Keep the noise down! Madonna's house party shut down after fed up neighbours called the council
21:29 GMT, 19 July 2012
Madonna's Hyde Park concert was roundly criticised, with one audience member calling it the 'worst gig I have ever seen'.
And it didn't get any better for the beleaguered pop star.
The A-list after-show party held at her London house came to a premature end after two Westminster officials ordered her to keep the noise down following complaints from her neighbours.
Noise complaints: The Queen of pop was in hot water with the council after late night party
The swanky soiree, which George Michael also attended, is believed to have been a raucous affair, and a frustrated neighbour eventually contacted the council.
Councillor Tony Devenish, Westminster Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Premises told Mail Online: 'Westminster Council’s noise team received a complaint after midnight (July 18th) from a resident in Great Cumberland Place about loud music coming from a nearby house.
'When officers arrived, they could
clearly hear music and shouting. In their opinion it was unreasonable on
a weekday evening so they served a noise abatement notice on the owner
of the house.
'As soon as the notice was received, the volume was turned
down and there were no further complaints. As the householder acted
reasonably and quickly, there was no need for any further action.'
Shut down: Westminster officials cut Madonna's afterparty down
According to the council, a section 80 noise abatement notice 'is only a formal warning that the residents of a property are creating a statutory nuisance, it is not in itself an offence. The council has a duty to investigate allegations of statutory nuisance and if identified, must take action to abate the nuisance.'
Stella McCartney was also rumoured to be there, but it's unsure if she was present when the council officials made their visit.
George Michael and his boyfriend Fadi
Fawas had left before the party was ordered to stop however, with singer's
partner still proudly wearing the VIP tags from the concert.
Lucky escape: George Michael and his boyfriend had left before the officials had arrived at Madonna's house
Madonna was blasted by fans for the concert, criticising the show for its poor sound quality, awful weather and the Queen of Pop's failure to perform more well known hits.
Ironically, she was forced to start her performance early by Westminster officials to ensure there wouldn't be any noise complaints after the council were criticised for shutting down Bruce Spingsteen's weekend's gig mid song after he broke a strict curfew.
However, Madonna managed to finish her performance just two minutes before the curfew.
Blasted: Madonna's Hyde Park gig was savaged by critics