Brisfest 2012 tickets sell out as 20,000 people prepare to hit Ashton Court
This weekend's Brisfest 2012 is a sell-out, festival organisers have confirmed.
A record 20,000 people will hit Ashton Court for the festival’s first year at the estate tomorrow, and organisers have stressed that there will be no tickets available on the gate.
Any non-ticket holders will be turned away.
“We’re absolutely thrilled to announce a sell-out,” said festival director Poppy Stephenson.
“Hundreds of people have worked on a voluntary basis since 2007 to make this the best festival Bristol has ever seen and we’re excited beyond belief for this weekend.”
Organisers are advising ticket holders to leave their cars at home and use public transport and the Brisfest shuttle buses wherever possible.
“We’ll have thousands of people, all eager to get into the festival site when it opens at 12pm on Saturday,” said Poppy.
“If you’re coming by car please do be prepared for delays and consider using alternative options if possible.
“We’ve got shuttle buses running regularly from the city centre, Stokes Croft and Clifton from 11.30am priced at £2 for adults and £1 for children, you can find the full timetable at www.brisfest.co.uk/travel.
"Only ticket holders will be allowed to board the shuttle buses.
“Obviously we’re making sure that residents in the immediate area have easy access to the surrounding roads so if you are a local resident please make sure you email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a residents’ permit.”
Hip Hop legends De La Soul will headline the event alongside space rockers Hawkwind, beatbox wizard Beardyman, local hero Roni Size and Radio 1’s Jaguar Skills.
They top the bill on a line-up which features an eclectic mix of more than 300 acts representing the best musical talent from all over the South West, including Babyhead, Laid Blak and Dr Meaker.