Marsden is perfectly situated for visitors to the festival, both near and far.
Whilst you can travel to the festival by car, parking is very limited, and some of the roads in Marsden will be closed over the festival weekend, therefore we highly recommend using public transport where possible.
Alternatively, if you prefer a more relaxed form of transport, the restored Huddersfield Narrow Canal runs through the village.
See more specific details below for travel to the festival, including links to key websites.
Marsden is just off the A62, about 7 miles west of Huddersfield and 11 miles east of Oldham. Set your sat nav to HD7 6BW to find us, or use the Google Maps link below.
The upper part of Peel Street between the Mechanics Hall and the A62 Manchester Road will be closed from Saturday morning until Sunday evening, with alternative routes in operation. There will be no access for vehicles during this time.
Festival car parks are marked on the Google map and in our festival programme. We also have several blue badge parking locations around the village. For full and detailed information on blue badge parking, see our Accessibility page
TransPennine Express runs services to and from Marsden operating at least hourly until around midnight – eastbound to Leeds (via Huddersfield) and westbound to Manchester Piccadilly (with stops at Greenfield and Stalybridge). Please note, unfortunately, Marsden Train Station is not accessible for wheelchair users.
Please see the National Rail Enquiries website to plan your journey and for the most up to date train information.
Buses to and from Marsden travel along the A62 Manchester Road, with some services travelling through the centre of the village, although this will be subject to road closures. Journeys from further afield can be planned via firstgroup.com Between Huddersfield and Marsden: Huddersfield to Marsden – services 183, 184 and 185 from/to Huddersfield Bus Station Friday & Saturday daytime approx. every 20 minutes and evening approx. every 30 mins Sunday service approx. every 30 minutes. Manchester to Marsden – services 184 and 84 (change at Oldham) Roughly every hour but times could change so always plan your route separately. For more details and to plan your journey, check the websites below.
Details correct as of August 2021. Always check online for up to date information.