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 of the committee to incorporate our proposed noise limits and noise monitoring conditions.
We are also pleased that the event will finish earlier on a Sunday, as we had suggested. However, several of our proposed licensing conditions have been disregarded by the committee, of which the most important is our request to reduce the number of attendees at the event.
Even with improved management of the festival, it is simply not possible to reduce the excessive level of public nuisance caused by a festival and the impact it has on the park without reducing the number of attendees below the current limit of 50,000.
Live Nation and the Friends of Finsbury Park have until the 12th of November to appeal the licensing decision. Therefore we will spend the coming days looking through the report of the committee in further detail before coming to a decision on what next steps would be best to protect the interests of the community. You can download and read the decision by clicking here.
We are hugely grateful to those of you who have donated to our campaign so far, but we still need to reach our target to pay our legal team.
Please donate now if you can: https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/wireless-festival-licence-review/