Hundreds of noise complaints over 'nightmare' new music venue

Locals have lodged more than 200 complaints about noise since Junction 1 opened last month.

Glasgow residents lodge 215 noise complaints over ‘nightmare’ new music venue Junction 1 STV News

Residents living near a new music venue say they are living in a “nightmare” due to excessive noise.

Junction 1, a pop-up open-air music venue in Oatlands, Glasgow, with a 5,000 person capacity, opened last month.

However, over the last two weekends, Glasgow City Council received 215 complaints about noise from residents living nearby. 

One Oatlands resident, who wanted to remain anonymous, said: “It started last Thursday and has been a nightmare ever since.

“Even with the windows closed we can hear the music and feel the bass, and when we open the windows it’s even worse. It’s so loud, we can hear every single word… it’s driving everyone crazy.

“I hate this venue. It’s ruining our lives and our neighbourhood. It must go.”

Oatlands residents have lodged noise complaints.

The council received 120 complaints on Friday and Saturday last weekend and a further 95 complaints the weekend before.

Residents further away in Dalmarnock, Rutherglen and Cambuslang said they were also disturbed by the noise.

A Glasgow City Council spokeswoman said: “Our environmental health team attended the site on both nights this weekend to monitor levels and I can confirm that the organisers did breach their licence conditions on Friday night.

“Our officers instructed them to reduce the sound levels and they did so.

“However, a report will be submitted to licensing in relation to this matter and environmental health will continue to engage with venue organisers and internal partners in relation to the situation.”

STV News approached Junction 1 for comment.

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