Wireless 2016

Haringey Council and Live Nation secure secret appeal deal in private meeting!

Haringey Council and Live Nation have secured a secret deal in a private meeting to ‘tweak’ the new licence conditions as applied by the Licensing Subcommittee and further amended at the Magistrates Court to the Live Nation licence. Live Nation appealed against the imposition of new conditions by the Licensing Committee (LSC) in its decision of…

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Wireless Licence Review Decision

We are pleased that the committee has taken into consideration the testimony of our witnesses and noise expert on the excessive and invasive noise that is produced by the festival and agreed with the Friends’ case that loud music from Wireless, including bass level noise, has caused a public nuisance.  We therefore welcome the decision…

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Controversy over Live Nation Licensing Barrister, Philip Kolvin QC

In a surprising development, the Friends of Finsbury Park have learned that the barrister Philip Kolvin QC who represented Haringey Council in the recent Friends’ judicial review claim (that the Council did not have the power to let out Finsbury Park to Live Nation for Wireless) is now representing Live Nation in the Friends’ application…

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Come to our General Meeting On Wednesday, 10th October 2018!

Tonight is the next general meeting of the Friends of Finsbury Park, which will be from 7:00-9pm at the Finsbury Park Trust Offices, 225-229 Seven Sisters Rd, London N4 2DA. Focus on the Wireless Festival Licence Review The meeting will focus on our License Review campaign, and will set out in detail what will be covered by the…

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Jeremy Corbyn MP Shows His Support for Protect London’s Parks Campaign

As the Protect London’s Parks Campaign gathers momentum, three generations of Friends of Finsbury Park Chairs met with the Friend’s patron, Jeremy Corbyn MP on Friday who gave his full support to our campaign and expressed his concern over the use of commercial events in Finsbury Park. He said, “I know and love Finsbury Park,…

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The Friends Launch ‘Protect London’s Parks’ – Fundraising Campaign

The Friends of Finsbury Park have launched a London-wide fundraising campaign to protect London’s most historic parks by challenging the legal basis on which councils say they have the power to hire out large parts of their public parks for an unlimited period of time for commercial events. We brought judicial review proceedings to challenge…

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Appeal Update – July 2016

On 9th June 2016 Mr Justice Supperstone, granted permission for judicial review of the Council’s decision to allow the Wireless Festival, on all grounds but then dismissed the claim for reasons that he provided in his judgment. To read Judge Supperstones full judgement – Click here To read our grounds of review – Click here We…

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