Everything was going down like clockwork in the O2 Arena in Prague last weekend as Transmission Festival was underway. The trance event which featured acts like Markus Schulz, Aly & Fila and many more had set the stage for a fantastic evening for fans and arti. In true trance style, Transmission had a perfect build up, but on the other hand it didn’t quite end well leaving a large part of the crowd in a ‘trance’ and not even of the good kind. After one euphoric drop following a spectacular build up, a misfired pyro firework headed straight into the audience instead of above them,things only spiraled downwards, quickly.

With the level of production that festivals today encapsulate, the chances of such human and / or technical errors only increase. And while one erroneous glitch can bring everything spiraling down, that’s pretty much the gist of the incident in Prague at the O2 arena last weekend.

A video surfaced on the internet early last week briefly showing how it went down. After a beautifully orchestrated sound and light extravaganza during the build up complete with lasers, LED walls, strobes and the works; the fireworks which were meant to elevate the impact of the drop right after, misfired into the crowd rather than above them causing chaos. House Mafia who uploaded the shocking footage also offered up a little insight on the mishap and went on to say, “Dangerous situation at the transmission festival in Prague. During a huge show, the fireworks hit people. In forums you can read about people who are affected.”

While every festival is trying to up their production game and wow factor, Transmission we believe pushed the envelope a bit too far with the indoor pyrotechnics. Rather than passing at a height over the crowd, the fireworks came down landing smack bang in the center causing minor burns and burning of hair in addition to shock and fear for many. However, luckily there were no deaths or major injuries reported.

Recommended Articles

tommy trash

Tommy Trash Debuts New Record Label, Milky Wave

The launch is marked by the label's inaugural single "Satisfy," from Tommy Trash himself.

area21

EDM.com Playlist Picks: AREA21, Cheat Codes, Don Diablo and More [10/15/21]

New major releases include tracks from Louis The Child, ILLENIUM and 30 Seconds To Mars, and more.

RL Grime

RL Grime's "Halloween X" Concert Will Be Livestreamed on Moment House

Those looking to watch the concert live will have to purchase tickets for $13.13.

Transmission however issued an explanation in an official statement about the mishap yesterday. According to the statement the pyro subcontractors Pyroworks (NL) and Flash Barrandov Special Effects (CZ) substituted ‘red comets with tail’ for what were supposed to be ‘red ultra fast comets.’ While the fireworks were meant to be high intensity shots over the crowd, the substituted product resulted in failing to do so and misfired downwards.

In the wake of the mishap and as a precautionary measure, Transmission has announced that they will no longer include any kind of pyro effects above the crowd in their events.

Check out the in depth statement below.

H/T: Your EDM

Related

transmission prague 2018 the awakening

Transmission Jakarta Cancelled due to Fear of Political Unrest

The massive trance event got postponed until potential unrest has faded

A photo of yellow, blue and pink drug capsules taken by Joshua Coleman.

19-Year-Old Allegedly Brought over 1,000 MDMA Capsules into Transmission Australia

Six of the attendees apprehended allegedly brought nearly 2,000 pills into the event.

Hardwell

Hardwell is All Geared Up to Perform at The UEFA Champions Festival

While Dua Lipa will be performing at the Opening Ceremony of the Finals on May 26, Hardwell will take to the decks on the night of May 25 at the UEFA Champions Festival.

Festival Image

The All-Female Statement Festival in Sweden Reaches its Kickstarter Goal and is Slated for 2018

The worlds largest to date female-only festival is coming to Sweden in the summer of 2018! Organizers, artists, attendees - strictly women only!

Parklife Festival

Parklife Festival Raises Over a Whooping £75,000 For Local Charities During Its 2017 Edition

This Manchester festival has no plans of holding back, after braving the Manchester Arena attacks and carrying on, now Parklike Festival has raised over a whooping £75,000 towards varied local charities.

Steve Angello

Steve Angello Unveils 'The LifeTime Pass' - Lifetime Access to Any of His Shows

It IS as good as it sounds, a lifetime supply of tickets to Steve Angello shows is becoming a reality. How, what, when and why - Find out more!

Diplo

Diplo Snaps Back At Haters After Facing Backlash About Playing Movement 2018

We agree Diplo is an unusual addition to a lineup for a festival like Movement in Detroit, but hey, give the man a break shall we?

Hardwell

Hardwell Announces The Story of Hardwell (But Not What It Is)

Hardwell today announced what seems to be either an Autobiography by way of a Documentary or a Book, either way, we're sold!