One of the world’s biggest international electronic music festivals, Tomorrowland, faced quite a spot of bother yesterday. The festival, which is hosted in several different countries simultaneously, saw its Unite stage which is hosted in Barcelona, Spain become ablaze in flames due to what is being described as a “technical malfunction”.
The fire erupted on the stage left side of the structure yesterday (July 29th 2017) evening and, subsequently, the Spain location of the festival has since been cancelled upon evacuating all visitors. At the time of writing, there are no reported injuries.
A statement posted by the organisers on the Tomorrowland website reads, “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.”
You can watch footage of the stage becoming aflame below.
Other locations of this year’s Tomorrowland, which hosts its main stage in Belgium, will continue to go ahead as scheduled. You can find more information regarding the festival on the official website (here).