You won’t be allowed to take your own alcohol into Crystal Palace park on Saturday June 17th when the Overground Festival is being staged there – but you will be able to buy alcohol in the park.

Festival organisers had already announced that bags would be searched before the terrorist attacks in Manchester and London.

“Our thoughts and condolences are with the families and friends of those killed and injured in London Bridge’s terrible attack and at the Manchester Arena” say the Festival.

“We would like to reassure our community and all festival goers that we are in communication with the police and other relevant authorities and enhanced security measures will be in place for the festival park event on 17 June as planned in Crystal Palace park.

“While the threat level underlines the need for us all to continue to be vigilant and report any potential risks or issues, we constantly review all aspects relating to the safety of our events, including through working with external risk assessment specialists, and there has been no specific advice to cancel events such as ours.

“As a result, all of our park event is still scheduled to go ahead as planned on Saturday 17 June. “If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the CPOF team.

“If anything we feel that events such as the festival are more important than ever so please bring your friends and family to celebrate our togetherness to Crystal Palace Park on Saturday 17 June!

“Love and respect to all.”

VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED: Festival organisers say: “Our festival wouldn’t go ahead without all of our amazing volunteers!

“We are still recruiting volunteers for  16, 17 & 18 June so if you can spare four hours of your time and would like to help us put on the biggest, best and most fun event of the year in Crystal Palace then please do sign up now!

“Go tocrystalpalacefestival.org/get-involved to find out more and fill out our online form. Many thanks.

“There’s a few more tickets left for The Orb Soundsystem on Friday 16 June at Anerley Town Hall – but none on the door!.”

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