51st State – Saturday 20th August 2022 11:00-22:00
INFORMATION FOR THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
51st Festival, now in its 7th Year, will take place at Copthall Playing Fields on Saturday 20th August and will host 10,000 people.
51st are keen to work with and build a great connection with the local community, and ensure the event takes place with minimal disruption to park users, local residents and surrounding businesses.
The voice of local residents in the community is hugely important to us and we are committed to ensuring that 51st takes place with minimal disruption to park users and the local community.
We welcome your feedback and through consultation with local residents, stakeholders, Barnet Council and the Safety Advisory Group, we endeavour to make improvements to the events and deliver the best possible experience.
This page is dedicated to the local community and updated regularly with relevant information as and when confirmed. Please check back if you would like to find out more about the event.
ON-SITE BUILD, EVENT AND DE-RIG SCHEDULE
The construction and event schedules are as follows:
Start of setting up
Monday 15th August – Friday 19th August
8.00am – 8.00pm
Event opening times
Saturday 20th August
11.00am – 22.00pm
Finish of breakdown
Monday 22nd August – Wednesday 24th August
8.00am – 8.00pm
Sound checks will take place at 09:00-10:00 on Saturday 20th August.
If you would like to attend 51st Festival or Titan Festival, the organisers are assigning an allocation of free tickets for nearby residents. To apply for a ticket, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
These are limited to 2x tickets per household and are distributed on a first-come first-served basis. You may apply for less than two tickets if you wish.
For residents missing this allocation, an allocation of £20 tickets will be available. This represents a 60% discount on the list price. Tickets are limited to 2x per household, and allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
51st Festival are dedicated to ensuring compliance with the noise regulations that
A list of valid roads can be found in the FAQ section. are set within our licence. To monitor noise levels, there will be an independent noise management company and the Councils Noise Management Officers on duty, who will be undertaking noise assessments at all times that live music is being played to monitor sound levels.
During the build period the event site is a working construction site and will have plant and machinery operating. We will endeavour to keep any disturbance from construction work and vehicle movements to an absolute minimum.
Details of the time that amplified music will be playing are included within the table below.
Saturday 20th August
We have produced a detailed Waste Management Plan and have appointed a dedicated external cleansing team who will be on-site throughout the Build, Break & Live Event. The team of skilled litter pickers will ensure the park and surrounding areas are cleansed after each event day, and more so, after the weekend.
More information will be released soon.
COMMUNITY RELATIONS AND CONTACTS
The voice of the local residents and community is important to us, and we want to ensure your views are heard. We understand that you may want to contact us about the event plans and may need to contact us during and after the festival, please refer to the contact details below.
Community email address - email@example.com
If you’re a local business interested in working with us please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re a local food stall trader and are interested in working with us please email email@example.com
If you live locally and are interested in applying to work with us for ticket scanning or bar work, please firstname.lastname@example.org
If I want to attend how do I obtain tickets?
Tickets are available from https://51stfestival.com
What travel information is provided to customers attending the event?
Customers are strongly advised to travel by car or use public transport to travel to the event. The Organisers have advised using the following tube and bus destinations via their website/social media presences:
Special emphasis has been placed on using Mill Hill Broadway & Mill Hill East as free shuttle busses will be provided, more information to follow.
Those customers that wish to use taxis will be guided to a dedicated taxi drop-off point.
This will be publicised with Uber and local taxi companies.
What is the contact number should I have any issues on the day?
Please contact Barnet Council on 020 8359 2000
What roads will be affected and when?
More information to follow.
Who do I contact if a vehicle is blocking my access to my home/business?
Please contact Barnet Council on 020 8359 2000 alternatively, you can talk to one of the road marshals stationed throughout the event and surrounding areas.
What if road closures affect access to my property?
Residents will still be permitted access into the side roads. Road marshals will ensure free access to residents and residents are recommended to carry a copy the permit included with this letter OR who are carrying proof of address when entering your road by car.
Will the event affect public transport?
Although tube and bus services will be busier than usual TfL envisions a normal service throughout the weekend. Mill Hill East & Mill Hill Broadways Station will be particularly busy from 9pm during the egress of the event
Is there a cleansing operation in place for areas outside of the playing fields?
There is a cleansing operation for areas outside of the park. Barnet Councils Waste Management department have been commissioned in order to organise extra sweeps of the surrounding areas during and immediately after the event.
Who should I contact if I want to report issues to do with litter or street cleansing as a result of the event?
Please contact Barnet Council on 020 8359 2000
Will I be able to use the rest of the playing fields and if so, will it be safe?
You will be able to use the rest of the park as normal. We take public safety extremely seriously and have a range of measures in place to ensure the public remains safe and secure at all times during the event. There will be sufficient security guards in Hi-Vis jackets ring-fencing the site and at other appropriate areas throughout the event. Supervisors will have specially marked Hi-Vis jackets. They will patrol and spot-check the perimeter regularly, and will be on duty throughout the event. The Emergency Services have been consulted about the security plans and will be briefed and on site throughout the event itself.
What is being done to address certain elements of anti-social behaviour witnessed?
Entry and exit from the event will be tightly controlled by security and traffic management companies. There will be signage throughout the event encouraging guests to leave quietly.
Clear measures are in place to prevent open drinks being carried outside the licensed premises.
All security staff are SIA-accredited (the industry standard) and well-trained in dealing with crime and disorder issues. Any member of the public causing a nuisance will be required to leave the site and a note of this made in our records. Any use of illegal substances will be dealt with by the Police officers who will be on duty in and around the park.
Who should I contact if I want to complain about noise from the event?
There will be an independent noise management company and the Councils Noise Management Officers on duty who will be undertaking noise assessments at all times that live music is being played to monitor sound levels.
If you have a noise complaint please contact Barnet Council on 020 8359 2000
How will you ensure there is no litter left behind?
Our professional Waste Management team will be on-site throughout the Build, Break & Live Event. Their team of skilled litter pickers will ensure the park and surrounding areas are cleansed after each event day and more so after the weekend.
How can I find out more detailed information about the 51st Festival?
You can visit https://51stfestival.com for more information about the event.
There are robust written policies in place for noise, crowd and waste management which have been reviewed by our Safety Advisory Group.
For further information, please visit: https://51stfestival.com