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CMU reports:

Robbie Williams played three historic shows in Knebworth this weekend –
with three sell out gigs each with a capacity of 125,000 the event together was probably the largest music event in the UK ever.

But the big news of the weekend was the traffic. Reportedly thousands of ticket holders didn’t make it to the first night of the gig because of traffic chaos on the roads leading to Knebworth. As 125,000 Robbie fans headed towards the Hertforshire estate tailbacks were reported along the A1 for miles. Such was the disruption that some people were still in a mile-long jam as Williams was finishing off his set with ‘Angels’.

And the misery for concert-goers didn’t end when Williams left the stage. It took some fans over five hours to get off the Knebworth site.

Things went a little more smoothly on the following days, mainly because police set aside the hard shoulder and inside lane on the A1 specifically for people going to the event. That said some fans still complained of excessive overcrowding on site, and the very long wait to get off the site at the end of the gig.

Those who did make it saw Williams work through a greatest hits set including ‘Let Me Entertain You’, ‘She’s The One’ and ‘Rock DJ’.

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