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North London councillor “disappointed” fifth Beyonce show announced at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium without licence in place

By | Published on Tuesday 7 March 2023


A councillor for the North London borough of Haringey has said that she and her colleagues are “disappointed” that the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium booked in and announced a fifth Beyonce show for this summer, even though that takes the venue above the six concerts a year it is allowed to stage under its licence from Haringey Council.

The football stadium already has shows scheduled in for later this year from Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Wizkid. Two Beyonce shows at the venue were originally announced for May, with two more then added for early June. Then, a month ago, the fifth Beyonce show was announced.

All general admission tickets for the Beyonce shows have now sold out. But, with the stadium’s standard licence only allowing six concerts a year, the venue is now having to secure a standalone special licence for the seventh show.

Haringey Councillor Dana Carlin is quoted by the Daily Star as saying about all this: “We value what Tottenham Hotspur bring to the local community and the benefits of having a world class multipurpose stadium in our borough. Welcoming global superstars, like Beyonce, will attract thousands of music fans and benefits our local businesses”.

“However”, she went on, “there is a planning process that needs to be followed. The stadium already has permission to host six music concerts per year and the impact on local residents has to be balanced against this. We are disappointed that we have got to this stage”.

“Tottenham Hotspur have been advised that they must engage with the community, ward councillors and submit a planning application which the council will determine with an open mind”, she added. “We will continue to advise and work with the club in order to resolve this issue”.