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Boomtown Fair festival broke licence terms over music
THE bosses of a Hampshire music festival could face legal action after licence breaches.
A Winchester City Council investigation confirmed three breaches of noise conditions at the Boomtown Fair, as well as music played after the 4am deadline.
But it is still unclear whether the council will prosecute as the investigation will continue by interviewing the organisers over the alleged offences.
Last week officers carried out a detailed analysis of data collected by council noise-monitoring teams, which were in place each night at various locations across the Matterley Estate site near Winchester.
Cllr Rob Humby, deputy leader, said: “These alleged breaches must be a disappointment to the event organisers but demonstrate that the city council is vigilant in checking compliance with licence conditions.
“We must now let the due legal process continue and await the outcome. I also hope that lessons can be learned from this year's experience so that these problems can be avoided in the future.”
During the festival, 18-year-old Eleanor Rowe, from Glastonbury, died and two people have been arrested in connection with the fatality.
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