SECURITY has been tightened at this year’s Bingley Music Live in the face of terror threat.

Bradford Council, which runs the event, said tighter security checks will be in place following terror attacks on the UK, including in Manchester and London, and abroad earlier this year.

Revellers have been warned that security checks and searches will take longer at the site’s entrance.

Councillor Sarah Ferriby, the Council’s executive member for environment and culture, said: “Because of recent incidents at large public event, we have a responsibility to step up security in the interests of festival goers, artists and local residents alike.

“People should arrive early and we ask that they are patient when queuing for security checks.”

Festival organisers have also told music fans that there will only be re-admissions to the Myrtle Park event each day in “exceptional circumstances”.

A message posted on the BML website to people who have bought tickets said: “There is no re-admission to BML after entry. Please plan ahead, once you’re in, you’re in. For clarification there is no re-admission to BML after entry.

“Re-admission and ‘pass-outs’ are only permitted in exceptional circumstances e.g medical reasons, taking home young children etc and are at the discretion of security. Please plan ahead and stock up.”

Michelle Chapman, of Bingley Town Council, said she could understand why organisers have stepped up its security but added businesses could be affected by the no re-admittance policy.

She said: “It’s still a worry for local businesses.

“The town has opened the door to the event for many years. It will just be a real shame if local businesses miss out on trade by people not being allowed out during the day.”

Bobsie Robinson, the Council’s culture, policy and events manager, said: “We understand that people are frustrated by the no re-admissions policy, but this has actually been in place in previous years.

“This year, though, to ensure the safety of everyone at Bingley Music Live (BML), we have introduced tighter security measures in the light of incidents at large public events in the UK and abroad.

“This will mean longer queues at the gates and more thorough searches of people and their belongings.”

Meanwhile the event’s weekend and Saturday tickets have now sold out, with fans urged to quickly snap up the remaining days.

Manic Street Preachers top the bill for Friday, alongside Maximo Park and Twin Atlantic.

Sunday’s line-up includes The Wombats, Feeder, Soul II Soul and Badly Drawn Boy.

Saturday’s sell-out acts include Kaiser Chiefs and Pete Doherty.