Fire Engulfs Main Stage of Barcelona EDM Festival

unite with tomorrowland fire at barcelona

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22,000 concert goers were evacuated last Saturday, July 29, from Parc De Can Zam in Barcelona, Spain as the main stage of Unite With Tomorrowland 2017 – Barcelona caught fire.

The blaze started on the upper right side of the stage and quickly incinerated it. A performance in Belgium was being live streamed when it happened and American DJ Steve Aoki was set to perform on that same stage in a few hours.

The fire took down the whole stage in a matter of minutes as seen in the video uploaded on YouTube. 

Check it out below:

No Casualties

Despite the incident, there were no major casualties reported except for some minor injuries that were treated. The evacuation prompt flashed on the screen moments after the fire started while the rescue team responded to the situation.

The organizers said a technical problem caused the fire that led to the cancellation of the festival. They also promised that the festival goers would get their ticket refunded in full. They also said that the most important thing is that no one was harmed.

Unite With Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland is an EDM festival first held at Boom, Belgium in 2005 and has become one of the world’s largest music festivals to date. Some notable performers and regulars are Armin Van Buuren, Steve Aoki, Afrojack, Avicii, and David Guetta.

Unite With Tomorrowland is an extension of the Tomorrowland main stage at Belgium where the performances are simultaneously streamed to other parts of the world as well. The countries included in this year’s installment are South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Taiwan, Germany, Israel, Malta, Lebanon, and Spain.

It was headlined by Marshmello, Steve Aoki, Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Alesso, KSHMR, Armin van Buuren, ALOK and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike.

Steve Aoki, Afrojack, and Yves V were the supposed performers at the Barcelona stage.

 

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