The opening of ‘Rip It Up‘ has been marred by the intervention of the local council at a show celebrating the National Museum’s acclaimed Scottish music exhibition.

The open-air event at Summerhall including sets from Emma Pollock and Broken Records were forced to move indoors, following complaints – well, A complaint, it is believed – by local residents.

Officials from Edinburgh councils visited the venue to impose the restriction shortly after Idlewild, back to their (too) noisy, electric selves, played a hometown show on Friday 23rd June.

Described as a “laughing stock” in The Scotsman, the unfortunate piece of timing – at a time when local officials are understandably basking in the good publicity Rip It Up has received – sees the council, and its policy on live music once again put in the spotlight.