Massive Barcelona festival fire evacuates 22,000 (VIDEOS)
The fire broke out Saturday night at the Tomorrowland Unite Spain festival which was held in conjunction with and video-linked to the main Tomorrowland festival stage in Belgium.
The event was underway at Barcelona’s Parc de Can Zam before it was abruptly stopped due to the stage decor catching fire.
Tomorrowland Unite Stage in Barcelona is on fire— Sam Moore (@sammoor81) July 29, 2017
The festival website said “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,” the statement added.
Meanwhile, local media reports say the pyrotechnics triggered the blaze.
Videos of the fire rapidly spreading across the structure to the left of the stage went viral on social media.