Wireless Festival will stay in Haringey after organisers Live Nation reached an agreement with the council over noise levels.

Events firm Live Nation has dropped an appeal against extra restrictions imposed on the grime music festival by Haringey Council’s licensing committee after the local authority agreed to amend two noise conditions.

At a meeting in October, the committee tightened noise limits and imposed an earlier Sunday closing time on the event after people living nearby complained over noise, anti-social behaviour and other problems.

Live Nation initially accepted the restrictions but lodged an appeal on November 16, claiming the event would no longer be commercially viable.

At a hearing at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court on January 8, Live Nation withdrew its appeal after the council made what it claims are “minor amendments” to the previously agreed noise conditions.

The council claims the noise levels imposed by the committee have not been increased but are being measured in a different way.

It said the new measurement provides “a more robust way of controlling low-frequency noise” and was agreed following consultation with an independent third-party acoustic expert.

But Martin Ball, a member of residents’ group Friends of Finsbury Park (FoFP), which kick-started the licence review, called the agreement “a betrayal of those who want to control Wireless noise because of the disruption to their home life”.

He added: “It shows contempt for local democracy to toss aside the review decision without any public say.”

Haringey Council said it did not have a statutory duty to consult FoFP over the amendments to the conditions.

Live Nation has agreed to ensure performances finish at 9.30pm on Sunday – 30 minutes earlier than in previous years – as agreed by the licensing committee.

The organisers of Wireless Festival sold 135,000 tickets for this year’s event, which was held on July 6 to 8, making it one of the biggest live music events in the UK.

Councillor Kirsten Hearn, cabinet member for environment, said: “We’re pleased Haringey will continue to play host to Wireless Festival – a world class urban event that helps to fund the park the whole year round. We’re a diverse borough and many of our residents attend and enjoy the festival.

“We know residents in Haringey and our neighbouring boroughs want to see improvements around events at the park – this was made clear during our two-day licensing review, where we heard directly from the Friends of Finsbury Park.

“We will continue to work with the community and our partners to ensure these improvements are made.”