Home   News   Article

Subscribe Now

Beyonce back in Newbury to film new music video





BEYONCE is back in town.
The international pop superstar made a flying visit yesterday (Weds) to film some of her new music video in the silos at Greenham Common (pictured).
A spokesman for Flying A Services, which owns the Ground Launch Cruise Missile Alert and Maintenance Area (GAMA) site, confirmed the singer was present.
Speaking to the Newbury Weekly News, he said: “Beyonce was filming at the site yesterday and it was very much a closed set. Security wouldn’t allow any pictures to be taken.
“We regularly get requests for filming but it’s normally just adverts. To have someone of her standing here is extremely impressive.
“We were only approached by her team the day before (Tues), so it was very last minute. They showed up at 8am the following morning (Weds) and left late on the same evening.
“I was there briefly and spotted a reasonable amount of entourage, there was a Winnebago motor home, catering truck and cameras.
“Apparently it was only a small part of the video she was filming as I understand the majority was filmed in America.”
It seems that the hugely popular artist just can’t get enough of West Berkshire after a string of visits to the area over the past two years.
In April, the Newbury Weekly News revealed how the singer popped into Mothercare in the Newbury Retail Park for a spot of shopping with her daughter, Blue Ivy.
She then made headlines by staying in a village on the Hampshire/Berkshire border during the northern leg of her recent Mrs Carter European tour
She also stayed nearby for her now infamous headline set at Glastonbury in 2011.
It is not the first time the former airbase has attracted high-profile interest.
In 2008, the massively popular BBC motoring programme Top Gear visited to film a feature on “motoring miracles from the Eastern Bloc” – cars built in the Soviet Union and other Warsaw Pact countries during the Cold War.
Then, in July, national media reports suggested that Brad Pitt’s new film, Fury, which follows a crew of American soldiers battling Nazi forces towards the end of the Second World War, was to be filmed at the site, although this has yet to be officially confirmed.



This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More