CarFest set to increase in size after premises licence change approved

CarFest set to increase in size after premises licence change approved

CarFest set to increase in size after premises licence change approved

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THE number of tickets being sold for this year’s CarFest has been increased by 5,000 after an application to vary Laverstoke Park Farm’s premises licence closed with no objections.

Following a consultation with neighbours of the farm, an application to vary the premises licence was submitted to the borough council, asking to increase the capacity each day from 19,999 to 23,999.

This closed with no objections on March 24.

It means an extra 2,000 tickets can be sold for each day, plus another 1,000 camping tickets.

A statement from Brand Events, which organises the August bank holiday festival, said: “We are delighted with the outcome and are extremely grateful to the neighbours for supporting this endeavour to raise more funds for BBC Children in Need. We will ensure that all parties continue to work closely with each other in the run up to CarFest 2014.”

Jody Scheckter, owner of Laverstoke Park Farm, added: “It is wonderful to have such local support for the festival which looks like it will be even better than 2013! In keeping with Chris Evans’ original wish to have a family friendly festival, we can all feel incredibly proud to be hosting such a wonderful event here near Overton.”

The increased capacity was agreed as a final change to the licence, and no parties involved will seek to request any further variations to the capacity, frequency or duration of the licence in the future, putting paid to previous concerns that the festival could become the next Glastonbury.

The extra tickets went on sale on April 30.

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4:39pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Sam_Walker123456 says...

When I went to school the answer to the sum 23,999 minus 19,999 was 4,000, not 5,000.
When I went to school the answer to the sum 23,999 minus 19,999 was 4,000, not 5,000. Sam_Walker123456
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9:13am Wed 30 Apr 14

Buster Preciation says...

Sam_Walker123456 wrote:
When I went to school the answer to the sum 23,999 minus 19,999 was 4,000, not 5,000.
The Baz Baz certainly know how to confuse! The report says that the capacity has been increased by 4000 per day but the number of tickets increased by 2000 per day. I assume they are not going up to their capacity for some reason? The extra 1000 tickets are for those that want to camp and do not actually increase the daily total.
[quote][p][bold]Sam_Walker123456[/bold] wrote: When I went to school the answer to the sum 23,999 minus 19,999 was 4,000, not 5,000.[/p][/quote]The Baz Baz certainly know how to confuse! The report says that the capacity has been increased by 4000 per day but the number of tickets increased by 2000 per day. I assume they are not going up to their capacity for some reason? The extra 1000 tickets are for those that want to camp and do not actually increase the daily total. Buster Preciation
  • Score: 2

3:16pm Tue 6 May 14

Emily Roberts says...

To clarify - the licence allows for an extra 4,000 people on site each day, but this also has to take into account performers, staff, volunteers etc. The camping tickets sold are for people staying for the entire weekend, so that's an extra 1,000 people on site each day plus the 2,000 extra day tickets.
To clarify - the licence allows for an extra 4,000 people on site each day, but this also has to take into account performers, staff, volunteers etc. The camping tickets sold are for people staying for the entire weekend, so that's an extra 1,000 people on site each day plus the 2,000 extra day tickets. Emily Roberts
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