Dozens Of People Injured After Barricade Collapses At Bumbershoot Music Festival | Music News
Over two dozen people were injured last Saturday night at the Bumbershoot Music Festival in Seattle after a stage barricade collapsed during Jay Wolf’s set.
Around 3000 people gathered around the stage at the Seattle Center to attend Jay Wolf’s performance at the annual Labor Day weekend festival. Suddenly, a four-foot-high barricade collapsed, injuring 25 people and causing the hospitalisation of four.
“Saturday night at Bumbershoot Festival there was steel barricade failure that resulted in several non-life threatening injuries. Those injured were handled by on-site medical teams and further treatment continued at an area hospital as deemed necessary,” the organisers of the festival announced in a statement. Luckily, according to a report from the Associated Press, any of the barricade ‘victims’ suffered major injuries.
The New York-based electronic music producer decided to cancel the rest of his show following the incident. “As soon as I walked on the stage tonight, one of the steel barricades separating the crowd and the stage collapsed due to the crowd pushing and jumping on the hill. I cut the music because I noticed members of the audience had fallen on top of each other. Before we could continue the show, we had to assess any potential injuries,” Wolf said in a statement.
However, Wolf’s fans were able to enjoy his music anyways, as his performance was rescheduled for Sunday night at the Memorial Stadium.
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