Friday, 18 March 2016

Wireless under threat from local residents

A local campaigb group is steeping u its campaign to stop this year’s Wireless Festival after serious security problems in 2015 when the 45,000-capacity festival featured acts such as Drake, David Guetta, Avicii, Kendrick Lamar and Nicki Minaj in 2015. Video footage emerged showing chaotic scenes after a crowd forced open a security door to gain access to the site during a performance by Lethal Bizzle. The Friends Of Finsbury Park group said: “There were serious safety issues when hundreds of gatecrashers stormed the barriers, residents complained of excessive noise, disruption, and antisocial behaviour in streets surrounding the Park” addng “The event also caused severe damage to the fabric of Finsbury Park, destroying the grass areas where Wireless was held, with thousands of pairs of feet turning them into dusty scrubland which stayed ruined for months.”

UPDATE HERE ON IQ A residents' group has threatened legal action against Haringey Council, saying it "does not have the power" to approve the festival for Finsbury Park. Haringey Council gave Live Nation the green light for Wireless 2016 last Friday (16 March). “After reviewing the relevant legislation it is our view that Haringey Council does not have the power to hold Wireless Festival,” said a statement from Friends of Finsbury Park. “We are now working closely with our solicitor, Susan Ring, to discuss the next course of action.”

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