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Extra Beyoncé concert sees Tottenham Hotspur Stadium breach licence

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is in hot water after selling tickets to a licence-breaching fifth Beyoncé concert later this year. 

The North London venue, which has a capacity of 62,850, is allowed to host six concerts each year and already had tickets on sale for six shows, before Beyoncé announced an extra date. The Texan singer is set to play five concerts across May and June, with the stadium then due to host the Red Hot Chili Peppers on July 21 and Wizkid on July 29.

Beyoncé’s additional fifth concert means that the stadium would breach its licence agreement.

While all general admission tickets for the Beyoncé shows have already sold out, tickets are still on sale for the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Wizkid.

Stadium management will need to submit a further planning application to local authority Haringey Council to host the additional performance.

As reported by the BBC, Councillor Dana Carlin said: “Welcoming global superstars, like Beyoncé, will attract thousands of music fans and benefits our local businesses. We are disappointed that we have got to this stage. Tottenham Hotspur have been advised that they must engage with the community, ward councillors and submit a planning application.”

Cllr Carlin added that Haringey Council will work with the football club to help resolve the issue.