Tragedy Strikes Major EDM Festival When Equipment Failure Leads To Fatality
A 23-year-old man was killed this weekend at Electric Love Festival in Austria after stormy conditions caused a light tower to collapse. The man was struck by the heavy piece of stage equipment as it fell, receiving fatal injuries despite attempted medical intervention by paramedics.
The lineup for the 2015 Electric Love Festival in Salzburgring, Austria included Alesso, Axwell /\ Ingrosso, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Armin van Buuren, Steve Aoki, Tiësto, Zedd, Knife Party, Kaskade and many more.
The festival was aware of the stormy conditions and attempted to prepare for such an incident by weighing down stage equipment. Unfortunately, the fatality occurred despite their efforts to maintain control over the situation. You can see the official statement from the festival below...