Community Festival is still fresh on the scene compared to a lot of the festivals on offer in London, but after two consecutive years of success, it will return to Finsbury Park on Sunday 30 June 2019.

The festival is quickly becoming an indie staple, offering some of the biggest names for the smallest price. Playing alongside the likes of The Kooks, Blossoms and The Amazons will be some of the best new talent such as the grunge-tinged Bloxx, alt-pop duo APRE and Stockport five-piece Fuzzy Sun. With tickets priced at just £40 plus booking fee, it’s an absolute steal for the opportunity to discover something new while seeing some of your faves. You can check out Highwire Magazine’s very own top picks playlist here to get you in the mood!

Bands play across two stages, the Main Stage and the N4 Stage, with the latter named for the postcode in which Finsbury Park sits. On the walk between the two, you’ll find an array of bars, food stalls and more. If you’d rather bring your own stuff, Community is one of the few day festivals that allows you to bring in your own snacks and soft drinks (in unopened containers and less than 500ml). One thing we do recommend is to bring an empty bottle so that you can make use of the water taps dotted around the site.

In an attempt to “keep it green”, Community have pledged to ban single-use plastic cutlery and will also be operating a three-bin system. There will be compost bins for food waste and the containers in which they come (all compostable), a recycling bin and a bin for general waste.

Queues for ATMs tend to be long, so it’s a good idea to bring some cash with you as not all traders will accept card payments and you never know when the card reader system might crash (in 2018, you were unable to use card to pay for things for a good chunk of the day due to a system blackout – don’t say we didn’t warn you!)

British weather is unpredictable at best, but with the day of the festival for the last two years proving to be gorgeous, we can but hope that festivalgoers will be third time lucky. In any case, make sure you check the weather ahead of arrival and you pack for the best and the worst — slather yourself in sunscreen but a rain mac also wouldn’t go amiss!

If you’re interested in attending Community Festival, you can still purchase tickets from their website here. See you there!

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