A wind turbine in Swaffham became an unlikely concert venue on Wednesday, when a musician used the site to promote his new, green-themed, album.
Cian Ciaran turned a viewing platform almost 200 feet above ground into a stage this afternoon as he played songs from the record, They Are Nothing Without Us, for the first time.
Thought to be the first performance of its kind to be held on a turbine, the event at the Green Britain Centre attracted nationwide media attention.
And officials hope that it will help them to raise awareness of both the centre’s work and wider environmental issues.
Manager Stuart Weaver said: “We’re always keen to get visitors here and anything that lets people know what we’re doing is a positive thing.”
Mr Ciaran, who is best known as a member of the Welsh band Super Furry Animals, approached the site’s owners, Ecotricity, about hosting the performance at the Turbine Way site.
Mr Weaver said: “They were looking for a turbine that was accessible and they knew about the one here.”
The turbine has previously attracted abseilers and even an international base jumping competition.
And Mr Weaver said the musicians and specialist technicians had been particularly pleased with the quality of sound they were able to generate on the platform, which stands under the main rotor blade.
Mr Ciaran, who is a long-time campaigner on environmental issues, performed songs from the album, which was released on Monday, in an area less than five feet wide and anyone who wanted to see him had to climb more than 300 steps in order to reach the platform.
He has previously lobbied the Welsh government in a bid to halt the building of new nuclear power stations in the country.
And he hopes the recording, which promoters have described as an “uncompromising protest album”, will spread a pro-wind power message to politicians and the public alike.
He said: “Having toured the world for two decades, I never expected to be adding a wind turbine to the list of venues I have performed at.
“Hopefully I can get my message across by going up there.
“I can’t just sit and watch as they continue to miss opportunities that will make a difference environmentally and economically.”