Major Events in Finsbury Park
Finsbury Park will host a number of major music festivals this summer.
|Event Dates and times||Move on site||Move off site||Capacity||Further details||Organiser|
Saturday 23 September, 11am-10.30pm
Monday 18 September
|Sunday 24 September, 12-10pm||Wednesday 27 September||12k||Slammin’ Events|
Finsbury Park will remain open to the public at all times during the events, including access to the cafe, sporting facilities, children's play areas and other facilities. The only sections of park that will be closed to the public during the set up for the Wireless Festival will be the areas where construction is taking place.
The hardstanding areas near to the newly improved ballcourts and south of the tennis courts will be used as storage areas. The majority of the build will take place in stages to the grass field known as the bandstand area which will be closed off in stages, allowing as much of the park as possible to remain open to the public.
During the June and September events the carriageway will remain open. During the July events the north/south carriageway, and the path running from Hornsey Wood Tavern Gate (Seven Sisters Road) to the central play area will remain open until the day before event days and will reopen two days following the events.
Music Festivals are part of a range of events that take place in Finsbury Park each year – others include funfairs and family attractions, charity gatherings and fun runs. Events bring in vital income to help to fund new facilities and 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 workclosely with event organisers, 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.
Details of smaller events taking place in parks will be listed on our What’s On page. Further details of the events will be published on our website as they become available.
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
- £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, allowing for better grass restoration after the events, 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 and stakeholders, 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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