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Becontree 100 Festival

Love music, hate racism muralPart of the Becontree Forever Weekender

Saturday 14 August 2021.

Parsloes Park.

11am to 9.30pm.

The major arts and music festival is part of the Becontree Forever programme which celebrates the centenary of the Becontree Estate; the biggest housing estate in the UK.

Produced in collaboration with Love Music Hate Racism and local cultural partners in the borough.

The festival promotes unity through the power of music and tell the story of the estate both past, present and future.

The free family event will include music, dance, exhibitions, international food stalls, tearoom, arena acts, family fun, rides and attractions.

Headlining the festival will be English punk and folk singer-songwriter, Frank Turner.

Becontree Forever Weekender.pdf

Free entry - No tickets required

Event will take place subject to COVID-19 and following the current government guidelines.

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Becontree 100 Festival

*Timings subject to change

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To ensure visitors have a safe and enjoyable day at the event following entry conditions apply:

  • Please adhere to the Covid19 rules (please see below tab)
  • No alcohol brought on site (licensed bar is at the event)
  • No weapons or tools on site
  • No glass on site
  • No unsealed bottled
  • No gazebos and BBQs (folding chairs are permitted)
  • No fireworks, pyrotechnics and smoke devices
  • No uncontrolled or dangerous dogs on site
  • Keep dogs on a lead at all times
  • Do not leave pets in vehicles
  • No drones on site
  • No driving on site unless in the permitted hours with a security escort
  • In permitted hours the speed limit is 5mph with hazard lights on
  • Please keep children with you at all times
  • Searches may be undertaken
  • Photography and film will be taken please see signage

Official event photography and filming will take place and will be used for all marketing and communication purposes. Photo consent forms will be completed for close-up shots of children. Please contact the Information Point if you have any concerns.

Subject to change following government guidelines around Covid19. 

We look forward to welcoming you to our family friendly festival!

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  • Do not attend if you have any symptoms of Covid19 including a new, continuous cough, high temperature, loss or change of taste/smell or if you have contacted by NHS Track and Trace and instructed to self isolate.
  • Do not attend if those in your household are displaying symptoms or isolating.
  • We encourage visitors to take a Covid19 test before attending. All personnel working on site have been asked to demonstrate a negative test.
  • Maintain social distancing where possible and respect others space.
  • Face coverings are available at the sanitising stations and Information Point. We strongly advise those with health conditions to wear them.
  • Please use the QR codes at the sanitising stations.
  • Limit the number of people or households that you come into contact with.
  • Wash or sanitise your hands regularly, sanitising stations are around the site.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the inside of your elbow when coughing or sneezing.
  • Sit side by side or behind other people, rather than facing them, where seating arrangements allow.
  • Only touch surfaces where required.
  • Stay outdoors, rather than indoors, where possible. We will be opening up marquees as much as possible to aid ventilation.
  • Dispose of waste safely, including items such as used disposable face coverings.
  • If you start to feel unwell, please return home or seek medical attention if required.
  • We urge caution for the clinically extremely vulnerable attending the events on public health grounds. Please take extra care with social distancing and good hygiene protocols.
  • Toilets and areas of the event will be regularly cleaned.
  • There is a vaccination centre located on site.

Subject to change following government guidelines around Covid19. 

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Parking

There is public car parking on site with a £3.50 charge to park your vehicle in the event car park.

Blue Badge Holders

Free blue badge parking on site on grass.

Public transport

The park has two transport connections serviced by the District line via Becontree station which is only a 10 minute walk from the venue and Dagenham Heathway station which is a 12 minute walk off Parsloes Avenue to event car parking. The 145 and 62 bus route stops at Parsloes Park.

Accessibility

Parsloes Park is a relatively flat site on grass with hard standing paths.

The vast majority of the park is accessible to wheelchairs.

Facilities

The site has toilets and baby change.

There is a fully accessible facility with changing area, shower and toilet with ramped access and a hoist.

For assistance during the event, please visit the Information Point.

First Aid on site is located near the Information Point.

Families attending are encouraged to visit the Information Point in order to gain a wristband in case children or vulnerable adults become separated from your group.

Local accommodation

There is no accommodation on site, however, we have a number of local accommodation within a short distance.

Travelodge

Premier Inn