Monday, August 28th, 2017
London, United Kingdom
Madness Presents House of Common Festival 2017 Lineup Madness (Exclusive 2017 London date) De La Soul David Rodigan Craig Charles Toddla T Hackney Colliery Band Dawn Penn Craig Charles Norman Jay MBE Toddla T Nadia Rose Dennis Bovell Sherwood & Pinch Mungo's HiFi Venum Sound VERY SPECIAL GUESTS: THE SKATALITES & Desmond Dekker's Band THE ACES featuring Delroy Williams + More to be announced Event Information EVENT TIMES OPENING TIMES ARE: 12.00 TILL 22.00 THERE IS NO ENTRY TO THE EVENT AFTER 21.00 BARS AND CATERING CLOSE AT 22.00 VIP GUEST LIST ENTRANCE CLOSES: 19.00 AGE RESTRICTIONS House of Common is an all age’s event. Restrictions are as follows: Everybody onsite needs an entry ticket. Each ticket holding adult can bring two children up to 10 year olds FOC. When an adult books their ticket, the option to add two children’s ticket FOC is available 10 Year olds and under enter free accompanied by a ticket holding adult (18 years and over) 11 to 15 Year olds and under pay full price but must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult (18 years and over). 16 and 17 Year olds pay full price and do not need to be accompanied by a ticket holding adult. It is advisable to have ID with you. It is possible exposure to loud music may cause damage to hearing particularly with the very young. As such, if you are attending with children we recommended you bring ear defenders. Here is a link to a variety for consideration http://amzn.to/2k0lRG4 We are operating a ‘challenge 25’ policy at the bars so any person who appears to look younger than 25 may be asked for ID. If they cannot provide suitable ID, the bar will refuse to sell them alcohol. Please note that the drinking age for the ‘challenge 25’ policy is actually 18. If proof of age is requested at House of Common, we will accept the following ID: Passport Photo Driving Licence Prove It Cards that carry the PASS logo (e.g. CitizenCard, ONE-ID4U, Validate UK) We would also like to point out that photocopies of these documents will not be accepted as valid ID at this event. HOW TO GET TO AND FROM THE HOUSE OF COMMON 2017 Please see below, information on how to get to and from this event this year. GETTING TO CLAPHAM COMMON Clapham Common is an easy destination to reach. There are two tube stations on the actual Common both on the Northern Line. There are also a number of bus routes that service this area. Scroll down for more info. Clapham Junction station where both trains and London Overground operate from is an approximate 25 minutes walk. IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT GETTING HOME FROM HOUSE OF COMMON Clapham Common tube will be closed from 21.30 on each event evening. With this in mind, we suggest that you use nearby Clapham South (Northern line) or Clapham Junction (Southern services to Victoria or South West Train services to Waterloo). If you are using Southbound Northern line services you may wish to use nearby Balham to avoid queues into Clapham South station. In order to make your journey home as easy as possible, please consider carefully how you will get back. The route back to Clapham South will be signed posted and lit through the Common and staff will be on hand en-route to assist you. However, there is no doubt that due to the volume of people heading that way there will be queuing time both outside and inside the station. Please take into account that last trains run fairly soon after the event especially on the Sunday. BY TUBE OR RAIL Please use nearby Clapham South on the Northern Line (Zone 2) for a short walk across the common. Please note that Clapham Common station will be closed when the event finishes. The best Tube options for getting home will be Clapham South which is around 8 minutes walk or alternatively use Clapham Junction (for Southern or South West Train rail services) which is 25 minute walk from the event. For last Tubes check https://www.tfl.gov.uk/modes/tube/first-and-last-tube Plan your journey: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk BY BUS Routes: 35, 37, 50, 88, 137, 155, 249, 255, 345, 355, 417 and G1 run near to the Common as well as Night buses N35, N37, N155, N137, N345 Plan your journey: www.tfl.gov.uk SECURITY AT HOUSE OF COMMON 2017 REQUEST TO ALL TICKET HOLDERS Due to the constant terrorist threat existing in London as well as an increase in pick pocketing, event security will be thoroughly checking all bags belonging to ticket and pass holders entering the event site. This is however a time consuming job, therefore can ticket holders aim to arrive to the event site earlier than in normal circumstances as well as cooperate fully with all requests from the event security staff. The promoter reserves the right to check any bag or person that it may deem suspicious. They will also be profile searching individuals on entry in our battle against pick pockets. Please accept the promoters’ apologies should you experience longer than usual queues. Safety checks will be undertaken for the good and safety of all present at the event. INFORMATION FOR DISABLED VISITORS The festival is fully accessible to wheelchair users. Please note though that being situated on a green field site it is basically parkland and maneuverability is limited as such. The ground is notoriously hard but, of course, dependent on weather conditions. Each of the main toilet blocks in the festival includes disabled toilets, as will the disabled person’s viewing platform. There will be a fully equipped medic’s tent located on site throughout the event. There will be a Main Stage viewing platform solely for use by those with an “Accessible Ticket”. These can be purchased through Ticketmaster and include one carer. On the TM site, choose the day required and click the “Accessible Ticket” button for further information. The ticket purchaser’s name will then be included on a list of permitted persons on the day. The carer will need to pick up his ticket from the site Box Office along with their and the disabled person’s platform access pass. Access to the platform is on a first come first serve basis and at times will become full particularly during the headliner performance. The access ramp will be in accordance with disability regulations. A wheel chair accessible toilet will be located by the ramp. Chairs are not provided but customers can bring their own to use. Customers are advised that laser, strobe and other lighting affects will be in use during some or all performances If you have any enquiries regarding disabled access and facilities at the festival, please contact email@example.com FOOD AND DRINK No non folding chairs, tables, BBQs or other such articles may be brought into the event site. Alcohol is not allowed into the event site. Alcoholic and soft drinks will be available for purchase within the event. Soft drinks in glass or cans will not be allowed into the event site. You may however bring in soft drinks in sealed and unbroken 500ml or under plastic or paper containers. Food for personal consumption is allowed. However, no glass or cutlery will be permitted. Folding camping chairs will be allowed onsite for this event. However, there will be a restricted area covering a large section of the area in front of the main stage where no chairs or such like can be positioned. This will be marshalled by security. This is to make sure that there is ample space at the front of stage to allow people wishing to stand to fully enjoy the show and ensure there is sufficient space for everyone. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation on this. CLOAKROOM / CASH POINT MACHINES / LOST PROPERTY Please note that there are no cloakroom facilities at this event. Please only bring with you what you are happy to carry. However, there are ATM machines onsite. These accept debit and credit cards. Transactions are subject to surcharges LOST PROPERTY Within reason, we aim to collect, log, store and return items of property that are deemed to be genuinely lost by patrons on the House of Common event site and likely to be sought by the original owner. ENQUIRING AFTER LOST PROPERTY LOST PHONES (for any other lost property please read on) The Police will collect and retain mobile phones ONLY. They can be contacted from Brixton Police station. You can contact them on 020 8649 2025. Please do not contact them for any other matters. You also need to ensure that you have your IMEI number when phoning in order to speed the process up. OTHER LOST PROPERTY If, after the event, you have an enquiry about other lost items, please email firstname.lastname@example.org putting Lost Property in the subject line. Enquires can also be made in person at the event site via the Security personnel located at Fire Exit E situated off Long Road on the Tuesday immediately after the event between 0900 and 1700. Please note that we will be unable to respond to lost property emails until a week after show as we will be tied up onsite until then. When emailing us, please include a full description of the item including size, colour, unique features, brand (where applicable), key tags or other details that will help us with identification. It may also be necessary for us to request specific information pertaining to certain items including a description of contents for bags, wallets and purses, distinguishing marks or engravings on jewellery and passport/ID card/driving license specifics like unique identification numbers. If any found items have clear contact details, we will endeavour to use this to information to communicate with the owner. Other than credit or debit cards, items that are handed into us will be kept within a secure location for thirty (30) days after the event. Perishable items will be kept for the date of the event only. Credit and debit cards will be held for 7 days after which we will shred them. Once we have established an owner, they must pay any applicable postal charges required to reconnect them with their property either by the provision of a stamped address envelope of suitable size to accommodate the item or by the arranging of a courier to pick the item up. Alternatively we can provide an address for in person collections. UNCLAIMED ITEMS Anything unclaimed will be disposed of responsibly. All personal data will be removed and securely destroyed. IMPORTANT NOTICES THEFT / PICK POCKETING House of Common, like any event that draws large numbers of people, can occasionally be attended by pickpockets who are looking to steal mobile phones and other valuables from the crowds. Becoming a victim of crime will make your night out memorable for the wrong reasons. Being careful and taking some simple precautions will reduce your risk of being targeted by those looking to take advantage of fun loving visitors like you. Here are some steps to help you have a safe and enjoyable festival: Avoid displaying you phone and valuables unnecessarily. Don’t keep cash, cards and valuables in one place. Spread them out among your pockets and clothing using pockets secured by zips/buttons or in pockets inside jackets where possible. Be aware that in a crowded environment, where contact with other people is unavoidable, thieves will try to unzip/unbutton pockets and bags. Be aware of the behaviour of those around you. Report anything suspicious to a security guard or police officer. Stick with your friends and identify a suitable meeting point so if you do get split up you can find each other even if someone has lost their phone or had it stolen. As soon as you realise that any of your property is missing, inform both the venue’s security and police immediately. Do not wait until you get home. House of Common has a clearly marked lost property area located next to the main entrance. Contact your network provider to ask for the SIM card and handset to be blocked. Telephone numbers can be found on http://www.nmpcu.police.uk/network-numbers.php Register your mobile phone IMEI number and the serial numbers of other valuables for FREE on www.immobilise.com or similar property registration sites Activate you phone’s security code so that the phone can only be used in-putting this code. Back up all your contacts and data before you leave home. DRUGS There is a zero tolerance to drugs at House of Common. Offenders will be handed over to the police and drug dealers will be prosecuted. Those caught in possession of personal drugs will be evicted from site whatever the circumstances. There will be drug searches at the front entrance as well as sniffer dog patrolling the queues. This includes nitrous oxide / laughing gas. BUYING TICKETS OFF TOUTS As everyone is aware, all festivals are plagued by touts every year. Do not buy tickets from anything other than a bona fide ticket agency or seller. If you do otherwise, you run the risk of having bought either a forgery or a stolen ticket. We have a state of the art ticket scanning system at the entrance. If anyone attempts to enter the event with a forged ticket, they will not be allowed in. Please do not get upset about this. At the end of the day, the only people that gain from this are the touts. Whatever your excuse, you will not gain access to the event with a forgery. Please also be aware, that as tickets are all barcoded, stolen tickets can now be cancelled and again if your ticket is identified as having been stolen you will not gain access. So once again, we strongly advise that you only buy tickets from established agencies or genuine ticket sellers. If in doubt, contact the organisers on email@example.com If you do get refused entry to the event as your ticket is a forgery or stolen, please do not come crying to the organisers. You should know better than to take this risk by buying a ticket from anyone that cannot prove to you that they genuinely represent this festival. SITE EVACUATION In the unlikely event that the festival site has to be fully evacuated, the event would not continue on that particular day. If the reason for the evacuation falls under the heading of ‘force majeure’, there would not be any refunds. Adverse weather conditions or an act of terrorism are classified as an act of God. If a full evacuation occurs and you wish to complain please do so by contacting us through our web site. SOUND LEVELS It is possible exposure to loud music may cause damage to hearing particularly with the very young. As such, if you are attending with children we recommended you bring ear defenders. Here is a link to a variety for consideration http://amzn.to/2k0lRG4 Music levels at all events on Clapham are a very sensitive issue. Lambeth Council set licensing conditions which include music sound levels. The organisers do everything in their power to maximise the situation by employing the best PA companies and noise consultants. Added to the set levels, other influences such as atmospheric conditions and wind conditions can make it extremely difficult to get the high music sound levels that some may expect. Should the levels not be to your liking, we can only apologise and rest assured that we have the best people working on it. However, we are restrained by conditions set on us by the Council. ADVERSE WEATHER As we all know, the weather in this great country of ours is unpredictable to say the least. Please therefore keep an eye on the weather forecast for the House of Common and, should it look like raining, bring suitable apparel to keep dry…. if you so wish. There are tented arenas on the site but these can only accommodate part of the audience. So if rain is likely bring your brolly and put on your wellies! Nothing stops a good party. WARNING Exposure to loud music can cause injury to your hearing Strobe lights and smoke machines may be in use within event site Pick pockets operate at all large attendance events nowadays and specifically target mobile phones. Please be street wise and keep your personal belongings somewhere safe. Only bring to House of Common what you really need to have a good time and in order not to make life easy for pick pockets keep all your belongings well hidden. Make sure all hand bags are closed at all times. Do not become a victim of crime. Promoter Terms & Conditions Age restrictions to this event are as follows: Everybody onsite needs an entry ticket. Each ticket holding adult can bring two children up to 10 year olds FOC. When an adult books their ticket, the option to add two children’s ticket FOC is available. 10 Year olds and under enter free accompanied by a ticket holding adult (18 years and over) 11 to 15 Year olds and under pay full price but must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult (18 years and over). 16 and 17 Year olds pay full price and do not need to be accompanied by a ticket holding adult. It is advisable to have ID with you. Ticket/s may not be exchanged or money refunded. Tickets are non-refundable except in the instance of the event being cancelled. Tickets are issued subject to the rules and regulations of Clapham Common and Lambeth Council. The event promoter reserves the right to refuse entry of the ticket holder to the event site and to eject the ticket holder at its absolute discretion. If the ticket is re-sold or transferred by anyone but the promoter or their authorised agents, it may become voidable and the holder may be refused entry or ejected from the event site. Admission is at the ticket holder’s own risk. However this does not exclude any liability of the promoter for death for personal injury arising out of its negligence. It is a licensing condition that every person entering the site has a valid ticket or pass. There will be no re-admission. Please bring everything you need with you. No alcohol is allowed to be taken into the event by visitors. Soft drinks in sealed and unbroken 500ml plastic or paper containers are permitted. Food for personal consumption only is allowed but no glass or cutlery. Folding chairs can be brought into venue. There is a zero tolerance to drugs at House of Common. Offenders will be handed over to the police and drug dealers will be prosecuted. Those caught in possession of personal drugs will be evicted from site whatever the circumstances. This includes nitrous oxide / laughing gas. There will be drug searches at the front entrance as well as sniffer dogs patrolling the queues. The management reserves the right to make any change whatsoever to the artist programming owing to any unforeseen or unavoidable cause. No professional cameras, video recorders or any form of audio equipment allowed on event site. The ticket and pass holder consents to the filming and sound recording of members of the audience. Lost tickets will not be replaced. Keep your ticket safe. No animals will be allowed into the event site except guide dogs for the blind. In the unlikely event that the festival site has to be fully evacuated, the event would not continue on that particular day. If the reason for the evacuation falls under the heading of ‘force majeure’, there would not be any refunds. Adverse weather conditions or an act of terrorism are classified as an act of God. Refunds are only applicable should the Event be cancelled, re-scheduled or there is a material change to the event. A ‘material’ change is a change which, in our opinion alone, makes the Event materially different to that which any purchaser of a ticket could reasonably expect. A change to the artists performing at the Event shall not be a material change. The amount of any such refund shall be relayed to purchasers as early as possible after the Event. Personal arrangements including, but not limited to, travel, subsistence and accommodation relating to the Event which have been arranged by you are at your own risk and the Promoter shall not be liable for any losses incurred from personal arrangements or wasted expenditure beyond the ticket refund. If a claim applies subject to these terms and conditions, you must claim your refund in good time before the rescheduled or materially changed event takes place. If the Event is cancelled, you must claim your refund within 3 months of the cancelled event, unless advised otherwise. It is your responsibility to check that the Event has not been cancelled, rescheduled or made the subject of a materially changed. Information on such matters will be made available on behalf of the Promoter as soon as reasonably practicable on www.houseofcommon.co.uk Customers are advised that the website cannot always be updated immediately and that circumstances giving rise to cancellation, postponement or material alterations can sometimes arise immediately prior to an Event. Tickets will not be refunded where they have been used to gain entry to the Event, or where you are able to and choose to attend a postponed Event Due to the constant terrorist threat existing in London, the event security will be thoroughly checking all bags belonging to ticket and pass holders entering the event site. The promoter reserves the right to check any bag or person and subsequently refuse entry if required.