Tomorrowland has issued an official statement in the wake of the stage fire at UNITE Barcelona 2017 which caused 22,000 festival attendees to be evacuated Saturday, July 29. The statement is as follows:
“Saturday night 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. Local authorities will follow up and continue the investigation together with the Spanish organisation of UNITE. For further information please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
UNITE BARCELONA is an event organised by an experienced Spanish organizer in Barcelona where there is set up a live satellite connection from Tomorrowland Belgium, so we livestream some of our artists to UNITE events.
UNITE has been organized for 3 years already. This year there were 7 UNITE events happening today (Sat 29/7) : Korea, Spain, Germany, Malta, Israel, Dubai, Lebanon.”
Tomorrowland's flagship festival in Belgium simultaneously wrapped its second consecutive weekend Friday, July 28, to Sunday, July 30, with no major incidents. You can see the fire at UNITE from the videos below.
— Julian Druker (@Julian5News) July 29, 2017