FAQs

GENERAL

What is Body Movements?

Body Movements is a festival in London which celebrates queer bodies in club culture.

This is a place for queer and trans electronic music to be applauded, queer exploration to be encouraged, and queer and trans expression to flourish.

Where is the festival?

In Summer ‘24, Body Movements will find its new home amongst the trees of Southwark Park.

SOUTHWARK PARK, SE16 2KX

Next to Bermondsey Station, Surrey Quays, Canada Water, 15 mins drive from Shoreditch, 20 min drive from Hackney Wick

In previous years, Body Movements has taken place in Hackney Wick, sprawling across ~15 incredible venues and running for one day events in winter + summer. We have also previously hosted events at the iconic Printworks London.

Why have you moved?

We never imagined this project would grow from a DIY, radical queer gathering in hackney wick to having the opportunity to develop into an open space – We are on a mission to curate london’s first outdoor, queer, dance music festival. 

A place to play, dance, celebrate, connect, and empower queer bodies. 

Out in the open, beneath the trees.

Are allies welcome at Body Movements?

Yes, allies of the queer community are welcome and encouraged at Body Movements, but please familiarise yourself with our respect policy before buying a ticket. Remember, this is a queer celebration first and foremost.

Why are fewer collectives/crews involved in Body Movements this Summer?

For our first year in a greenfield site, we are working with a reduced number of stages (five in total). We’re therefore unable to work with the same number of crews as we have done previously in Hackney Wick. We have, however, invited a huge number of artists from some incredible collectives in London to play this year. You can find more details on our lineup page.

TICKETS

How do I get a ticket?

Tickets are on sale via Resident Advisor.

We always do exclusive pre-sales for our email subscribers – make sure you’re signed up here.

How are your tickets priced?

Tickets for our Summer festival start from £20 + booking gee.

We have a number of ticket options available. Usually, the earlier you arrive at the festival and the sooner you buy a ticket, the cheaper your ticket will be.

We have discounted tickets for those on a low-income which can be registered for here. We will send out mailers for those who apply to these periodically over the festival on-sale period.

For students we have an openly available ticket – these tickets you need to have a valid NUS or college ID card at entry to the festival.

If you find yourself in a favourable financial situation, we encourage you to participate in our ‘pay-it-forward’ scheme. The “Pay It Forward” option encourages an ecosystem of care, not only will this ticket give you full access to the festival, but will partly fund another person’s ticket too. as an independent festival with no external shareholder investment we feel it’s important to work collectively in ensuring the full spectrum of LGBTQ+ identities are part of this celebration. 

How do your low-income tickets work?

We have a limited allocation of reduced-price accessible tickets, offered to those who would be otherwise unable to attend the festival.

These tickets can be registered for here. These tickets are accessible by way of application, which we allocate based on your honesty, as we do not ask you to prove your income. We must stress; if you can afford to buy a normal-priced ticket, please do, or you will be taking away from someone who can’t. 

Are there tickets for local residents?

Discounted tickets available to local residents within the Bermondsey area. Some free tickets are also available to residents directly bordering the north side of the park, which will be available via ballot.

Tickets will be available to apply for in late April 2024, please check back for an update on the exact date. Applications sent prior to this date will not be accepted. There is a limit of 4 x resident tickets per household.

Residents tickets are discounted by over 40% priced at £20 + booking fee and will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

To apply, you will need to supply a proof of address via a form. The link will be available on this page in June 2024.

Do you support a charity through your work?

We support charities & queer local community projects in various ways, via donating a portion of ticket sale revenue, guestlist donations and occasional on-the-day fundraising. All donations are pooled in our Community Fund. So far we have donated over £30k to charities and projects such as London Trans Pride, We Exist Emergency Fund for Trans people in need, Stonewall Housing, Play They Magazine, Gendered Intelligence, All Out, and a fund that supports humanitarian aid in Gaza. 

Will residents tickets be available?

We will have a limited allocation of discounted/free tickets for local residents of Southwark Park available closer to the festival. Please check back with us or email info@bodymovements.co.uk in June 2024.

What does my ticket include?

Access to the Body Movements festival in Southwark Park

Last entry is listed in each ticket – for example, “pre-12.30pm”.

After parties are separately ticketed. 

What if I can’t attend after buying a ticket?

Resident Advisor’s resale will activate once the event sells out. You can list your ticket for resale in advance of this through your Resident Advisor “Order History”. Please contact RA if you need more help with this. 

We unfortunately do not refund tickets if you contract COVID-19.

GETTING HERE

How do I get to the festival?

Nearest London Overground train stations:

Bermondsey (0.4 miles to entrance, 0.7 miles from exit)

Rotherhithe (0.7 miles to entrance, 0.7 miles from exit)

Canada Water (0.5 miles to entrance, 0.3 miles from exit)

Bus stops:

The nearest bus stops to the entrance to the festival are: Southwark Park Stop C and F)

The nearest bus stops to the exit of the festival are: Hothfield Place Stop P and Surrey Quays Road Stop Y.

Taxi drop-off:

0.3 miles from the festival entrance: Carriage Drive, SE16 2ET

Closest airport: London City or Gatwick

What time do I need to arrive by?

Your ticket will have an arrival time which must be adhered to. We recommend arriving as early as possible to enjoy the music.

Re-entry

Re-entry to the festival will not be permitted.

ACCESSIBILITY

We’re on a mission to make Body Movements as inclusive as it can be. This includes making the information around accessibility as useful as possible. 

Please read our Accessibility Policy for information on the site, getting here and getting around. 

We offer free tickets for personal assistants if you have already bought a ticket for yourself – please email us at info@bodymovements.co.uk with a copy of your ticket and we will send you an additional ticket for your PA.

Policies

Safety + Wellbeing

Body Movements takes a firm stance against any aggressive or inappropriate behaviour. This includes any instances of racism, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia. If you witness or are affected by any inappropriate behaviour then please report to a warden, steward or member of security.

If you begin to feel unwell at any point or see anyone who appears to be in distress for any reason, please inform a welfare armband wearer, steward or member of security immediately. Look after yourself and be considerate of those around you. please read our festival respect policy to understand our approach to wellbeing.

Age

This is an 18+ festival. We will be operating age checks on the door and challenge 25 will be in operation on all bars.

Green Policy

Whilst on-site (and always!) please use bins for any rubbish you may have. Be respectful of your surroundings, and make sure you do not create litter.

Consider taking public transport, cycling or walking to the site to lessen your impact, and bring an empty water bottle which will be refillable on site.

Search Policy

Security will be operating searches on entry to the festival. By entering the festival you are consenting to be searched. You have the right to choose which security member searches you. Security and venue staff reserve the right to refuse anyone entry to the festival.

Body Movements operates a Zero-Tolerance Policy on illegal drugs and legal highs. Please do not attempt to enter the festival carrying either as it may result in refusal of entry, or you could be asked to leave or reported to the police. Should you do anything to result in your removal from a venue for any reason, you risk having your wristband removed and entry to any other venue declined on the day.

What is Body Movements commitment to safety and inclusion?

Body Movements is committed to the education of all venue staff and security to ensure the best care for our community. We’ll be telling you more about how we are doing this via our social media & email communication.

Last modified on June 4th, 2024 at 2:35 pm