Twenty thousand music lovers will converge on Ebrington Square in Derry over the next two nights for the international music and dance MTV Crashes Derry festival featuring acts such Afrojack, Professor Green, MNEK and DJ Fresh.
Due to the large crowds expected a number of restrictions have been put in place in the city, particularly in and around Ebrington Square.
Access to the Peace Bridge and Ebrington Square is strictly limited to ticket holders from until midnight tomorrow.
Pedestrian access to St Columb’s Road is strictly limited to ticket holders and authorised pass holders until 2.00am on Sunday.
Access to the Peace Bridge via the Waterside Greenway path is restricted from until midnight tomorrow.
Access via Dales Corner is strictly limited to accredited personnel.
A series of traffic and parking restrictions will in place over the weekend and the public are urged to be patient and to co-operate with the PSNI and stewards on duty.
There is no vehicle access to St Columb’s Road throughout the event until after it closes.
Access will be restricted to accredited vehicles only.
Limavady Road will be closed to traffic from approximately 10.30pm until midnight tonight and tomorrow night in order to facilitate the rapid and safe departure of concert goers after the events.
However, access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.
Parking restrictions will be enforced by the PSNI along the Limavady Road on both days.
For those travelling by bus from outside the city to attend the gigs, Translink are operating special late night coaches from Strabane, Omagh, Coleraine and Limavady.
For full details and timings check out their website at www.translink.co.uk.
They are also operating extended local services with two free services being available to areas in the Waterside and cityside as follows – Gobnascale, Curryneirin, Summer Meadows, Crescent Link and Strathfoyle; Prehen and Newbuildings; Galliagh, Carnhill, Pennyburn, Culmore Road and Culmore Point; Skeoge Road, Ballymagroarty, Creggan and Brandywell.
There will be “Park and Stride” services operational on the Limavady Road.
Those travelling by car are asked to adhere to road signage in place and to avoid the Limavady Road area as much as possible and to adhere to the signage which will advise them of spaces available in city centre car parks.
Disabled car parking facilities will be in place for those attending the event.
A disabled drop off and parking point will be available at the event.
These spaces are limited and will be reserved for Blue Badge holders only who have booked a parking space in advance via the Council.
Ticket holders travelling to the event are reminded to read the terms and conditions of purchase on their tickets.
Under-16s must be accompanied by an adult with a ticket.
Those without a ticket are advised not to purchase tickets from a third party source and to be reminded that only genuine ticket holders will be admitted.