Tomorrowland Unite issues statement following Barcelona fire evacuation
On July 29, Tomorrowland Unite was forced to evacuate 22,000 festival-goers from its Barcelona Parc de Can Zam location, as flames engulfed the festival’s main stage.
At the time of the fire’s outbreak, all 22,000 festival-goers were safely removed from the location, with zero reported injuries. Today, August 3, the festival has issued a statement, praising the quick response time of authorities and their care.
“The UNITE Barcelona stage caught fire due to a technical malfunction,” the Tomorrowland organizers shared via Facebook. “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.”
Tomorrowland has yet to announce how this will impact its Unite events to come, as it is still set to bring its global viewing events to eight countries across the world later this year.
H/T: DJ Mag