Showaddywaddy gig cancelled after sprinklers set off at Great Yarmouth Britannia pier

The concert was at the Britannia Pier. Picture: James Bass

The concert was at the Britannia Pier. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press � 2010

It was too dangerous for the concert to go on.

Picture shows Showaddywaddy's original line up. Photo: Archant Library

Picture shows Showaddywaddy's original line up. Photo: Archant Library

Music fans were left disappointed after a rock concert in Great Yarmouth had to be cancelled half way through.

Rock and Roll band Showaddywaddy were performing their live show at the Britannia Pier last night when the sprinklers were set off.

Some of the band's equipment was damaged as a result of the sprinklers being set off and the conditions in the pier were too dangerous for the show to carry on.

A spokesperson at the Pier said 'We believe this was a malicious act but it hasn't been confirmed. We're checking through our CCTV at the moment so hopefully we'll have answers.


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'We really appreciate how helpful everyone has been and we're in the process of sorting out something for those who were at the concert, whether that's a refund or vouchers.'

The stage was cleared up overnight and all Saturday shows will be going on as planned.

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