More Than 22,000 Evacuated as Fire Engulfs Stage at Tomorrowland Music Festival in Spain
This concert was lit, but not in the good way.
More than 22,000 people were evacuated from the Tomorrowland music festival on July 29.
The stage near Barcelona in Spain erupted into flames which sent the entire park of attendees running.
"Tonight, July 29th, 2017, the UNITE Barcelona stage caught fire due to a technical malfunction," Tomorrowland said in a statement on Facebook.
"Thanks to the professional intervention of the authorities all 22.000 visitors were evacuated safely and without reports of injuries."
A pyrotechnics display on the stage is thought to be the cause of the blaze but is not yet confirmed.
"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," a report from Globo said.
DJ Steve Aoki was scheduled to play the next set before the terrifying event broke out.
He has not commented on the incident yet.
Videos and photos on social media from the fire have spread across social media.
Fans have already taken to social media to demand refunds and criticize the lack of professionalism.
"I'm going straight to the point, the money?" a fan wrote on the Facebook event page.
"LIES. We evacuated by OURSELVES," another claimed.
Your set was on fire, maybe too much for Barcelona. pic.twitter.com/CnQZE5pKTn— Edward Lozano (@edwardLOZAN) July 29, 2017
Authorities said in a statement that the fire “completely destroyed the stage” and that its charred remains “run the risk of collapsing.”
Tomorrowland has also canceled its Taiwan concert, "to ensure everyone's safety."
Organizers have canceled the Barcelona event, however, there are still other Tomorrowland concerts happening in other cities, such as the main Belgium location.