You should arrive about an hour before your performance begins. You will be met by the Site Supervisor who will contact you up to 7 days before the event to discuss any issues. Your site supervisor details will be supplied to you before your performance by e-mail should you wish to contact him/her
Loading, Unloading and Parking
Drivers with light equipment capable of being carried 100 metres are asked to load and unload on the Inner Circle, near to The Regent’s Bar & Kitchen. If equipment needs to be driven to the Bandstand, please drive down the path from the Inner Circle opposite the Cafe with someone in front to alert pedestrians.
Bands/Orchestras/Choirs “Performers” can obtain Parking Permits from the Supervisor on site who will issue a permit. Please remember to return it before you leave the Park.
The permits will allow vehicles to park in available pay and display bays, however the Park does not allow parking on yellow lines. At weekends it can be difficult to find a bay, therefore you will need to allow 30 minutes extra time to find a bay after unloading your equipment.
The only coach parking in the area is at London Zoo and, if space is available, costs £65. Phone: 0344 – 225 – 1826. Website: www.zsl.org Email: email@example.com for more information. Coaches are not allowed in the Park except with a special permit.
Please remember to return the parking pass(es) to the Site supervisor.
The Regent’s Park Landscape Maintenance contractor idverde will switch the power on and place the number of chairs specified in the Schedule of Arrangements on the bandstand. If requested in advance, two speakers will be provided with two wireless microphones and two wired microphones for use to make announcements and/or used by a singer. A Guitar or keyboard can also be plugged into the speakers. Any other sound equipment will have to be provided by the bands. A 5 piece Drum Kit will also be available. Cymbals to be provided by the band themselves
At the Broadwalk Bandstand, there is no power, PA systems are to be operated on battery. A reserve electricity supply is available from a 300W battery pack. Cables should be well duct-taped to the bandstand to avoid tripping accidents. Duct-tape will be provided.
The Site Supervisor may introduce your band. During performances taking place before July 19th, please help Site Supervisors to make announcements over the PA about good COVID practice. If you can, mention it in your own announcements. Social distancing, use of sanitizer gel etc. Note: We are committed to The Royal Parks to do this in return for being allowed to perform whilst COVID regulations are in place.
You are encouraged to install a banner with your name on the Bandstand.
PERFORMERS WILL SUPPLY THEIR OWN MUSIC STANDS. There is a one-hour break between performances to allow time to remove one performer’s equipment and the other to setup their equipment.
Under certain conditions the bandstand suffers from high winds so appropriate measures need to be taken to manage sheet music
For Sundays and Bank Holiday Monday performance you can set up equipment and store instrument cases, coats etc in the Hut 50 yds from the bandstand (see map). Please DO NOT leave instrument cases behind the bandstand or anywhere in the vicinity of the bandstand. There is also a toilet next to the equipment storage area.
At the end of your performance (after the thunderous applause has died down!) please take down your banner/flag
Please remember to take all your belongings from the Hut- we do not want to operate a lost property service!
There will be a donation box near each bandstand. If you can, when making announcements during your performance, please draw the audience’s attention to the fact that the box is to collect funds that ultimately go to help the Park. Instructions about how to donate by cash, text or credit card are in the handouts that will have been distributed.
Apart from the toilet next to the Hut, the nearest toilets are in The Regent’s Bar & Kitchen which can be very busy or near to Chester Gate in Queen Mary’s Gardens (a fee of 20p is required).
Bands should discuss the risks of performing in bad weather with the Site Supervisor and the Royal Parks Duty Manager. Any decision to cancel the concert will be taken jointly by you and the Site Manager.
All band members should make sure they are well hydrated in hot weather.
The Regent’s Bar & Kitchen and Holme Green Kiosk sell ice cream, hot and cold beverages, sandwiches and cakes.
Site Supervisor Phone Number – each band will receive this information via email
Metropolitan Police 101 for non-emergencies or 999 for emergencies.
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