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Cannock Chase Forest venue info

The venue

Concert timings

Concert car parks open at 5pm. The arena opens at 6pm, with live music starting at about 7.30pm and finishing about 10.30pm. These times are approximate; the latest updates on running times will be posted here approximately 2 weeks before the concert.

Site opening times

Birches Valley Forest Centre at Cannock Chase will be open to the public until 3.30pm on the day of the concert. Car parking charges apply. Free access to concert car parks for ticket holders from 5pm.

Seating

This is an outdoor venue. Seating is not provided or reserved. You are welcome to bring folding picnic chairs or rugs. If a standing area has been designated directly in front of the stage, seating brought into the venue will not be allowed in this area.

Food & drink

A full licensed bar and a variety of hot food outlets are available. Please note bar and food outlets do not accept card payments.
You are welcome to bring picnics, but please check the terms and conditions carefully as some items are not permitted in the arena.

General information

What to wear

We advise that you wear suitable clothing and footwear for an outdoor event. Unfortunately, we cannot permit umbrellas to be taken into the arena.

Cash points

The nearest cash point is in Rugeley.

Telephones

The nearest public pay phone is in Rugeley. Mobile phone coverage is poor but EE and Vodafone networks have reasonable coverage.

Local accommodation

For full details of local accommodation contact Cannock Chase Tourist Information on 01543 877666.

Disabled visitors

A viewing platform is available. Places on the viewing platform cannot be reserved or guaranteed.
The disabled car park is not limited to badge holders but priority will be given to them. The disabled car park is approximately 250 metres from the entrance to the arena along tarmac and grass paths.
Disabled toilets are available in the toilet block and inside the arena. Registered assistance dogs are permitted, but the live sound may disturb the animal. No other dogs are allowed on site.
Lasers and strobe lighting may be used as part of the performance. See our access policy or contact box office on 03000 680400.

How to get there

Directions to Cannock Chase Forest

1.5 miles west of the A51, Rugeley, Staffs. Postcode: WS15 2UQ

Travel info

Sufficient car parking for visitors is provided on site. Vehicles should not be left overnight in the car parks. Please consider the environment and car share where possible. 

The nearest train station is Rugeley Town (Birmingham to Rugeley line), 3 miles away.

Taxis collecting concert-goers must be on site by 10.45pm. Please book your taxi, including the return trip, in advance.

Last updated: 23rd November 2016

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