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The View perform silent gig for fans

Silent gig
Image caption The View performed the silent gig at the Overgate Centre car park

Dundee indie band The View have played a "silent" gig for fans in a shopping centre car park.

About 200 people listened on headphones at the Overgate Centre in Dundee, as the group played hits ahead of their T in the Park appearance on Friday.

The music was broadcast using "Silentgig" technology - though many of the fans were singing along.

The View will join dozens of other bands at this year's T in the Park festival, which runs from 7-10 July.

Headliners at the event in Balado, Perth and Kinross, are Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters and Coldplay. The festival is expected to attract 85,000 people.

The View said they were very "excited" about the "ground-breaking" silent gig, which was set up to avoid disturbing shoppers above the underground car park.

All the proceeds will go towards charity Help the Kids, which aims to raise £1m for youngsters in the local area.

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