A major music and dance festival in Finsbury Park has sought approval to increase the number of people attending to nearly 10,000.

Krankbrother Limited, which organises the Krankbrother in the Park festival in Finsbury Park, had applied to vary their premises licence just before Christmas in 2023.

A notice published in our paper stated that they wished to raise the attendees’ limit from 8,000 to 9,999 persons.

They also proposed including an additional Friday to their licence with event opening hours being between 1pm and 10pm.

They said activitities would include films, recorded music, live music, dance performances and supply of alcohol.

Haringey Council’s website suggests the event is scheduled to take place over two weekends this year- from August 3 to 4, and from August 9 to 11 at Finsbury Park.

A notice for the change in premises licence invited local people to submit their objections in writing to council’s licensing team at licensing@haringey.gov.uk, specifying the grounds for such representations. The deadline for this however expires tomorrow (January 15).

The notice said such objections must relate to prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, prevention of public nuisance and prevention of children from harm.

This comes amid the ongoing debate by The Friends of Finsbury Park who maintain that the area is not suitable for such large scale events. 

A copy of the notice can be found on the public notice portal- Notice near N4 1EE | Public Notice Portal

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