Excessive winds exceeding 51 mph triggered a part of the principle stage at Medusa Competition in Valencia, Spain to break down early Saturday morning (August 13), killing one particular person and injuring dozens, studies Reuters and BBC. Different infrastructure on the EDM competition was additionally broken as a result of excessive climate. The competition grounds have been promptly evacuated afterwards and organizers have since canceled the remainder of the occasion. Of these injured, three suffered critical trauma accidents and 14 skilled minor accidents, in response to regional emergency providers.
“We’re fully devastated and dismayed at what occurred final morning. The administration of Medusa Competition wish to categorical our deep and honest condolences to the household and mates affected by the deadly penalties that occurred final night time,” competition organizers wrote on Fb. “It’s a day of mourning and respect for these affected. And they’re going to have us for every thing they want. His insufferable struggling we additionally make ours.”
Medusa Competition’s 2022 lineup included Steve Aoki, David Guetta, Amelie Lens, Carl Cox, and extra. When the incident occurred, DJ Miguel Serna was onstage performing his scheduled set. “It was a really tense jiffy, I’ve by no means skilled something prefer it earlier than,” Serna wrote in an Instagram story (considered by Pitchfork). “The tragedy occurred simply on the finish of my session on the principle stage, slightly below it, which was essentially the most affected. It was a couple of moments of horror. I’m nonetheless in shock.”