Weekend travel and weather outlook for music lovers heading to Jimmy’s Farm festival

Festival goers could face traffic on their way to Jimmy's Farm this weekend. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRAR

Festival goers could face traffic on their way to Jimmy's Farm this weekend. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

The first weekend of the school summer holiday got off to a wet start this morning – with festival goers waking up to grey skies and rain at Jimmy’s Farm, near Ipswich.

The two-day Jimmy’s Festival event features appearances from Scouting for Girls, KT Tunstall, Chas and Dave, and Matt Cardle.

The threat of rain is thought to ease towards lunchtime, when clouds are expected to break up, making way for sunnier conditions and warmer temperatures.

Sunday’s outlook is slightly brighter, according to the Met Office’s forecast for the Ipswich area – with less likelihood of rain predicted throughout the day.

The roads to Jimmy’s Farm are notoriously prone to traffic – as demonstrated at events like the Sausage and Beer Festival of 2015, when record numbers of visitors turned out, causing the A12/A14 roundabout at Copdock and A14 junction at Wherstead to be congested for much of the day.