City approval sought for all-day Portland music festival


PORTLAND (AP) — A broadcasting company is seeking permission from the city of Portland for an all-day music festival at the Eastern Promenade.

Townsquare Media Portland — which owns 15 radio stations — is expected to ask the City Council on Monday to approve a festival for next August.

The Portland Press Herald ( ) reported that the artists would be selected soon after the city approves closing off part of the Eastern Prom.

Townsquare said it expects the event to draw up to 8,000 people and beer and wine would be available. About two-thirds of the hillside area would be fenced.

Mumford & Sons performed in front of about 15,000 people on the Eastern Prom in 2012, and although no major problems were reported, some neighbors complained about street closures and foot traffic.