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Foo Fighters Concert Provokes Noise Complaints

BELFAST, UK (VIP NEWS) — A Foo Fighters concert held in Belfast on Tuesday has provoked more than 100 noise complaints after being reportedly heard up to 12 miles away.

Thirty-two-thousand fans watched the musicians perform at Tennent's Vital.

The two-day festival was held at Boucher playing fields in the south of the city for the first time.

Belfast City Council received about 120 calls of complaint. It is also believed the police received 20 calls.

A spokesman for the council said half of callers made a formal complaint about the concert sound being heard in other parts of the city. He said the remaining callers were content with the 23:00 BST curfew.

He also said the council had agreed sound levels with organisers in adavance of the event, but had worked with the promoter to reduce the sound levels when it became aware the noise could clearly be heard around the city.

"In advance of the concerts, the promoters wrote to residents in the immediate vicinity, advising them of the events. There were no objections to the granting of the entertainments licence," he added.

The council spokesman said the Belfast Visitor and Convention Bureau had confirmed that every hotel bed in the city was booked for both nights of the festival.

"It is regrettable that people were inconvenienced by last night's event but we hope they can see the bigger picture," he said. –att. BBC