U2 fined by city for being too loud
Published 26/08/2010 | 13:18
U2 have been fined 18,000 euro for playing too loudly and for too long in Barcelona last year.
A spokeswoman for Barcelona city hall said the rock band were penalised for rehearsing until midnight - two hours over the scheduled time - and at sound levels above those set by authorities before their concert in June last year.
The fine followed a complaint by residents near the Nou Camp stadium, home of the Barcelona football team, where the concert was staged.
The spokeswoman said the city was now considering fining Shakira for recording a video in the city without a permit, dancing in a fountain and riding a motorbike without a helmet.
The official was speaking on condition of anonymity in keeping with city hall policy.