Events in Finsbury Park
Music Festivals such as Wireless are part of a range of events that take place in Finsbury Park each year – others include fun fairs and family attractions, charity gatherings and fun runs. Events bring in vital income to help to fund new facilities afnd improvements as well as helping to ensure that Finsbury Park continues to be a popular destination and attracting new visitors to the area. Find out more about how events income is spent by reading the Finsbury Park Events - May 2016 newsletter (PDF, 16MB).
We will be working closely with event organisers Festival Republic, as well as the Finsbury Park Events Stakeholder Group, to ensure that these events take place smoothly and safely, with as little disruption to local people as possible.
We are not considering any other major event applications for this year, and smaller events will be listed on our What’s On page.
How event income has been invested in Finsbury Park
- £215,000 on revamping and modernising the ball courts. The sleek new courts now feature eight basketball hoops, a badminton court, three volleyball courts, two netball courts and outdoor table tennis facilities – all free to use
- £105,000 on safer and better lighting at the track and gym, to be installed by summer 2016
- £50,000 on demolishing a disused pavilion which had attracted anti-social behaviour, clearing the way for us to open up public access to a currently closed section of New River
- New maintenance machinery, which will allow for better grass restoration after the event, and security improvements to areas where equipment is stored
The Finsbury Park Events Stakeholder Group
The Finsbury Park Events Stakeholder Group is made up of park user groups, The Friends of Finsbury Park, residents associations, traders groups, councillors and council officers from Haringey, Hackney and Islington Councils.
Find out more on the Finsbury Park Events Stakeholder Group page.
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