Vistor Info

For full venue info and coaches click here


Jodrell Bank is:

30 minutes from Manchester

50 minutes from Liverpool

17 minutes from Macclesfield

Jodrell Bank is 20 miles south of Manchester on the A535 between Junctions 17 and 18 of the M6 motorway. Click here for a map.

Visitors driving from Manchester should follow the A34 through Wilmslow, turning right on to the A535 just before Alderley Edge Railway station. The A535 is signposted Chelford and Holmes Chapel.

Visitors arriving along the M6 should leave the motorway at Junction 18, take the A54 into Holmes Chapel, and then the A535 (Signposted Chelford). Alternatively, if arriving from the South, follow the A50 from Newcastle-under-Lyme, turning right on to the A535 at Holmes Chapel.

There is no public transport to within walking distance of the observatory.

The site is a fully accessible site.

Sat Nav

Use postcode SK11 9DW this will bring you to the Visitor entrance.

Nearest train station

Goostrey – This is on the Manchester – Crewe line


We have coaches running to and from the following locations for £14-15 return, with tickets available for purchase click here.

  • Stoke on Trent via Congleton
  • Chester via Middlewich, Homes Chapel
  • Liverpool via Warrington
  • Sheffield
  • Macclesfield
  • Manchester coaches with drops at Piccadily, Withington (Arriving 16:00)
  • Manchester coaches with drops at Piccadily, Withington (arriving 17:30)*
  • Manchester coaches with drops at Piccadily, Withington (arriving 18::30)*

*For anyone who has already purchased a Manchester coach ticket and wishes to switch times, please contact the box-office you purchased from.




Tickets for Transmission 001 are £35 in advance.

Tickets are available from Ticketline

Getting Here

By car:

Jodrell Bank is 20 miles south of Manchester on the A535 between Junctions 17 and 18 of the M6 motorway. Here is a map of the region south of Manchesterand zoomed in to the area around Jodrell Bank.

By train:

Nearest station is Goostrey. On the Manchester –  Crewe line.

By coach:

Coaches will be available from Manchester for £14.50 return through Ticketline.

Car Parking

Will be available at Jodrell Bank. More details coming nearer to the event.

Food & Drink

There will be a hand-picked selection of delicious food & drink stalls.


There will be bars at the event! We will operate a Challenge 25 policy so please bring I.D if you are fortunate to look under 25.


There is one main stage in the arena but there will also be some other activities going on before the music, plus there is free entry to the new Jodrell Bank visitor centre.


There will be a sufficient number of toilets at the event.

Cash Machine

There will be a cash machine at the event, but make sure you bring enough cash with you as you don’t want to spend your time at the event stood in a queue!

Age restrictions

There are no age restrictions.

Visitor Centre

There will be free access on the day to the visitor centre so you can find out more about Jodrell Bank and the amazing work that is carried out there. Check out

Where can I find out about future transmissions?

Keep checking the website, join our newsletter, become a fan of us on facebook and join us on twitter.

Leaving the site

Please respect our neighbours and leave the site quietly. We also ask that you leave the site as you find it and make sure you dispose of litter in the bins provided.

Can I bring in my own alcohol?

No. Our licence does not permit it but fear not there will be enough bars for you to get yourself a drink.

Can I bring a dog?

Dogs are not permitted.

Security/First Aid

There will be security at the festival to ensure that everyone is safe and looked after. There will also be trained First Aid onsite too. If you have any issues please make sure you seek assistance they are there to help.