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Anglesey Angst Over Future Festival

ANGLESEY, UK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — It looks like the decision to allow Anglesey to hold music festivals has left the town wide eyed and drop-jawed.

"Excessive and intrusive" noise from previous events at the Carreglwyd estate had caused significant disturbance to local people, including those living two miles from the site, said Andy Gearing according to Anglesey's The Online Mail.

More than 20 residents of the area attended the meeting of the authority’s licensing panel, and were "amazed and in shock" at the decision, he said.

The Trip and Gottwood festivals ruffled the feathers of not only the villages where the festivals were held, but also those who inhabit towns a few miles away.

Such events could damage local business, Gearing added.

"We have our own two holiday cottages and we manage other properties in the local area."

"We will now have to inform the guests that there will possibly be some disturbance during their stay, and that may have a detrimental effect on business," Gearing continued.

However, organizers said events would help local businesses, and hoped the festival would come to be appreciated by the local community, according to The Online Mail.

Tom Carpenter, owner of the Carreglwyd estate, said: "We learnt a great deal from the first festival and have a more robust plan to manage noise to reasonable levels. I hope over time the whole community will come to appreciate the event and the pleasure it is giving to so many people," according to The Online Mail.

Organizers were told they could serve alcohol until 3am, and continue the entertainment until 4am.

All external music would have to finish by 11pm, and would then be confined to inflatable vacuum tents.

The meeting heard last year’s festival was attended by 800 people, and that this year’s hoped to attract 3,000 revelers.

— Crystal Lynn Huntoon