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Greenwich Peninsula festival bid rejected

PUBLISHED: 15:08 20 September 2011 | UPDATED: 15:08 20 September 2011

The festival would have coincided with London 2012

The festival would have coincided with London 2012

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A bid for a festival on the Greenwich Peninsula planned to coincide with the Olympics, has been rejected.

Music promoters Kilimanjaro Live applied to Greenwich Council for licences to serve alcohol, play live and recorded music, put on entertainment including dance events and films, and serve food late at night, at Delta Wharf and Greenwich Yacht Club in Peartree Way, and have a campsite on the Greenwich Peninsula.

The events, which would have included concerts for crowds of up to 45,000, were planned for July 29 to August 12 next year.

The minutes from the meeting last Wednesday (4) said the police objected to the applications not in principle but because they lacked details. They read: “The nature of the Olympics meant that the police had to prioritise their resources and that during the period of the Olympics the country would be under a ‘Severe level’ terrorist awareness.

“The Police were concerned about the lack of security details provided by the applicant. Any application would be expected to take into account the arrangements for the Olympics.

“Members heard from the representatives of LOCOG and TfL who echoed the concerns of the police.”

A spokesman for Kilimanjaro Live was unavailable at the time of going to press.

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