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Wannasee Bishop Auckland 2016 features a stunning variety of Europe’s finest tributes, to many of the most popular acts in the World, past and present, from the 50's to the present day. This fantasy line-up could never normally be seen together all at once, but across a packed weekend you can see all these bands, offering the most accurate live tributes to the artists they represent, in stunning detail.
Wannasee Festival weekend is the perfect way to enjoy a live music stadium experience, non-stop hits, from start to finish, and fantastic live music at affordable prices. You can come as a day visitor or for the full weekend and camping facilities are available if you want to stay. There's free car parking for everyone and a free shuttle bus will be making regular runs every 30 minutes, to and from the stadium, throughout the weekend, from Bishop Auckland town centre.
With great views of the stage from all areas of the stadium and, with plenty of room on the pitch for those who prefer to sit, rather than stand, you are welcome to bring in blankets, folding chairs, picnic boxes, etc, if you choose. Picnic food and water or soft drinks in sealed plastic bottles for young children can be brought into the stadium.
Certainly! Wannasee is a family friendly event and children of all ages are welcome. Under 14s are free but must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult and there's a Family Zone area containing a number of free kids’ attractions, rides and face painting.
Absolutely! If you’re a day visitor and don’t want to drive there, why not take advantage of our free shuttle bus to the festival, which will run every 30 minutes from 11am until midnight, to and from the town centre, to the festival. You can be chauffeured there and back at any time of the day, free of charge.
We have free secure car parks, clearly signposted, all within close walking distance of the stadium. Car parks open from 4pm on Friday and 11am on Saturday and Sunday.
Secure camping facilities are located only two minutes’ walk from the stadium. You can pitch up, and park next to your tent or caravan, relax, and enjoy a whole weekend of brilliant live music, right on your doorstep!
You can bring a tent, camper van, motorhome or caravan, with toilets, showers (in the club house) and drinking water available.
Campsite access is from 10am on Friday until 2pm on Monday. Camping ticket prices are on our Tickets Page and include free parking for the duration of your stay. You can camp for one, two or three nights and to see the location of our camp site click on the image for full size map.
Yes! Wannasee will be running our own bar in partnership with Heineken enabling us to offer very competitive drink prices that will not make a big hole in your wallet!
We will be offering a good selection of draught lagers, ciders and beers plus some real ales. To speed service up we will also have a can only bar.
All our spirits will be recognised premium brands, and we will also be serving house cocktails, shots, and a range of soft drinks.
We are fully licensed and there will be a wide range of food and drink available throughout the weekend, all at very competitive prices.
We operate a challenge 21 policy at the festival, so please bring a recognised form of ID if you are lucky enough to look that young.
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The bar will open on Friday @ 5.30pm, Saturday & Sunday @ 11.30am. Each night the shutters will come down at 11.15pm.
We use a token system to speed up service. No cash is handed over at the bar. You simply pay for your drinks in tokens. Tokens can only be used at the bars and not at the other vendors (food/retail) on site. The tokens are non-refundable so please make sure you don’t over buy. There will be a token tent where you can exchange your cash or make a card payment for tokens.
There will be a fine selection of food stalls bringing you a great variety of World cuisine that makes up the wonderful British staple diet, such as pizza, pies, burgers, hot dogs, chips, curries, noodles, breakfasts (for campers), chocolate, ice cream, doughnuts, sweets, milkshakes and much more. Seriously though, we will have a varied selection of cuisines available at affordable prices.
Not all the food traders can guarantee to cater for all special dietary requirements, lifestyle choices (vegan etc), or those with allergies or food intolerances. Please ask the individual food traders for information.
- Friday 27th May 2016, gates open 5pm. Music starts at 6pm until 11pm.
- Saturday 28th May and Sunday 29th May 2016, gates open from 11.00am. Music starts at 12.30pm until 11pm both days.
Heritage Stadium has full disabled access and there will be a separate viewing section in the stadium, on one side of the pitch, for our disabled patrons. If you require these tickets, simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via our contacts page, with your specific requirements, and we will be happy to arrange them for you.
YES! We're going green and reducing our carbon footprint. In 2016 all our drinks will be served in a hard plastic Wannasee drinking vessel, which make great souvenirs to keep.
All we ask is that you pay £1 for your plastic glass and keep it with you. If you need a clean one when you order another drink, then you can exchange your old one at the bar. If you don’t want to keep your glass simply return it to the bar and your £1 will be refunded. This will enable us to keep litter to a minimum and reduce rubbish that requires disposing.
Follow the A68 north from Darlington, across the A1(M) and on to the roundabout joining the A6072. At this roundabout, keep left on the A68 (first exit) and continue. Pass through the small hamlet called Hummerbeck, and turn right (third exit) at the next roundabout, onto the A688, signposted Bishop Auckland. Keep going for a mile or so and you'll come to another roundabout. Carry on straight over this one, and the football stadium is on your left.
On the A68 south, continue until you get to Toft Hill. You come to a give way junction and have to turn right here in order to stay on the A68 (a little confusing if you're not local). So turn right at the junction and continue on the A68 down into West Auckland (home of the first World Cup). Turn left at the mini roundabout here, and then take your next right, following the A68 over the next mini roundabout, towards Darlington. At the next large roundabout, turn left (first exit), onto the A688, signposted Bishop Auckland. Keep going for a mile or so and you'll come to another roundabout. Carry on straight over this one, and the football stadium is on your left.
On the A1(M) south, take the Durham A177 exit at Bowburn (junction 57). Take the third exit off the roundabout, signposted Spennymoor, Bishop Auckland and Sedgefield (A177). Continue for about a mile and then at the next roundabout turn right (second exit), following the A688. Keep following the A688 straight across the roundabouts at Thinford, Merrington, Spennymoor, Middlestone Moor, Coundon (third exit), Auckland Park, South Church. At Tindale roundabout (ALDI is at this roundabout) take the first exit (left) signposted Bd. Castle, W. Auckland (A688), Shildon (A6072). Carry straight on over a couple of smaller roundabouts and the football stadium is on your right.
Follow the A19 north to Wolviston. Turn left onto the A689 (Sedgefield, Bishop Auckland). Follow the A689 round Sedgefield and across the A1(M). Head straight over (second exit) at Rushyford, keeping in the right lane, and then straight over the little mini roundabout after that. Carry straight on over roundabout at Leasingthorne (second exit). Next roundabout is Coundon roundabout. Turn left here onto the A688. Keep following the A688 straight across the roundabouts at Auckland Park and South Church. At Tindale roundabout (ALDI is at this roundabout) take the first exit (left) signposted Bd. Castle, W. Auckland (A688), Shildon (A6072). Carry straight on over a couple of smaller roundabouts and the football stadium is on your right.
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