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Resident Website Information – Finsbury Park 2023

Welcome to the resident information page for Festival Republic events at Finsbury Park 2023. We are happy to be back and we look forward to hearing from you and keeping you up to date with our plans for this year’s events!

RESIDENT TICKETS

Resident Ticket Lottery has now closed.

BUILD / BREAK INFORMATION

We will be on-site at the park from 21 June – 14 July

DATE  EVENT  GATES OPEN  MUSIC ENDS 
Wednesday 21 June First day of show build N/A N/A
Friday 30 June Jamie T 13:30 22:30
Saturday 1 July Pulp 11:00 22:30
Sunday 2 July THE 1975 11:00 21:30
Tuesday 4 July Finsbury Fest 18:00 21:00
Wednesday 5 July Local Schools Concert 18:00 21:00
Friday 7 Jul Wireless 13:30 22:30
Saturday 8 July Wireless 11:00 22:30
Sunday 9 July Wireless 11:00 21:30
Friday 14 July Break Ends N/A N/A

SOUND CHECKS

Sound checks will take place on each of the event days prior to opening and also on Thursday 29 June and Thursday 6 July. Sound checks will not be at maximum event levels and although they may last a maximum of 90 minutes within a pre agreed 3 hour period, tests will be carried out in short intervals.

ACCESS

Outside of our main site, local park users will still have access to the rest of the park. All other park facilities will remain open and be available for use by the local community.

Outside of our main site, local park users will still have access to the rest of the park. All other park facilities will remain open and be available for use by the local community.

The carriageway between Endymion Road Gate and Finsbury Park Gate is used as the main production route for the events. However, during the build and break, access will be facilitated for park users to ensure as little disruption as possible. A cycle path and a walking route will be created and this year we will have a dedicated cycle path manager to ensure local access is never impeded by contractors working across different areas of the park.

This access route will be closed the day prior to, and the day after, the event days to allow us time to reinstate the fencing and ensure the route is safe for park goers.

The route between Hornsey Tavern Gate and Furtherfield Gallery will be closed the day prior to the live event days and re-open the day after.

Should either of these routes require to be closed for safety reasons outside of these times, signs will be erected and security positioned to inform the public of the reasons why.

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

Seven Sisters Road  
SSR will be closed to traffic for a 90 minute period following the event to facilitate the safe egress of customers to the train station.

Stroud Green Road
Stroud Green Road will be closed from approx. 21:00 on Friday and Saturday and 20:00 Sunday to facilitate the safe egress of customers to the train station.

These road closures are there to ensure the safe egress of public leaving the park.

The roads will be closed at all junctions joining Seven Sisters Rd between Fonthill Road & GreenLanes covering;

  • Hackney – Portland Rise, Brand Close, Alexandra Grove, Queens Drive, Wilberforce Road, Finsbury Park Road, Blackstock Road,
  • Somerfield Road, junction with Blackstock Road will be residents access only.
  • Islington – Rock Street, Isledon Road, Fonthill Road.

The roads will be closed at all junctions joining Stroud Green Road between Seven Sisters Road and Tollington Park / Upper Tollington Park covering;

  • Islington – Wells Terrace, Morris Place andLennox Road.
  • Haringey – Perth Road

LOCAL BOROUGH RESTRICTIONS

Brownswood Ward will be resident (and guests of residents) access only on live event days. This is achieved via a combination of existing emergency barriers in the local streets and staffed traffic management positions. Emergency barriers which prevent access are installed on the following streets: Finsbury Park Road / Brownswood Rd, Wilberforce Road / Brownswood Rd, Queens Drive / Somerfield Rd, Queens Drive / Gloucester Drive, Princess Crescent / Gloucester Drive, Portland Rise / Seven Sisters Rd, Alexandrea Grove / Seven Sisters Road, Wilberforce Rd / Seven Sisters Road, Finsbury Park Rd / Seven Sisters Rd.

Traffic Management positions will be used in key locations to bolster this and in areas where access is still permitted: Somerfield Rd / Blackstock Rd, Alexandera Grove / Green Lanes, Portland Rise / Green Lanes, Queens Drive / Seven Sisters Rd.

Islington  
The area of Islington between Rock Street and Gillespie Road will be resident (and guests of residents) access only on live event days. This is achieved via a combination of existing LTNs in the local streets and staffed traffic management positions.

Traffic Management positions will be used in key locations to bolster this and in areas where access is still permitted: Rock St / St Thomas’s Rd, Rock St / Prah Rd, Blackstock Rd / Ambler, Blackstock Rd / Monsell Rd, Blackstock Rd / Chatterton Rd, Gillespie Rd / Plimsoll, Gillespie Rd / Ambler, Gillespie Rd / St Thomas’s Rd.

Islington Road Closures/Diversions


Ingress road closures

Islington Road Closures & Diversions

HARINGEY PARKING INFO AND RESTRICTIONS

On all event days the following parking controls will be in operation within Haringey.

  • The Event Day controls in Finsbury Park CPZ, Finsbury Park B & C CPZs will be operational until 20:30 on the dates listed above.
  • The existing Green Lanes A CPZ times will be extended on the following dates and roads:
    • Friday 30 June and Friday 7 July – 18:30 and 20:30
    • Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 July – 08:30 and 20:30
    • Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 July – 08:30 and 20:30

Wightman Road, Umfreville Road, Warwick Gardens, Railway Approach, Woollastone Road, Roseberry Gardens, Warham Road, Atterbury Road, Devon Gardens, Pemberton Road, Cyprus Close, Rutland Gardens, Mattison Road, Salisbury Road, Essex Gardens, Duckett Road, Kimberley Gardens, Grafton Gardens, Cavendish Road, Cleveland Gardens, Stanhope Gardens, Burgoyne Road, Chesterfield Gardens, Portland Gardens, Doncaster Gardens & Sussex Gardens.

  • The existing Green Lanes B CPZ times will be extended on the following dates and roads:
    • Friday 30 June and Friday 7 July – 18:30 and 20:30
    • Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 July – 08:30 and 20:30
    • Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 July – 08:30 and 20:30

Alroy Road, Conningsby Road, Endymion Road, Lothair Road North, Lothair Road South Tancred Road and Venetia Road, N4

  • Osbourne Road parking bays will be suspended for the duration of the event days to facilitate Private Hire and Uber drop off and pick-ups. This will cease at midnight.

This means on the days and times listed above, vehicles must not park in any residents/business parking bay on these roads unless they display a valid Green Lanes CPZ (GLA & GLB) permit or visitors’ permit. Existing parking restrictions apply.

HACKNEY PARKING INFO AND RESTRICTIONS

To ensure that residents in the Finsbury Park area are not impacted by the increase in visitors driving to the events, Hackney Council will extend the hours of control in Parking Zones G and G2 during the six show days to 11pm.

During that time, vehicles will need to display a valid permit to park in any of the resident permit, permit holder only, and business permit bays in the areas between the hours set out below:

Zone G

Friday 30 June & Friday 7 July between 18:30 – 23:00
Saturday 1 & Saturday 8 July between 11:00 – 23:00
Sunday 2 & Sunday 9 July between 11:00 – 23:00

Zone G2

Friday 30 June & Friday 7 July between 18:30 – 23:00
Saturday 1 & Saturday 8 July between 18:30 – 23:00
Sunday 2 & Sunday 9 July between 11:00 – 23:00

Parking in pay and display and shared use parking bays will retain the same hours of operation.

There will be resident only soft closures at Somerfield Road, Gloucester Drive, Portland Rise and Queens Drive to prevent any non-local vehicles parking in resident spaces.

Warning signs and posters will be displayed in the areas affected to advise drivers of the changes to the hours of operation. Please contact Hackney Parking Services on 020 8356 8877 or via email at [email protected] if you have any queries.

PARKING RESTRICTIONS  

Parking restrictions will be in place to protect residents spaces. These restrictions will be discussed with the local boroughs and residents in advance and publicised here prior to the events in an easily digestable format.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

We anticipate that there will be minimal impact on public transport throughout the day due to phased arrivals although the stations may be slightly busier than normal. Finsbury Park Station and Manor House Station will be much busier on Friday and Saturdays between approx. 21:00 – 00:00. On Sundays we anticipate peak time to be 20:00 – 23:00. We would advise people allow more time when travelling at these times. All necessary provisions will be made to facilitate access for locals.

To aid the safe egress of guests, Station Place will be closed to buses and taxis from 21:00 on Friday and Saturday and 20:00 on Sunday. Bus diversions will be in place for all local routes and will be publicised here nearer the event.
If you are planning to get the tube during peak times we advise using the City North Entrance at Finsbury Park Station to avoid congestion and event footfall.

NOISE

We are working with one of the UK’s leading acoustic consultants, Vanguardia, who draft and monitor our noise management plan (NMP).

PYROTECHNICS

There will be pyrotechnic displays throughout the events. The timings of these displays will be displayed on the resident website once confirmed. Please check back here for more detail.

SECURITY

There will be ample security directly outside the event and in the surrounding areas. You will see both a stationery and roaming presence in the roads immediately adjacent to the festival site. There will also be response teams available to respond to any calls made to the community hotline.

CONTACT DETAILS

If you would like to contact the team during the events, including noise issues, please call our dedicated hotline on: 0208 080 1459

For 2023 we have 3 hotline handsets so if one is engaged it will redirect to the others. You should always be able to get through. In the event that you can’t, please contact us via email: [email protected]

The line will be operational as below:

Build: 08:00 – 20:00 from Wednesday 21st – Thursday 29th June & Monday 3rd – Thursday 6th July

Show Days: 08:00 – 02:00

Break: 08:00 – 20:00 Monday 10th July – Friday 14th June

Kindest regards
The Finsbury Park Team