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Country house three-day event halted by council Published Date: 14/07/2023

A three-day rave at a Georgian manor house has been cancelled by authorities on the day it was due to start.

On-Kilter was due to begin at Dolwen's Coed Coch country house on Thursday and go on until the early hours of Sunday.

The festival line up included DJs Kyle Toole, Katya, Pluralist, Kincaid and Softi.

Conwy council said permission has been refused but claimed it could not say why until the meeting's minutes were published.

According to the Local Democracy Reporting Service, reported by the BBC, about 400 campers were expected at the property, but North Wales Police opposed the event before a licensing hearing on Tuesday.

The force said it was unhappy with the event happening since, it said, four licensing objectives had not been met.

Organiser Archie Fetherstonhaugh, who said he lived at the property, responded at the meeting to the police claims objectives had not been met.

There would be no children on site, he said, there would be 24-hour security operating and he had sought expert advice to ensure public safety.

He added access had been addressed with the fire service, there would be medical care available on site and a traffic management plan was in place.

Mr Fetherstonhaugh said: "I want it (the event) to be a success and inclusive for the local community."

Source: BBC