The View‘s set at Austria’s Snowbombing Festival on Monday (March 30) descended into chaos after frontman Kyle Falconer collapsed onstage.
Fans at the gig – who included TV pundit Tim Lovejoy – said Falconer collapsed and then walked offstage 15 minutes into the band’s set. Some audience members also accused Falconer of being too drunk to perform, reports The Sun.
VirtualFestivals blogger Daniel Fahey, who was at the gig, recounted the band’s set.
“After just two clattering tracks The View‘s frontman, Kyle Falconer, walks offstage. Bassist Kieren Webster fills the time with some comedy. “You wanna hear a joke? A Glaswegian joke?” he drawls in a very strong Scottish accent, ‘The Fratellis.’ Boom boom.”
A further blog revealed that Falconer‘s bandmates were later forced to apologise to the booing crowd on his behalf.
It read: “After one more song, with Falconer on guitar duties, it seems that The View are the joke this evening.
“Kyle leaves stage for a second time and doesn’t return. Answering to a chorus of boos Webster tells the crowd ‘Kyle‘s not feeling well, he’s already fainted once. I’m really sorry.’ They were sounding awful anyway.”
Earlier in the day, The View had attempted to snowboard during an interview with Tim Lovejoy.