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Delays expected as thousands head to V Festival

Revellers at V Festival last year Photo: PA

Thousands of festival goers are expected to arrive at the 12th annual V Festival in Staffordshire tomorrow for a weekend of live music and comedy.

The event first came to Weston Park in 1999 and this year will feature headline acts The Killers and The Stone Roses.

90,000 people are expected to attend the festival with many arriving tomorrow, and heavy traffic is expected in the area this weekend.

The M6 and the M54 are likely to be busy all day tomorrow as revellers arrive from all over the region.

To help minimise the disruption there will be extra Highways Agency traffic officer patrols around the site to help festival-goers get to the campsite and to keep motorway traffic flowing.

The following traffic restrictions will be in place tomorrow:

  • The northbound exit at junction 12 of the M6 will be closed.
  • Festival traffic will then be diverted along the M54 to junction 3.
  • Southbound traffic on the M6 will be able to leave at junction 12.

A spokesperson for the Highways Agency said:

“There is a possibility of delays on the M6 and M54 caused by the large number ofvehicles anticipated to arrive on Friday. Drivers should check their fuel level and haveplenty of drinks available in the vehicle, to avoid dehydration.

“Depending on traffic flow, there will be a number of road changes and access points toV Festival. We strongly advise road users to follow signs rather than satnavs once theyget close to Weston Park.”

– Frank Bird, Highway Agency Events Planner for the West Midlands

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