Controversial Techno Event Given Go Ahead For Two Nights

Summer festival at Boston Manor Park to take place in June


Reassurances Over Techno Event

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A music festival held under the M4 at Boston Manor Park has been given the go ahead for 2 nights next year.

The Junction 2 event, is described as ' an underground electronic music festival. It first took place on Saturday 4th June 2016 and last summer was described by MixMag as ' London's best techno event'  and it was a sell out. However,whilst music goers were largely happy both Hounslow and Ealing residents complained.

The applicant stated to the panel that they were aware that there were issues with the security at the previous event and have now arranged for three separate security companies employed with different designated roles. 

One company would look after inside the park, one would deal with access and security upon entry, and one would be responsible for leaving the event and managing the outside areas.

A new cleaning contractor would be employed and more toilet facilities are proomised and the level of music would be reduced to minimise noise nuisance.

The first application was for up to 9,999; this is for 14,999 people.

The events  will cover Friday night - an evening concert for up to 4000 people on 8th June 2018, 6.30-10:30pm and Saturday 9th June will be a music festival from noon to 10:30pm.
Both nights allow a further half hour for people to leave, closing at 11pm.
Around 15,000 people are expected to attend.

Organisers will need access to the park from 6am on Monday morning 4th June right through to Tuesday 12 June in order to set up and break down the events.

There are detailed conditions in the licence referring to safety, provision of alcohol, noise control, toilets, security and stewarding etc. An Event Management Plan must be agreed before the event can take place.

110 comments were received about the application including from the Noise and Nuisance Team at London Borough of Ealing. Neither the police nor Hounslow's Noise team made any comments.

6th December 2017


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