Get Ready for Community with our FAQs!25 Jun 2019
Coming to Community 2019 this Sunday? Check out our handy FAQ to make sure you’re all set for the biggest indie party of the summer.
What time does Community open and close?
Doors open at 11.30am and the music will end at 9.30pm.
Readmission to the event is not allowed. So, make sure you have everything with you that you need before coming to the festival as you won’t be able to go out and come back in.
Where can I find set times?
You can find Community 2019 Set Times here on the website. So, you can plan your day with your mates in Finsbury Park now watching all your fave bands.
Set times are also available on the day if you buy the Community Festival lanyard.
Where can I find a map of the festival?
Check out the Community 2019 map below or download a printable version of the map to bring with you.
At the festival a copy of the map will also be available in the Community Festival lanyard.
How do I get to and from Community?
Community Festival takes place in Finsbury Park, London. The festival is located in the south end of Finsbury Park itself.
Here are all the ways you can get to and from Finsbury Park.
Getting to the festival
Use either Manor House or Finsbury Park tube stations and follow instructions from staff/stewards.
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
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
This station will be busy after the festival so expect long queues and plan ahead.
If you’re travelling southbound…
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
If you’re travelling northbound…
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.
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! Simply download and open the Uber app. There is a designated Uber pick up point at Osborne Rd. You cannot get an uber from any of the residential side streets due to a geo block.
In addition, our transportation partner Uber has a wheelchair accessible and mobility options in the app. Find out more at Uber Access.
We strongly advise against traveling by car to Community.There are no car park facilities at Finsbury Park and there are no drop-off points or pay and display bays available in this area. There are significant road closures in the area and you will not be able to drive close to the park.
I’m a disabled access customer, what gate should I use?
You should enter the site at the Disabled Access entry point at Delta 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 your security and safety 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 the N4 stage.
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?
Glad you asked. Yes, bag restrictions are in place at Community festival.
Small bags are allowed into the festival with the dimensions W21cm x H30cm x D8cm (A4 Size).
Large bags are not allowed to be taken into the festival. There is no cloakroom and lockers are available for small valuables.
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 will include a full body pat down and a walk through a metal detector. . 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.
How can I find out what I can and can’t 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 or snacks into the festival?
You are no longer permitted to bring soft drinks or water in the festival. However, you can bring empty plastic, metal or sports bottles sized 500ml or less to use at water refill points inside the festival.
You can bring in small amounts of food for personal consumption.
How do you reduce the environmental impact of the festival?
We hope you love Finsbury Park as much as we do and want to help us keep it one of London’s favourite green spaces. We are dedicated to reducing the environmental impact of the festival and need your help to make it happen.
Three bin system
We have banned single use plastic cutlery at Community and run a three-bin system at the festival, which means every bin station will be formed by 3 bins:
Compost – When you buy food from the traders at Community Festival, everything your food comes in is compostable so plates, cutlery and napkins can be placed in the compost bins along with the food scraps. Please make sure NO PLASTIC goes into the compost.
Recycle – Plastic bottles, aluminium cans, newspapers, magazines and clean and dry cardboard (no used greasy pizza boxes as these do not recycle).
General Waste – There should be minimal left over that goes into General Waste.
My ticket hasn’t arrived yet, what do I do?
Don’t panic! Speak to 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.
Do I need to bring ID with me?
If you look under 21 years old don’t forget to 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
How should I prepare for the weather?
As well as looking instaready you need to be prepped for the weather. So, make sure you wear and bring clothes with you that ensure you’re covered for whatever the weather may be – hat, sunglasses, rainwear, warm clothing.
You can bring Sunscreen (100ml or less) into the festival with you.
Tickets are just £40 plus booking fee.