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BottleRock pulls plug on Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl performs with the Foo Fighters at the Isle of Wight festival music festival in 2011. The BottleRock festival in Napa on Sunday shut down the band’s close-out performance when the show’s strict 10 p.m. curfew arrived.
Dave Grohl performs with the Foo Fighters at the Isle of Wight festival music festival in 2011. The BottleRock festival in Napa on Sunday shut down the band’s close-out performance when the show’s strict 10 p.m. curfew arrived. The Associated Press file

The Foo Fighters, scheduled to close down the BottleRock music festival Sunday night in Napa, instead found themselves closed down when the event reached its 10 p.m. curfew.

Organizers shut off speakers and video screens midway through the final song, “Everlong,” though the band led by Dave Grohl continued playing, reports The San Francisco Chronicle.

KPIX says Foo Fighter fans greeted the sudden shutdown with jeers at festival organizers.

Some took to social media to express their disappointment.

Other headliners at the fifth annual event over the weekend included Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Maroon 5, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Modest Mouse and The Roots. The show featured 85 performances and drew more than 120,000 people.

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