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Licence appeal turned down for outdoor festival in Carlyon Bay...

On Friday morning (May 28) Bodmin Magistrates turned down Night Time Concerts’ appeal against the decision to refuse a licence for Eclipse 99.

Eclipse 99 festival, headlined by Happy Mondays and 808 State (August 9-13), is one of at least five festivals planned for the Cornwall area this year, based around the August 11 full solar eclipse.

A spokesman for Night Time said: “The police said they were unable to police the event in light of all the other problems caused by the eclipse.

“We have to consider our position with the right of appeal.”

Whatever happens with the appeal, Eclipse 99 will still go ahead at Carlyon Bay’s Colisseum venue. The Colisseum has an indoor entertainments licence for 4,125 people and Night Time is prepared to hold the event there.

The planned festival raised objections with local people living in the area. NME reporter Andy Capper traveled down to Carolyn Bay to meet with promoters and residents and to look at the process that festivals go through to be licensed.

Click here to read his report.

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