Walton on Trent Parish Council

Serving the people of Walton on Trent

Clerk RFO: Laura Storey
Walton on Trent Parish
Council, P O Box 8108, Derby
Derbyshire DE1 0ZU

Tel: 07941 052009

Bloodstock Open Air 8th – 11th August 2019 Catton Park, Walton on Trent

Website: www.bloodstock.uk.com

Dear Resident/ Homeowner

25/6/19

Bloodstock Open Air 8th – 11th August 2019

Catton Park, Walton on Trent

It's that time of year again with the Bloodstock festival due to take place in a few weeks' time. For those of you who are not aware of Bloodstock, this will be our 14th year at Catton Park with a licenced capacity this year of 20,000 attendees, most of which camp for the weekend.

As always, we would like to provide you with some useful information to help you get through the festival weekend with as little disruption as possible.

The festival site build will commence on Wednesday 31st July and the site will be totally cleared by 18th August.

For the last couple of years, very little has changed. The campsite opens its doors to festival goers on Thursday 8th August. We have 4 stages at Bloodstock – The main outdoor stage which is the Ronnie James Dio stage opens at 10.30 am on Friday, The Sophie Lancaster Stage is situated inside a Big Top and opens Thursday evening at 17.00, The Hobgoblin Stage is our 3rd stage inside another Big Top which opens on Friday and the Jagermeister Acoustic stage is our fourth and smallest stage in the arena which also opens on Friday.

DATE

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MAIN ENTRANCE BOX OFFICE

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PUBLIC CARPARK TICKET OFFICE

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ARENA

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CAMPSITE

THURS 8th

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12:00 - 23:00

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12:00 – 23:00

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17:00 - 03:00

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24 HOURS

FRI 9TH

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10:00 - 22:00

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08:00 - 22:00

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10:00 - 03:00

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24 HOURS

SAT 10TH

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10.00 - 22.00

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08:00 - 22:00

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10:00 - 03:00

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24 HOURS

SUN 11TH

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10:00 - 20:00

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08:00 - 20:00

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10:00 - 03:00

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24 HOURS

MON 12TH

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CLOSED

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VACATE BY 13:00

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CLOSED

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VACATE BY 13:00

NOISE

Bloodstock is a rock and metal festival and is the largest festival in South Derbyshire... so it can get a little noisy at times!!

Leading up to and during the festival we will continually work closely with the District Council, and with a noise consulting agency, to ensure that all noise levels coming from the festival are within the legal limitations for the area. Professional noise checks will be carried out throughout the duration of the festival.

We intend to carry out a test of the sound system on Thursday 8th, to be overseen by the Environmental Health Departments' Pollution Control officer. This allows us to set levels in the Arena that will not impact unduly on the surrounding area.

It may help to bear in mind change in weather conditions can also effect noise levels slightly, therefore on one day you may hear very little if anything from the festival site and on another day you may think it's louder. Onsite noise levels will not have changed – low lying cloud and wind carries sound further than if it were a clear day with little or no wind at all.

SECURITY & CROWD MANAGEMENT

We continue to invest heavily in our security and crowd control operation and are once again employing the services of the UK's Industry award winning event security company SHOWSEC www.showsec.co.uk. We will also have patrolling police on site over the weekend although the crime rate at Bloodstock is very low.

SITE LAYOUT

The festival site will be a very similar layout to last year with the Public Car Park situated on the field directly across the road from the main Catton Hall building with the festival entrance approximately 900 metres down the road directly opposite the Round House. The VIP car parking will once again be in the field directly across the road from the production entrance. Campervans are also across the road to allow for extra camping on the fields that run along the river. The main pick up and drop off point for taxis and other vehicles is situated in the main public carpark.

TRAFFIC

Disruption to the road network is inevitable at certain times during the festival weekend. However, we go to great lengths to minimise this disruption as much as possible.

The road networks will be generally more congested leading up to and during the festival weekend than would normally be expected. Due to the fact that the majority of our festival goers camp for the whole weekend, the traffic coming to the festival from the morning of Thursday 8th will be the busiest.

All campers have to vacate the campsite by the afternoon of Monday 12th August. This means that the highest volume of traffic coming away from the festival can be expected between Sunday night and Monday morning.

Due to the traffic management measures on Chetwynd Bridge, we will be instigating additional measures in an attempt to alleviate the effect for both existing road users and our own event traffic. However, we have to prioritise the A38 and therefore local traffic on travelling northbound on the A513 to the A38 will experience delays and we would encourage those who can to use alternative routes especially during our peak traffic periods.

Once again this year there will be temporary public crossings with temporary traffic lights in place at 3 locations on the main Catton Road to allow festival goers to cross the road safely from the main public car park, the VIP car park and the campervan site. So please be conscious of the public crossings if travelling along the road from the A513 (A38). PLEASE NOTE –There will be a temporary speed restriction to 30mph on the main road along Catton Park and Catton Hall from Monday 5th to Monday 12th August.

Temporary road signs will be in place again this year directing all traffic away from the village to ensure as little disruption as possible during the festival weekend.

BLOODSTOCK & THE COMMUNITY

We would like to thank you for being supportive residents of the Bloodstock festival and hope that we can continue to work alongside you to maintain a good relationship for years to come.

CONTACT US

Should you have any questions about this year's festival, do not hesitate to contact me by email or call our head office.

During the festival weekend we have a 24 hour dedicated resident's phone line within our Event Control Office on site; this will be in operation between the following times: Thursday 8th August at 12 midday, until Monday 12th August at 12 midday.

Bloodstock Head Office - 01332 666370 (please use the residents line below during

festival Weekend)

Residents Onsite 24 hour Phone Line - 07486 117686 this will be activated at 12 midday on

Thursday 8th August 2019 through to 12

midday on Monday 12th August 2019

Yours sincerely

Rachael Greenfield

Festival Director

Email: rachael@bloodstock.uk.com

Posted: Tue, 25 Jun 2019 12:35 by Parish Clerk

Tags: Festival