Fifteen are also injured at The Big Valley Jamboree

One person has been killed at an open-air country music festival in Canada.

Fifteen others were also injured after a stage collapsed in sudden, high winds, at the The Big Valley Jamboree, near Edmonton, in central Alberta.

A member of the Billy Currington band, was also believed to have been removed from the wreckage with a badly injured arm.

Hollywood star Kevin Costner, and his band Modern West, were due to perform after Billy Currington , reports BBC News.

It is not clear whether the last day of the four day festival will go ahead today (August 2).