Crystal Palace Bowl August 6-29
Where is South Facing Festival?

South Facing Festival is held at the Crystal Palace Park Bowl in Crystal Palace Park, Crystal Palace Park Road, London SE26 6UT London

How can I get to South Facing Festival?

Closest stations and bus routes are Crystal Palace (TfL Overground and National Rail), Penge West (National Rail), Gypsy Hill (National Rail) and Buses are 3, 122, 157, 202, 227, 322, 358, 363, 410, 417, N2, N63, N137, 249, 432, 450, N3

What About Parking?

Parking is available at Thicket Road Car Park but capacity is low. We recommend people travel by public transport.



When does South Facing open?

Show times will vary. Please check under each concert page tab to see door open times.

Sound Checks

As per our Noise Management plan we have agreed that sound checks will take place no earlier than 10am on each day when there is live music programming.

We endeavour to minimise noise levels wherever possible and these will be within our licensable limits but as a live music event, sound checks need to be accommodated to ensure the music acts have an opportunity to rehearse.

We will always look to try and start as late into the morning as possible to ensure minimal disruption.

When Is Last Entry?

Last entry is at 9pm.



How old do I have to be to go to South Facing?

At The English National Opera show you need to be at least 12 years old, however if you are aged between 12 and 16 you must be accompanied by an adult of at least 18.

For Cross The Tracks Full Steam Pt II and the Worldwide FM 5th Birthday 0-16s need to be accompanied by an adult (over 18) and a maximum of four 0-16s per adult.

Dizzee Rascal and The Outlook Orchestra is 14+ and all under 18s must be accompanied by an adult (over 18)

You need to be at least 18 years old for all other dates.

Picture ID should be carried


Is there a VIP ticket?

Yes. VIP includes access to our VIP area – with the best view of the stage. There will also be a private bar. Find out more here.

If you already have a VIP ticket and want to upgrade please contact


Is there seating?

There are no specific seated areas although ticket holders may bring a picnic style blanket should they wish to sit on the gras

What is South Facing’s accessibility policy?

There will be a wheelchair accessible viewing platform available for approximately 10 chairs plus an essential companion. If an essential companion is a requirement then this additional ticket can be arranged free of charge…you should email t make arrangements and to reserve a viewing platform space in advance.

There will also be approximately 20 disabled / blue badge parking spaces which should be arranged in advance by emailing the same address. These parking spaces are approximately 300m from the entrance of the event along a flat hard surfaced path.

Please note South Facing Festival takes place in a public park and whilst most of the routes to the event within the park are on paths with hard surfaces, within the festival site itself the surface is grass and is sloped towards the lake and stage. Therefore, in wet weather the surface may become uneven and muddy.

Accessible toilets will be available throughout the event site.

Any customers who may have specific access needs can apply here

All accessibility requests will only be dealt with by the access email via . All requests need to be requested 48 hours before the show you are wishing to attend to ensure that these requests can be fulfilled. Any requests after this time will be dealt with onsite and it will be on a first come first serve basis.

Can I bring a picnic blanket?
Due to space, we’re only allowing picnic blankets to be brought into the Cross The Tracks, Bad Vibrations & Heavenly Recordings All Dayer, Worldwide FM, Max Richter and English National Opera ticketed shows, as well as the midweek Sundown Sessions free shows. Blankets should only be used to the back of the arena and cannot be placed directly in front of the stage.


Can I Bring A Chair?

Festival-goers are not permitted to bring chairs into the festival venue. For ticket holders in the seated area in Zone A for ENO – seats will be provided.



Can I bring my dog?

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

Can I bring an umbrella?

No umbrellas are permitted in the venue, so in case of rain please bring a waterproof jacket with a hood.


Can I bring food And drink?
No food or drink is allowed to be brought into the festival venue, but we have plenty of dining options and bars selling alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.


Can I Bring A Bag?

You will be able to bring a rucksack up to 45cm x 36cm x 20cm in size. No suitcases or large bags will be permitted.


What food will there be?

Yes, there will be a great line-up of some of the UK’s finest street food traders you can buy food from so please do not bring food to the site.

Can I get a drink?

Yes, there will be plenty of bars selling a wide range of alcoholic drinks including wines, spirits, craft ales and lager as well as a range of non-alcoholic drinks.

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