Did anybody hear about this???? Future concerts / festivals in Hyde Park, London, are officially at risk, following a rise in noise complaints! Apparently they rose by 50 percent over the past two years. Now without sounding like a party pooper - that is quite a significant rise! Perhaps Hyde Park are slipping slightly in their consideration for local residents? Or perhaps locals are simply growing more uptight =P?????
It gets worse - if the council prevent gigs / festivals from being able to go ahead, Royal Parks will lose a mighty amount of revenue! That is a big concern to me - upkeep of parks is so important, namely in London where there is barely any green areas!!! So I would hate to see Royal Parks lose a lot of money because of this :(.
I admit, I am not that big a fan of attending 'festival' type events in London (I prefer fests tucked away in forests and farms around rural England =P). However, I think it would be such a shame if Hyde Park was to stop holding events - it is a fantastic venue in the heart of our capital city. So many epic gigs / festivals have took place there over the last few years and I think it would be truly devastating to the live music scene if they were no longer allowed to be held there.