Tomorrowland UNITE took place in Barcelona over the weekend. However, it didn’t make it too long before one of the stages erupted into flames. It happened right before Steve Aoki was about to start his headlining appearance.
This was no small fire, either. It was a massive inferno that overtook the entire stage. All 22,000 attendees had to be evacuated. Luckily, no injuries were reported.
Tomorrowland’s Facebook page released an official statement about the accident:
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.
As a result, Tomorrowland is canceling its upcoming stop in Taiwan until they make sure everything is functioning properly.