Thankfully, there are no reports of serious injuries.
On Saturday night, festival organizers of Unite Barcelona released a statement: “Tonight, July 29th 2017, the Unite Barcelona stage caught fire due to a technical malfunction. Thanks to the professional intervention of the authorities all 22.000 visitors were evacuated safely and without reports of injuries.”
Video from the incident shows the fire start in the upper right side of the stage’s rigging, with the blaze eventually spreading to the entire stage as attendees evacuated the festival grounds.
The fire, which required 12 firefighting units to extinguish, consumed the whole stage and forced the cancellation of the rest of Unite Barcelona as the stage was “completely destroyed” and risked collapsing.
Organizers announced that tickets will be refunded in full.