The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #57243 Message #952472
Posted By: The Shambles
14-May-03 - 10:04 AM
Thread Name: EFDSS on the Licensing Bill - PELs.
Subject: RE: EFDSS on the Licensing Bill - PELs.
It was suggested that the exemption for incidental live music which the Bill now includes could apply to dance and theatre but an exemption cannot apply where these activities are put on specifically to entertain the public and are not therefore incidental. The live music exemption will work in situations such as a piano player in a corner of a restaurant playing background music, but if the public are attending with the intention of being entertained by musicians then the entertainment is not incidental.
The incidental live music will not work in the case described as the piano is an entertainment facility. As such, if playable, the mere fact that it is there, will require the premises to hold an #entertainment licence.
NOTE# I am fed up going all around the houses calling it additional entertainment elements, or advanced permissions with the Premises Licence - it is a bloody entertainment licence.