Artists at Wireless Festival aren't allowed to swear or put on "offensive" clothes

Bizarre new licensing situations for Wireless Festival at Finsbury Park, London state that artists are now not allowed to swear or put on "offensive" clothes.

Despite efforts from The Friends of Finsbury Park group to have the music competition’s license fully revoked, new restrictions request that artists "don't sing or play any vulgar, obscene or banned songs", in addition to perform any "indecent acts, vulgar gestures, actions or remarks" throughout their performances.

One of the opposite barely excessive requests asks artists to not put on skimpy clothes as this might "offend most of the people".

New sound stage limits and monitoring will even be put in place for the Sunday, in addition to ending half an hour sooner than ordinary at 9.30pm.

Attracting crowds of as much as 37,000, the competition sparked 67 complaints final yr regarding anti-social behaviour, drug-dealing and litter injury, the Local Democracy Reporting Service reported.

Two folks died after attending the occasion final yr. The competition additionally launched an all-women stage final yr after the unique line-up included simply three girls and led to criticism.

Stormzy, J. Cole, Migos, Ms Banks, Raye, Barely Legal, Bad Gyal and Giggs all performed at Wireless in 2018.

[Photo: James Bridle]

Molly Gardner is a contract journalist. Follow her on Twitter

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