Crystal Palace Park closure

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DrowsyDaisy
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Crystal Palace Park closure

Post by DrowsyDaisy » 26 Aug 2019 10:14

I've just been up to the park, and the top end is being closed off. According to the men doing this, there will be no access to the top end of the park from today until Wednesday 4 September, and this is for a one day event being held there this Saturday (Southport Weekender Festival). I understand councils are under pressure to find revenue from varied sources, and I have no objection to festivals and events being held in parks in London, but this is a large area of the park being closed to the community for 10 days, for a one-day festival. It seems wildly unreasonable for it to be closed off for ten days - I'm sure previous events in the park manage to set up without needing to completely deny access to park users, and in a much shorter time?

Have I been misinformed by the people setting up the perimeter fence - really hope so, as we use the park twice a day for running/dog walking, and given it's the summer holidays, there are huge numbers of people benefiting from this lovely green space, both regular users and otherwise.

Does anyone know anything more about this?

Sapient Syd
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Re: Crystal Palace Park closure

Post by Sapient Syd » 26 Aug 2019 11:21

Closed to prepare site for the Tranzmission Music Festival

https://tranzmission.london/

Expecting up to 15,000 people to attend :

"Tranzmission has a new home for 2019 at the beautiful and historic Crystal Palace park on the site of the Crystal Palace.

Featuring Drum & Bass, Garage, Jungle, Grime, House, Old Skool and Comedy, this will be London’s biggest summer Rave festival.

For the first time Tranzmission will feature a full outdoor stage which will profile each of the events’ genres as the ‘Main Stage’. Tented venues will cover each music style individually.

There will be a great selection of food and bars on site as well as fair rides and merchandise stalls.

The VIP area is situated on a raised terrace overlooking the Main Stage and featuring its own arena which is hosted by Raindance as well as offering VIP toilet trailers. There is also the VVIP backstage area where you can hang in the Greenroom bar with artists and industry people".

Tickets have now appeared on Groupon so perhaps not as successful as hoped.

DrowsyDaisy
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Re: Crystal Palace Park closure

Post by DrowsyDaisy » 26 Aug 2019 16:32

Thank you for the info Sapient Syd

alywin
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Re: Crystal Palace Park closure

Post by alywin » 28 Aug 2019 21:42

Really appalling. But thanks for the reminder: can I borrow some noise-cancelling headphones for the weekend? (Will they be effective enough?!)

broken_shaman
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Re: Crystal Palace Park closure

Post by broken_shaman » 31 Aug 2019 19:34

Today is the Southport Weekender until 10pm.

https://southportweekenderfestival.com/

alywin
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Re: Crystal Palace Park closure

Post by alywin » 31 Aug 2019 20:48

Oh good, you mean it'll be over in 10 minutes? We'll be very relieved. I walked from Penge High Street to the station this afternoon, and got a real blast of it. I'm guessing that must be the best part of 3/4 of a mile away as the crow flies?

I have a nasty feeling tomorrow's is going to be worse - anyone know what time that finishes?

broken_shaman
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Re: Crystal Palace Park closure

Post by broken_shaman » 1 Sep 2019 07:22

It's on from midday until 10pm today (Sunday).

alywin
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Re: Crystal Palace Park closure

Post by alywin » 1 Sep 2019 16:24

Should anyone feel the need to, the festival's noise consultants (or whatever they are called) can be reached on 01749 574015, so Bromley's noise department tells me.

alywin
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Re: Crystal Palace Park closure

Post by alywin » 1 Sep 2019 18:17

Ugh, it's getting even worse! Earlier it was largely just the bass thud we could hear - now it's all the vocals and everything else as well. 20 hours of this in 36 hours? Too much!
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goonerchamp
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Re: Crystal Palace Park closure

Post by goonerchamp » 1 Sep 2019 18:26

People moan, nothing happens here, people moan when things happen... Pardon my French... F**k people! 🍟

Emc
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Re: Crystal Palace Park closure

Post by Emc » 2 Sep 2019 18:25

I heard it in Bell Green yesterday. I took an evening stroll up Sydenham high street, all the way up to Crystal Palace triangle and back and felt pretty bad for the people in the hospice there. Oddly you couldn't hear it around the triangle so maybe the speakers were just pointed to Sydenham.

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