Q: How can I participate in this Barrio Fiesta sa London?
A: The Barrio Fiesta sa London is a two-day free event open to the public. Everyone is invited to attend the fiesta on 19th & 20th July 2014 to participate in the festivities.
Q: What can people expect to see or experience at the event?
A: The Philippine Centre and TFC shall provide an entire weekend of pure Pinoy fun and entertainment by featuring the best of Filipino cultural performances and production numbers from 12 Kapamilya stars flown from the Philippines. It aims to bring together and capture the unique qualities and spectacles of the Philippine's fiesta.
Q: Where is the event going to take place?
A: The 30th Barrio Fiesta sa London will be held at the same venue as last year, Apps Court Farm near Hampton Court, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 2EG Surrey.
Q: How do I get to the venue?
A: By public transport: The nearest overground station is Hampton Court station through Southwest Trains coming from Waterloo, Vauxhall, Clapham Junction, Earlsfield and Wimbledon. FREE shuttle buses will be available during the two day event to ferry attendees from Hampton Court Station to Apps Court Farm and vice versa. It will run every 10 mins during the following times:
Hampton Court to Apps Court Farm: 10:00 - 18:00
Apps Court Farm to Hampton Court: 10:20 - 20:00
Southwest Trains Management has been working with the Barrio Fiesta organisers and has committed to improve its services this year. They will be adding coaches during the weekend. Barrio Fiesta public announcement will also be installed in all stations leading to Hampton Court Station to ensure that all commuters are properly guided throughout the journey. Barrio Fiesta directional signs will also be placed in Hampton Court Station to direct all fiesta-goers to the buses' pick-up point.
Please ensure that you check the Transport for London website http://www.tfl.gov.uk/ for any planned engineering works before making any travel plans although Southwest Trains have confirmed that there will be no engineering works throughout that weekend.
Buses that stops around the Hampton Court are: 111 - From Heathrow, Cranford, Hounslow, Hampton and Kingston 216 - From Staines, Ashford, Sunbury, Hampton and Kingston 411 - From West Molesey and Kingston R68 - From Kew, Richmond, Twickenham, Teddington and Hampton 267 - From Hammersmith, Brentford, Isleworth, Twickenham, Fulwell and Hampton Other buses (Monday to Saturday only) 461 - From Chertsey, St Peter's Hospital, Weybridge, Walton, West Molesey and Kingston 513 - From Byfleet, Downside, Cobham, Oxhott, Esher and Kingston For Bus route map (click here)
Please ensure that you check the Transport for London website (http://www.tfl.gov.uk/) for any planned engineering works before making any travel plans.
By Car or Coach
Attendees who are travelling by car or coach can park at the HUGE parking onsite facility. Those coming from Hampton Court area will enter through Gate 1 and will have a designated carpark and exit. Those coming from Walton-in-Thames are will enter through Gate 2 and will have a designated carpark and exit. We are currently working on a second carpark where we will do a "Park & Ride" for those coming from A3/M25 where we will be providing FREE shuttle buses from the Park & Ride. We will keep you posted as soon as details are available. This will decongest traffic along Hurst Road.
Car parking rate in Apps Court Farm and Park & Ride parking rate is £5 per day.
Coach parking is FREE
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Q: What time should I be there? Is there a schedule of activities that I need to know?
There are activities/programs scheduled each day which includes, Coronation of the Philippine Centre Charity Pageant competition winners, Santacruzan and other Cultural performances. The Kapamilya Artists' Segment will start early at 1pm to ensure that we finish early so that the people can exit the site in a gradual manner and ensure a better traffic flow.
The ABS-CBN Kapamilya Celebrity Guests attending the fiesta are as follows:
July 19, Saturday
Q: How much and how do we avail of the paid VIPs?
A: VIP ticket costs £50 per person per day. The VIP ticket includes a VIP seat by the stage area and a photo opportunity with the artists who will perform on that day except for Gary V. Children below 10 years old will not be permitted by the stage area due to health and safety reasons. Price of tickets will be the same for adults and children as well. We will not offer any discount to TFC subscribers as we are doing a separate raffle if you join our online promotion. If you are interested, please pay through our bank account and put "LBF_ VIP_Sat or Sun_(Fullname)" below is our bank account details:
ABS-CBN Europe Ltd
Barclays Account No: 10423610
Sort Code: 20 78 98
We shall confirm your reservation as soon as you will have paid through ABS-CBN's bank account. A letter of confirmation will be sent to you for instructions on how to redeem the tickets 2 weeks before the event.
You can email email@example.com for inquiries and reservations.
Q: Are there opportunities to take photos or get autographs from guest celebrities?
A: Given the huge number of attendees of the Barrio Fiesta sa London year-on-year, and the limited availability of the artists, the organizers can only allow WINNERS of Meet-and-Greet passes and paid VIPs to take photos and/or get autographs with the ABS-CBN Kapamilya Celebrity Guests. However, everyone is free to bring their own cameras to take photos of artists while performing on stage.
Q: How can I get those meet-and-greet passes?
There is an online registration/RSVP form available at the Barrio Fiesta sa London website www.londonbarriofiesta.com until 17 July 2014 which serves as raffle coupon for a chance to win TFC gift packs, FREE 3-month TFC subscriptions and meet-and-greet passes. Those who are not able to register online can still join by visiting the TFC booth at the venue, to fill out raffle coupons.
Q: Am I allowed to have more than one (1) raffle entry? If I already registered online, can I still join the raffle at the TFC booth?
A: Yes, you can still join. However, you are only allowed one (1) unique entry per channel - one from the website and one from the event.
Q: How do I know if I won?
A: A representative from ABS-CBN Europe will contact you through the contact details you provided on the form. All winners should be contactable and present at the event to claim the prize. Prizes are non-convertible to cash and non-transferable.
Q: Are there other companies doing promotions at the event?
A: Yes, there are various Filipino targeted companies doing their marketing/selling promotions at the event. They have their own promotions and offerings (e.g. freebies, raffles, etc) that attendees can enjoy.
Q: Are there other food/drinks on sale at the event?
We have a wide selection of caterers who sell Filipino and non-Filipino food/drinks around the venue. Please make sure you bring cash as some booths don't accept card as payment.
Q: Will there be booths offering depots for luggages?
A: For those travelling from other parts of the UK/Europe who plan to bring their luggage at the event, you are strongly advised NOT to bring any suitcases or heavy items with you, as it will not be possible to leave/store these anywhere at the venue for Health and Safety / Security reasons.
Q: In case of rain or too much heat of the sun, can I bring or set up any personal tents, parasol, shelters etc? Is there a shaded area to rest?
A: Bringing or setting up of any such items is prohibited. Any tents set up in the field will be taken down by Security for Health and Safety reasons, as well as for the comfort / welfare of other attendees. Please ensure that you also bring sufficient supplies of sun cream/ medication/ inhalers, etc as these will not be available on site.
We will be providing a rest area for those fiesta-goers who wish get some shade throughout the day. We will allow tents in the rest area only (refer to the site plan). No tents will be allowed in the main arena for health & safety reasons.
Q: Are there toilets, baby changing or first aid facilities on site?
A: There is a vast number of portable toilets around the venue that are available for all fiesta goers. We will be installing more toilets/urinals to address long queues. The venue also has a well-equipped first aid facility, with paramedics / nurse / ambulance on site in case of any emergency/ies.
Q: Will there be ATMs onsite?
A: No, we will not provide ATMs onsite so please bring enough cash throughout the Barrio Fiesta.
Q: Can we stay overnight at Apps Court Farm?
A: There are camping and caravan facilities onsite. Please contact Apps Court Farm firstname.lastname@example.org directly to enquire on prices and book in advance.
Q: How many attendees are expected this year?
A: This year is big for both the Barrio Fiesta and TFC as both are celebrating its 30th year and 20th year respectively thus we expect that the attendance will be higher than previous years. We have addressed our traffic issues last year with the help of Elmbridge Council and Surrey County Highways. We are implementing a new layout for both the carparks and the main arena as well to ensure that internal traffic flow is better. The venue will still offer other amenities such as quad biking, fishing and caravan camping. Also, Hampton Court and Kingston-Upon-Thames offer tourist attractions that fiesta-goers can visit in between the Barrio Fiesta. And for the first time in the history of the Barrio Fiesta, we are also bringing 12 big ABS-CBN Kapamilya Celebrity guests.
Q: If I have urgent concerns or clarifications, who do I talk to on the day?
A: For further information and enquiries, please SMS our Event Coordinator and she will respond to your concern the soonest he possibly can:
Mrs. Nene Wylde
Tel. No: +44 (0) 786 794 0447
Q: Will there be more information?
A: Yes more information will be released closer to the event.
Q: Where else can I get information about the Barrio Fiesta?
A: Further information about the Barrio Fiesta is available at the Philippine Centre website - www.philippinecentre.com.
Q: Will there be other activities?
A: Yes, there will be a fun Fair, Ladies Volleyball tournament and other activities. In addition Apps Court Farm have onsite facilities for archery, quad biking and fishing. Please see their website for further details. (www.appscourtfarm.com). For caravan camping reservation, please email email@example.com.