A Bank Holiday weekend Penarth “Music Festival” has come in for criticism from some local residents whose homes are amongst those which surround Penarth Athletic Ground .
One home-owner – who acknowledges that he may be accused of being a “killjoy” – said the noise from a “small event” held at Penarth Athletic Club on Bank Holiday Sunday was “beyond belief”.
He says there were “Screaming DJs and very, very loud music”. At 14:30 on one of the warmest afternoons of the summer, the noise was so loud he and his family weren’t able to sit out in their own garden. Nearby neighbours were also affected .
When the club was called on the phone at 18:30 the Music Festival organisers are reported to have said that he Vale of Glamorgan Council had been advised about the event and that the Festival – which had begun at 13:00 – would be continuing until 20:30 that evening.
The neighbour told the club “It’s my Bank Holiday too’” – but the comment apparently fell on deaf ears.
Several other neighbours are also said to have complained about the volume of noise which was said to be so loud it was “reverberating off walls in Augusta Road” – (on the far side of the Athletic Ground from the club house).
One neighbour is said to have had to close all his doors and windows and watch a recording of a Formula 1 motor-race to drown out the extraneous sound until it eventually stopped – as promised – at 20:30.
Neighbours say the noise level at the Music Festival was “inappropriate for a residential area” . There was no one available at the club yesterday for comment.