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Glasgow’s Junction 1 main stage set to be removed after complaints

The main stage of a music venue in Glasgow is set to be removed after more than 200 noise complaints were lodged by local residents.

Recent events held over consecutive weekends at Junction 1 received around 215 noise complaints from locals. Now, the city’s council has taken action against the open-air main stage.

Upcoming events have been moved to a smaller outdoor garden area and indoor arena following the complaints.

The 5,000-capacity site opened earlier this year and recently hosted a three-day Summer Festival from July 29-31 featuring artists such as Groove Armada.

Following the complaints, Glasgow City Council said that its licensing and environmental health officers had held a meeting with the licence holder. The meeting discussed the noise complaints and a “breach of licensing conditions last weekend”, according to the BBC.

A spokesperson said: “As a result of this meeting, the main stage will no longer be used for future events. It will be removed and future events will be held in the smaller garden area and an indoor area.

“In addition to this, the licence holder will issue letters to residents in Oatlands and Rutherglen explaining the temporary nature of the venue and the steps which will be taken to address the noise complaints.”

Licensing and environmental health officers will attend the venue’s next event to monitor noise levels, and will continue to attend for the duration of the temporary license.

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