Subscribe to our RSS News feed Follow safeconcerts on Twitter Follow Safeconcerts on Facebook 
Protect yourself from ticket scammers and fraudsters
before you buy with our Be Ticket Safe® Directory
More News
16th June 2012

One person dead following stage collapse immediately before Radiohead concert in Canada

One person is in hospital with serious injuries and more injuries reported

A stage technician was killed and at least three people were seriously injured after a stage collapsed at Toronto's Downsview Park just hours before Radiohead was to take the stage, according to a CBC report.

The stage was set up for a Radiohead concert for the North by Northeast music festival Saturday night. The concert has been cancelled and ticket holders are were asked not to go to the park via Twitter.

No band members were believed to be on stage at the time of the collapse, but concert crew were working on the stage when it collapsed shortly after 4 p.m.

Radiohead cancelled their performance. "Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Radiohead show at Downsview Park tonight has been cancelled," the band said in a message on its website. "Fans are advised not to make their way to the venue."

The collapse occurred as thousands of fans were already lining up outside.

The collapse is the most recent in a string of incidents at Canadian concerts over the past several years. Last year at Ottawa's Bluesfest, the stage collapsed during a Cheap Trick performance, injuring three. In 2009, the main stage collapsed at the Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, Alta. One person was killed and 15 were injured.

Your Ratings & Comments

Dull yet neccessary disclaimer: cannot be held liable for any loss caused as a result of the publication of information here or of your acts or omissions based on the information published here. This is an open forum and as such we welcome contributions from any companies, artists or people listed to correct any inaccuracies. Unfortunately, due to the way that information is distributed, Safeconcerts cannot make any warranty or representation as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained on this site. Read our full terms and conditions of use.
Contact Us | Website Terms of Use | BACK TO TOP | Safeconcerts: Proud to be a thorn in the site of ticket touts and fraudsters
Ticket Safe Home Page The Red List: websites to avoid now The Green List: websites we recommend Suggest a site here The latest Ticket Safe News How to buy tickets safely What to do if you've been a victim of fraud Ticket Safe Forum Ticket Safe Articles About Us Media Contacts Buy Concert Tickets Safely