Tomorrowland Barcelona stage was on fire, literally
A fire erupted on the Tomorrowland Barcelona stage on Saturday the 29th July.
The stage was engulfed by roaring flames and over 22 000 attendees had to be evacuated.
Thus far organizers believe the cause of the fire to be a technical malfunction and Tomorrowland has released a statement on Facebook saying:
“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.”
There are reportedly no injuries as attendees were calmly evacuated, walking instead of running which avoided an ‘avalanche’ effect.
Unite with Tomorrowland
Tomorrowland is one of the biggest festivals in electronic dance music and this year they scheduled events in 8 countries to form “Unite with Tomorrowland.” Tomorrowland Barcelona was one such event.
This included live streaming of headliners from the main event which is held in Belgium, including synchronised special effects.
The stage burst into flames as attendees were watching a live video stream from the Belgium event.
Here are a few videos of the fireworks:
— Ale Ayerdi (@AyerdiX) July 29, 2017
With the event being shut down attendees will be asking for refunds (naturally) adding to the fiasco of the event organizers of the Spanish ‘leg’ of Tomorrowland.
— JavierSantosPaniego (@JPaniego) July 29, 2017
Tomorrowland Barcelona should stick to the metaphorical meaning behind “on fire” and “lit.”