Scotland’s premier indoor festival, Terminal V, is back in Islington for Halloween weekend. The Reckoning will see the creme de la creme of techno talent take over the RHC for an all-day party from midday to 23:00. Like past editions, Terminal V haven’t scrimped on the line-up. Laurent Garnier, Ben Klock, Maceo Plex, Hot Since 82, DJ Tennis, Reinier Zonneveld and many more will all be in attendance. With the addition of the The Hangar, the total capacity is now in excess of 10,000 - making this this biggest Halloween event taking place anywhere in the UK.
Whether you’re a first-timer or a repeat offender, we’ve rounded up the tips and helpful info to make sure you get the optimum Terminal V experience.
Terminal V’s venue - the Royal Highland Centre - is located on the west side of Edinburgh, conveniently within close proximity of the city’s airport. This means existing transport links are already good - and it’s ultra handy if you happen to be flying in on one of the 180 daily flights.
A dedicated shuttle bus service will run from St. Andrews Square (EH2 1GF) every 10 minutes to and from the event.
In additional to the usual bus and coach routes that service the airport, Terminal V have organised dedicated services via their partner, Happy Bus. Return coach travel can be booked from most places in Scotland and several cities in the north east of England including Middlesborough, Sunderland and Newcastle. Stagecoach, City Link and National Express also operate intercity services.
The Edinburgh Gateway station is within a 40 minute walk to the venue, and is well serviced from lines connecting the whole of the UK. Another nearby station you can alight and embark is Haymarket.
Whilst there is no designated parking for this event, there is a drop-off and collection point located at the North Car Park. This is also where the taxi rank can be found. Capital Cars are offering a discount rate to attendees. Customers should quote “TERMINAL V” at point of booking.
A range of 3 and 4 star hotels are available in a mile radius of the venue. These include the Doubletree Hilton, a Holiday Inn and Moxy Airport. The most you will pay for a one-night stay is £150. In the city centre you have more choice and options to suit smaller budgets, with rooms starting from £65 a night. For the frugal traveller or anybody looking to make friends, we recommend staying at either Edinburgh Backpackers or Castlerock Hostel.
Food & Drink
On site, Terminal V will have its own food village with traders catering to all variety of tastes and dietary requirements. Here you will find everything from fast food to street food, healthy to vegan. You cannot bring your own drinks into the venue, but bars will serve a selection of alcoholic, soft drink and water throughout.
First release weekend tickets and day tickets are on sale now.