O2 Brxton’s license suspended for 3 months over the death at the Asake show.
Because of the crowding during Asake’s show, the O2 Brixton in London has had its license suspended for three months.
NewsReport recall that two women died in a rush that violated security at Asake’s O2 Brixton performance in December.
The singer put on a show at the 4,900-capacity concert venue where he performed his debut album.
The music event was, however, cancelled mid-way after a crowd of thousands without tickets breached the doors.
Lambeth Council’s licensing subcommittee announced O2 Briton’s license suspension on Monday.
The UK Guardian reports that the decision came after a request by the Met Police, who are investigating the stampede.
Fred Cowell, the chair of the sub-committee, said: “The decision of the sub-committee is that the premises licence is suspended for a period of three months from today, expiring at one minute past midnight on April 16, 2023.
“No licensable activities shall take place at the premises unless and until an application to vary the premises license has been made by the premises’ license holder.”
Speaking on the matter, the Met Police said the suspension of the license would “allow time to work with the venue to facilitate a safe reopening and to ensure appropriate safeguards, aimed at improving public safety, are in place.”
Academy Music Group (AMG), the owners of the concert venue, had earlier pre-empted the license suspension.
It had stated that it was willing to keep the venue shut for three months while police investigated the matter.