Live Nation Entertainment-owned Festival Republic has submitted an application to hold a two-day 38,000-capacity music festival in Leicester.

The promoter has applied to Leicester City Council to host the event, which would involve two stages, from 16-17 September at the 69-acre Victoria Park.

A letter from Festival Republic MD Melvin Benn, addressed to local residents, said the event would host around eight artists a day on the main stage. He said the promoter will begin setting up the site on 31 August and make sure it is cleared by 22 September.

The letter, which was shared by residents on social media, said the event would host a range of music on the main stage, including mainstream pop, country, folk, jazz, soul, rock’n’roll, gospel and blues, with the second stage featuring DJs playing a range of popular music.

Benn said the festival on Saturday would run from 10.30am until 10.30pm, and on Sunday from 10.30am until 10pm. He added that bars selling alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be on site, as well as food stalls that will sell products from local companies.

Other details outlined by the promoter include keeping Victoria Park’s cycle path open during the build phase, but closing it and setting up a diversion from 13 September to 19 September. It has also employed an independent sound management company that has produced a sound management plan for the event.

Festival Republic, which organises events such as Wireless (cap. 50,000) and Download (90,000), is holding a drop-in event to answer questions from the local community on 19 April.