Music Festival Stage Rush Ends in Multiple Injuries
At least 10 people were sent to the hospital after being injured in a crowd at a music festival in Arizona.
About the Festival Incident
According to Reuters, the incident happened at the Summer Ends Music Festival held at Tempe Beach Park in Tempe, Arizona. Festivalgoers rushed the stage after the beginning of Rebelution’s set, a reggae band from California.
The stage rush resulted in a very dangerous scuffle in which some people were reportedly trampled and trapped up against the stage. Some of the dehydrated concertgoers fainted, and the paramedics were immediately called.
Paramedics saw approximately 300 people and sent about 12 to 16 people to the area hospital. Most people were seen for alcohol-related and heat-related injuries. There were about 28,000 fans in attendance throughout the day on Saturday. The weather was extremely hot, with a high of about 105 degrees.
Festival Officials Work to Improve Conditions
After the paramedics and crowd had returned to a normal state, Rebelution’s set continued.
Rapper J. Cole was the headliner for Saturday’s lineup. Also performing was G-Eazy, Slightly Stoopid, and Big Sean.
Officials worked hard to ensure Sunday’s events went without incident. Rapper Kanye West headlined Sunday’s events. In response to the rampant dehydration, there were multiple water stations set up throughout the park.