We Are FSTVL applies for licensing permission for 2016 event

the dance-music festival We Are FSTVL will run from May 27 to June 1, 2016 in Upminster

the dance-music festival We Are FSTVL will run from May 27 to June 1, 2016 in Upminster - Credit: Archant

Organisers of We Are FSTVL have applied for licensing permission and said there would be ‘no repeat’ of last year’s transport chaos.

Havering Council’s Licensing sub-committee will decide today when applicant Lime Green Events Ltd will be able to sell alcohol during the dance-music festival, which takes place in Upminster.

This comes after last years’ event was described as “something from a horror film” after festival-goers were stranded on the site at the Damynes Hall Aerodrome, Avely Road, following transport failures on the Saturday night.

The event will take place between May 27 and June 1 and could be attended by up to 25,000 people.

The licensing application requests permission for alcohol to be served on site until 1am on Saturday and Sunday nights but in a recent public notice, published in the Romford Recorder, the applicant advertised licensing permission should stop at midnight.

In the application, organisers explain stall holders will be told to stop selling hot food and drink at 11pm and include additional measures to ensure there is “no repeat” of last year’s transport chaos.

This includes the supply of a taxi company dedicated to transport people to and from the event, more shuttle buses to Upminster Station and increased security around transport hubs.

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Read the Romford Recorder online for a full report of the meeting.

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