Who are the South Norwood Community Festival (SNCF)?

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SNCF was formed in 2011 in response to the need for a local community festival which is inclusive of everyone, particularly those families who can't afford to attend some of the local events.. We are a not for profit group, all organisers and volunteers are unpaid and we invest 100% back to the festival for the following year. 

Can I get involved in the festival?

Yes, please register your interest on this link.

Can I bring alcohol to the festival?

No. Unfortunately alcohol and glass bottles cannot be brought to the festival. Alcohol can be purchased within the Beer Tent area.

Can I bring my dog or bicycle to the festival?

You cannot cycle within the park and dogs will not be allowed in the park on the day of the festival. This is unfortunately due to licensing restrictions. This excludes guide and service dogs who are registered as such.

Are there parking restrictions?

Yes. Lawrence Road and Cargreen Road will be closed to vehicles to allow emergency access vehicles only. Parking is available on many other surrounding roads in the area. Avoid Albert Road, Holmesdale Road and Elm Park Road or you will receive a fine via the cameras.

Why are the above restrictions being enforced?

Visitors to the park will be far higher than normal on the day of the festival. Therefore to allow the festival to take place the Council, Police, LFB and Festival Organisers are required to enforce restrictions to ensure the safety of the public.

Is the park a public area on the day?

No. The park is privately rented and run by the Festival Organisers. Public access is provided based upon the Police and Council's licensing conditions.

Can I apply to be a stallholder?

You must register your interest on this link 3-10 months prior to the festival date. Currently stallholder applications are open.

Can I apply to perform on the main stage as a band, artist or performer?

You must register your interest on this link 5-10 months prior to the festival date. Band applications are open from 1 - 30 November 2023.

Lost Children

If you lose your child immediately report to St John Ambulance near the Control Centre and Big Red Bus. Security will close all gates and start a search with yourself and our staff.  Please do NOT ask anyone to announce your child's name on a PA.

Who is the festival in aid of?

The festival is in aid of the local area, community, businesses, artists and charities. All monies raised in ticket raffle sales and donation buckets go directly to our two nominated chariities.

What is the Festival layout for the Day?

A map of the festival is available on this link.

The playing of live and recorded music is prohibited

Due to music licensing laws, the public and stallholders are not allowed to play live or recorded music. Music can only be played by scheduled performers who are Police background checked and hold a valid music licence for the day of the festival.


Should the festival be evacuated, the meeting point will be permanent play area near Tennison Road railway bridge. Should this become unsuitable the meeting point will be outside the park on Tennison Road. Please do not gather near the main entrance where emergency services will be trying to enter.


Free Entry - Conditions Apply: No BBQ's. Alcohol, Glass Bottles or Dogs. Picnics Allowed, Licensed Beer Tent Area.

See our FAQs for further information. Click Here for a map of the festival site.

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