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Waxstock 2018

Waxstock is held in the Exhibition Hall at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. The postcode is CV6 6GE and the Arena is well signposted and close to major routes, including the M1, M6 and M40. Getting to Waxstock has never been easier.


You can find detailed travel information and directions here.

The show opens at 9.30am on Sunday 22nd July 2018 and closes at 4.30pm on the same day. It is only open to the public during these times and it is a ticketed event (via wristband).


Free parking. Parking at the event has been subsidised by us, the show organisers, to ensure that no parking charges apply. DO NOT pay for car parking at the ticket machines on-site. The barrier will open automatically on show day when you leave the event.

All car parking will be on hard-standing areas, static cars should be aware that there is moderate but manageable traffic calming. Ricoh Arena has good facilities for disabled visitors and parking, but please remember that there is no camping at the venue and dogs are not allowed (apart from guide dogs for the sight- or hearing-impaired).

Please note that we have additional car parking for 2018, due to car park congestion in 2017. However, we ask all traders and visitors to park courteously and to take up no more than one car parking space.


There is no camping at the venue – sorry tent lovers and hardcore yurters. So why not stay overnight at the 4-star DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, on-site at Ricoh Arena? It’s also just a few metres away from the 24 hour Grosvenor Casino, as well as the show hall. Please note that it may be expensive on the Saturday night due to demand. Book here.

If you don't like the pricing, or all rooms have been sold at the DoubleTree, there will still be a variety of ‘off-site’ hotels in the surrounding area to choose from, like:
Book Royal Court Hotel & Spa Coventry here
Book Days Inn Corley - Nec (M6) here
Book Premiere Classe Coventry here
Book Coventry Hill Hotel here
All within a short drive/uber of Ricoh Arena.

Should you want a drink or evening meal, there are plenty of options: The Mill Bar and Brasserie, Faradays Restaurant and the Grosvenor Casino (including club and bar). Official ID required for entrance into the Casino, over 18s only.

Plus, there is a large selection of restaurants and shops in the nearby retail park (approx. 5 mins walk from the Arena) including Pizza Hut, Frankie and Benny’s, Chiquito etc.

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