Rock am Ring is one of Germany’s biggest music festivals, scheduled to run this weekend from Friday through Sunday. However, due to a “concrete” terror threat, police and officials were forced to send all 90,000 guests home.
The cancellation was announced on the Facebook page before guests were escorted out in an “orderly” manner. A spokesperson for the event wrote, “Due to a terrorist threat the police have advised us to interrupt the festival. We ask all festival visitors to leave the festival site in a calm and controlled manner towards the exits and camping grounds. We have to support the police investigations.”
The Daily Mail reports:
One of the biggest music festivals in Germany has been shut down after a ‘concrete’ terror threat.
Rock am Ring was cancelled on its opening night and thousands of festival-goers were told to leave the site in Nürburg in a ‘calm and controlled manner’.
Some 92,500 three-day tickets were sold for the festival, which was due to run from Friday until Sunday.
System of a Down, Prophets of Rage, Macklemore and Bastille were all due to play over the three day festival.
Festival goers were filmed singing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ as they were evacuated from the arena.
Organisers have said they hoped the festival would continue as normal on Saturday.