January 18, 2014 11:57

Three injured as set collapses onto crowd at London gig venue

The incident happens at the Fuerzabruta show at The Roundhouse

Three injured as set collapses onto crowd at London gig venue
Three people have been injured at London's Roundhouse venue after part of the set collapsed onto the crowd.

The incident happened at the interactive "post modern theatre" Fuerzabruta show last night (January 17). London Ambulance said they were treating one person for a facial injury, one for an ankle injury and one for concussion, reports BBC News. The show was cancelled following the incident and the venue tweeted:

"Thanks to everyone at tonight’s Fuerzabruta show for your understanding. Apologies to those expecting to see the cancelled 10pm. More soon... For anyone who couldn't see tonight's Fuerzabruta performances, please bear with us & we will contact you directly from Monday. Thank you".

The BBC quotes eyewitness Steve Johns, who commented: "Half an hour into the spectacular Fuerzabruta show in the Roundhouse this evening the sail which was spinning above the crowded floor on which acrobats were performing, collapsed on to technicians and members of the public below. Fortunately, due to the efficient security service and the calm of crowd, the worst was avoided."

The Roundhouse is a former railway engine shed in the Camden area of north London. Over the years it has hosted performances from The Doors, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Ramones. It reopened in 2006, with the venue's first run of Fuerzabruta.

Up-coming gigs at The Roundhouse include John Grant (March 9), Babyshambles (March 10), Franz Ferdinand (March 14-15), Editors (March 18-19), Neutral Milk Hotel (May 21-23) and Katy B (October 23).

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