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Arctic Monkeys concerts in Finsbury Park rattled windows miles away

17:50 29 May 2014

Residents complained the show left windows rattling.

Residents complained the show left windows rattling.

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Frustrated families complained about the “racket” caused by Arctic Monkeys at Finsbury Park at the weekend.

Those living almost four miles from the gig took to Twitter to complain about noise levels that made homes “vibrate”.

Readings picked up on sound monitors indicate that the concert, which went on late into Friday and Saturday nights, was the loudest ever at the park.

Haringey Council even set up a dedicated hotline to deal with noise complaints for the event.

Winds

Nicole Slavin (@Schrokit) tweeted on Saturday evening: “Yeah, really bored of the noise from Finsbury Park now.

“1.8 miles away and I can feel my house vibrate from the concert. Make it stop.”

Simon Littlefield (@SimoLittlefield) tweeted: “I am three and a half miles from Finsbury Park, at home, indoors, watching telly and I can still hear the Arctic Monkeys.”

Others said they were enjoying the “free concert”.

Cllr Paul Convery, Islington Council’s executive member for community safety, said that the noise may have been exaggerated by winds.

“Our noise monitors showed that it was louder than previous years, but the wind direction could have been quite a significant
factor in much of this,” he said. 
“We’re going to talk to Haringey in the next couple of days to find out exactly what power output the PA had.”

However, police noted that despite 110,000 fans attending, crime was significantly lower than the Stone Roses events in June last year – when the shows were blamed for an eight-fold increase in crime in the area..

Following those concerts, Cllr Convery said the council was “not at all happy” with the event’s handling.

Islington Police said that this time the event had been “successful” with 20 arrests over the two days of the concert event for drugs, assault and theft-related offences.

Det Ch Insp Lee Presland said: “There were 20 reported thefts of mobile phones – this is compared to 200 thefts at a similar two-day concert at the park in 2013.

“A number of pickpocket operatives were identified and prevented from entering the event.”

Former Stroud Green councillor Richard Wilson said the park would take a long time to clean up.

“It is going to be completely ruined for a good few months, which is what we always said was the risk,” he said.

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