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Platform Collapses at Avicii Concert Injuring 30

According to reports, fans of the Swedish dance music giant fell 13 feet to the ground when a VIP seating area at Stockholm's Globe Arena gave way.

Avicii Stage Collapse Sweden Screen Grab - H 2012

Dozens of enthusiastic fans of Swedish dance artist Avicii received a rude awakening at the start of his set at Stockholm’s Globe Arena when a VIP platform collapsed.

Amateur video footage from the Friday night concert shows a sold-out crowd at the 16,000 seat venue bouncing in place simultaneously to the anthemic "Levels" followed by a group of security guards gathering to inspect a teetering area then attempting to rush fans out of the way.  

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According to music blog Beat My Day, six people are currently being treated for injuries, one of them in serious condition. The site says more than 30 people "plummetted four metres to the ground," or around 13 feet. In a panic, crowd members shoved and screamed, causing security to shut down multiple VIP platforms to avoid further injuries.

Last summer was one of the worst for concert-related injuries as stages collapsed at the Indiana State Fair where Sugarland was headlining, the Ottawa Blues Festival during Cheap Trick's set and at Belgium's Pukkelpop festival.

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Avicii was kicking off the first of three performances at the arena.

See some of the Avicii concert commotion in the video below (starting at the 1:20 mark):