A Wiltshire band has apologised to the public after they ignored no entry signs to climb through a whole in a fence and perform on the top of a World Heritage Site in Avebury.
Brother From Another, who claim to have performed for corporate clients such as Red Bull, Audi and House of Fraser, accessed Silbury Hill via a hole in the perimeter fence.
Ignoring the ‘No Entry’ sign, they took all of their equipment to the top – including a drum kit.
The hill is part of the Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Posting on Facebook, band member Benji Clements wrote: “…we have realised that we’ve made a big error of judgement! We only meant it as abit of fun.
“We thought Silbury Hill looked like an amazing place to film a video on top of….and it was, however we never meant to cause any disrespect! There was only a small ‘no entry’ sign right next to a big hole in the fence, and we didn’t know or understand that it was a world heritage site or that it was private property, but comments on the video have made us aware of that.
“We’ve had so many nice comments about making this video, which we appreciate….but there have also been a few people who have been beyond irate & upset by it…which was never our intention or aim! We’re just a wedding band that love making music and doing some crazy things!
“We sincerly apologise to anyone who has been upset by this, and would not encourage people to climb Silbury Hill….and to respect that it shouldn’t be climbed and is a world heritage! Hopefully the right people see this so they can address making signs clearer and for the huge hole in the fence to maybe be repaired!”
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