the A1(M) Northbound at Jct 32a. Following the Brown Route, continue along the A1(M) and exit at Jct 45 onto the Grange Moor / Wattle Syke roundabouts. Follow signage onto West Woods Road, turning left onto Tenter Hill and right onto Paradise Way where you’ll take a left to enter the site via Brown Gate.

FROM A1/ A1(M) COMING FROM THE NORTH

The route to the festival will be signed from Junction 46 Southbound

For traffic coming from the North or from the direction of York along the A64, the White Route must be followed. The White Route starts on the A1(M), exiting via Jct 44 and turning left to join Paradise Way. Traffic will then enter the site, on a left turn, via White Gate.

DROP OFF / PICK UP ZONES

If you plan on being dropped off at Leeds Festival, or picked up when you are ready to leave, you will need to use our dedicated Pick Up and Drop Off zone, located off York Road (A64). There is no pick up/drop off facility near to Yellow Gate this year.

This area will have dedicated signage with zones A-J along with better lighting to improve public safety. Please do not pre-arrange to meet at zones as some will open/close dependent on volumes of people and traffic.

A64 ONE WAY SYSTEM

The A64 closure for traffic travelling Eastbound will be in effect between the Fox & Grapes pub and Bramham Interchange from early Wednesday morning until Thursday at midnight. The closure will be lifted on Friday, Saturday and will be put in place again from Sunday evening through to Monday afternoon. Drop Off and Pick Ups will use Junction 44 of the A1(M) turning left onto the A64 towards Leeds. The vehicle turning point is at the Red Bus Layby on the A64, all vehicles travelling eastbound will be required to perform a U-turn at this point, in a traffic managed zone, there will be no points for stopping here.

Non-festival traffic is advised to consider alternative routes or allow more time for their journey.

SUGGESTED ROUTE: WEDNESDAY 25th – THURSDAY 26th and SUNDAY 29th from 18:00 – MONDAY 31st

When the A64 Eastbound closure is in operation follow signage for the Red Route starting on the A1(M) and exiting via Jct 44, joining the A64 Westbound and turning right into the site at Red Gate.

For traffic coming from the South, follow the A1(M) Northbound merging with the M1 at Hook Moor onto the A1 (M). Once at Jct 44 Bramham Interchange, follow signage and turn left onto the A64 Westbound using both lanes and then right into site at Red Gate.

For traffic coming from the North, follow the A1(M) Southbound and come off at Jct 44 Bramham Interchange and onto the A64 Westbound and then follow the same route as above.

Please note the A64 Eastbound will be closed from the Red Bus Café to Jct 44 during the above times.

SUGGESTED ROUTE: FRIDAY 27th – SUNDAY 29th at 18:00

When the A64 Eastbound closure is not in operation, follow signage and leave the A1(M) at Jct 45 and travel along the A58 onto the Ring Road (A6120) joining the A64 Eastbound and turning left into site via Red Gate 1 & 2.

A64 ONE WAY SYSTEM

The A64 closure for traffic travelling Eastbound will be in effect between the Fox & Grapes pub and Bramham Interchange from early Wednesday morning until Thursday at midnight. The closure will be lifted on Friday, Saturday and will be put in place again from Sunday evening through to Monday afternoon. Drop Off and Pick Ups will use Junction 44 of the A1(M) turning left onto the A64 towards Leeds. The vehicle turning point is at the Red Bus Layby on the A64, all vehicles travelling eastbound will be required to perform a U-turn at this point, in a traffic managed zone, there will be no points for stopping here.

Non-festival traffic is advised to consider alternative routes or allow more time for their journey.

NON-FESTIVAL DRIVER INFORMATION

If you need to access the A1(M) and want to avoid the festival traffic, from Wednesday 25th August to Sunday 29th August, then we would suggest travelling to Tenter Hill, turning left and travelling North on West Woods Road to access the A1(M) at Wattle Syke.

During the morning of Monday 30th August, the best route to the A1(M) to avoid festival traffic would be to travel to Tenter Hill, turn right onto Bramham Bypass / Paradise Way and Spen Common Lane to access the A1(M) at the Bramham Interchange.

Using these routes will mean that you are travelling in the opposite direction to the vast majority of festival traffic.

THORNER VILLAGE CLOSURE

Thorner Village will not be accessible to any non-residents of Thorner. The village will be closed at the following locations, and there will be no through access throughout the duration of Leeds Festival.

1.         Northern part of Mangrill Lane

2.         Carr Lane (very close to the A58)

3.         Thorner / Skeltons Lane

4.         Thorner / Milner Lane (next to the green triangle)

5.         Wothersome corner (west of junction of Thorner Lane / Thorner Road)

Please do not arrange to be dropped off or picked up from the closure points, as there is strictly no pedestrian access to the festival.

ABERFORD VILLAGE CLOSURE

Aberford Village will not be accessible to festival goers and there will be no through access throughout the duration of Leeds Festival.

Please do not arrange to be dropped off or picked up from the closure points, as there is strictly no pedestrian access to the festival.

TOWING NOTICE

Please note that towing will be in operation for the duration of the event and vehicles parked in restricted areas will be towed away in accordance with the Removal & Disposal of Vehicle Regulations 1986.

Festival Republic and associated partners are unable to accept liability for personal damages, losses or injuries sustained as a result of towing vehicles – including damage and losses to property and motor vehicles.

NO STOPPING AT ANY TIME

Please be advised that there is strictly no parking, stopping or waiting on the A64 or along the White & Brown vehicle routes. The access roads have temporary ‘no stopping’ traffic orders on them and the Police will be enforcing this. Parking is included in the price of tickets at Leeds Festival. Staff at the festival will direct you to the right place to park.

BY SHUTTLE BUS

The shuttle bus service departs from outside Leeds Train Station, on Sovereign Square Park. It will begin running at 9.30am on Wednesday 25th August.

On Sunday night the shuttle bus runs from Branham Park all night until 6am.

It takes about 45 minutes to get there.

The shuttle bus ticket can be purchased on the First Bus app. Follow this link for more information https://www.firstbus.co.uk/leeds/tickets/leeds-festival-shuttle

By Train

Train

The nearest train station is Leeds Train Station. There are regular trains from major cities across England into Leeds including Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and London. Take the festival bus from Leeds train station direct to Bramham Park.

Leeds train station is about a 30-minute drive from the festival site.

A shuttle bus operates between Leeds Train Station, from Sovereign Square Park, to Leeds Festival from Wednesday 25th – Monday 30th August.

By Air

The nearest airport is Leeds Bradford International Airport which is a half hour drive from the festival site.

Metroconnect 757 provides a direct bus service to/from Leeds. The route also stops off at Rawdon, which is a 13 minute drive to/from the festival site.

Alternatively a taxi from Leeds Bradford Airport to Leeds Railway Station should cost around £24. You could then catch the shuttle bus to the festival site.

Private Coaches for Leeds

If you plan to book a coach for you and your friends from a private operator to drop you off / pick you up at Leeds Festival please email [email protected] to book your time slots. The bus pick up and drop off is very busy so it’s important you let us know when you are coming.

Please note: This is NOT a service to book a private coach. Only email us if you have booked your own coach. We will then try our best to schedule your drop off at your preferred time.

Minibuses (up to 16 seater) don’t need to register, just turn up as you would with a car and follow signage for the pick up and drop off area.  

Uber

Ride with Uber, Transport Partner of Leeds Festival

Go Leeds Festival with Uber! It’s festival season. Request a ride and let Uber take you to and from the event. Follow the directions in the app for a smooth pickup and drop off experience.

Disabled customers:
Our transportation partner Uber has wheelchair accessible and mobility options available in the app. Find out more at t.uber.com/uber.access

Big Green Coach

Big Green Coach are once again the OFFICIAL and EXCLUSIVE coach travel provider to Leeds Festival 2022.

Stay tuned for more news on coach bookings.