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Holkham Hall puts traffic measures into gear ahead of Lionel Richie concert

PUBLISHED: 17:55 23 June 2018 | UPDATED: 14:05 24 June 2018

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Norfolk is gearing up to welcome the King of Pop, Lionel Richie, to Holkham Hall this weekend.

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But after major traffic issues following previous events such as Tom Jones, the team at the venue has put extra measures into place to make sure crowds aren’t stuck in jams all night long.

A spokesman for the north Norfolk site, said: “We would like to reassure any potential concert goers that all issues with the management of last year’s Tom Jones concert have been reviewed.

“On June 24, there will be a full traffic management plan in place with multiple entry and exit points to the grounds for visitors to use and there will be no other major event at the venue during the weekend.”

There will be four gates to enter and leave the concert. The North gate will be for visitors wanting to pick up or purchase tickets from the box office. From 2pm onwards, this entrance can only be used for accessible parking, taxi drop-offs, hospitality guests and pedestrians

Concert traffic from Fakenham, Swaffham, Norwich are directed to the South gates.

The East gate will be for traffic travelling from Wells-next-the-Sea, Cromer, North Walsham and an easterly direction.

The West gates will be for traffic from Burnham Market, Hunstanton, King’s Lynn, and a westerly direction.

Access to the concert arena from all the gates will commence at 4pm.

And once you’ve parked, be prepared to say hello to a night of dancing as the 68-year-old is set to sing some of his classic hits such as Lady to Say You Say Me.

Speaking ahead of the show, Lionel said: “I’ve been missing the UK and can’t wait to make my long awaited return and to see parts of the country I’ve never made it out to before.

“The fans are always incredible and they make the atmosphere at every show electric, so I look forward to singing along with them soon.”

For more information about the concert and for FAQ’s, visit the Holkham website.

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