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It’s our anniversary!


To celebrate, we’re setting up a Festival Site in the middle of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Come along with your friends, family, and the work gang, for a once-in-a-decade event. It’s FREE!

 

There will be a stage, a HUGE screen, and lots of entertainment. We’ve not held back.  


Expect; the Commonwealth Games live, blockbuster movies, and footage of Team GB and Paralympics GB winning gold, silver and bronze at the London 2012 Games. In addition to the screen, immerse yourself in a line-up of off-screen activities: 

 

We’re talking;  reggae from Birmingham’s very own Friendly Fires, grime music from Sanity, and massaoke – MASS karaoke!  And much, much more. And get this; there will be a robot that plays table tennis at the Festival Site.  


Plus loads of Instagram-friendly activities, The Tumbleator (a giant running machine).  Mobile football, rugby and cricket pitches will provide unique and portable entertainment (which must be seen to be believed). 


If all that leaves you feeling peckish, worry not. Delicious food and drink trucks will flank the ‘Celebrating 10 Years’ Festival Site.  

For the kids?   

Kids are welcome throughout the festival period and there is plenty for them to do during the day.  

There will be garden games, TikTok workshops, a family rave (with phat beats no less) and Wonderstruck will be performing their unmissable science show. Bikeworks will be exhibiting a collection of unusual bikes – including one that makes smoothies!  !   

The ‘Celebrating 10 Years’ Festival Site is literally a once-in-a-decade experience on your doorstep. Tell your friends, tell the neighbours, alert the group chat, this is not to be missed!  

And remarkably, it’s completely FREE

The ‘Celebrating 10 Years’ Festival Site runs from 11am until 9pm every night for 16 days - from Sunday 24 July to Monday 8 August and will take place at Hopkins Field on the northern section of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E15 2HB. Hopkins Field is a 12 minute walk from Hackney Wick Station, a 20 minute walk from Stratford Station if you'd like to take a walk through the Park, or 10 minutes if you're taking the bus from Stratford station. 

 

Plan your day 

Be sure to plan your day ahead of the event. Find the easiest routes to the Park and a map of the Festival Site, with walking routes, below.

A map of the Festival Site 2022

Festival Site Map

  • What is the 'Celebrating 10 Years' Festival  Site event about?

     

    This Summer at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is truly set to be one to remember, with a jam-packed programme to celebrate 10 years since the spotlight was shone on London for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 

    Our 'Celebrating 10 Years' Festival Site is a 16 day free celebration marking 10 amazing years since Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park took centre stage, with live music, sporting events, community events and much more. 

     

    Which hours are the Festival Site open?

     

    The festival will open at 11am each morning and close at 9pm each night, except for Sunday 24 July when it will open at midday, and on the 28 July & 8 August when we will close the festival at 10.30pm as we will be showing the Commonwealth Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies. 

    See timetable section for what’s on each day. 

     

    Do I have to register in order to attend?

     

    No you don’t, but we have been asking people to register so that we have an idea of how many people we should expect. Register Here.

     

    Where in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is the event?

     

    The north of the Park in Hopkins Field near Here East. See our map for more details.

     

    Is the event free?

     

    Yes, the event is completely free entry and no ticket is required. 

     

    Is the Festival Site family friendly?

     

    Yes!  ‘Celebrating 10 Years' Festival Site is predominately a family event. Kids activities run throughout the 16 days. Naturally, the evenings are more likely to attract an older audience, but kids are still welcome as long as they are supervised.

     

    Can I visit the Festival Site more than once?

     

    Yes! We would love you to visit as many times as possible and bring your friends! 

     

    Is there a maximum attendance?

     

    The maximum attendance for the Festival Site is 2,500 people at any one time.  If we do reach capacity, we will operate a 1-in-1-out system.

     

    What’s the best way to get there?


    Public transport is the best and easiest way to get to and from the Park – by train, underground, bus or bicycle. 

    • The nearest Overground Station is Hackney Wick. The Festival is a ten minute walk away, over the canal and on the other side of Waterden Road.  Flat level access/lift.
    • The nearest London underground and main line station is Stratford and Stratford International. You can catch the 388 bus from here or walk through the Park (20-30 mins). Flat level access.

    More information can be found on the Park’s website.

     

    For advice on up to date travel, visit Transport for London.

     

    • Walking distance - Approx 20 minutes through the Park
    • Cycling - There will be a small amount of bike racks at the Festival Site on a first come/first served basis or you can use a Santander Bike from near London Aquatics Centre and park near the Copper Box Arena.
    • Bus - The 388 bus goes to/from Stratford City Bus Station to Copper Box Arena or Here East.

     

    Will car parking be available?


    The Park and this event are public transport destinations. There is no public car parking available. Blue badge accessible parking will be available at the multi-story car park in the north of the Park near Here East. There is no pre-booking and will be on a first come, first served basis.

     

    What are the mobility arrangements?


    There will be wheelchairs and scooters available to picked up and dropped from the information point in the Festival Site. There is no pre-booking and will be on a first come, first served basis.

     

    The 388 bus from Stratford City Bus Station, bus stop W will be available to drop off /return at Here East, next to the Festival Site.  

    Blue badge accessible parking will be available at the multi-story car park in the north of the Park near Here East. There is no pre-booking and will be on a first come, first served basis.      

     

    An accessible viewing area will be located at the front of screening area.

    Will there be a hearing loop?

    A portable induction loop will be available for the screen for people to access.

     

    Will there be a changing places toilet be available?


    Timber Lodge Café near the Festival Site has a fully-equipped changing places toilet which will be open throughout the Festival Site.

     

    Will there be food and drinks available?


    There will be a variety of food stalls that refreshments can be purchased from, offering a wide range of food and beverage options, with vegetarian, vegan & halal options on offer. There will a bar selling alcohol as well as other traders selling non-alcoholic drinks.

     

     Do the food and drink stalls accept credit/debit cards and cash?


    We will only be accepting credit/debit - no cash.

     

    Can I bring a picnic/ bring my own food

     

    You are welcome to bring your own food, but please do not bring glass and do dispose of your rubbish responsibly. 

     

    Can I bring my own alcohol?


    Alcohol is not allowed on site and can only be purchased at the bar in the festival site.

     

    Can I bring my dog?

     

    No. Dogs or pets will not be allowed to enter the Festival Site, except for guide dogs and registered assistance dogs. 

    What should I bring to the event?


    The activity in the north Park will be taking place outdoors.  Please remember to check the weather forecast before you leave the house and be prepared for a range of changeable weather conditions.

     

    What can I bring and not bring into the Festival Site?


    The following rules of entry to 'Celebrating 10 Years Festival' Site:

     

    Conditions of entry

    • These conditions are to be read together with all other statements and or directives either displayed on the dedicated page.
    • Customers are liable to be searched on entry.
    • The Festival Site is accessible to wheelchair users and to pushchairs, but there is no hard-standing.
    • Dress for a summer, outdoor event. Visitors are advised to prepare for every weather and wear suitable footwear. There are no cloakroom facilities at the venue, so visitors will not be able to store bags or large items.
    • Please respect the Park and use the bins provided to help keep the environment clean and tidy.
    • No animals will be admitted to the festival site, except guide and hearing dogs.
    • Visitors aged under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Strictly no trading is allowed inside the Festival Site without written permission.
    • Photography and filming of the Festival Site are permitted and feel free to post onto social media and promote the festival. However, professional photography, filming and drones are not allowed unless it is pre-arranged and has permission in writing.
    • It is against the law to smoke in enclosed spaces, please use the designated smoking areas.
    • Parents/guardians please remain with your child at all times.
    • If you are showing any signs of Covid 19 including a temperature of 37.8 degrees or above, a continuous cough or loss of taste or smell please do not attend the event site.
    • Unsociable behaviour or intimidation will not be tolerated.
    • Perpetrators may be removed from the event; police may be called if necessary.
    • The organisers reserve the right to refuse admission and ask attendees to leave the event.
    • The organisers reserve the right to implement any restrictions/conditions deemed necessary before and during the event to ensure the safe management of the Festival Site.
    • The organisers reserve the right to amend the terms and conditions in accordance with any new laws, legislation, or internal company policies.

     

    The following items are prohibited and will be liable to confiscation:

    • Alcohol
    • Glass of any kind
    • Knives or weapons of any kind - Immediate confiscation on discovery. Any person found with a knife or weapon will be arrested.
    • Bicycles, scooters and skates
    • Potential harmful fluids (for example paint stripper)
    • Fireworks / Flares / Lasers / Sparklers / any other type of explosive
    • Nitrous Oxide or previously described ‘Legal Highs’
    • Flags or banners
    • Laser pens
    • BBQ
    • Sound Systems
    • Windbreakers / Tents
    • Aerosols, gas canisters or air horns
    • Drones

     

    Will there be an information point at the event?

    Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park's very own Park Champions will be running an information point which will be a hub of information about the event, this will be situated within the festival site. There will be dedicated Event Security provision onsite to be able to assist people – please look out for anyone in a high-visibility vest should you need to get in touch.  

     

    Will there be toilets and baby changing facilities?


    There will be staff and signs providing directions of where the toilets and baby change facilities are.

     

    Will there be access to drinking water?


    Audiences have access to free water on site at the First Aid point. In addition, water will be made available at the bars on request.

     

    What is happening each day?


    Please note some changes may occur so please do keep checking website.