NO BAGS OR LIQUIDS TO BE TAKEN INTO SW4
Due to the current security climate, the following are now part of the conditions of entry to the South West Four event. These do not negate our existing terms and conditions but supplement these.
Admission to SW4 is subject to agreement to be subjected to a search. This would include pat-downs and/or metal detector checks. Some guests may be asked to submit to enhanced searches. If you refuse to submit to a search, you will not be able to enter the event.
As per last year; backpacks, larger purses or bags will not be allowed into the event. More info below.
No Liquids, gels or lotions will be allowed into the event.
There are NO onsite lockers or storage facility at Sw4 so you need to consider this prior to coming to the event.
Only ladies purses or clutch bags and standard sized bum bags measuring 4.5in/11.4cm x 6.5in/16.51cm x 4.5in/11.4cm or smaller will be allowed.These will, of course, be subject to a security search on entry. To be clear, no one is going to be measuring these to the nearest inch. If you bring a bag that is noticeably bigger, it will not be permitted into the event.
Security staff decisions will be final.
No liquids, gels or lotions are permitted into the event. This includes perfumes and similar liquids. Gel products including hand sanitisers. No liquids means exactly that and security will strictly adhere to this.Sun cream or lotion sized at 200ml or less in original containers, Vape fluid and eye drops in standard plastic 10ml containers will be allowed but contents will be tested on arrival.
Empty plastic bottles no larger than 600ml may be brought into the site.Any gels or liquids that do not comply will be disposed of by security staff.Guests travelling with liquid toiletries (does not mean lipsticks or ladies sanitary products) are advised to make alternate storage arrangements offsite.
Dedicated staff will be on hand to deal with guest queries in the queues before admission searching process.There is NO on-site or local storage facilities for baggage or banned products. Banned products will be disposed of by Security.
As ever; if you see or hear anything which gives you a security concern, please speak to the nearest member of security staff or Police officer. Your help with this is most welcome and plays a part in making sure that everyone who is coming to SW4 this year remains safe and has a great time.
THEFT / PICK POCKETING :
South West Four, 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 your 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. South West Four 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 your 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.
There is a zero tolerance to drugs at South West Four. 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.No alcohol or food is allowed to be taken into the event by visitors.
BUYING TICKETS FROM 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.
Since 2008, we have installed a state of the art ticket scanning system. This resulted in nigh on 1000 forgeries being discovered at the entry gate to the event that year. These people were not allowed in and some got quite upset about it. 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.
Encouragingly since 2009, considerably fewer forgeries have been discovered.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 are an adult and as such 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.
HOW TO GET TO AND FROM THE SOUTH WEST FOUR WEEKENDER 2018
Please see below, information on how to get to and from South West Four 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 SW4
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 SouthWest Train services to Waterloo). If you are using Southbound Northern line services you may wish to use nearby Balham to avoid queues intoClapham 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 signposted 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 beclosed when the event finishes. The best Tube options for getting home will be Clapham South which is around 8 minutes walk or alternatively useClapham Junction (for Southern or South West Train rail services) which is25 minute walk from the event.
For last Tubes check https://www.tfl.gov.uk/modes/tube/first-and-lasttube
Plan your journey: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk
Routes: 35 (24 hours), 37 (24 hours), 50, 88 (24 hours), 137, 155, 249, 255,295,322, 344, 345 (24 hours), 355, 417 and P5 and G1 run near to theCommon. Night buses N19, N31, N87, N155, N137, N345
Plan your journey: www.tfl.gov.uk