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File pic: Foo Fighters perform during the 54th annual Grammy Awards
File pic: Foo Fighters perform during the 54th annual Grammy Awards
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Foo Fighters' Belfast concert provokes complaints over noise

Music from the concert could be heard by residents up to 12 miles away, according to complaints.
Aug 22nd 2012, 3:39 PM 5,882 51

MORE THAN 100 noise complaints have been lodged with Belfast City Council following a Foo Fighters gig yesterday evening.

A crowd of about 32,000 fans gathered for the first of two days of music at the Tennent’s Vital festival at Boucher playing fields.

The council said it had received about 120 complaints and the police had received a further 20, the BBC reports. According to the complaints, the music could be heard for up to 12 miles away from the venue.

A spokesperson for the council said that sound levels for the event had been agreed with organisers ahead of the concert and they had worked together to reduce levels once complaints started. There was prior notification to residents that a concert would be taking place at the venue and there were no objections, reports UTV.

One nearby resident, Eileen Fee, said that her windows were shaking due to the noise. “I’m not against the concert but there is an acceptable level of noise,” she said.

The second night of Tennent’s Vital will see Florence and the Machine, Maverick Sabre and Rodrigo Y Gabriela all take to the stage.

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