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York Tour de France Concert Tickets To Go On Sale - Despite No Licence and Safety Concerns


6:01am 15th May 2014

Tickets for a concert to mark the Tour de France in York will go on sale tomorrow, despite it not having a licence and safety concerns around the event.

The Grand Departy is set to take place at the Huntington Stadium on July 4th. The concert will feature acts including Union J and Rough Copy from the X Factor, Kian Egan from Westlife and The Overtones, among others.

But Minster FM can reveal the event does not yet have a licence to take place and that members of York Council's Safety Advisory Board have serious safety concerns, which need to be met before the performance can take place.

It means the public could potentially buy tickets from tomorrow for an event which may not be allowed to take place by safety officials.

However, York Council says it is "very confident" that it will be able to get a licence within the next month. A statement from the authority says:

"We can confirm that a licence application has been made. We're currently working through the points raised, and are very confident that we will be able to deal with them."

"Any representations must be received by 5 June. If there are none outstanding by that date, the license can be approved. If there are any representations outstanding, the matter will go to the licensing sub-committee within 20 days (of 5 June)."

York Council is due to hold several meetings of it's Licencing Committee before the event on 4th July.

Ten thousand tickets are available for the event and demand is expected to be high.

They are priced at £29.50 for general admission, £35 for VIP seated tickets or £100 for a family ticket (for four people), they will be on sale from www.ticketline.co.uk from Friday 16 May.

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