Neighbours fear a repeat of public drunkenness and drug-taking amid plans to hold a global music festival in an Enfield park.

Councillors will this week decide whether to allow Elrow Town – a dance music festival that started out in Barcelona – to be held in Trent Park, Cockfosters, on August 17.

Billed as the “biggest Elrow event ever”, it would have a maximum crowd limit of just under 25,000.

Previous Elrow Town festivals, which were held at Stratford’s Olympic Park, featured artists such as Fatboy Slim, Solardo, Seth Troxler, Claptone and Eats Everything.

The application will be heard at a meeting of Enfield Council’s licensing sub-committee on Wednesday (April 17).

Trent Park has previously hosted large-scale events, including 51st State Festival, Ghana party in the Park and the Mauritius Open Air Festival.

But plans for a festival with a much bigger crowd limit – previous events had a cap on attendance of 15,000 people – have led to several objections.

The committee will consider 26 letters of opposition, including one from the Friends of Trent Country Park.

One objection claims previous events led to “drunk attendees causing a lot of noise and urinating in people’s gardens”.

Another states: “We had to put up with road congestion, anti-social behaviour, drug taking/dealing, loitering, littering, and a general threatening vibe during the course of these (previous) events.

“No doubt with 25,000 people attending, the same will be felt again.”

The event would feature live music until 10.30pm on Saturday and 10pm on Sunday, with alcohol sales finishing 15 minutes before the music.

The Mayor of London’s official promotion company London and Partners has written a letter in support of the event.

It states: “I have no doubt that Elrow Town will be of interest to those working, living (in) and visiting the city and is likely to generate significant interest in Trent Park, all of which has a positive impact on London’s attractiveness and global standing.”

Councillors will have to judge whether the application satisfies four licensing objectives: the prevention of crime and disorder, the prevention of public nuisance, public safety, and the protection of children from harm.

The licensing sub-committee meeting will be held at 10am on Wednesday, April 17 at Enfield Civic Centre.