Wireless 2024: ‘I went to Finsbury Park over the weekend and here’s my advice for festival goers’

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I went to Finsbury Park over the weekend to see Hozier and here’s my advice for Wireless festival goers heading there this week.

Wireless 2024 will take over Finsbury Park this weekend and having recently been to the north London greenspace for a concert, here’s three things festival goers may want to know before heading to the event.

Finsbury Park has been a long time home for Wireless festival during its run and is gearing up to welcome the event back this Friday to Sunday. (July 12 - 14). 

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Wireless will follow a weekend of music at the greenspace following concerts for Irish music icons The Wolfe Tones, DJ Michael Bibi and Hozier.

I was one of the 50,000 that was at Finsbury Park on Sunday (July 7) to see Hozier perform and having not been to the spot for an event before there were a few things I picked up and noticed that I thought would be helpful for Wireless festival goers this weekend.

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You don’t have to be at the front to get a good view

I stood in a few different spots including the right of the stage and the back when I was at Finsbury Park for Hozier and found both offered a good view thanks to the event's large screens. I also felt surprisingly close to everything despite actually being hundreds of metres from the stage.

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However those heading to Finsbury Park for Wireless 2024 may want to avoid standing near the trees if they want a clear view. The festival ground features some of the greenspaces’ existing foliage meaning those standing behind them may have restricted visuals due to the branches.  

Your white shoes will probably get ruined in the mud

If your Wireless fit features white shoes or trainers, you may want to switch it up to save them from getting ruined.

Over the weekend Finsbury Park hosted three day events over which it endured quite a bit of rainfall. As you can imagine as Hozier’s day wrapped up, the greenspace’s grassy field had become a rather muddy landscape.

According to the Met Office, the rest of the week is not forecast to have any more rain in the Finsbury Park area meaning the mud could have time to dry up but just in case you probably don’t want to risk your fresh creps.

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Beat underground queues by getting the National Rail

When I got to Finsbury Park Station after Hozier’s show I was met with a rather long line for the tube home. The underground queue snaked round the front of the station leading to the tube entrance whereas the National Rail entrance was virtually empty.

I joined the queue for the underground but it wasn’t until I had got quite far that I realised I could have skipped the wait by using National Rail services. Finsbury Park station is one stop away from Kings Cross Station via Great Northern services. 

From there you can change to the underground which is on the Victoria, Piccadilly, Northern, Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines.

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