event information

WE ARE 500
September 4th – October 4th 2020

Damyns Hall Aerodrome
Aveley Road, Upminster, RM13 9EW United Kingdom

Please note, the venue postcode is RM13 9EW. You will only be permitted entry via the WARWICK LANE entrance. Please follow the event signage on arrival and do not follow your Sat nav.

500 guests ✔️ 5 weeks ✔️ Massive main stage ✔️ The worlds biggest DJs ✔️ Pods of  2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 on spacious tables with umbrellas ✔️ VIP tables available  ✔️ Only 500 tickets per show!

We Are FSTVL are launching a brand new series of socially distanced COVID secure events running on weekends from Saturday 5th September through to Sunday 4th October, titled We Are 500.

These smaller, boutique, pop-up events are noise limited in line with current guidance and run for a smaller amount of hours between 12 midday through to 22:30 to put us in line to operate at less opening hours than traditional pubs and restaurants.

Table service for food & beverage is available throughout the event with the event mirroring more pub garden than a traditional concert format.

A temporary Event Notice is a form of licence which permits the sale of alcohol and regulated entertainment at the venue on certain dates. There is a limit on persons attending which is 499 at any one time.

We the organisers approached the Licensing authority and the Met police prior to the submission of the TENs in order to outline their plans and detail how they intend to operate a Covid secure event. No representations have been received against the event.  We the promoter are working alongside all authorities to ensure a safe environment and secure process is followed.

The organisers have proposed a seated outdoor event with table service, live music will be played with limited volume to prevent aerosol transmission.  We the promoter have agreed a full Covid plan which we will follow and enforce throughout the weeks.

The authority will be on hand to monitor the event when it opens and we are in constant dialogue with the organisers.

The organisers are fully aware of their obligations in relation to ensuring the event is compliant with Covid guidelines.

Social Distancing Guidelines

1) Please do not attend if you have a cough, cold, temperature or feel unwell.

2) All events are limited capacity and advance ticket only.

3) On arrival please use the anti bacterial gel, which will be provided in hygiene stations around the site.

4) Please use the anti bacterial gel regularly throughout the day.

5) All payments will be contactless, so please bring a debit / credit card with you.

6. Please check your inbox (junk, clutter, spam)  for COVID secure site rules, table allocation & more information coming next week

The main booker will be asked at the time of purchase to provide their name and telephone number to assist with contact tracing. Contact tracing data will be held securely in compliance with GDPR and will not be used for marketing purposes.

You must be at least 18 years of age to gain entry to We Are 500 and a valid government-issued photographic ID is required upon entry.


Address: Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Aveley Road, Upminster, RM13 9EW

Please note, the venue postcode is RM13 9EW. You will only be permitted entry via the WARWICK LANE entrance. Please follow the event signage on arrival and do not follow your Satnav.

Please do not walk from Upminster to the event site. There are no pavements and the roads are not lit. Please use the regular taxi service from the station.


Travel by rail

The nearest train/tube station is Upminster, which is served by C2C rail, the District Line, and the Romford-Upminster Overground line.

Trains will be running in both directions on the C2C line:

Upminster to Fenchurch Street – calling at Barking, Limehouse, and Fenchurch Street

Upminster to Shoeburyness – calling at West Horndon, Laindon, Basildon, Pitsea, Benfleet, Leigh on Sea, Chalkwell, Westcliff, Southend Central, Southend East, Thorpe Bay, and Shoeburyness


The last C2C trains will be at 00:11 heading into London, and 01:04 heading to Shoeburyness.

The last district line train will be at 23:41


The last C2C trains will be at 23:21 heading into London, and 00:04 heading to Leigh-on-Sea.

The last district line train will be at 23:07

You will be able to use oyster cards or contactless payment.

A full tube map can be found here and you can use TFL’s journey planner here. – https://tfl.gov.uk/


Travel by car/taxi –

We will have a dedicated pick-up/drop-off point at our on-site transport hub, and a Taxi Uber pick-up point.

Black Cabs will be available Upminster Train Station.

There will be a car park, advance purchase tickets for the limited space are now available: https://pages.liveit.io/we-are-500

Once you reach the site you will be directed by our traffic management team. This area will be monitored by security at all times.