Band speak out after witnessing festival disaster
The band, who were at the festival the day the tragedy took place (August 18), spoke to NME at the V Festival, click above to watch the video.
Benji Madden said: “It was terrible, nobody knew what was going on at the time. It got worse as the day progressed.”
Joel Madden added: “The storm was crazy, but it was a five-minute blast. Even backstage it was chaos, and then waking up the next day to find that people died, no one wants that.”
His brother continued: “People going to shows, it’s the reason why we all have jobs you know? It’s terrible, the last thing you want is people getting hurt at a show, all bands feel that. You don’t want to think about a kid going to a show and not coming home. We definitely feel for all the kids who didn’t make it home. It’s really weird and sad.”