X Factor bosses have applied to shut part of the iconic Olympic Way in Wembley to host a recorded invite-only performance for up to 10,000 of the show's most loyal fans by an unnamed pop star.
Thames Television, which films the Simon Cowell-created reality singing contest for ITV at nearby Fountain Studios, has applied to Brent Council for a premises licence to close off part of the pedestrianised walkway from underneath the road bridge at Wembley Park Station up to the ramps at Wembley Stadium for the promotional gig.
Julie Burfoot, from Thames Television, wrote in the application: "We will invite people to come and watch a short performance by a famous music act. The performance will be a maximum of 45 minutes.
"Prior to this we will have a warm-up artist 'warm up' the crowd whilst we achieve some shots. This will also be approximately one hour. This will include our presenter also appearing for some filming.
"After the performance, our four members of our judging panel will also want to make an appearance - this will be brief."
The mini concert is pencilled in to take place on July 28 between 12.30pm and 2pm although the date may be switched to August 1 or August 4 after discussions between the production company and the council’s parks team.
Thames Television would build a stage at one end of Olympic Way and install barriers to create a pen for the crowd of between 8,000 and 10,000.
"We are inviting fans of the show who often would attend similar events," Ms Burfoot wrote.
The council's alcohol and entertainment licensing sub-committee will consider the application on Thursday.
Last year, the production company hired part of Brent Civic Centre in nearby Engineers Way to host auditions.