$39 million settlement reached for 2011 Sugarland stage collapse which killed seven

The tragic incident at the Indiana State Fair also saw 100 people hospitalised

A $39 million (£25,145,068) settlement has been reached for the 2011 stage collapse before a Sugarland show, which killed seven.

Rolling Stone reports that the country act as well as promoters Live Nation and 16 other defendants will pay out $39 million to the victims of the disaster and their families.

In August 2011, seven people were killed and many more seriously injured before a gig from the American country duo after a storm with winds up to 70mph caused the stage to collapse. Survivors from the show launched a lawsuit against the band that year, claiming that they could have prevented the accident by cancelling the event.

Sugarland previously released a statement which seemingly distanced themselves from the legal dispute, in which they said: “Sadly when a tragedy occurs, people want to point fingers and try to sensationalise the disaster. The single most important thing to Sugarland are their fans. Their support and love over the past nine years has been unmatched. For anyone to think otherwise is completely devastating to them.”