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Headingley gets live show permit

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25 September 2019
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THE OWNERS of Emerald Headingley Stadium in Leeds have been granted a license to host two concerts per year with an audience capacity of up to 9,999.

Leeds City Council’s licensing sub-committee has granted permission to Leeds Cricket, Football & Athletic Company, the owners of the 17,500-capacity venue, to host live music shows on its pitch.

The new license will see the venue, which is home to Yorkshire County Cricket Club (YCCC), Leeds Rhinos rugby league club and Yorkshire Carnegie rugby union club, become one of the city’s biggest music venues, behind the First Direct Arena (cap, 13,781).

A YCCC spokesperson says it would work with residents to minimise disruption during concerts by keeping a close eye on noise levels, switching off floodlights at 11pm and setting-up a telephone line for complaints during events.

The application was for live music and supply of alcohol on Fridays and Saturdays from noon until 11pm and on Sundays from 11am until 6pm, on four occasions per year.

The first event under the new license will be Proms on the Pitch on 21 September, featuring a 52-piece orchestra, to celebrate the completion of a £45 million overhaul of the stadium.

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