Spain’s Tomorrowland Main Stage Catches Fire; 22,000 Attendees Forced To Evacuate

first_imgTomorrowland Unite Spain was held in Barcelona over the weekend, with the one-day festival hosting over 22,000 people at Can Zam Park in Santa Coloma de Gramenet as an offshoot of Belgium’s main Tomorrowland. Known for its immense production, the festival went beyond awry when the left side of the main stage caught ablaze a few hours ahead of Steve Aoki’s headlining performance. In response to the roaring inferno, all 22,000 attendees were quickly evacuated and, luckily, no injuries have been reported thus far. As reported by news.com.au, the festival has announced plans to local news outlets refund all of the festival’s attendees.The fire initially broke out during a livestream of performances from Belgium’s Tomorrowland ahead of performances by Aoki and other DJs such as Afrojack and Ingrosso. Eyewitnesses claimed that it appeared as though the stage “exploded,” which caused the emergency evacuation. Though the fire was quickly contained and controlled, firefighters on the scene feared that the fire might make the stage structure itself collapse, ensuring that festivalgoers could not return to the site. Thus far, the fire was believed to be caused by the show’s pyrotechnics, with the festival’s website noting that the stage caught fire “due to a technical malfunction.”Arde #TomorrowlandBarcelona pic.twitter.com/rhXFAulOFr— PARRA (@SORIAPARRA) July 29, 2017 [H/T YourEDM; Photo: Ochoa]last_img read more

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