MTV Crashes Plymouth – everything you need to know


With just nine days to go until MTV Crashes Plymouth, people are being urged to plan ahead to ensure a fantastic time is had by all.

Tens of thousands of spectators are expected to attend the two-day music event, which takes place on Plymouth Hoe on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 July.

Tickets are being sent out in daily batches and anyone who buys a ticket before Wednesday 20 July will receive their ticket in the post by Tuesday 26 July. If you buy a ticket on or after Thursday 21 July you should collect it from the temporary box office on the Hoe.

We are organising the event in partnership with MTV and are urging people to plan their journeys in advance, using public transport where possible. For general bus information and times visit the Traveline South West website or call 0871 200 2233.

Park and ride services will be running later on both nights for people leaving the event and Stagecoach and Plymouth Citybus are arranging extra buses from Royal Parade to help people get home. Plymouth Citybus is also offering a special £1 single fare after 9pm on both days. Buses will run until queues have cleared.

Our city centre car parks will be open late, including Civic Centre, Colin Campbell Court, Elphinstone, Guildhall, Theatre Royal and Western Approach. Anyone dropping people off or picking people up is asked to use one of these car parks. Drake Circus is also offering a special £4 parking rate after 4pm on both days.

A number of road closures and ‘no parking’ restrictions will be in place around the Hoe:

Hoe Road (this road will only be closed in an emergency, within the times below)
• Between the Citadel and Madeira Road from 7am on Tuesday 26 July until midnight on Saturday 30 July
• Between Madeira Road and Grand Parade from 4pm to midnight on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 July

Madeira Road (this road will only be closed in an emergency, within the times below)
• From 4pm to midnight on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 July

Armada Way ‘loop’ (outside Holiday Inn)
• No parking from 7am on Thursday 28 July to midnight on Friday 29 July

Lockyer Street
• No parking between The Esplanade and the Hoe from 9pm on Monday 25 July to 6pm on Saturday 30 July
• Closed between The Esplanade and Notte Street from 8pm on Tuesday 26 July to 8am on Saturday 30 July

Citadel Road
• Closed and no parking between Lockyer Street and Hoe Approach from 7am on Thursday 28 July to midnight on Friday 29 July

Notte Street
• Closed from Hoe Approach to The Crescent from 10.30pm to midnight on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 July

The Crescent
• Closed from Notte Street to Millbay Road from 10.30pm to midnight on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 July

Princess Street
• Closed from Locker Street to Princess Ope from 10.30pm to midnight on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 July

Princess Ope
• Closed from 10.30pm to midnight on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 July

There will also be limited access to the Hoe while the event infrastructure is being built and following the events. Click here for details of the build schedule.

Councillor Glenn Jordan, Cabinet Member for Culture, said: “There will be thousands of spectators heading to the Hoe next Thursday and Friday and we want everyone to have a great time. Plan your journeys in advance, think about what you need to take and allow yourself plenty of time to get there.

“You should also check the terms and conditions – make sure you know what you can and can’t take to the event, how many children are allowed per adult and so on. Think about the weather too and keep an eye of the forecast – it’s really important to stay hydrated and have suitable clothing.”

There will be three main entry points to the site on both days: Gates A and B near the Holiday Inn on Citadel Road and Gate C on Hoe Road. The gates will open at 3.30pm on both days. Queuing is expected and could take up to an hour at peak times. When reaching the gate entrance, you will need to show your ticket (displaying the barcode).

Search procedures will be in operation and any prohibited items will be confiscated. These include food and drink, chairs, umbrellas, flags, flares, any illegal substances and glass. Each person will be allowed to take up to 500ml of water into the site, as long as it is in a plastic container with an unbroken seal. Sunscreen and sunblock are also allowed. Food and drink will be available to purchase at the event. For a full list of items that can and cannot be taken see the event information page.

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied at the event by an adult (18 or over), with a maximum of three children per adult. On Day Two all ticket holders must be aged 16 or over.

Spectators are reminded to be prepared for the weather, wear suitable clothing and ensure they stay hydrated and protected if it is hot and sunny.

For more info download the Everything you need to know guide, email eventbookings@plymouth.gov.uk or call 668000.