Incident reported to have occurred during reggae band Rebelution’s set
At least 10 people were injured at a music festival in America last night after fans rushed the stage as one of the bands performed live.
The incident occurred at Arizona festival Summer Ends with Stereogum reporting that 10-12 people were injuured as fans rushed the stage during roots reggae band Rebelution’s set. Nine people were left needing hospital care while several others are reported to have been treated at the scene.
Performances at the festival, which is held annually in Tempe, were temporarily put on hold while injuries were treated. However headliner J. Cole (pictured above) headlined as scheduled. Other artists on the bill yesterday (September 26) included Big Sean and G-Eazy.
“It was crazy,” one fan fan told KTVK afterwards. “People were getting pushed, stepped on, trampled over. Nobody was really caring about anybody.”
Tempe Police Sergeant Damon DeSpain shared the following message:
“The Tempe Police Department is working with Tempe Fire Medical Rescue and the event promoter (Lucky Man Productions) to avoid any similar type of incident today (September 27). We are asking that concert goers come prepared by staying well hydrated, dressing appropriately for the hot weather, and wearing sunblock. As always, we encourage guests to have fun while acting responsibly and in a safe manner.”
Kanye West will headline the final night of the festival tonight with performances also due from Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, Kaytranada, Travi$ Scott, and Pusha T.