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, 18:17
The Shomrim Patrol member found this chilling graffiti in Upper Clapton [Photo by @ShomrimOfficial]

Police are investigating after two swastikas were found daubed on a wall in Hackney.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:07
Is this the ugliest new building in Britain, never mind London? [Photo by George Rex under a Creative Commons license]

You might have heard of the Stirling Prize for beautiful buildings – now get ready for the Carbuncle Cup, honouring the ugliest new building of the year!

Read more
Yesterday, 16:59
Julie Sillitoe

A taxi driver crushed to death by falling masonry only went out to work in “horrendous” weather to pay for her beloved husband’s birthday present.

Read more

Top Stories

Promotions

Advanced running and training technology for beginners up to elite athletes

If you’re thinking of adding running treadmill to your fitness routine, you’re on the right track! There are several advantages to running on a treadmill versus running outdoors.

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.

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.

Quizzes

Amy Winehouse's second album became a classic

Are you an Amy Winehouse superfan?

Read more
I'm only going to say this once: Stand. On. The. Right.

James Bond is Britain’s most famous secret agent, and the capital is its most famous city, so it makes sense that 007 would live and work here when he isn’t gallivanting around the world.

Read more
Can you find the animals hiding in London station names? (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

You may not realise it but there are animals hiding in stations across London? Play our quiz and see if you can you find them:

Read more