When does the event open and close?
Doors Open at 2pm on Saturday 14th July 2012 and the event will close to standard ticket holders at 11pm. For VIP ticket holders the event closes at 2am.
How old do I have to be to get in?
This event is for over 16s only. No refunds will be issued for under 16s and proof of age maybe required if you look under 16. Please bring Photo ID with you.
What is the venue address?
The venue address is National Bowl, Watling Street, Milton Keynes, MK5 8AA
What does the venue look like?
The National Bowl is a grass amphitheatre, crescent shaped and gently sloping down to the stage.
The bowl is surrounded by a wire perimeter fence with several entrances and exits allowing access from all sides. Once within the perimeter fence any part of the bowl is accessible. This is an open air venue. Please dress appropriately for the prevailing weather conditions. There is no seating for this performance.
Can you tell me a bit more about the National Bowl?
The National Bowl is a major entertainment venue in Milton Keynes. It’s a massive outdoor venue which can hold up to 65,000 people. The National Bowl has hosted Queen, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Metallica, Eminem, Greenday, Take That, The Prodigy, Bon Jovi and in 2006, Robbie Williams staged five sell out concerts.It was modelled on the Hollywood Bowl in the USA. It is a huge venue for concerts, open air shows and bands.
What do I do with my ticket when I arrive?
On arrival at the Bowl, only surrender your ticket for checking by official security staff positioned at the gates bordering the arena. Your ticket stub will be removed and you will retain the main part of the ticket. There is no readmission to the concert arena so please ensure you have everything with you before you surrender your ticket.
Are there any medical facilities?
Yes, medical facilities are available at the bowl.
Are there any catering facilities and will there be a licensed bar?
Yes there is a licensed bar and there will be stalls selling hot / cold food.
Can I bring chairs into the grounds?
Customers are not permitted to bring chairs into the grounds.No personal chairs will be allowed into the bowl.
Can I bring canopies?
Canopies are not allowed.
Can I camp?
No camping is not available at the National Bowl. For a list of local campsites, check out the Accommodation page.
Which railway station is best to come into?
Milton Keynes Central is best. It is an easy walk of about 30-40 minutes from there. There will be a signposted route through the parks. This route is shown on the MK visitor map - www.thenationalbowl.net
Which is the best route if I am driving from London?
The busiest route is always the M1 motorway. We suggest you look at entering the city by an alternative route for example use the A5 or use the M40 out of London. We expect a lot of the concert goers to come from London so traffic will be exceptionally heavy on the M1. Leave plenty of time for your journey and do expect delays getting out of the car parks at the end of the concert.
Are there any other general rules for the venue that I need to be aware of?
Wallet chains will not be allowed.
No video cameras or recording devices.
No barbecues, fires or fireworks etc.
No bottles, cans or alcoholic beverages are permitted.
No camping on the site.
For a detailed list of all rules/restrictions please visit the official National Bowl website at www.thenationalbowl.net