Tomorrowland issues statement on UNITE stage fire
The Tomorrowland brand has released a statement regarding the “technical malfunction,” or more bluntly phrased, “blaze” that halted production on Tomorrowland Unite’s Barcelona edition on Saturday, July 29th.
When fire quickly engulfed the festival’s stage, 22,000 attendees were safely evacuated from the site, with no injuries reported. Tomorrowland has now acknowledged the quick response time of the acting authorities in making the evacuation a success in a Facebook post acting as the event’s official statement on the freak accident.
“The UNITE Barcelona stage caught fire due to a technical malfunction,” Tomorrowland organizers wrote on the social media platform, “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 UNITE sector of Tomorrowland branded events spans eight countries worldwide, streaming the sets of Tomorrowland’s main stage in Boom, Belgium to dance music fans in attendance at one of the UNITE events.