The row over who pulled the plug on Bruce Springsteen's Hyde Park show took a new twist today, as the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) denying any involvement in the decision to close the show.
Promoter of the Hard Rock Calling festival Live Nation had said that the reason they turned the power off Springsteen and his guest, Sir Paul McCartney was due to health and safety concerns at the concert running over curfew.
However, the HSE disputes this and has issued a statement today making their stance on the subject clear.
"The fans deserve the truth," Kevin Myers, deputy chief executive of the HSE, posted on the HSE website. "There are no health and safety issues involved here."
Adding: "While public events may have licensing conditions dictating when they should end, this is not health and safety and it is disingenuous of Live Nation to say so."
E Street Band guitarist Steve Van Zandt took exception to the events of Saturday night, writing on Twitter that England had become a 'police state'.
One of the great gigs ever in my opinion. But seriously, when did England become a police state?" he Tweeted.
"We break curfews in every country but only English cops needs to "punish us" by not letting us leave until the entire crowd goes. Is there just too much fun in the world? We would have been off by 11 if we'd done one more. On a Saturday night! Who were we disturbing?"
Adding: "I'm sorry but I have to be honest I'm pissed. Like I said, it didn't ruin the great night. But when I'm jamming with McCartney don't bug me!"
Neither Springsteen nor McCartney have spoken out yet but were spotted eating at a top London restaurant following the concert incident.
Photos: Bruce Springsteen live at Hard Rock Calling