Hard Luck for Fans as Concert Staff Pull Plug on Rock Legends; MICROPHONES SWITCHED OFF AFTER PAIR PLAYED TOO LONG
Byline: RACHAEL MISSTEAR
AS BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN and Sir Paul McCartney took to the stage together, it had salivating music fans anticipating "a slice of rock history".
But in a decidedly un-rock 'n' roll twist, the music icons had their microphones switched off when the pair over-ran at a concert in London's Hyde Park.
Last night, Welsh musicians on the festival's bill joined the critics of overzealous staff who pulled the plug on the keenly-anticipated Hard Rock Calling on Saturday night.
The three-day festival which saw Cardiff band Kids In Glass Houses rock the crowd on Friday, drew to a close last night. The previous night's debacle caused a stir among fans and performers alike, who criticised organisers for their lack of respect for the world renowned performers.
Sir Paul had joined Springsteen on stage at the end of the singer's headline slot in Hyde Park, London, but both stars found their microphones cut off before they could …
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Publication information: Article title: Hard Luck for Fans as Concert Staff Pull Plug on Rock Legends; MICROPHONES SWITCHED OFF AFTER PAIR PLAYED TOO LONG. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales). Publication date: July 16, 2012. Page number: 6. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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