We’ve been working with Shropshire Council to improve your journey to the festival and it will signpost an alternative route from the M54/A5 approach at Ellesmere Road that will hopefully make your journey on to the site an easier one. Please trust the signs – your SatNav will probably want to take you down the main road into town which can get quite congested.
This map illustrates the alternative route – it’s not as long as it looks and brings you out on the Berwick Road approach into Shrewsbury. You’ll be able to access ALL camping areas from 07:00 on Friday 27 August unless you have booked a Thursday camping ticket (which are now sold out). Everyone arriving before 10:00 will come in through gate 11 off Berwick Road – stewards will be on hand to direct you. No traffic is permitted down Gravel Hill Lane until 10:00. Camping is available from Friday 07:00-Tuesday 12:00.
Alternative route map
Distances to Shrewsbury
Birmingham 48 ★ Wolverhampton 33 ★ Manchester 75 ★ Liverpool 65 ★ Chester 43 ★ Bristol 113 ★ Sheffield 90 ★ Oxford 120 ★ Cambridge 143 ★ London 170
For those of you who bring bicycles, thank you, it helps keep cars off the road and reduces our carbon footprint. There are no specific areas where you can leave bicycles but one side of the festival perimeter is a chain link fence which bicycles can be chained to.
For details of Bus routes and times within the county, please call the Shropshire Traveline on 0870 6082608 or contact a Tourist Information Centre.
Festival site address and post code for Sat Navs
(do not post anything to this address)
West Midlands Showground, Berwick Road, Shrewsbury, SY1 2PF.
Where is the nearest train station?
Shrewsbury railway station is situated in Castle Gates which is only 10/15 mins walk from the festival site. For directions and maps from the station go to our main menu or click here. National Rail enquiries can be contacted on 08457 48 49 50 or go to www.nationalrail.co.uk
By Car: Shrewsbury is easily accessible and is linked to the motorway by the A5 and M54.
By Train: Shrewsbury’s railway station is right in the centre of town, by the Castle, the shops and historic buildings.
By Coach: There are two direct National Express Coach services daily from London and connections from other towns. Tel: 08705-808080 www.nationalexpress.com
For detailed Shrewsbury Showground directions please download the festival maps below.
Car sharing is a great way to save money if you are driving or to get to the festival on the cheap if you need a lift. We work with a number of lift/car sharing websites to help you share your journey.
With the average 100 mile car journey leading to over 20 kg of CO2 being produced, sharing has the potential to reduce the festival’s carbon footprint considerably. We can have a real impact on our carbon footprint if we reduce the amount of car journeys.