Bob Dylan denied Freedom of Haringey by council

Folk legend had hoped to pick up award on Saturday (June 18)

Bob Dylan has had his request to be awarded the freedom of the London borough of Haringey rejected by the local council.

The folk legend, who is in the UK capital to headline the first London Feis Festival on Saturday (June 18), had hoped to be given the freedom of the borough live onstage, reports The Daily Express.

According to the report, Dylan, who turned 70 recently and owns a house in Crouch End, has been denied the freedom of Haringey as the council don’t believe he has done enough for the borough.

A spokesperson for the council said: “We are grateful for the suggestion, but the freedom of the borough is usually reserved for individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to life in the borough.”

The Gaslight Anthem, The Cranberries, Thin Lizzy and Van Morrison are among the other acts booked to play London Feis Festival over the weekend.