Stage Ignites Into Fiery Inferno At Spanish Music Festival

Nick Sanchez
July 31, 2017

The blaze at Tomorrowland Unite electronic music festival in Barcelona broke out on the main stage on Saturday night.

Fire experts were due Sunday to investigate at the scene of the blaze, alongside officials from the company that erected the stage, having first removed any unsafe remnants.

Videos posted on social media captures the flames that erupted near speakers at Tomorrowland UNITE.

Witnesses say there was an explosion and the Main Stage caught alight.

A spectacular fire at a music festival in Spain forced the evacuation of over 20,000 concertgoers in Barcelona, the regional government said. Organizers went onto thank authorities for their professional intervention in the incident, as all 22,000 festival-goers were evacuated safely and uninjured.

No official explanation has yet been given for how the fire started but local media blamed fireworks.

Tomorrowland said on Facebook the fire was caused by a "technical malfunction", though the posting did not elaborate.

The Associated Press reported that 12 firefighting units were called on the scene, and it took "around an hour" to put out the fire.

Additional support for the vehicle parks has allegedly been put in place, while the festival will "provide campsites, food stalls and welfare" for those staying until tomorrow (July 31).

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