Vince Power scales back plans to hold Irish festival during the Olympics in Kilburn
The Mean Fiddler founder has reduced The Feis Village 2012 festival from 18 days to four
Music promoter Vince Power has dramatically scaled back his plans to hold an Irish festival in Kilburn.
The Mean Fiddler founder wanted to hold The Feis Village 2012 Festival in Kilburn Grange Park, which would last for 18 days.
However, the new application which was submitted to Camden Council last week, is now for a four-day event with 2,500 visitors at any one time.
Cllr Mike Katz, Labour ward councillor for Kilburn, said: “I’m not surprised this application has been so radically scaled down given the strength of local opinion against the original plans.
“There were 160 formal objections to the application - if that isn’t a record, it must be close.
“Getting scale of this change is clearly a victory for residents.
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“If the applicant had initially proposed an event of this scale, he might not have encountered such opposition. We’re still talking to local people to seek their views on these changes.”
The festival would take place between Thursday, August 9 and Sunday, August 12 with bars closing at 12 midnight.
The construction of the site would start on August 6 and the de-rig would finish by Tuesday, August 14.
Mr Power declined to comment about the application.