Bruce Springsteen will be allowed to play late during his upcoming gig at London's Olympic Park. The Newham Council has voted to issue a license permitting music until 11 p.m. all summer at the Olympic Stadium, the Aquatics Centre, Chobham Manor, North East Lawn, South Event Lawn and South Park Plaza in London.
The Wireless Festival and Hard Rock Calling will benefit from the extension.
Councillor Ian Corbett, chairman of the licensing sub-committee, spoke on the decision with NME.
"We have considered this very carefully," he said. "We have to strike a balance between residents living nearby, whose feelings are very important to us, and concert-goers, who want to enjoy themselves."
"We want these major events to be a pivotal part of the Games legacy - drawing thousands of visitors and providing a huge boost for the local economy," Corbett added. "We're also creating a situation where people will feel good about their community and everyone can play a part in the legacy —and have fun."
The Boss had the plug pulled at London's Hyde Park last year for violating the curfew.
by RTT Staff Writer
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