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High Voltage - What You Need To Know

Essential info for the weekend - stage times, map, where you can find beer...

With just one sleep left before High Voltage opens its gates in 2011, we thought we'd give you a few bits of info that may help you plan your weekend.

There will be Planet Rock presenters prowling the site, so say hello if you spot one, and we will once again have our tent selling merchandise and giving away a truly mindblowing pair of KEF Speakers.

It's been raining for the past week or so in London, but the sun has been out today and it's looking not-too-shabby for the rest of the weekend. However, there's still a few patches of mud here and there and it's a little wet underfoot at the moment so probably best avoid those flowery flip-flops and wear some sturdier footwear.

Keep an eye on the weather HERE

The gates to the site open at midday on Saturday but the on site box office opens at 10 am for pre paid collections only. At 11am the box office will be open for all collections, guest list and cash sales. Tickets will be available on the door subject to capacity.

The box office is situated next to the main entrance.

STAGE TIMES

Saturday 23 July 2011

Main Stage
20:35 – 22:50 Judas Priest
18:55 – 19:55 Slash
17:35 – 18:25 Thin Lizzy
16:20 – 17:05 Queensryche
15:20 – 15:50 Rival Sons
14:25 – 14:55 Skin
13:30 – 14:00 Michael Monroe

Prog Stage
19:35 – 20:50 Barclay James Harvest
18:00 – 19:00 Neil Morse
16:45 – 17:30 Anathema
15:30 – 16:15 Caravan
14:30 – 15:00 Amplifier
13:30 – 14:00 Von Hertzen Brothers

Metal Hammer Stage
21:00 – 21:45 Electric Wizard
19:45 – 20:30 Grand Magnus
18:30 – 19:15 Sylosis
17:15 – 18:00 Triggerfinger
16:15 – 16:45 Ravens Creed
15:15 – 15:45 Primitai
14:15 – 14:45 Attica Rage

Sunday 24 July 2011

Main Stage
20:20 – 22:20 Dream Theater
18:35 – 19:35 Black Country Communion
17:15 – 18:05 Thunder
16:00 – 16:45 Michael Schenker
15:00 – 15:35 Saint Jude
14:00 – 14:35 Heaven's Basement

Prog Stage
19:20 – 20:35 Jethro Tull
18:00 – 18:45 Spock's Beard
16:45 – 17:30 Mostly Autumn
15:30 – 16:15 Curved Air
14:30 – 15:00 The Enid
13:30 – 14:00 Pallas

Metal Hammer Stage
18:45 – 20:25 Neurosis
17:30 – 18:15 Black Spiders
16:30 – 17:00 Graveyard
15:30 – 16:00 Gentleman's Pistols
14:30 – 15:00 The Treatment
13:30 – 14:00 Furyon

THE BEER FESTIVAL

There are over 30 ales and ciders on offer at the inaugural High Voltage Beer Festival - we're particularly excited by the exclusively brewed Brodie's High Maltage, although the Ascot Ales Alligator Ale and Gadd's The Ramsgate Brewery – Dog Bolter sound equally intriguing.

Get a full list of the beers on offer HERE

Meanwhile, the full list of bands playing in the beer tent has been announced.

Here's what's on offer:

Saturday 23 July 2011
19.20 – 20.00 The Curst Sons
18.20 – 19.00 The Ramshackle Union Band
17.20 – 18.00 The Sex Pirates
16.20 – 17.00 The Neon Empire
15.20 – 16.00 Leo's Garden
14.20 – 15.00 Warm Rain
13.20 – 14.00 Joe Goode with Sophie Kelly
12.20 – 13.00 John McIvor
Sunday 24 July 2011
19.20 – 20.00 The Orange Circus
18.20 – 19.00 The Proposition
17.20 – 18.00 Gillian Glover
16.20 – 17.00 The Slide
15.20 – 16.00 Adam Gafsen
14.20 – 15.00 The Amber Herd
13.20 – 14.00 Howlin' Mat Partner
12.20 – 13.00 War Elephant

SITE MAP

The site has shuffled around a little this year, so get aquainted with where things are below.

The Planet Rock tent is in a different spot this year, located between the Metal Hammer Stage and Classic Rock Stage.

Here's the site map:

GETTING THERE

Travel By Public Transport
Victoria Park is less than 30 minutes from any of London's main rail stations, so whichever part of the world you are coming from there is a quick and easy route to this lovely part of London.

Nearest Tube
Mile End is on the Central and District lines and then a 10 minute walk to Victoria Park.

Bus Routes Stopping At Mile End
D6, D7, 205, 323, 339, 25 or take the 277 straight to Victoria Park from Highbury & Islington, Hackney Central or Mile End.

Train
Hackney Wick is operated by London Overground in travelcard zone 2.

Car
There is no parking anywhere in the vicinity of Victoria Park so please come by public transport. Any car illegally parked will be towed.

Taxis: The best place to be dropped off is the corner of Grove Road and Old Ford Road.

Camping
High Voltage is a non-camping festival and guests are required to vacate the park at the end of each day.

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