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.
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.
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.
The nearest cash point is in Rugeley.
The nearest public pay phone is in Rugeley. Mobile phone coverage is poor but EE and Vodafone networks have reasonable coverage.
The nearest campsite is the Tackeroo Campsite (portable toilets provided for the concert weekend). This is approximately 1km from Cannock Chase concert venue. Contact 01889 586593 (Monday to Friday 7.30am ��" 4pm).
For full details of local accommodation contact Cannock Chase Tourist Information on 01543 877666.
Directions to Cannock Chase Forest
1.5 miles west of the A51, Rugeley, Staffs. Postcode: WS15 2UQ
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.
Birches Valley Forest Centre
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