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#370852 - 4th Dec 2009 10:24pm Wirral Rock Festival Gets Go Ahead
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A HUGE two-day international rock festival in Wirral has been given the go ahead by the council.

A letter sent out last night by the council said the event at Station Road, Thurstaston, will be open from 8am on Friday, May 28, 2010 until 4pm on Sunday, May 30, 2010.

Other conditions are that the number of tickets and passes be limited to 7,500.

The go-ahead came as a shock because the plans had stirred up opposition from many quarters..

Merseyside Police originally made representations to the council that loud music could “recklessly disturb” a pair of regularly breeding barn owls at the site – an offence under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

But before the council’s licensing committee met to consider the application for the event officers withdrew their representations over the owls and said they would not object if some of their criteria was met.

The council’s letter said: “The Sub-Committee gave consideration to representations from Environmental Health in respect of the prevention of public nuisance.

“Members also had regard to representations from interested parties, including Wirral Barn Owl Trust, Wirral Country Park, Thurstaston Caravan Owners Association, various other associations and societies including the Irby, Thurstaston and Pensby Amenity Society (ITPAS), Local Ward Councillors and individual residents relating to the potential for crime and disorder and public nuisance, as well as concerns relating to public safety and the protection of children from harm In determining the matter members took account of the fact that there was no representation from Merseyside Police, in particular relating to the Prevention of Crime and Disorder.”
The approval has five pages of conditions including: “Music provided by the event organiser must be confined within four marquees, and parking must be at least 240metre from the barn owl nest.”

Local councillor Jeff Green said he was astounded at the decision . He said: “I am really disappointed that this panel thought so little of the residents that they have decided to impose this event on them.”

Cllr Sue Taylor, forced to withdraw as chair of the committee after she commented about the event “obviously attracting local opposition” – said she was shocked.

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool...252-25318853/2/


Edited by Softy_Southerner (4th Dec 2009 10:24pm)
Edit Reason: Add to calender

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#370869 - 5th Dec 2009 12:57am Re: Wirral Rock Festival Gets Go Ahead [Re: Softy_Southerner]
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Wot bands? Anything good?
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#370924 - 5th Dec 2009 1:51pm Re: Wirral Rock Festival Gets Go Ahead [Re: RUDEBOX]
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No bands have been confirmed yet but this is called 'Sunset At Thors Rock' and has an offical group on facebook. Link at bottom.

The event will consist of 4 ARENA'S - Camping - 12 Live Acts - 10 Bands - 25 DJ's - Dancers - Carnival Acts - Street Entertainers - Fancy Dress Theme - Fair Ground Rides - Plus much more TBC

MAIN STAGE
DANCE TENT
JOHN PEEL TRIBUTE TENT
SUNSET TENT

May 28th, 29th & 30th 2010 - 7500 capacity -
Main Event Sat 1pm - 1.30am -

HEADLINE ACTS WILL BE CONFIRMED DEC 2009

Festival May 28th,29,30th
Tickets on Sale Feb 1st 2010


http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=logo#/group.php?gid=151582137514&ref=ts

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#371019 - 6th Dec 2009 2:21am Re: Wirral Rock Festival Gets Go Ahead [Re: starbuck75]
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I hope this won't turn into some horrible chav-fest, it sounds like a good idea.
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#371138 - 6th Dec 2009 3:56pm Re: Wirral Rock Festival Gets Go Ahead [Re: DavidB]
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Can't see that happening Violet as not many chavs are into Rock thankfully smile
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#371281 - 6th Dec 2009 11:05pm Re: Wirral Rock Festival Gets Go Ahead [Re: Wench]
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Im really looking forward to it.. i'll go whoever plays cos i love festival atmosphere.

Might go to ' Download 2010 ' too, just waiting to see what bands are announced there cos that one costs a ton.

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#376831 - 30th Dec 2009 3:25pm Re: Wirral Rock Festival Gets Go Ahead [Re: starbuck75]
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a rock gig on the wirral! about time too.....

lets see if it actually takes place though. And is there plans afoot to hold one at the dips in New Brighton?

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#376895 - 31st Dec 2009 3:15am Re: Wirral Rock Festival Gets Go Ahead [Re: onegeoff]
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I know two bands that would be great for this kind of thing
Is there any way of contacting the promoter / organiser ?

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#376914 - 31st Dec 2009 10:31am Re: Wirral Rock Festival Gets Go Ahead [Re: minimad5]
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http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=logo#/group.php?gid=151582137514&ref=ts

^ They run this group on facebook, contact them there i guess.

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#387504 - 11th Feb 2010 10:51am Re: Wirral Rock Festival Gets Go Ahead [Re: starbuck75]
starbuck75 Offline

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http://www.sunsetfestival.co.uk/site/lineup/

They've started announcing the line-up for the festival.. tickets are on Sale too!

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#387555 - 11th Feb 2010 11:22am Re: Wirral Rock Festival Gets Go Ahead [Re: starbuck75]
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Doesn't look like a 'rock' lineup to me? confused

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#387564 - 11th Feb 2010 11:30am Re: Wirral Rock Festival Gets Go Ahead [Re: polo_phil]
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Knocking things back for an owl? They must be bats. Anywhere you go there are animals of some order so are people supposed to stop doing anything? Bloody idiots.
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#387609 - 11th Feb 2010 12:35pm Re: Wirral Rock Festival Gets Go Ahead [Re: polo_phil]
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Originally Posted By: polo_phil
Doesn't look like a 'rock' lineup to me? confused


Thats what i thought, im giving this one a big fat miss and saving money for Download instead.. AC/DC wins!

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#387634 - 11th Feb 2010 2:07pm Re: Wirral Rock Festival Gets Go Ahead [Re: starbuck75]
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Looks like the only rock there will be Thor's Rock frown
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#411996 - 28th May 2010 5:30pm Re: Wirral Rock Festival Gets Go Ahead [Re: scoops]
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Well this Music Festival is on, THIS WEEKEND at Thurstaston, although the main site says April for some reason???

SUNSET FESTIVAL CLICKY
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