Fans Evacuated After Stage Fire at Tomorrowland Festival
The popular EDM festival Tomorrowland, usually held in Belgium, took the show on the road to eight different countries this year. The festival place in Barcelona, Spain this past weekend where one of the stages caught on fire and caused an evacuation.
All 22,000 attendees were evacuated safely as the flames engulfed the stage. Tomorrowland UNITE organizers say there have been no reported injuries.
Tomorrowland issued a statement on their Facebook account saying that the fire was the result of a “technical malfunction.” Read their full statement below:
Tonight, July 29th 2017, the UNITE Barcelona stage caught fire due to a technical malfunction. Thanks to the professional intervention of the authorities all 22.000 visitors were evacuated safely and without reports of injuries. Authorities will follow up and continue the investigation with the local Spanish organizer of UNITE.
— Ale Ayerdi (@AyerdiX) July 29, 2017