More than 20,000 people were evacuated from a Barcelona music festival after the stage caught fire
This is not the experience anyone wants to have when they buy tickets to a concert. The Unite with Tomorrowland music festival took a terrifying turn on Saturday night when 22,000 people had to evacuate the festival’s Barcelona show after a fire engulfed the stage. The show was taking place at Parc de Can Zam, one of eight cities where the electronic dance music festival was scheduled to be held this year.
The Unite with Tomorrowland organizers have announced that none of the evacuees were injured, thankfully. But concertgoers recorded the fire, and it looks like it was a frightening scene. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a “technical malfunction” caused the fire.
Videos of the incident are absolutely horrifying.
Tomorrowland reps posted about the fire on the Barcelona event’s Facebook page.
It is such a relief that nobody was hurt — that fire was massive.
The Barcelona stop on the Unite with Tomorrowland tour wasn’t the only one canceled this weekend. According to the festival’s website, the Taiwan show, which was set to take place in Kaohsiung on Saturday, was called off ahead of time due to Typhoon Nesat.
The other cities that did have shows included Dubai, Gelsenkirchen (in Germany), Rishon LeZion (Israel), Byblos (Lebanon), Malta, Incheon Metropolitan City in South Korea, and the main Tomorrowland show in Boom, Belgium.
The Tomorrowland festival truly is a worldwide event, and it’s such a shame that those who wanted to be a part of it in Spain and Taiwan didn’t get to see the show. DJs Steve Aoki, Ingrosso, and Afrojack were set to perform on the stage that caught fire.
The multi-country festival is coming to a close tonight, and we hope that no further news about injuries comes out. To everyone at the show on Saturday in Barcelona: We’re glad you’re safe.