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The award winning festival is coming to Milton Keynes on
Saturday 3rd August and Sunday 4th August.

Festival organisers are promising an even 'bigger and better' Reggae Land across two days with four stages featuring a line up of Reggae, Dub, Dancehall, Jungle and more!

Music fans can expect a line up of 50+ International artists, reggae flea market, Caribbean food village, carnival float stage, carnival dancers and rum shacks.

On site parking for Reggae Land is available to book. Parking for this event can be booked for £25 + Booking fee via the link below.

Please make sure you have read the FAQ's below for important information about the event.

You can also find the Travel Guide within the FAQ's too.

Saturday 3rd August Line up

 

Main Stage

Dawn Penn / Sanchez / Solo Banton / Burning Spear / Gentlemans Dub Club / UB40 feat Ali Campbell / Shabba Ranks

 

Stage 2

Gyptian / General Levy / Yellowman / Laid Blak / Queen Ifrica / Ras Kwame / Wayne Wonder / I Wayne

 

Carnival Stage

Aphrodite / DJ Micky Finn / DJ Hazard / MC Shabba D / Gardna / The Heatwave / MC Magika / Don Letts / M Dot R / YNG CPTN / MISTRESS MO

 

The Dub Stage

SINAI SOUND SYSTEM / Prince Fatty / Mad Professor / Horseman / Sandra Cross / Gully B / Earl Gateshead (Trojan Sound)/ Sister Audrey / Saxon Sound / DJ Killa Kutz / Greensleeves Hi Fi

Sunday 4th August Line up

 

Main Stage

Popcaan / Koffee / Tarrus Riley / Aswad / Anthony B

 

Stage 2

Luciano / The Dualers / David Rodigan / Maxi Priest / Queen Omega / BECCA D / The Royal Souls

 

Carnival Stage

Goldie / DJ Hype / Reggae Roast / Musical Youth / Fabio & Grooverider

 

The Dub Stage

Uncle Dugs / Iration Steppas / Mungo's Hi Fi / Aba Shanti-i / Dennis Bovell / Daddy Nature / Mister Bounce / Channel OneBoxer Banton / Ayito / Rolling Thunder / King Shiloh / T-Cuts / Rompas Reggae Shack / DJ Ardi / DJ Dansey / King Tubbys Soundsystem / Rough But Sweet Soundsystem / Sugarkane / MC Navigator / Sista Sensi

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  • How can I get to The National Bowl
    The Milton Keynes National Bowl, Watling St, Milton Keynes MK5 8AA There are three entrances to The Bowl. Arriving on Foot: For those arriving on foot, please use the North Gate. See the following What3Words link for the gate location: https://w3w.co/closes.washed.regal Booked Parking For those who have booked parking, please use the gate specified in your booking, we have two options: The north car park and the east car park. North car park entrance – https://w3w.co/closes.washed.regal East car park entrance – https://w3w.co/adjusted.tablet.pranced Taxi/Drop Off For those arriving via taxi/vehicle drop-off, please us our designated pick-up/drop-off pont on Chesney Wold. See the following What3Words for the location. https://w3w.co/closes.washed.regal All above gates will be clearly signposted upon arrival at the site. Disabled access parking location – https://w3w.co/allowable.novelists.opposing We recommend that those who require access parking use the east car park. The access entrance will be via the following: https://w3w.co/adjusted.tablet.pranced For more information, please look at our Travel Guide
  • What are the Opening Times
    The event starts at 12PM with acts from the start, last entry time is strictly 5PM. We advise planning your journey & arriving as early as possible. Please be aware there is no re-entry if you leave you will not be admitted again.
  • Do I need to print my ticket off?
    No, you can download your ticket to your smartphone via the Skiddle app. Signal in the area can be restricted when there are a lot of people around, please download your ticket in advance or print your ticket off if you feel this will allow for a smoother entrance to our festival.
  • How can I purchase food and drink?
    We are operating a cashless bar system. You will be able to buy drinks via chip & pin or contactless. If you will be heading to our festival with cash, this must be exchanged for tokens at our token booth. Food can be brought chip & pin, contactless payments or via cash
  • What are the opening times of the car park?
    Car parks are open from 10am – 2am. There is no overnight parking available. Any vehicle left in the car parks after the closure time they will be removed at the owner’s expense. Some car parks are subject to a curfew at the event close and you may experience a slight delay to exit the car park while we clear the road outside of the pedestrians.
  • Is there food on-site?
    Yes, there will 50 + traders at Reggae Land to choose from including vegan & vegetarian options. Food can be bought via chip & pin, contactless payments or via cash.
  • Are there cash machines at the venue?
    There are no cash machines at the festival site. Chip & pin is available at the bars, token booths & food vendors. If you are bringing cash, please bring enough to last throughout the day as no festival re-entry’s are allowed.
  • Where can I find Medical Assistance?
    There is two medical/welfare tents on-site and will be clearly sign posted. If you or your friends feel unwell during the event, please visit the welfare/medical area to seek medical attention. (please check our site map for the exact locations)
  • What am I not allowed to bring into the venue
    Illegal substances, alcohol, liquids of any sorts (including perfume/make up products/aerosols/drinks). Glass of any kind, flares or fireworks, selfie sticks, weapons. Hand sanitisers (100ml or less) will be allowed upon security checking the contents of the bottle. Unsealed bottles of water, chairs, & small picnics are fine to bring.
  • Is there anywhere I can park?
    Car parking tickets are now available. The Stadium MK have kindly put on parking around the festival site to purchase. This is located in the North & East Bowl car parks (MK5 8AA).
  • I'm Under 18, can I come to the festival?
    YES! Reggae Land is a family friendly event. However, anybody under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Once the festival ends, how do I get home?
    Local taxi companies will be made aware of our festival taking place, however, please look to pre-arrange your travel to & from the festival as taxi availability can be limited once leaving the event. Local taxi company contact details: 001 Royal Cabs – 01908 444444 CAB365.UK – 01908 535353 247 Taxiline – 01908 676767 A1 Milton Keynes – 01908 492492 Clives – 01908 263263 Milton Keynes Taxi Service – 01908 596969 Starride – 01908 473373 MK City Cabs – 01908 382737 Greenline – 01908 596969 Skyline – 01908 222111 Joy Taxis – 01908 666000 AM Taxis – 01908 226666 MK Cabs – 01908 900900 Speedline – 01908 260260 Lucky Taxis – 01908 666222 Public transport routes: Trains The closest train station is Milton Keynes Central Train Station. Please see final train times below, please check this before attending the event for any updates The last train times returning to London Euston Saturday 5th August are: 10:02PM, 10:08PM, 10:20PM, 10:25PM, 10:48PM, 11:03PM, 11:07PM, 11:40PM Sunday 6th August 10PM, 10:11PM, 10:30PM, 10:35PM, 10:51PM, 11:07PM, 11:18PM, 11:43PM The last train times returning to Northampton Saturday 5th August are: 10:13PM, 10:27PM, 10:57PM, 11:14PM, 11:30PM, 11:47PM Sunday 6th August are: 10:08PM, 10:33PM, 10:37PM, 11:07PM, 11:36PM, 11:49PM, 11:58PM The last train times returning to Luton Saturday 5th August are: 10:02PM, 10:20PM, 10:25PM, 11:03PM, 11:40PM Sunday 6th August are: 10:11PM, 10:30PM, 11:07PM, 11:18PM, 11:43PM The last train times returning to Bedford Saturday 5th August are: 10:02PM, 10:20PM, 10:25PM, 11:03PM, 11:40PM Sunday 6th August 10:11PM, 10:30PM, 11:07PM, 11:18PM, 11:43PM The last train times returning to Birmingham Saturday 5th August are: 10:13PM, 10:18PM, 10:27PM, 10:32PM Sunday 6th August are: 10:08PM, 10:33PM, 10:47PM, 11:14PM The last train times returning to Hemel Hempstead Saturday 5th August are: 10:08PM, 10:25PM, 10:48PM, 10:07PM Sunday 6th August are: 10:11PM, 10:35PM, 11:18PM, 11:43PM The last train times returning to Peterborough Saturday 5th August are: 10:20PM, 10:25PM, 11:03PM, 11:40PM Sunday 6th August are 10:51PM, 11:43PM The last train times returning to Stevenage Saturday 5th August are: 10:20PM, 10:25PM, 11:03PM, 11:07PM Sunday 6th August are: 10:30PM, 10:51PM, 11:43PM Bus To get a bus back to Milton Keynes Train station, please see the below routes & final timings Route – 4 Pick up point – Knowlhill Roundabout East (18 minute walk) Saturday, 10:20PM Sunday, 10:02PM Route – 8E Pick up point – Kelvin Drive (10 minute Walk) Saturday, 10:24PM Uber & Bolt also operate in this area, so please download these apps as a precaution. Estimated price for a trip to Milton Keynes Central Station is £7-£10
  • I still have questions, who can I contact?
    If you have any further questions, please contact us via hello@jbmmusic.com
  • Directions to the Bowl
    The National Bowl Milton Keynes Watling Street, Milton Keynes, MK5 8AA The venue is situated on the west side of Milton Keynes and is signposted around the outskirts of the venue. Due to the high volume of vehicular traffic heading to the venue and volumes of pedestrian traffic at the egress stage, a series of residential protections, temporary speed restrictions and waiting restrictions will be in place around the site footprint to facilitate safe access and egress of patrons to the event and to mitigate delays on the highway network along with protecting residential frontages from public fly-parking or nuisance. Please allow extra time for your journey.
  • Parking
    There are two official event car parks providing public parking in the immediate vicinity of the Bowl. Spaces can only be guaranteed by advance booking at the charge of £25 cars/minibuses/blue badge holders and £75 coaches. All bookings are subject to a 10% booking fee and must be made via: • Follow signage for your designated car park once you reach the external footprint of the National Bowl. • Advance parking permit holders will assign themselves a Car Park when booking and MUST only park in their assigned car park. • The designated accessible car park is identified with the blue badge symbol (postcode MK5 8AA. What3words reference ///screening.call.turkey). • For Coach parking, follow ‘North Car Park’ (postcode MK5 8AA. What3words reference ///dimes.imparting.legroom). • Car parks are open from 10:00 and close at 02:00. • There is NO overnight parking available. Any vehicle left in car parks after the closure time will be removed at the owner’s expense. • As this is a green field event, there are no EV charging points available on site. • Parking will be on grass and is therefore subject to weather conditions. • You may experience a slight delay to exit the car park while we facilitate the egress of pedestrians returning to the station or local residences. • Pre booked tickets are non-refundable. Please note that parking charges will increase for purchase on the day and will be subject to availability. Additional paid parking is available in Milton Keynes City Centre, with the most convenient located near to Milton Keynes Central Railway Station which connects to the pedestrian cycleway Redway system “Leisure Route 51”, a 25-30 minute (just over one mile) signposted walk to the venue. Please use car parks provided as illegally parked cars are at risk of being towed away.
  • Drop Off & Pick Up
    ‘No Waiting’ restrictions will be in place on the roadways surrounding the Bowl and no drop offs will be permitted. The official Drop Off and Pick Up facility is located on Chesney Wold which will be subject to a one-way system with entry from Summerston Road. Follow 'Taxis & Pick Up/Drop Off' signs. Postcode: MK6 1BA. What3words reference: ///aquatic.pronouns.firm.
  • Taxis/Private Hire
    The same restrictions will apply for taxi/private hire drop off and pick up as private cars and the arrangements as detailed above Drop Off & Pick Up should be followed.
  • Coach Travel
    Big Green Coach is operating return coach travel from: Bedford Birmingham Coventry London (Victoria) Luton Northampton Peterborough St Albans Places can be booked by visiting their website: https://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/reggae-land-coach-travel-to-MK-Bowl
  • Public Transport - Rail
    The nearest railway station is Milton Keynes Central with services operated by Avanti West Coast (https://avantiwestcoast.co.uk) and London Northwest Railway (https://www.londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk). Please be advised that engineering works are taking place at London Euston on both Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 August affecting both Avanti West Coast and London Northwestern services. Services are also likely to be busier than usual and some on-the-day changes to services may apply due to industrial action. Due to other events taking place on the same weekend it is also advisable to allow plenty of time for your outward journey from London. Patrons are advised to visit lnr.uk/plan to check their journey in advance and on the day for live updates at nationalrail.co.uk. From Milton Keynes Central railway station exit right and walk for 50 metres and then turn right on to a footbridge over the railway line. This is pedestrian cycleway Redway system “Leisure Route 51” and a 25-30 minute (just over one mile) and will be signposted with event signage to the Bowl. Please bear in mind your return journey to the rail station may take longer due to the number of attendees exiting the venue at the same time. Patrons using rail transport are reminded that it is their responsibility to allow enough time to make the necessary rail connections when leaving the venue. Last timetabled services are detailed below. Towards London Saturday: London Northwestern 23.07 and 23.40 to London Euston (both 8 cars) + Avanti services Sunday: London Northwestern 23.18 and 23.43 to London Euston (both 8 cars) + Avanti services Towards Northampton Saturday: London Northwestern 23.14, 23.30, 23.47, 00.11, 00.40, 01.00 and 01.19 (mixture of 8/12 cars) + Avanti services Sunday: London Northwestern 23.07, 23.36, 23.49, 23.58, 00.08 and 00.50 (8 cars) + Avanti services
  • Local Bus Services
    For the Saturday event, attendees are to utilise Bus Route 8 between Oxley Park and Walnut Tree. Patrons heading towards Oxley Park should get off at Winterhill Retail Estate whilst visitors heading towards Walnut Tree should alight at Leadenhill Roundabout North. Both are to then follow the Redway to Chaffron Way where pedestrian signage will direct them to join Leisure Route 51 walking route to the venue. There are no local buses operating on a Sunday that directly serve The National Bowl site, however a number of services run to Station Square adjacent to Milton Keynes Central railway station from where Leisure Route 51 can be used to access the Bowl. For more information on local services and to download timetables visit https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/highways/bus-rail-and-taxis/bus-timetables-maps-and-travel-updates .
  • Directions to the Bowl
    The venue is situated on the west side of Milton Keynes and is signposted around the outskirts of the venue. Due to the high volume of vehicular traffic heading to the venue and volumes of pedestrian traffic at the egress stage, a series of residential protections, temporary speed restrictions and waiting restrictions will be in place around the site footprint to facilitate safe access and egress of patrons to the event and to mitigate delays on the highway network along with protecting residential frontages from public fly-parking or nuisance. Please allow extra time for your journey. There are official event car parks providing public parking in the immediate vicinity of the Bowl. Spaces can only be guaranteed by advance booking at the charge of £25 cars/minibuses/blue badge holders and £75 coaches. All bookings are subject to a 10% booking fee and must be made via: Follow signage for your designated car park once you reach the external footprint of the National Bowl. Advance parking permit holders will assign themselves a Car Park when booking and MUST only park in their assigned car park. The designated accessible car park is identified with the blue badge symbol (postcode MK5 8AA. What3words reference ///screening.call.turkey). Car parks are open from 10:00 and close at 02:00. There is NO overnight parking available. Any vehicle left in car parks after the closure time will be removed at the owner’s expense. As this is a green field event, there are no EV charging points available on site. Parking will be on grass and is therefore subject to weather conditions. You may experience a slight delay to exit the car park while we facilitate the egress of pedestrians returning to the station or local residences. Pre booked tickets are non-refundable. Please note that parking charges will increase for purchase on the day and will be subject to availability. Additional paid parking is available in Milton Keynes City Centre, with the most convenient located near to Milton Keynes Central Railway Station which connects to the pedestrian cycleway Redway system “Leisure Route 51”, a 25-30 minute (just over one mile) signposted walk to the venue. Please use car parks provided as illegally parked cars are at risk of being towed away.
  • Drop Off & Pick Up
    ‘No Waiting’ restrictions will be in place on the roadways surrounding the Bowl and no drop offs will be permitted. The official Drop Off and Pick Up facility is located on Chesney Wold which will be subject to a one-way system with entry from Summerston Road. Follow 'Taxis & Pick Up/Drop Off' signs. Postcode: MK6 1BA. What3words reference: ///aquatic.pronouns.firm.
  • Taxis/Private Hire
    The same restrictions will apply for taxi/private hire drop off and pick up as private cars and the arrangements as detailed above Drop Off & Pick Up should be followed.
  • Local Taxi Numbers
    001 Royal Cabs - 01908 444444 CAB365.UK - 01908 535353 247 Taxi - 01908 676767 A1 Milton Keynes - 01908 492492 Clives - 01908 263263 Milton Keynes Taxi Service - 01908 596696 Starride - 01908 473373 MK City Cabs - 01908 382737 Greenline - 01908 596969 Skyline - 01908 222111 Joy Taxis - 01908 666000 AM Taxis - 01908 226666 MK Cabs - 01908 900900 Speedline - 01908 260260 Lucky Taxis - 01908 666222
  • Coach Travel
    Big Green Coach join us as an official transport partner for Chase & Status LIVE, providing carbon-neutral return transport directly to the MK Bowl on Saturday 10th August 2024. There’s no need to book expensive hotels or leave early for the last train. All coaches are set to arrive before the main show and leave after the headliners, hassle-free. Leave the car at home and travel sustainably with the UK’s largest events travel company. Pick up locations: Bedford, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Chelmsford, Colchester, Coventry, Ipswich, Leicester, London Victoria, Luton, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Peterborough, Swindon. For more information and tickets visit: https://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/chase-and-status-milton-keynes-bowl-coach-travel
  • Public Transport - Rail
    The nearest railway station is Milton Keynes Central with services operated by Avanti West Coast (https://avantiwestcoast.co.uk) and London Northwest Railway (https://www.londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk). Patrons are advised to visit lnr.uk/plan to check their journey in advance and on the day for live updates at nationalrail.co.uk. From Milton Keynes Central railway station exit right and walk for 50 metres and then turn right on to a footbridge over the railway line. This is pedestrian cycleway Redway system “Leisure Route 51” and a 25-30 minute (just over one mile) and will be signposted with event signage to the Bowl. Please bear in mind your return journey to the rail station may take longer due to the number of attendees exiting the venue at the same time. Patrons using rail transport are reminded that it is their responsibility to allow enough time to make the necessary rail connections when leaving the venue. Rail services will be running via the following locations (Please be aware some routes may include rail changes) London Euston Northampton Station Birmingham New Street Hemel Hempstead Peterborough Stevenage Luton Last timetabled services as of 20th March 2024 are To London Euston 23:03 + 23:07 + 23:41 To Northampton 22:57 + 23:14 + 23:30 + 23:47 + 00:11 + 00:40 + 01:00 + 01:19 To Birmingham New Street 22:27 + 22:33 To Hemel Hempstead 22:08 + 22:25 + 22:48 + 23:07 To Peterborough 22:20 + 22:25 + 23:03 To Stevenage 22:20 + 22:25 + 23:03 + 23:07 To Luton 22:20 + 22:25 + 23:03 + 23:41
  • Local Bus Services
    For the event, attendees are to utilise Bus Route 8 between Oxley Park and Walnut Tree. Patrons heading towards Oxley Park should get off at Winterhill Retail Estate whilst visitors heading towards Walnut Tree should alight at Leadenhill Roundabout North. Both are to then follow the Redway to Chaffron Way where pedestrian signage will direct them to join Leisure Route 51 walking route to the venue. For more information on local services and to download timetables visit https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/highways/bus-rail-and-taxis/bus-timetables-maps-and-travel-updates
  • Hotels
    We recommend checking booking.com/Expedia & AirBnB for local accommodation, however please find a suggested list of hotels below. Holiday Inn Milton Keynes https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/gb/en/milton-keynes/mlkbk/hoteldetail Leonardo Hotel Milton Keynes https://www.leonardo-hotels.com/milton-keynes/leonardo-hotel-milton-keynes Moxy Milton Keynes https://www.marriott.com/en-gb/hotels/ltnox-moxy-milton-keynes/overview/ Novotel Milton Keynes https://all.accor.com/hotel/3272/index.en.shtml EasyHotel Milton Keynes https://www.easyhotel.com/hotels/united-kingdom/milton-keynes/milton-keynes-central Mercure Milton Keynes https://www.mercuremiltonkeynes.com/ Holiday Inn Express https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/gb/en/milton-keynes/mlkep/hoteldetail Premier Inn – Furzton Lake https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/buckinghamshire/milton-keynes/milton-keynes-south-west-furzton-lake.html Premier Inn – Milton Keynes Central https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/buckinghamshire/milton-keynes/milton-keynes-central-theatre-district.html The Broughton Hotel https://www.greenekinginns.co.uk/hotels/buckinghamshire/broughton-hotel Peartree Lodge Waterside https://www.peartreelodge.com/
  • Accessible entrance
    For those requiring mobility assistance or special accessibility needs, we have a dedicated entrance designed to accommodate these requirements. This entrance can be found at Gate One. To assist you in finding the exact location of this gate, we have provided a what3words link: https://w3w.co/welcome.rural.activism
  • Accessible parking
    Understanding the importance of close and convenient parking for those with accessibility needs, we have arranged for dedicated accessible parking spaces. These spaces are located near Gate One to minimise travel distance. You can access these parking areas via the East Car Park entrance, which is conveniently situated off Watling Street. To help you navigate directly to this parking area, we have provided a what3words link: https://w3w.co/labs.royal.decimals You can find more details and secure your parking spot using the link we've provided
  • Location
    The National Bowl Milton Keynes, Watling Street, Milton Keynes, MK5 8AA. There are three entrances. For those arriving on foot, please use the north gate. See the following what3words link for the gate location - https://what3words.com/closes.washed.regal For those arriving via taxi/vehicle drop-of, please use our designated pick up/drop-off on Chesney Wold.
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