As a response to the heavy rainfall that has descended upon the United Kingdom of late, the organisers of Wakestock Festival have announced a Park and Ride Scheme for those attending the festival. The festival, which starts tomorrow and will go on until Sunday 8th July, will provide festival goers with easier options than attempting to bring their cars through mud. A statement released states:
“The build up of the festival is progressing well and on schedule at Wakestock. Like the rest of the country, the site has received a significant amount of rainfail over the past few months and weeks. Due to this the car parking fields are fairly soft and this may cause some difficulty when driving on or off the site.
Wakestock has therefore arranged a park and ride location at Pwilheli Marina in the Yact Club car park, where festival goers can park up and meet the shuttle bus service which drops off right at the festival entrance. The shuttle buses run on a continuous loop between Pwllheli Maes, the Yacht Club and the Wakestock Festival site at Pen Rhos.
This facility is also available for people dropping off and picking up festival goers. The car parks at the festival site will be open but it is recommended that car users use the park and ride as an alternative to avoid potential delays.”
An excellent idea, and surely one which will lessen the stresses that come with poor weather conditions. After the slight disaster that was the Isle of Wight Festival traffic system, it’s great to see measures put in place prior to the event’s opening. Wakestock expects a crowd of around 10,000 people coming to experience the wakeboarding and music festivities. So, if you fancy getting on board (get it?) then grab yourself a ticket – a weekend camping ticket is priced at £125, £100 without. Buy your tickets HERE.