Monday 28 November 2022 06:59 PM Locals moaning about noise from this year's Glastonbury Festival are told WIND ... trends now
Locals who complained about the noise from this year's Glastonbury Festival have been told the wind may have been to blame.
Mendip District Council, which issues the licence for the event, has published a report into this year's festival which spoke of a 'number of concerns' about how well things were managed.
The report says the 2022 festival - the first to be held in person since 2019 - was 'well planned and managed' but it spoke of 'excessive loudness and low frequency noise'.
The council's scrutiny committee heard that nearby residents thought the 2022 festival, which was headlined by Billie Eilish, Sir Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar, was much louder than previous years.
But the council has hit back, saying that windy weather conditions were a factor towards the high noise levels.
Councillor Nick Cottle said 'It's dependent on weather conditions, wind speed and other things that you've got to take into consideration.
A report says the 2022 festival - the first to be held in person since 2019 - was 'well planned and managed' but it spoke of 'excessive loudness and low frequency noise'. Pictured are crowds for Sir Paul McCartney's headline set on June 25
Sir Paul McCartnet performs on the Pyramid Stage during day four of Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Pilton on June 25
Mendip councillors said that windy weather conditions were a factor towards the loud noise this year (pictured: festival-goers in the rain on June 24)
'I mean no disrespect to the residents, but the weather conditions control a lot of where the sound goes to.'
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