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Promoted events

"A promoted event is an event involving music and/or dancing where the musical entertainment is provided at any time by a disc jockey or disc jockeys one or some of whom are not employees of the licensee (premises license holder) and/or the event is (independent of the licensee) promoted to the general public"

Any promoter wishing to hold a promoted event in the City of London must have completed the British Institute of Inn keepers award for music promoters.

Officers from the City of London Police licensing department are able to support your event or promotion by risk assessing it. The purpose of this is to enable us to give you appropriate advice to ensure your event is safe. This process is entirely voluntary, except in cases where The City of London Corporation has made it a condition of your licence.

Promotion Event Risk Assessment​

To carry out a risk assessment, the City of London Police require certain information about the event from you. 

Please complete the following form at least 14 days in advance of the event.

Download Promotion Event Risk Assessment Form​

Email your completed form to the following addresses:

Promoters course

This qualification run by the British Institute of Inn keepers Accreditation Board (BIIAB) provides good practice guidance and legal information to music promoters, it also promotes responsibility and raises standards within the industry. It is perfect for current music promoters, anyone wanting to become a music promoter or licence holders who wish to become a live music venue. 

What the course covers:

  • Importance and benefits of early engagement with stakeholders
  • Project management tools and techniques
  • Financial management 
  • Marketing/Promotional Mix
  • Risk Assessment
  • Environmental impacts/waste management
  • Management of noise
  • Transport management
  • Licensing Act 2003
  • Door policy​
  • Evaluation of a promotion 

For more information visit the BIIAB website.



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