Instagram user @susanadesplat shows the extent of the fire at Tomorrowland Barcelona.
Instagram user @susanadesplat shows the extent of the fire at Tomorrowland Barcelona. @susanadesplat

Tomorrowland music festival evacuated after massive fire

TOMORROWLAND Unite Spain festival in Barcelona has been evacuated after a massive fire engulfed its stage - just hours before Steve Aoki was set to headline the event.

Emergency services said over 22,000 people were forced to flee the one-day festival late Saturday night, held in the city's Parc de Can Zam de Santa Coloma de Gramanet, after a fire broke out on the left hand side of the main stage, The Sun reports.

An eyewitness said on social media the stage "just exploded".

No injuries have been reported as a result of the blaze, but firefighters are said to fear the stage's structure could collapse.

Meanwhile, local media reported that festival organisers have vowed to refund the evacuated concertgoers.

Other acts booked to appear at the electronic dance music event, which was set to continue until 3am in the Spanish city, included Dutch DJ Afrojack and Swedish DJ Ingrosso.

When the fire broke out, revellers had been enjoying acts livestreamed to the festival from the Tomorrowland Mainstage in Belgium.

The cause of the fire has not yet been established but is being investigated, according to the local authority.

This article originally appeared on The Sun and has been republished here with permission.

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