A major music festival planned for the Meridian Water regeneration site has been given the go-ahead by councillors.

The Field Day festival will be held in Edmonton in July after the organiser reached an agreement with Tottenham Hotspur to avoid a clash with match days.

Headline acts for the event include the rapper Skepta and R&B singer-songwriter Jorja Smith.

The Metropolitan Police and London Fire Brigade had opposed the original plans for the festival – which had a maximum capacity of up to 50,000 people and alcohol sales until 6am – on safety grounds.

But on Wednesday (May 8), the council’s licensing committee was told they had withdrawn their objections after the organiser changed the plans to address the safety concerns that had been raised.

The maximum crowd size was cut to 22,661 and alcohol sales will be allowed until only 3am indoors under the revised plans.

Haringey Council also withdrew its objection, and Enfield’s safety advisory group told the meeting it was satisfied after receiving further information about the festival.

That left Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and three written objections from residents standing in the way of the plans.

Spurs feared the festival could clash with its home games, causing strain on transport and posing a safety risk to the public and the emergency services.

Officials from Tottenham Hotspur and the festival organisers withdrew to try and come up with an agreement in private.

They reached a deal that means the organisers need to get permission from Spurs before they confirm a date for the festival every year.

A safety condition was attached to the licence restricting the maximum crowd allowed inside the indoor ‘drum sheds’ venue to 7,000 people.

Committee chairman Cllr George Savva said: “The committee are of the view that the concerns of residents have been addressed.

“We have concluded that the licensing objectives have been met.”

The decision means Field Day will be held at the Orbital Business Park in Edmonton on June 7 and 8 this year.