SEE IT: 20,000 flee blaze at Barcelona's 'Tomorrowland' festival

BARCELONA, Spain — A spectacular fire at a music festival in Spain has forced the evacuation of over 20,000 concertgoers in Barcelona, the regional government says.

The towering flames showered the large outdoor stage with sparks Saturday night during the “Tomorrowland” electronic music festival held at Barcelona’s Parc de Can Zam.

Barcelona firefighters say there were no serious injuries during the concert evacuation. The event’s private security told authorities they treated 20 people for minor injuries or anxiety during the evacuation.


Flames engulfed the stage at Tomorrowland Unite Spain festival in Barcelona.

(Alex Prim Lopez via Reuters)

Firefighters are investigating the cause of the fire. The “Tomorrowland” website published a statement saying the “stage caught fire due to a technical malfunction.”

The festival in Barcelona was one of several offshoot events of a main “Tomorrowland” festival in Belgium. Organizers say the Barcelona event has been canceled following the fire.

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