Tomorrowland Unite Spain festival in Barcelona has been evacuated after a massive fire engulfed its stage – just hours before Steve Aoki was set to headline the event. Emergency services said over 22,000 people were forced to flee the one-day festival, held in the city’s Parc de Can Zam, after a fire broke out on the left hand side of the main stage.
An eyewitness said on social media the stage “just exploded”. Firefighters are said to fear the stage’s structure could collapse. Witnesses reported flaming debris falling from the stage during massive fire.
Other acts booked to appear at the electronic dance music event, which was set to continue until 3am (2am UK time), included Dutch DJ Afrojack and Swedish DJ Ingrosso.