Leeds & West Yorkshire

Leeds Festival: Traffic restrictions on A64 to take effect

Red Hot Chili Peppers and Foals Image copyright AP/Reuters
Image caption Bands set to perform over the bank holiday weekend include Red Hot Chili Peppers (l) and Foals

Traffic restrictions are due to be put in place on a key link road between West and North Yorkshire ahead of the Leeds Festival.

Drivers are told to expect a busy A64, which will be shut to through traffic eastbound near Bramham Park from Thursday until 05:00 BST on Friday.

The bank holiday weekend event will see performances from bands including Biffy Clyro, Foals and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Festival traffic will exit the A1(M) at junction 44, then head west on the A64.

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Image caption Thousands of people are expected to descend on Bramham Park for Leeds Festival

Festival-goers can also leave the A1(M) at junction 45 for Boston Spa and use local access roads to Bramham Park, Highways England said.

Other drivers are advised to consider alternative routes or allow more time for their journey.

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