Spain music festival hit by huge blaze on stage

29 July 2017

The blaze happened at the Tomorrowland Unite festival near Barcelona.

More than 22,000 people had to be evacuated from a music festival in Spain after a huge fire engulfed part of the main stage.

Pictures posted on social media showed the left-hand side of the stage at the Tomorrowland Unite festival near Barcelona going up in flames.

No injuries have been reported.

Organisers said on the festival’s website that “a technical malfunction” had caused the blaze but gave no further details.

The electronic music festival was taking place at Can Zam Park in Santa Coloma de Gramenet when the drama unfolded.

Top DJ Steve Aoki had been due to perform on stage when the one-day festival was cancelled. The line-up also included DJs Ingrosso and Afrojack.

Liverpool Pride: Alcohol and Being Safe

In order to keep everyone safe and well at the festival, Liverpool Pride asks that you don’t bring your own alcohol on site – we will have a great selection of bars and refreshment outlets that should cater for every taste.
Liverpool Pride will be operating and enforcing a strict Challenge 25 policy at our bars. If you look under this age, are unaccompanied, and fail to provide valid identification when asked, you will be asked to leave the site. We take this opportunity to remind you that buying alcohol when under 18 or helping any one else to do so is an offence.

Acceptable forms of identification include:

  • An in date photographic driver’s license or provisional licence,
  • A valid passport (not a photocopy). Out of date passports will NOT be accepted.
  • A Proof of Age Standards Scheme Card (showing the PASS hologram) available to anyone aged 16 years or above, available from

Anybody found to be using identification that is not their own, will result in both the identification being confiscated and you will be asked to leave the site. This may also result in prosecution for both the owner of the identification and the individual fraudulently attempting to use it. Identification will be required at point of sale should you be lucky enough to look under 25.

On the spot checks will be in operation across the site at all times. Please ensure you keep your identification on you at all times and present it when requested by authorised event officials. 

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