Meeting arranged to discuss festival plan near Havant

Luke Betts
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FESTIVAL promoters will meet with residents in a bid to allay fears about a big event planned for next summer.

People are invited to The Church on the Green Meeting Place in Rowlands Castle at 6.30pm tomorrow to hear more about plans for a music festival at Holme Farm, near Stansted Park.

Based on information they were given, community leaders believed the event could attract up to 40,000 people.

But organisers have now clarified they will be applying to Chichester District Council for a licence for 20,000 people.

Organiser Luke Betts, from Portsmouth, said: ‘The Mutiny team are extremely happy to have found a beautiful piece of land just a short 15 to 20 minutes’ drive from the centre of Portsmouth on which to hold Mutiny 2015. This stunning site, which is part of a working farm, is close to Stansted House, which many will know from having already attended large-scale concerts and events held at the house.

‘The proposed event is not just a dance event as suggested: whilst offering a range of internationally-renowned dance DJs, it will also provide a diverse range of other music, arts and comedy across several stages over two days, including a stage for local artists.

‘To be very clear, for 2015 the organisers are configuring the festival to operate to a capacity for 20,000 people.’

He added the festival would be a ‘substantial boost’ to the local economy.