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Tomorrowland issues statement after 22,000 evacuated during Barcelona fire

The organisers say the blaze was caused by a technical malfunction...


Tomorrowland UNITE was forced to evacuate 22,000 party-goers from Barcelona’s Parc de Can Zam last Saturday night (29th July), when flames engulfed the festival's main stage.

In total, 22,000 people were safely removed from the site, with no injuries reported at the time of writing. A statement has now been issued by organisers, who praised the quick response of authorities in ensuring things didn’t go from bad to much worse.

"The UNITE Barcelona stage caught fire due to a technical malfunction," wrote Tomorrowland organisers via Facebook. "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.”

Tomorrowland scheduled a series of UNITE Tomorrowland events in eight countries across the world this year — the idea being to bring EDM fans together to watch streams from Tomorrowland's main stage in Belgium.