January 3, 2012 12:09

Arctic Monkeys ruin NYE countdown at Australian festival

The band accidentally left the stage at 11.58pm on December 31

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Arctic Monkeys are reported to have ruined a New Year's Eve countdown at a festival in Australia, after they left the stage at 11.58pm on December 31.

The band were supposed to welcome in the new year at Falls Festival in Lorne, Victoria, but had not been informed of their significant role.

After playing for over an hour, the band proceeded the leave the stage, minutes before they were due to lead the NYE countdown, reports Music Feeds.

The band then returned to the festival stage at 12.01am, whereupon Alex Turner said:

Sorry we thought someone else had organised a countdown … let’s do one now then shall we?


Arctic Monkeys set was followed by a performance from Crystal Castles. Other bands to play the festival included Fleet Foxes and Metronomy.

Last month Arctic Monkeys said that they don't believe they are an act you can describe as "a sing-a-longy" band.

During their current Australia tour, they spoke about their first trip to the country in 2006 and revealed that they were "blown back" by the reception they got.

Speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald, Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner said: "Everyone was singing and we were all kind of blown back. No one feels obligated to sing at our gigs: we're not a sing-a-longy kind of band and sometimes there are quite a lot of words. So when people do sing along they mean it."

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