STATEMENT – Boomtown Festival

BoomTown Festivals UK Limited originally requested that the capacity of the Boomtown event be increased to a capacity of 76,000 in 2018 and 81,000 in 2019, compared to their current permitted numbers of 59,999. Following discussions with Hampshire Constabulary, the applicant is now seeking a capacity of 59,999 with provision for 5,000 additional staff, artists and their bona fide guests to attend, as well as an additional 1,000 tickets to be provided to local residents. The application will be considered at the Winchester City Council Licensing Sub-Committee at 10am on Friday 26th January 2018.