22,000 Attendees Evacuated From Fire on Tomorrowland Festival Stage in Barcelona
The fire engulfed the Tomorrowland Unite stage on Saturday night.
Flames took over the Tomorrowland Unite stage Saturday night at Parc de Can Zam in Barcelona, leading festival organizers to evacuate 22,000 people in attendance.
The fire was caused by a "technical malfunction," according to a statement released by Tomorrowland. As of press time, no injuries have been reported.
Tomorrowland posted the following update on Facebook: "Tonight, July 29th 2017, 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 electronic dance music festival scheduled "Unite with Tomorrowland" events in eight countries this year, with the main event held in Boom, Belgium. This weekend was the second weekend of the 2017 festival.
See video clips of the fire breaking out at the Barcelona stage below.