Report: Thousands Evacuate Tomorrowland UNITE After Stage Catches On Fire
The stage went up in flames in Barcelona, Spain.
Thousands of people were forced to flee Tomorrowland UNITE, a one-day music festival event hosted in Barcelona, Spain, when the side of a stage burst into flames. According to the Evening Standard, the stage exploded and then started to burn down. There were around 22,000 attendees in the crowd at the Can Zam Park in Coloma de Gramenet.
Independent claims that a pyrotechnic malfunction is responsible for the fire. Globo also came to this conclusion, stating that "the firemen's initial hypothesis is that there was an overheating of the material used in the construction of the stage during the presentation of a pyrotechnic spectacle."
The organizers of Tomorrowland released the following statement in a post on Facebook:
So far, there have been no injuries reported in relation to fire. Mirror stated that only 25 percent of the stage was damaged. Take a look at footage of the fire in the recordings, below.