Gary Barlow’s Royal Albert Hall show hit by water mains disruption

15:47 28 November 2012

Gary Barlow performed in concert at the Royal Albert Hall yesterday. Picture: John Philips/PA Wire

Gary Barlow performed in concert at the Royal Albert Hall yesterday. Picture: John Philips/PA Wire

PA Wire/Press Association Images

Gary Barlow fans were unable to use the toilets or buy drinks during the singer’s concert at the Royal Albert Hall.

The venue’s mains water supply was disrupted just before last night’s show started.

Managers said it eventually went ahead as planned despite the disruption. The X Factor judge sang Eight Letters and Candy and was joined by former Take That bandmate Robbie Williams.

A spokesman for the Royal Albert Hall thanked the audience for its patience.

He said: “Efforts were made to minimise disruption to the audience attending the event and to ensure Thames Water rectified the problem as quickly as possible.

“The Gary Barlow concert continued as planned and the audience were treated to an amazing night of entertainment with a guest appearance from Robbie Williams.

According to today’s Sun, the show itself was in doubt because of the absence of water.

“At the moment, the show’s off - there’s no water in the building and because of health and safety you can’t start a gig without it.

“Hopefully it comes on soon because at the moment I’m not going to be playing tonight.”

A Thames Water spokesman said services were back to normal by 3pm today.

He said: “Today we repaired a faulty valve on our pipe which had reduced the pressure of water entering the Royal Albert Hall.

“We are really sorry to everyone who was inconvenienced by this.”

Latest Stories

Yesterday, 15:01
The Back to the Future preview of Secret Cinema has been cancelled

Secret Cinema have cancelled their Back to the Future events until July 31.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:49
The two parts of the chair were inspired by the curves of an anonymous male model [Photo courtesy of Gigi Barker][Photo courtesy of Gigi Barker]

A London designer has created a unique chair designed to look, feel and smell like human skin.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:50
Planned engineering works could affect your journey this weekend.

There is a relatively minor programme of planned closures on the Tube and Overground network this weekend - but they could still affect your journey. Read on for the lowdown.

Read more

Top Stories

Promotions

Renault Zoe

The Renault ZOE follows on from the introduction of the electric Fluence ZE and Twizy, but unlike the former, the Zoe was designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle.

Always wanted to create your own beer? Perfect Pint are giving you the chance.

When no simple way to find Real Ale was at hand, 4 Ale enthusiasts got together to allow anyone with a smart phone to find Real Ale no matter where they happened to be, this was the birth of the Perfect Pint app.

The Week subscription offer

London24 have partnered up with The Week magazine to offer you a complimentary issue – delivered free to your door.

Quizzes

How much do you really know about QPR legends like Les Ferdinand? Picture: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport

Test your knowledge of QPR’s greatest players with our fantastic legends quiz.

Read more
How much do you know about films in London? (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Do you know your Lock Stock from your Long Good Friday, Sliding Doors from Shakespeare in Love?

Read more
How much about this great city do you really know? Take our true Londoner quiz and find out (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Do you know your apples from your pears? Take our Cockney quiz and see how much of a Londoner you really are.

Read more