31 JANUARY 2020
Saturday 25th July 2020
Midday – 22:00
Last entry 20:00
Beckenham Place Park
Beckenham Hill Rd
Naked City returns to the beautiful undulating parkland of Beckenham Place Park on Saturday 25th July 2020.
A one-day festival with a backyard feel and a bracing line-up, bringing together a broad spectrum of music lovers to celebrate how London makes us feel.
Hosting London’s finest street food vendors and a wide selection of cocktails, craft beers and wines.
We are a friendly family festival! We will be hosting a kids area with an immersive theatre, walkabout, storytelling, face paintings, play installations and much more.
Opening and closing times
When arriving / leaving please do so as quietly as possible. This is a residential area and we would like to be invited back again in following years. Please dispose of any litter in the bins provided and use the additional urinals provided outside of the site. Please follow event signage to the site.
Gate open at 12:00 (Midday)
Last entry at 20:30
Event finishes at 22:30
Payments on site
Credit/Debit cards may be used for all purchases of food & drink at the event.
We will have cash machines on site.
Site address & Travel
Beckenham Place Park, BR3 1SY
BECKENHAM HILL GATE IS THE CORRECT ENTRANCE TO THE EVENT SITE AREA. THIS IS LOCATED ON BECKENHAM HILL ROAD.
PLEASE USE THIS ENTRANCE AND FOLLOW SIGNS & STEWARDING TO THE FESTIVAL ENTRANCE.
WE ADVISE TRAVELLING BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT AS THERE IS NO PARKING ON SITE OR ON SURROUNDING ROADS.
Nearest train station:
Beckenham Hill / 5min walk – 0.4miles
Peckham Rye – 24min
London Bridge – 35min
Victoria Station – 40min
Liverpool Street – 50min
Other train stations walking distance from the park:
Beckenham Junction –
From Beckenham Junction, walk to Copers Cope Road bus stop (R) and take the bus 54 towards Beckenham Hill Station. Get off at Beckenham Hill station. It will take you to the main entrance to the event site, Beckenham Hill Gate. Please follow the signs and stewards to the festival entrance.
Lower Sydenham –
From Lower Sydenham station, walk to Worsley Bridge bus stop (LH) and grab the 181 towards Grove park. Get off at Dunfield Road and walk to Beckenham Hill Gate. Please arrive by Beckenhem Hill Gate and follow the signs and stewards to the festival entrance.
There is a direct train from Ravensboune to Beckenham Hill Station, one stop away towards London Blackfriars.
The nearest bus stop to the event site is Beckenham Hill station located by the main entrance of the park, Beckenham Hill Gate.
Buses are 54 / 227 / 322 / 432
There will be a dedicated drop off and collection point. We recommend using Beckenham Hill Station as drop off/pick up location. Beckenham Hill station is located across the road from the main festival entrance of the park.
PLEASE DO NOT COME BY CAR. THERE IS NO PARKING ANYWHERE NEAR THE PARK.
Customers are advised to use the City Mapper App or plan your journey with TFL.
How to leave Beckenham Park Place?
You will be stewarded at the end of the event towards Beckenham Hill Gate. From there, there are a range of options as per below.
From Beckenham Hill station to Blackfriars (via Peckham Rye) – direct train every 30 min. Latest train 00:01
From Beckenham Hill station To Sevenoaks – direct train every 30min. Latest train 00:15
From Beckenham Junction To London Victoria – direct train every 30min. Other route options are available, please check your journey on TFL. Latest train 00:10
From Beckenham junction To London Bridge – direct train every 30min. Other route options are available, please check your journey on TFL. Latest train 23:40
From Ravensbourne To London Blackfriars – direct train every 30min. Latest train 23:58
You will find set times on Woov App – the perfect festival app available on Android and iPhone.
The dealing or use of illegal drugs is not condoned by Naked City Festival. A drug search is in operation at the event entrances, and anybody found in possession of controlled substances will be refused admission without refund and handed over to the police. Whilst we uphold a zero-tolerance policy, if you feel unwell as a result of substance misuse, please ask a steward to direct you to the designated medics room, where our staff can assist without judgement.
Amnesty bins will be provided at the entrance of the festival.
ID & Ticket scanning
Your ticket will be checked and scanned on arrival. Having your ticket downloaded on your phone is totally fine and will help speed up entry.
You will be asked to show an ID if you’re lucky enough to look under 25. Please take it as a compliment and remember to bring an ID with you. The only accepted forms of ID are valid and up to date passport, driving license or home office approved proof of age card or a foreign ID card that clearly displays the PASS hologram.
For people with early entrance tickets, make sure to arrive before 2:30pm. If not, you will have to pay for the difference
Under 18s Entrance
This is an all ages event.
Children of all ages are permitted. All children and young people up to and including the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 26. This MUST be the parent, legal, guardian or nominated guardian of the young person. An adult over the age of 26 can accompany a maximum of 4 young persons.
Children under the age of 12 will be admitted free of charge and do not require a ticket. Children aged 12 years – 17 years old will require their own ticket.
Please keep in mind that you will be searched upon entry.
We operate a zero-tolerance policy towards illegal drugs and legal highs. You cannot bring pressurised gas canisters into the venue and you will be asked to surrender any canisters or be refused entry.
No food or drink will be allowed on site either – we have everything covered on site. Cosmetic products and vape liquids are allowed at the discretion of the security staff but only in small containers. Sun cream is permitted on site, but the maximum bottle size is 200ml.
No glass allowed.
We reserve the right to prohibit any items or goods within our site, including, but not limited to:
Horns and Loudhailers
Laughing gas canisters and dispensers
Alcohol, food and drinks, glass (in any form) and cans
High-vis clothing materials
Megaphones, amplification equipment
Any other items which security may deem hazardous
Official ticketing outlets
Our official outlets are: DICE, Resident Advisor, Festicket and Skiddle.
Do not buy from any other ticketing outlets as there could be scams or duplicated and you will get refused entry.
We will also be selling a limited amount of tickets on the door, but we recommend buying tickets in advance.
Reducing our environmental impact is really important to us. For that reason, we will be serving drinks in reusable cups. You pay a deposit of £1 per cup at the bar and swap your dirty cup for a clean one with each new drink. Get your quid back at the designated ‘Cup refund point’ before 22:30. Get more information at the bars and Info Point.
Medical / Welfare / Lost Children
On the off chance that you feel that you or any other person needs medical help, advance toward the medics’ area and look for assistance right away. We will have a qualified medical team on site all day to help, regardless of whether you or your friends feel unwell, or whether you simply need to get away from the group for a break. In order to locate the medics area, keep your eyes open for signage which will be up and around over the site. In the event that you can’t find it, don’t hesitate to ask
Lost children point
Any lost children will be cared for in the Welfare Tent and this should be the first place to head if you have been separated. We recommend giving your child a copy of your phone number.
If you find a lost child please take them to a security guard, the info Point of Welfare Tent. One of our lovely staff will look after him/her in the meantime.
Because we want everyone to have fun at Naked city, we will improve our kids area and plan to organise a little kids rave. Everyone deserves to have fun after all!
With a team of playworkers and performance artists, kids will be able to enjoy face painting, circus activities, immersive theatre experiences, crafts and more surprise to discover on the day.
All dietary requirements will be met by a multitude of food traders on site, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free choices. Seating area will be provided around the food concessions area and throughout the site.
If you find or lose anything, head straight down to the Info Point where all lost property will be taken to and logged in
Toilets will be located throughout the site and clearly signed.
Disabled toilets – There will be accessible toilets at each toilet block. These will be coded to ensure they are only used by those who need to. The code/key will be available at the Medical Tent and with security.
Naked City is committed to producing events that are accessible to all users.
This guide is designed to inform everybody who comes to Naked City what to expect before you arrive at the event. The event is situated in an outdoor greenfield space of Beckenham Place Park in South London. The festival site is on grass and undulates in many places and the area is not accessible by hard standing path.
We provide free carer tickets if you wish to purchase a ticket to Naked City and you require a personal assistant to attend with you. Please contact us at email@example.com, send a copy of your ticket or a confirmation email with your name, surname and email address of your assistant. Please also send through your proof of disability document which can include current Disables Living Allowance document, PIP (or equivalent) or evidence that registered severely sight impaired (blind).
Your personal assistant will be sent a guest ticket which they will need to provide on entrance to the festival.
There will be accessible toilets at each toilet block. There will be 5 easy-access unisex toilet in toilet on site. To access these toilets, you will need a code – these can be obtained at the info point. If you need assistance, please ask a member of our staff who will happily help you.
Email us in advance (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange and we will make sure the process is easy and smooth for you on the day.
All our security is trained to assist you in case of an emergency and to make sure that any access needs are provided for.
Routes & pathways
The festival site is on grass and undulates in places. It is likely that in poor weather conditions the site may become muddy and water-soaked – it is not a stadium or hard flooring. Please check the weather in advance to avoid any inconvenience.
Wheelchairs users will be able to watch performances from the side of the stage where possible, accompanied by a security personnel. Please let the security close to the stage know that is the preference.
If you need further information, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line. We want to make sure you have a great time with us.
A resident’s information letter will be posted to properties agreed by Lewisham Council to fall within the catchment, by the end of June. This letter will contain contact details for the day for any noise complaints, as well as other information.
Residents eligible for our ticket ballot should receive notice of the fact by the end of June. If you live locally (within 1 mile of the site) and would like to apply for the local resident ticket ballot but have not received a letter, then please email into email@example.com Please note that you must provide proof of address in order to be eligible for free tickets.
Applications are limited to two per household and properties must be within 1 miles of the festival site. Please note that we reserve the right to close the ticket ballot once our allocation is full.
On the day
If you experience any problems during the event build, show days, or de-rig period, then please contact the management team on the dedicated Residents’ Line 07501 430073 for assistance. This number will be available over the Event’s build and de-rig period from 8am-8pm daily, and on show day 27th July from 10am-midnight.
Are the set times available?
Set times will be available on Woov app, our website and social media channels.
If I leave Naked City, will I be able to get back in?
We are operating a no re-entry policy.
Are there any lockers on site?
There won’t be any lockers on site.
Are there cash machine on site?
What happens if it rains?
We are hoping the sun will be out. There is limited cover from the elements at the event site – please bring an adequate rain coat in the case of bad weather and appropriate footwear.
How do I find my way around the festival?
There will be signage to point you in the right direction of the stages, bars, toilets, food stalls and more. You can also download Woov app and check out the site map.
Is there first aid at the festival?
Yes, there will be fa team of qualified medics on site.
Is there disabled access at Naked City?
The festival is on grass and can be tricky to get access every part of the site. However, we’d be happy to hear your specific requirements and talk through the various scenarios. Please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Will I be able to bring my own food and drink to Naked City?
Not once you’ve reached the search teams, after then you cannot take food and drink onto the site. Food vendors and drink with a variety of options will be available on site.
Are dogs allowed on site?
On the day where can I collect my lost property?
Lost property will be brought to the Info Point. Please ask our lovely staff at the Info Point for more information.
If you are lucky enough to be on our guestlist, you may be asked for a donation of £10 either in advance or upon arrival at the festival site.
Beckenham Place Park
Beckenham Hill Rd, London BR35BS
Beckenham Hill Gate is the main entrance of the park. Please make sure to use this entrance and follow the sign to the festival entrance.
Train: Beckenham Hill is the closest station to the site, around a five-minute walk away.
Bus: Beckenham Hill station is also the nearest bus stop. 54, 227, 322 and 432 buses all service it.
As part of our commitment to sustainability at Naked City, a £1 green contribution is added to each ticket. This contribution will help us implement ways to make our event environmentally friendly. Additionally, with the aim of reducing carbon dioxide and restoring native forests around the world, we’ve teamed up with Tree Nation. One ticket sold is one tree planted…Our forest will grow thanks to all of you!
What is Tree Nation?
Tree Nation is a global reforestation platform founded with the objective to fight climate change.
Their mission is to fight climate change and deforestation around the world, mainly in the tropics. Their reforestation projects are accessible to all and once your tree is planted, you can find information about each tree, from the species details to its location.
For more information, check out Tree Nation page.
NAKED CITY – a one day festival with a backyard feel and a bracing line-up, that brings together a broad spectrum of music lovers to celebrate how London makes us feel.
With a wide roster of talent, bending and blending genres such as jazz, house, afro, dub and disco, the festival draws on the city’s central nervous system of musical influences to create a day-long party with a truly London soul.
Promoted and produced by the team behind Krankbrother, the festival showcases their signature pristine production and sensitive musical curation in a bold new output.
There are 8 million stories in this city. Let’s celebrate their sound.
‘Jazz is one of the most exciting new musical movements to emerge from the capital this decade. Naked City acted as a showcase of just why there’s so much hype around (it). Boundless energy, searing musicianship and the ability to have lots of fun – this lot have it in bucket loads. ‘
[Evening Standard Mag]
‘Dembow, ambient and the Great British rain – who knew these would be the ingredients for the sexiest 30min of the summer? It’s great to see this stuff in the spotlight, rather than relegated to a warm-up set or side room: a welcome antidote to homogenous big-room house and techno line -ups’.
‘The rain did little to dampen the atmosphere, which reflected the open-minded nature of a festival of this billing. Naked City has a lot to take into its second year and its carefully considered curation and laid back atmosphere will ensure it becomes a main stay in the London scene.