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V Festival Chelmsford: Get the latest travel advice before heading to Hylands Park

People heading to the V Festival in Chelmsford are being advised to plan their journey in order to avoid delays.

The event sees The Stone Roses, The Happy Mondays and The Killers headlining.

Around 90,000 people are expected to attend the festival each day with people arriving from today.

Officers from Essex Police will be patrolling Hylands Park on foot and bike during the two-day event and have warned they won’t tolerate crime.

Those who do could find themselves locked in a cell in a prisoner van.

Essex Police will be giving festival goers advice about keeping themselves and their belongings safe using Twitter (@essexpoliceuk #vfestival) and Facebook (

Inspector Leigh Norris will also be tweeting live from the festival on both days. Follow him @EssexInspector.

For the latest advice from Essex Police visit here.

Travel Advice from Essex Police

Travelling to V Festival

V Festival is held in Hylands Park, a 574 acre park on the outskirts of Chelmsford town centre. During the festival the surrounding roads can become very busy but you can find out up to date traffic information by calling the Essex Traffic Control Centre on 0845 6000110 just before, during and after the festival.

By car

Drivers using the M25 should leave the motorway at junction 28, travel eastbound on the A12 until they reach junction 15 where they should take the A414 to Chelmsford.

The venue will be signposted along this stretch of road.Drivers using the M11 should leave the motorway at junction 7 and travel eastbound on the A414 until they reach Chelmsford where Hylands Park will be signposted.


There is plenty of paid parking at Hylands Park and festival officials will be directing drivers to parking areas from the two entry gates.There will be drop-off and pick-up points signposted which drivers can access from the A414.

Parking restrictions will be in place in surrounding areas, including the villages of Writtle and Widford together with clearway restrictions on grass verges.

Vehicles that do not adhere to these restrictions will be towed away and impounded, involving delays and costs to the owners.

By train

The nearest station is Chelmsford Railway Station. The station will be policed by officers from British Transport Police and there will be a return shuttle bus service from the station to Hylands Park at a charge of £5.

Opening times

Festival goers are advised not to arrive before the opening times below to avoid causing congestion on the surrounding roads in Chelmsford.

Hylands Park will open at noon on Friday, August 17, and close on Monday, August 20 at noon.The arena will open at 12 noon on Saturday and Sunday and the bands will finish at 11pm.

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