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The Biggest Weekend

About The Biggest Weekend

The Biggest Weekend, located across four nations, four cities and four days, will be the BBC’s biggest ever celebration of music across TV, radio, online and mobile. 

The event in Coventry has performances from Liam Gallagher, Stereophonics, Paloma Faith, Billy Ocean, UB40 featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey, Jamie Cullum, Snow Patrol, GoGo Penguin, MilošNigel Kennedy and Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band.

After listening to audience feedback the BBC have decided to permit folding chairs into the event on Friday 25th May / Monday 28th May. Audience members will be permitted to bring 1 folding chair per person in addition to 1 bag per person that is no larger than A4 in size. This only applies to Friday 25th May / Monday 28th May.

You may see in the T&Cs on your tickets that chairs are prohibited, this is because tickets were printed before this decision was made. Chairs will now be allowed in, however all other prohibited items listed are still not allowed.

Visit the BBC presents The Biggest Weekend website for more information. 

Liam Gallagher Big Weekend

Travelling to War Memorial Park

Located in the heart of the UK, Coventry is one of the most accessible cities in the country. 

The BBC Biggest Weekend is located at Coventry's War Memorial Park, a stunning place that is really easy to get to!

Walking to the Park. The park is a 20 minute walk from the city centre and 15 minutes from Coventry Railway Station. The event entrance is adjacent to the Kenilworth Road car park.

Cycling and cycle parking. Free supervised cycle parking will be available close to the event entrance.

By car. To ensure parking for BBC Biggest Weekend Coventry, please purchase one of our parking options in advance. Parking restrictions will be in place in roads surrounding War Memorial Park. 

Parking on-site. Parking on-site is five minutes walk from the event entrance and must be booked in advance, at a cost of £15 per vehicle. Please note that parking is on grass, strictly cars and MPVs only (higher vehicles may park at the alternative Park & Ride location). No overnight parking. For registered Blue Badge holders, an accessible parking area will be available, free of charge. You will be required to visit the BBC Biggest Weekend Accessibilty Information page to complete and submit an access requirements application form. 

Click here to book on-site car parking.

Park & Ride. Drive your car to our dedicated event Park & Ride facility, at the prestigious headquarters of Jaguar Land Rover, easily reached from the A45/A46. Offering a 15 minute shuttle bus service directly to the War Memorial Park, with its drop off point a two minute walk to the event entrance. £7 per vehicle parking fee. £5 per person return shuttle bus fee. This is an advance booking arrangement.

Click here to book Park & Ride vehicle parking and return shuttle bus travel.

Rail. The event entrance is 15 minutes walk away from Coventry Rail Station. However, planned engineering works will be taking place from 26-28 May 2018 in the Coventry area. Services will still operate from London Euston to Coventry. Rail replacement buses will run from Birmingham New Street station to Coventry and from Leamington Spa to Coventry. For the latest information, please see West Midlands Railway website.

By bus. The park is serviced by several scheduled bus services, however as this is a bank holiday weekend please check online. Take a look and plan your journey.

Hotels. Take a look at our list of hotel accommodation with preferred rates especially for The Biggest Weekend. 



What to get up to whilst you're here

Coventry is the now the UK City of Culture 2021, so it goes without saying then that there will be so much to get up to whilst you're here. Keep checking back to see our suggestions on how to make your Biggest Weekend visit the best weekend visit. Take a look at the kind of things that are going on in Coventry right now.


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