Live Nation Olympic Event Opposed By London Community

LONDON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Not everyone in London is on board with Live Nation's Olympics plans and the council of one of the city's neighborhoods has taken issue with one of the promoter's events.

Live Nation hopes to stage a 10-day, 20,000 cap. Jamaican festival in Finsbury Park in the Haringey neighborhood of London, but the adjacent community of Islington has lodged a protest about the event.

According to the Haringey Independent, Jan Hart, service director for public protection at Islington Council described Live Nation's proposed event as "excessive," expressing concerns that local transportation and sanitary infrastructure would be overburdened by the event.

"We believe the event as is will adversely affect Islington as the displacement from Finsbury Park will be towards Islington for alternative transport routes and facilities," Hart wrote in her submission to the Haringey Council.

Other locals expressed concern over excessive noice from the event, though Metropolitan Police have already instituted a set of public safety conditions on the event, including noise limits, to which Live Nation has agreed. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers

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