15,000 people could come to Brownstock festival in new licence application

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Brownstock festival takes place at Morris Farm in Stow Maries Brownstock festival takes place at Morris Farm in Stow Maries

Villagers have hit out after music festival organisers applied for permission to have an extra 9,000 people at the event. 

Organisers of the Brownstock Festival, based at Morris Farm, in Lower Burnham Road, Stow Maries, want permission to more than double crowd numbers - from 5,999 to 14,999.

Maldon District Council’s licensing officer Peter Chown revealed at a public meeting in Stow Maries on Monday that the 15,000 people could go to this year’s festival in August if the licence is granted.

Festival director Adam Brown, 29, said that he had agreed with local authorities that only 5,999 would attend this year's festival.

He added: "We are not applying to increase the numbers this year, but we want to increase over the next three or four years."

See this week's Standard for the full story.

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6:07pm Thu 1 May 14

El Presendente says...

“ Festival director Adam Brown, 29, said "We are not applying to increase the numbers this year, but we want to increase over the next three or four years."

Seems a fair enough proposal if the organisers can provide evidence they can manage the increase and they obviously feel they can if they have applied to do so.

Slightly off topic...It's about time the Riverfest music festival in Burnham was revived as that gave a much needed boost to the local economy and gave the local community something to look forward to in the Summer seeing as Burnham week seems to be slowly fading out.
“ Festival director Adam Brown, 29, said "We are not applying to increase the numbers this year, but we want to increase over the next three or four years." Seems a fair enough proposal if the organisers can provide evidence they can manage the increase and they obviously feel they can if they have applied to do so. Slightly off topic...It's about time the Riverfest music festival in Burnham was revived as that gave a much needed boost to the local economy and gave the local community something to look forward to in the Summer seeing as Burnham week seems to be slowly fading out. El Presendente
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