A music festival turned into a clash of sounds between two sets of rockers; Coldplay and Primal Scream. It seems festival authorities at the T In The park music festival had to repeatedly ask Primal Scream sound engineer to turn down the volume as their sound was drowning the main act being performed by Coldplay on another stage.
Spokeswoman for the the annual music festival held at Kinross, Scotland told Scotland's Daily Record, We have people in place to monitor sound levels and Primal Scream's sound engineer was told more than once to turn down the levels onstage. Eventually he was made to turn it down.
Primal Scream were performing in the King Tut’s Wah Wah tent. The Band attracted nearly 12,000 fans who were packed into the tent to listen to them perform their legendary album Screamadelica.
Some of the fans claimed it was one of the best performances of the festival for years.
Coldplay, followed Beyonce’s performance on the mainstage
Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie said it was hardly an issue. According to him, it must have been the sound of the 12,000 screaming fans singing the lyrics that must have drowned out Coldplay. He said to the Daily, We just came to do our thing. We are not in competition with any ofthe bands. We're happy to play anywhere they want us...
A member of Primal Scream's management said: We didn't think it was that loud. Anyway, what are we supposed to do now, go back and do the gig only quieter this time?
Coldplay clearly had a difficult time following Beyonce. That would be hard for any act. But Bobby isn't bothered.
When we told him about the complaint, he said, 'Job done'.
This is all a bit like complaining that kids are playing football in the street and somebody going to speak to the parents about it.
Coldplay’s publicists and DF concerts denied that Coldplay’s Chris Martin was upset. The representative claimed that he was unaware of any complaints about noise level.
T in the Park is United Kingdom’s second largest music festival held annually since 1994 in Kinross, Scotland. The T is for the sponsors, the brewing company Tennents. It is a three-day festival with camping facilities. Almost all leading bands and artists have performed here.
This year’s line-up included Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters and Coldplay headlining the show. Others present were Tom Jones Beyonce , Ke$ha, Slam and Bruno Mars.
Previous years have seen, Kylie Minogue, Oasis, Kings of Leon, Iggy Pop, R.E.M., The Chemical Brothers and Amy Winehouse perform.
There were 180 acts crammed in the three days.
Glastonbury boss Michael Eavis is prophesying the end of such outdoor music festivals. According to him, the reasons are a saturation of the market , a sliding economy and general ennui within the public. He believes these weekend festivals will end in another 3-4 years.