A licensing application has been made by organisers who want to hold a two-day music event – with a 20ft bar – on Margate Main Sands this Summer.
The application is for the bank holiday from August 25-27 although it states the event timings as just the Saturday and Sunday (August 25-26) from noon to 9pm each day.
Events company Happy Days Parties are planning to use the area of the beach opposite Dreamland which will be fenced off and contain a stage for live music and dance performances. There will also be recorded music.
Kent Police has not objected to the application for the over-18s event but says there are conditions that would need to be put in place.
The response from Chief Inspector Sharon Adley says: “I have to note that the bar is 20 metres longs which is a significant size to say the least.
“Such a large bar would need security on its own rather than the entry/exit marshalls.
Conditions would include no glass bottles, toughened glass/plastic containers for alcohol, at least 4 door supervisors with 2 being female, a Challenge 25 scheme in operation, a lockable drugs box to be on the site and the use of CCTV. The list of conditions also say those under 25 not to be allowed on the premises.
The premises licence application will be discussed by Thanet councillors on the licensing committee on May 8.