Music festival fears allayed

June 30 2017

ORGANISERS have moved to reassure residents about a dance music festival in Mangotsfield this month.

ORGANISERS have moved to reassure residents about a dance music festival in Mangotsfield this month.

South West Dance Festival, which will take place at Cleve Rugby Club on July 15, is billed as an event with 6,000 ravers in four arenas. It will have stages for drum and bass, garage and house music, featuring more than 100 artists, and the festival will include bars, food and fairground rides.

One resident claimed local people had been “kept in the dark” about the planned event, run by Innovation Events.

Kimberley Park, manager at Cleve RFC, said the event would be run under the club’s existing licence.

“We are going over and above our licence conditions,” she said. “The music will stop at 10pm and the site will close at 11pm. The numbers will be capped at 4,000. There will be a heavy security presence. We are mindful of the impact on people living nearby and we will be sending out lettters out of courtesy to advise them of this event.”

A council spokesman confirmed that no additional licence was required.