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Access At Wireless

At Wireless we aim to create an event that is truly accessible for all, by providing a variety of facilities on-site to cater for all abilities. A full list of these facilities, available for both Access and D/deaf customers, will be listed here in detail closer to the event.

Applying For Access

In order to provide the best possible experience, we ask that everyone who wishes to use the access facilities at Wireless Festival complete and submit an Access Requirements Form prior to arriving on-site. You must have already purchased a ticket before applying for disabled access.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Our 2021 Access Requirement Form is: Now Open until 16th August 2021

To allow us to plan all of the facilities and infrastructure for the festival please submit your application as soon as you can.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION
When applying for access at Wireless Festival we ask that you provide one of the following forms of documentation which will act as evidence of your requirements. Without this documentation we will be unable to grant you access, or provide complimentary PA Tickets.

Please note: If you are on the Festival Republic access database (i.e. have previously applied and had an application approved within the last three years) you will not need to re-supply documentation.

Accepted forms of documentation are:

§  DLA (Care and / or mobility)

§  PIP (Personal Independence Payment)

§  A Medical professionals letter (To be reviewed case by case)

§  Armed Forces Independence Payment

§  War Disablement Pension

§  D/deaf or blind registration

§  The Nimbus Access Card

§  Blue Badge (Permitted for parking requests only)

If you do not have one of the forms of documentation listed above, please contact us and we’ll be able to advise further. Alternatively, if you do have required documentation but are unable to include it in your application, please state you will forward it to us (by email, fax or post) in the ‘Additional Notes’ box on the form.

All submitted documentation is kept strictly confidential and securely destroyed after processing.

ACCESS DATABASE
Whilst submitting your application form, you can choose to join Festival Republic’s Access Database. By doing so, once accepted a first time, you will not need to resubmit documentation for a further three years and will automatically be pre-approved for access at our festivals.

Please note: Once approved we will only retain your name and email address. We will never use your information for any other purposes (unless specifically stated) or share this with any third parties.

TIMELINE
We aim to process all applications within 4 weeks of customers submitting an Access Requirements Form; however, due to demand, this is not always possible.

Once your application has been approved we will send a confirmation email, detailing the facilities you have requested access to, and confirming your PA Ticket (if applicable).

Nearer the event successful applicants will also be sent an email containing a downloadable Access Guide.

 

Access Guide

Everyone who successfully applies for access at Wireless will be sent an Access Guide (via email) prior to the event, including detailed access information.

The Access Guide will include:
  • Arrival Information
  • Site Changes and Updates
  • Access Maps (including route distances, charging points, accessible toilet and platform locations and more)
  • Opening Times
  • Access Facilities and more

We recommend saving and printing a copy of the Access Guide for your own reference (once available), as no hard copies will be available on-site.

A downloadable copy of the Access Guide will also be available here nearer the event.

Companion / Personal Assistant (PA) Tickets

ADULTS

If a customer is unable to attend Wireless without the support from a Companion/PA then we will provide an additional ticket at no extra cost.

You can apply for a Companion/PA Ticket when completing your Access Application Form.

Please note:
  • You do not need to purchase a Companion/PA Ticket, however Access Customers will need to purchase a ticket for themselves before applying. We are unable to refund tickets purchased for a companions/PAs.
  • Companion/PA tickets are provided with the understanding that the PA is willing and able to assist the access customer throughout their entire stay at the festival. The Companion/PA must be able to perform all requirements as needed by the access customer, and must provide assistance to the access customer during an evacuation or other emergency.
  • Companion/PA Tickets must be applied for via the Access Requirements Form, and can only be approved by members of the Access Team.

CHILD (UNDER 12)

If a child under the age of 12 (aged 11 or younger) at the time of the event requires a PA Ticket, please contact us directly so we can advise.

Arena Facilities

More information coming soon.

Travel & Arrival

More information coming soon.

For general details, please see our Travel Info section.

D/deaf Customers

More information coming soon.

Other Information

TEMPORARY IMPAIRMENTS

Please note that our Access facilities are unable to cater for people with temporary impairments such as broken bones, healing injuries or pregnant women.

If you have a temporary impairment, please be aware that there will be a lot of walking at Wireless Festival. Chairs are not allowed to be brought into the festival.

EFFECT LIGHTING

Smoke machines, strobe lights, lasers, fireworks and other effects may be in use at Wireless. Anyone affected by these should bear this in mind.

MEDICATION

If you need to bring medication with you, we recommend bringing a copy of your doctor’s letter or prescription. Please keep medication in its original boxes. There will also be a fridge available if you require cold storage for your medication.

MEDICAL AND WELFARE

Medical and Welfare Facilities are available at Wireless, located in the Arena (clearly sign-posted). Doctors, paramedics, first aiders and fully equipped ambulances are based at all our medical facilities, along with contacts for local pharmacies and emergency dentists.

SECURITY AND STEWARDS

Security and Stewards will be on hand in the Arena.

They have been briefed to offer information, help and support. If you are unwell or require assistance, please approach a member of the Security and Stewarding Team who are clearly identifiable by their numbered tabards/shirts.

In the instance of a site evacuation please ensure that your PA is aware that they are your main point of assistance in an emergency evacuation. Security and stewards located near the viewing platform will assist in moving everybody to a place of safety.

GROUND CONDITIONS / WEATHER

Wireless Festival is an outdoor event taking place at Crystal Palace Park on a mixture of grass and hard standing pathways.

It is important to be aware that during inclement weather some parts of the site may be muddy, water-logged or dusty, and may be difficult to navigate around.

Our Access Viewing Platforms are uncovered so please dress appropriately, and for all weather conditions.

Contact Info (Access)

 

  • Email: access@wirelessfestival.co.uk
  • Post: Access Team, Festival Republic, 30 St John Street, London, EC1M 4AY
  • Phone: 0207 009 3490 (currently not in operation)
  • Fax: 08700949100 (currently not in operation)

Office opening times are: 10am – 6pm, Monday to Friday.

Please note: we aim to respond to all email enquiries within two working days, however this may take longer during busy times.