Boomtown is getting underway for its 2023 edition, and many people may be wondering what the situation is with regards to road closures for the event.

Thousands of people are expected to attend the festival on the Matterley Estate near Winchester, which requires a lot of logistics on the road to deal with.

With Boomtown taking place from Wednesday, August 9 to Sunday, August 13 it may be helpful for festivalgoers and local residents alike to know which roads are planned to be closed.

Additionally, it would be useful to find out which roads to avoid at certain times due to high traffic levels expected.

Here's all you need to know for road closures surrounding Boomtown 2023.

Boomtown 2023 road closures

Organisers have said in a public information document that on Wednesday, August 9, Thursday, August 10 and Monday, August 14 roads local to the festival site may be subject to closure to protect local residential areas from "excessively heavy traffic congestion".

They add: "Residents wishing to use a road that is closed may approach the accredited staff on duty in these locations to request access."

Specific roads were not listed for this due to the fact it would be based on what the situation was around the local roads as it happened.

Additionally, there is a contingency option to close Newburgh Street near Winchester train station from 6 am on Wednesday to 6 pm on Monday to ensure train station buses run smoothly.

This will not be enforced unless required.

Boomtown 2023 peak traffic times

If you're planning to head out on the roads, the festival has advised of a number of peak traffic times which may be best to avoid if possible. These are:

A272 running from the A31 to Rodfield Lane

Wednesday, August 9: 10 am to 6 pm

Thursday, August 10: 10 am to 6 pm

Monday, August 14: 8 am to 5 pm

A31 from M3 Junction 9/Spitfire Link to Alresford

Wednesday, August 9: 10 am to 6 pm

Thursday, August 10: 8 am to 6 pm

Monday, August 14: 10 am to 5 pm

Rodfield Lane between the A31 and A272

Wednesday, August 9: 10 am to 6 pm

Thursday, August 10: 8 am to 6 pm

Monday, August 14: 10 am to 4 pm

Morestead Road and Longwood Road

Monday, August 14: 8 am to 4 pm

Boomtown 2023 signage

Directional and information signage will be erected on the local network during Boomtown 2023.

Temporary traffic signals will be utilised to maintain traffic flows and increase safety at key locations.

Organisers have asked drivers to comply with the signage to ensure the safety of all road users.

As part of this 40mph speed limits will be in force on the A31 from Tuesday, August 8 to Monday, August 14 and on the A272 from Monday, August 7 to Monday, August 14.

Gap closures on the A31 will also be in operation from 3 am on Wednesday, August 9 to 10 pm on Monday, August 14.