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Drivers advised plan journeys as Reading Festival kicks off on Friday

Delays likely as 90,000 music fans head for the festival

Jane Meredith

Jane Meredith


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Music fans heading to the Reading Festival, which kicks off on Friday (Aug 28) - and other drivers in the area - are advised to to plan their journeys in advance, to avoid delays.

With some 90,000 festival goers expected, and until the close of the festival on Sunday (Aug 30), anyone considering driving along the M4 during this period is advised to take extra care, and allow extra time, as the roads around Reading will be busy.

Highways England Emergency Planner Dom McLeman said:

“We want all drivers to have a safe journey and enjoy the festival. I advise drivers to plan their journeys to allow extra time and bring plenty of water to stay hydrated. I also recommend drivers check their vehicles before they set out and ensure they have plenty of fuel.”

Festival goers are advised to follow signed routes to the event. Sat-navs may not follow the approved routes.

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