Radiohead encourage fans to use phones to Periscope concert

Band gave out wi-fi codes to enable Iceland audience to stream concert

Radiohead have encouraged fans to use mobile phones at a concert in Icleand, so that the audience could stream the show on Periscope.

Before their concert at Secret Solstice festival, an advert on Radiohead’s website W.A.S.T.E. gave wi-fi codes for the venue to make it easier for fans to stream the show from their phones. A Radiohead Twitter account, @doorisnowclosed, also gave out the wi-fi details to fans who Direct Messaged the account.

Several of the resulting Periscope streams are still active and can be seen below.

While Radiohead have encouraged the use of mobiles at the concert, several artists are known to be against the idea. Savages have displayed notices at gigs ordering fans not to use phones, as did Prince before his death.

Adele stopped a show in Italy in May to admonish a fan who was filming it, though that fan had been using a video camera. Adele told her: “Can you stop filming me? I’m here, in real life. You can enjoy it in real life, rather than through your camera. This isn’t a DVD, this is a real show.”

Radiohead are battling to return to No 1 following the physical release of their album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ last week (June 17). The album was 4,000 sales ahead of Red Hot Chili Peppers’ The Getaway in official midweek sales charts ahead of the final charts tomorrow.