All your questions about car passes explained!
As we've previously warned, the deadline to purchase parking passes online has now passed. This in order for TheTicketSellers to be able to send them all out... But don't worry if you haven't already got yours, you will still be able to purchase a car pass on the gate at a the increased cost of £40 (CASH ONLY).
Most people will require a Public Car Parking Pass - please follow signage for the Public Car Park, you will be directed to on a route to the best car park depending on the traffic and the direction you're coming from.
The Public Car Parking pass is the colour Yellow - this is just the colour of the pass! There is no such thing as yellow parking!
If you are arriving on Wednesday you need a Wednesday car parking pass. Please follow signage on the day. If you already have a standard public car park pass but need to change to Wednesday email firstname.lastname@example.org who will be able to change this for free.
Other car parking passes are for those staying in:
- Camp Skylark, reserved camping & tangerine fields east.
- Family Camping
- The Meadow
- Boomtown Springs
Camp Skylark, reserved camping & tangerine fields east : Follow the first turning into Public Car Parking (White P on Blue Background) on any route to site. You must tell parking marshalls you have booked to stay in Camp Skylark, Tangerine Fields East or Reserved Camping - print out your accommodation ticket to show to them. They will then direct you through to the correct car park. Please note this car park opens on Thursday and cannot be accessed on Wednesday.
Boomtown Springs please follow Purple Route (purple patches on the signage). Your parking pass is valid from Wednesday - if you are a Boomtown Springs resident arriving on Wednesday and you haven't already purchased a parking pass please ensure to tell stewards that you are heading to Springs to they direct you to the correct car park.
Family & Meadow please follow orange route. If you do not have your parking pass yet ensure that you have an orange routing pass to allow you to be directed to that car park.
If you are staying in one of the above areas but have mistakenly purchased a standard public car parking pass please email email@example.com and we'll arrange for this to be swapped for free.
Due to the heavy influx of vehicles, parking spaces are allocated based on the flow of traffic - as you get close (within 3 miles) of the festival, switch off your sat nav and follow the Public Parking Symbol on the directional signage (a white ‘P’ on a blue background). These will direct you into the car parks by the best routes for the traffic conditions.
Alternatively there are still coaches available from all over the country as well as shuttle busses from Winchester Train station that can be purchased for £10 return on the day.
When will my car pass arrive?
Car parking passes were sent out via ‘signed for’ delivery last week (w/c 09.07.18). Please make sure you check the address the pass is being delivered to on your TheTicketSellers account here.
Passes should arrive very soon and have to be signed for - this means if no one is home to sign on arrival that you may receive notice from the Post Office asking you to collect your delivery from your local Post Office in person.
Once you have received your pass, please display your parking sticker clearly in your windscreen before you start your journey to site. Make sure it’s not obstructed by the sunstrip and is outside the sweep of your windscreen wipers so it doesn’t obstruct your view of the road. The top or bottom left or right hand corner of your windscreen or just behind your rear view mirror are usually the best places. Please also make sure the QR code on your sticker can be scanned easily by the car park team.
More FAQ's here...
And find the essential guide to Boomtown here!