All the important info you need for Community 2018
The wait is officially over! Get ready for a day of all tunes and no filler as Community Festival returns to Finsbury Park this Sunday!
From how to get there to what you can bring, here’s are all the things you need to know to be prepped for Community. So, don’t go making a ‘Bad Decision’ and just look forward to soaking up the sounds of Two Door Cinema Club, The Vaccines, You Me At Six and more of the hottest bands around.
What time does the event open and close?
Doors open at 11.30am and the music will end at 10.00pm.
There is no readmission to the event, so make sure you have everything with you that you need before coming to the festival.
Where can I find set times?
Set Times will be available on the official Community Festival app at midday tomorrow (Thursday 28th June). Download the Official Community Festival App to stay updated with set times, festival info, the festival map and more.
Where can I find a map of the festival?
How do I get to Community?
Community festival takes place in Finsbury Park, London with the festival located in the south end of Finsbury Park itself.
To get to the festival from Finsbury Park underground/train station follow the way out signs and staff instructions within the station. Walk along Seven Sisters Road for a few minutes until you reach the park gates. The festival main entrance will be near to this and will be clearly visible and sign-posted
Here are all the ways you can travel to Finsbury Park.
Getting to the festival
Use either Manor House or Finsbury Park tube stations and follow instructions from staff/stewards.
After the festival
A managed queuing system will be in place to enter the tube at both Manor House and Finsbury Park stations. Queues are expected to be shorter and to move faster at Manor House. Your journey may also be faster if you use National Rail services from Finsbury Park and change for the Tube at Highbury & Islington, Moorgate, or King’s Cross.
Manor House Tube station
Use the westbound Piccadilly line for central London. You can change for the Victoria line at Finsbury Park or King’s Cross St. Pancras.
Finsbury Park Tube station
Due to ongoing construction work the number of people that can enter the Tube station is restricted. Long queues are expected after the event. If you are travelling towards central London you are advised to use Piccadilly line Tube services from Manor House, or National Rail services from Finsbury Park and then connect to the Victoria line as follows:
Board Piccadilly line services at Manor House station and travel one stop south and cross- platform interchange onto the southbound Victoria line at Finsbury Park
Board National Rail services at Finsbury Park station and travel two stops south and cross-platform interchange onto the southbound Victoria line at Highbury & Islington
Please note – the rear of the trains generally have more space available
For northbound travel on the Victoria line: use Finsbury Park station. Alternatively take bus 259 from bus stop F on Seven Sisters Road, near Manor House station and change at Seven Sisters.
After the festival
If you are going to Kings Cross, St Pancras International, Paddington, Marylebone, Euston or Liverpool Street stations use non-stop National Rail services to King’s Cross station and change there for the Tube.
If you are going to London Bridge use fast National Rail services to Moorgate and change for Northern line services
Bus routes 4, 19, 29, 106, 141, 153, 210,236, 253, 254, 259, 279, 341,W3, W7 all service Finsbury Park. However, due to the festival diversions will be in place and different stops will be served.
Big Green Coach is the official coach partner of Community festival and offer return services from 23 pick up locations. Visit the Big Green Coach website to reserve your seat.
Ride with Uber, Community’s Transport Partner
This year, getting to Community couldn’t be easier. Simply download and open the Uber app, type ‘Finsbury Park’ into the ‘Where to?’ section, and your ride will be with you in minutes. No cash needed. If you’re all about #squadgoals, you can select UberXL to get your group of 6 to Community in style.
In addition, our transportation partner Uber has a wheelchair accessible and mobility options in the app. Find out more at Uber Access.
There are no car park facilities at Finsbury Park and we strongly advise against travelling by car. There are also no drop-off points and no pay and display bays available in this area. Again we strongly advise against traveling by car.
I’m a disabled access customer, what gate should i use?
The Disabled Access gate has changed for this year. Please view the map to locate the new gate. If you have any questions, please email Disabled Access or if you’re at the festival please speak to a member of the Disabled Access team.
What security checks do you have in place?
We take the security and safety of our festival goers very seriously – it is a real priority.
Please help us by bringing as little as possible and remember we do not allow bags larger than A4 into the arena. Please see below for full bag restrictions.
Our security staff are there for your safety – please co-operate with them as they work to keep us all safe and sound. Some are covert, but most are obvious by their numbered tabard. Always go to them if you need help. The medical tent is fully staffed, open in line with the arena and located near the arena entrance. There is a second tent next to stage 2.
There are security measures you will see and of course ones that you can’t. The whole site is monitored throughout by staff on the ground along with an extensive CCTV system watched round the clock by a team of monitors in a fully staffed Event Control.
We work very closely with The Met Police and members of the security services to ensure our security procedures are up to date and we are following best practice. We put a lot of time and effort on briefing and training and run emergency exercises. We also have a team of sniffer dogs working around the clock. Please help us by reporting anything that doesn’t look right to you and also please let us know if you spot an area where we can do better and we will get on it.
Visit our Personal Safety page for further information.
Are there bag restrictions to get into the festival?
Bag restrictions are in place at Community festival.
Large bags are not allowed to be taken into the festival. There is no cloakroom (Lockers are available for small valuables). Small bags are allowed into the festival with the dimensions W21cm x H30cm x D8cm (A4 Size).
Bags will be searched on entry to the event, to avoid lengthy queues we strongly advise that you do not bring a bag. We appreciate your cooperation and patience when entering the festival.
Bags must not be left at entrances or surrounding areas. Any items left will be removed and disposed of accordingly.
You will also be searched at the entrance to the event which may include a full body pat down and/or use of hand held metal detectors. Any item(s), which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon, or which may cause danger or disruption to any other persons at the event, will be confiscated.
Please allow plenty of time to get into the event, and for concert entry procedures, ticket checks and searches.
Persons suspected of carrying items that may be used in an offensive or dangerous manner, or carrying out illegal activities within the arena or other parts of the site may be searched.
What can I bring into the festival?
Visit our Event Information page for a full list of what you can and cannot bring into the festival.
Can I bring water/soft drinks into the festival?
No. Soft drinks or water are not permitted into the festival. You are allowed to bring empty plastic bottles sized 500ml or less, you can use these at water refill points inside the festival.
My ticket hasn’t arrived yet, what do I do?
Please contact the ticket agent you booked your ticket with. If you booked your ticket with Ticketmaster/Front Gate please call 0333 003 5937. If you booked your ticket with a different ticket agent, please contact them directly.
How should I prepare for the weather?
Wear and bring clothes with you that ensure you’re covered for whatever the weather may be – hat, sunglasses, rainwear, warm clothing. The weather is currently forecast to be hot, so make sure to wear sunscreen and stay hydrated. You can bring Sunscreen (100ml or less) into the festival with you.
Do I need to bring ID with me?
If you look under 21 years old please bring ID with you. The only accepted proof of age documents are:
- Passport (Not a photocopy, must be valid)
- Photocard Driving License (Inc. provisional
- Proof Of Age Card – The card must be part of the PASS scheme and carry their hologram.
- Northern Ireland Electoral Identity Card
Do you have a festival app?
Yes! Download the Community Festival app to stay up to date with the latest news, set times, map and more from the festival.
Got an unanswered question? Visit our Information page to find out everything you need to know about the festival.