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- Posted on Jun 17th 2011 9:00AM by Julian Marszalek
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Dylan, who owns a home in the area's Crouch Hill neighbourhood and is a frequent visitor to former Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart, is reported by The Daily Express to have hoped to receive the honour on stage when he plays the inaugural London Feis Festival in Finsbury Park on Saturday, June 18.
A spokesperson for the council said, "We are grateful for the suggestion, but the freedom of the borough is usually reserved for individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to life in the borough."
Perhaps Haringey Council were mindful of Dylan's notoriously shambolic performance at the 2004 Fleadh festival which was held on the same site as tomorrow's shindig.
Van Morrison, the Cranberries and the Gaslight Anthem are just some of the acts that will be appearing on the bill alongside Dylan over the weekend.