Fire OutBreak Disrupts Music Festival With 22,000 fans

Over 22,000 fans were evacuated after a fire erupted on stage at the Tomorrowland music festival in Barcelona, Spain. No injuries were reported as attendees fled the concert area on Saturday night.

According to a post on the Tomorrowland website, the fire was caused by a technical malfunction, “at this time, the fire is totally extinct although very hot areas remain and the entire assembly structure is at risk of collapsing. Authorities will follow up and continue the investigation with the local Spanish organizer,” the statement said.

The music festival takes place in different locations simultaneously, with the main stage based in Belgium. Tomorrowland hosted its first event in 2005 and has grown in popularity since. In 2013, tickets for the event sold out in one second.


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