The Bermondsey Street Festival returns to Bermondsey Street SE1 on Saturday 17th September, boasting a unique line-up that celebrates the very best of the street and surrounding areas.
Music always plays a big part in Festival and this year will be no exception, featuring a mix of dub, afro-beat, disco, folk, ska and soul on olur stage in Tanner Street Park, more eclectic dance beats on Whites Grounds and a very community orientated approach on The Community Stage in Leathermarket Gardens
Entry will remain free in 2016, although we ask visitors to donate.
What about access for mobility impaired visitors?
The show takes place in on Bermondsey Street, and in neighbouring parks. Good pathways and road systems run throughout that makes it easily accessible for mobility impaired visitors to get around. However, many of the activities and stages are situated on the grass fields of the park.
Those with parking dispensations should park appropriately on the public highway, where possible parking will be made available within the soft road closures
There will be 2 major first aid points located on site; an ambulance in Tanner Street and a first aid point in Leathermarket gardens
Mobile first aiders will also patrol the site at various points throughout the day.
One of the main issues we have encountered over the years, especially in hot temperatures, is that of dehydration and exhaustion. We remind you to drink plenty of water at all times and don’t forget to wear high factor sun block if your skin is sensitive to the sun – especially young children.
The show is an outdoor event, so be prepared for all conditions – not just the sunshine, but cold weather & rain too!
Is there a Programme available?
Yes, there will be a fold out Programme available. The Programme will also be sent out by Email to everybody on our Mailing List in the week before the event and available to download from our website.
This will be available at all information booths, as well as from show ambassadors walking around the show throughout the weekend. It will contain a show map to help you navigate around site and the only place to find a full line-up and timings, so you won’t miss your favourite band or activity.
Please make a donation to help support Festival in return for your Programme
What about my Dog ?
Well behaved dogs and assistance dogs are very much welcome to the show, but we do ask you to keep them on a lead at all times. Please consider the crowds and loud noises as this can have a negative impact on your pet. Any dogs caught without a lead will be handed over to our onsite animal welfare team.
We ask you to be considerate and keep your dog away from child play areas and food traders, as well as disposing of any fouling promptly and appropriately.
Dressing your dog in costume is also very much encouraged.
The Dog Show can be entered at the Holly & Lil stall in Leathermarket gardens from 12 Noon
You are welcome to bring food in to Festival. However, there will be an abundance of caterers offering a huge array of food from all over Bermondsey and afield
Soft drinks are allowed, but excessive amounts of alcohol is strictly prohibited. the Festival site is a glass free site. Anybody with a glass may be asked to dispose of it accordingly or take it off site.
There will be numerous stalls across site offering craft beer, ale, mead, wine, cider, cocktails and more!
– We operate a zero tolerance policy on drugs and ‘legal highs’.
– We operate a ‘Challenge 25’ policy on all of our bars on site.
– All BBQs are strictly prohibited, including disposables.
– Free wristbands are available to all parents – this enables you to write your mobile number on, but not the child’s name, and attach to your child’s wrist. This means we can reunite you much quicker if you become separated.
– Please help us reduce waste going to landfill and increase our recycling rate. You can do this by simply discarding your drinks, plates and other waste in to the clearly marked bins correctly.
– When leaving Festival, please be considerate and leave quietly.
Please leave when asked to ensure safety while Festival is put away until next year