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We are FSTVL

​​Saturday 11 September 11am to 10.30pm

We Are FSTVL logoSunday 12 September 11am to 10pm

Central Park, Dagenham

Last entry is 6pm on Saturday and 5pm on Sunday.


Please note for today only, Sunday 12 September, junction of Bull Lane/Frizlands Lane will be closed to festival goers, resident access will be maintained at all times.

We Are FSTVL is a London dance music festival curated by some of the scene’s most established brands, such as Defected, ABODE and Glitterbox. Since its debut in 2013, the award winning festival continues to evolve into one of the UK’s most popular electronic festivals.

Event site preparations including the build and break take place on Thursday 2 September - Wednesday 15 September.

This page will give you more information about the event, which has been planned in conjunction with the relevant emergency services and responsible authorities. The fee paid to use the park for this event, goes directly into supporting future free community events for residents.

The event is a paid admission, ticketed multi-stage dance music festival held within a fenced arena. The rest of the park will be open to residents as usual. Further details about the event can be found at www.wearefstvl.com

The organisers have planned the event to minimise the impact on local residents. However, there are some areas where you may notice the event arrangements.

The organisers hope that the event will not inconvenience you and thank you in advance for your cooperation and support.

Residents in the area of Central Park - If resident permits have not been received then residents are advised to carry proof of address to be shown to the traffic marshals at the closure points to access residential roads that are closed.

    Enquiries Line Toggle accordion

    If you have any concerns about sound levels or any other matters during the event, please call the festival organisers on 020 3781 7172. 

    Please note the phone line will be operational from 10am – 11:30pm on 11 September and 10am – 11pm on 12 September.

    If you have any other queries, please email the organisers at residents@wearefstvl.com, either before, during or after the event.

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    Dagenham East station is anticipated to be busy between 11am - 4pm and 9pm - 12am on both event days. A queuing system will be in place at Dagenham East Station at the end of the event.

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    Roads surrounding the event site will be busier than usual while the event takes place. Temporary traffic management arrangements will be in place to facilitate the safe access of people to and from the event. Provisions will include:

    Temporary Traffic Management

    • A reduction in speed limit to 20mph on Wood Lane and Rainham Road North and South
    • Footway widening between Dagenham East station and the venue access on Rainham Road North, with crowd control barriers in place to facilitate a safe walking route for pedestrians. Crowd control barriers will also be in place on Wood Lane.
    • Temporary traffic lights to facilitate safe pedestrian crossings on the route from Dagenham East station to the venue access on Rainham Road North.

    Resident Access Road Closures

    Residential streets in close proximity to the event site will be closed, with staff in place to maintain access for residents. If you live on one of the affected roads, you would have received a separate letter with more information.

    Parking Restrictions

    Parking restrictions will be in place on Wood Lane, Rainham Road North and Rainham Road South. Please refer to signage that will be placed in advance of the event for details of the local restrictions.

    Rainham Road North Road Closure

    In order to facilitate the safe exit of persons from the event at the end of each day. Rainham Road North will be closed to through traffic, from the junction with Oxlow Lane to the junction with Frizlands Lane.

    The road closure will be in place from:

    – 11 September: 8pm – 12am

    – 12 September 7.30pm – 11.30pm

    During the construction and deconstruction period, access to the park car parks accessed via Wood Lane will be closed. During the live phase of the event, both the car parks accessed via Wood Lane and the car park adjacent to the Rugby club on Rainham Road North will be closed.

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    The sound stages at the event will run from 11am – 10:30pm on Saturday 11 September and 11am – 10pm on Sunday 12 September, and will be monitored by acoustic consultants and council officers to ensure compliance within agreed sound levels.

    If you have any concerns about sound levels or any other matters during the event please call the organisers on 020 3781 7172.

    Please note the phone line will be operational from 10am – 11:30pm on 11 September and 10am – 11pm on 12 September.

    If you need to let the We Are FSTVL team know about any concerns outside of these times, please email them at residents@wearefstvl.com

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    The park will remain open to all residents, apart from one fenced off area that we will be used in the run up to the event for setting up, during the event, and afterwards when staging and equipment will be taken down.

    However, access to some of the gates and car parks will be restricted in various ways and at various times from 2 - 16 September.

    The Wood Lane and pitch and putt car parks and Wood Lane gates are closed throughout the build and break period. With the exception of the of the pedestrian gate by CU London (by the bus stop) that will be open during build and break period but not on the two event days, 11 and 12 September.

    The Pavilion car park (Rainham Road North) is open during build and break period but not the two event days, 11 and 12 September.

    The Peace Garden gate through to the park off Rainham Road North is open during build and break period but not the two event days, 11 and 12 September.

    All other gates will remain open.

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    In order to minimise any potential disruption, the arrival and departure of audience members will be monitored, especially in relation to the route to and from Dagenham East station. Stewards will be on hand to provide direction and disrupt any anti-social behaviour should it occur, and we will provide additional toilets and cleaning services in the area.

    During audience departure we will create queue lanes for people to use as they go into Dagenham East station, to manage the flow onto platforms and trains. This may create congestion in the area around the station, and we are grateful for your patience during this phase.

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    The park and surrounding areas will be cleaned throughout the event and after. If you wish to report any issues with litter on the Monday after the event, please email the festival organisers at residents@wearefstvl.com and the litter picking team will respond and resolve this matter.

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    The organisers have written a Covid Mitigation Plan that has been approved by Public Health and the Safety Advisory Group. The Covid19 safety measures include ticket holders and those working on site showing proof of a negative lateral flow test, shown in either the NHS App; Covid Pass Service; or proof of double vaccination.

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    If you have any other queries, please email the festival organisers at residents@wearefstvl.com, either before, during or after the event.

    We hope that the event will not inconvenience you, and thank you in advance for your cooperation and support.

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    • Last entry is at 6pm on Saturday and 5pm on Sunday. If you arrive after last entry you will be denied entry and no refunds will be processed for late arrivals.
    • Set times will be published closer to the time of the event.
    • You must be 18+ to attend and have valid and in-date government issued photographic ID. These include drivers licenses, provisional licenses, passports, and cards bearing the PASS hologram such as citizencards.
    • One bag per person is allowed, which must be smaller than an A4 sized piece of paper (height: 30cm, width: 21cm, depth: 8cm).
    • Lockers will be available to rent so that you can safely store your valuables, as well as phone charging facilities and cash machines.
    • You cannot bring your own food, drink, or alcohol.
    • Free, unlimited, clean drinking water will be available from water stations inside the festival. You can bring an empty bottle to fill up.
    • We recommend printing off all e-tickets and bringing them with you
    • Purchase of a We Are FSTVL ticket signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.