Crowd near miss 2000-20

Crowd near miss incidents 2000 - 2020

The following is a collection of information in relation to crowd related incidents that were very close to a loss of life

2019

Rolling Loud festival, Miami

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2019

Wireless Festival

2019

Roots Picnic, Philadelphia

The incident happened during 21 Savage’s set at the music festival at the Mann Center; police say someone claimed another concertgoer had a gun

2019

Nipsey Hussle Vigil - memorial

2 separate incidents.

2019

Reading Festival, Silent Disco

Several were injured in a mass ‘crush’ against barriers while queuing for a silent disco on Thursday night (August 22).

2019

WeezyAna music festival

Several fans attending Lil Wayne’s outdoor Lil WeezyAna Fest in New Orleans were injured during a crowd stampede following rapper Meek Mill’s performance Saturday night.

2019

We are FSTVL crowd rush

A London festival descended into chaos after attendees were left to queue for hours, with reports that some “collapsed” in the heat, while a crowd pushed through security gates.

2019

Raptors rally crowd disturbance

Frantic Raptors fans bolted from a square in downtown Toronto on Monday after police said they were investigating shots fired at a massive rally celebrating the team’s historic NBA championship win.

2019

Astroworld festival, Houston

A stampede at Travis Scott’s Astroworld music festival in Houston on Saturday left three people hospitalised with leg injuries.

2019

Westfield Parramatta crowd incident

2018

Global Citizen Festival New York City

A barrier collapse at Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, New York City, yesterday (September 30) caused mass panic and confusion among festival goers.

2018

Phora giveaway @ Shoe Palace, Hollywood Boulevard

Police called it a stampede, while Fans said there was only pushing and shoving but some people hyperventilated and passed out.

2018

Celtic v Rangers crowd crush

Five people have been injured trying to get into Sunday’s Old Firm game at Celtic Park.

One was taken to hospital after falling from a wall and others were treated at the scene before going into the match.

2018

Little Rock stadium Salt Bowl 2018

A day after crowds of people fled the stands fearing a possible gun threat, parents cheered football at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.

2018

IKEA event crowd problems

2 separate incidents 

2017

Oxford Circus

Visitors to London West End ran and hid, two tube stations were closed and armed police raced to scene after incident

2017

Turin Crowd Rush at screening

A panicked crowd stormed through downtown Turin, Italy, with hundreds sustaining injuries during the stampede at a public screening of a soccer game. Witnesses reported hearing a loud bang, possibly from a firecracker.

2017

Longitude Festival ingress crush

Ticketholders have reported not being given wristbands and suffering injuries in the crush as the festival kicked off yesterday (July 14)

2016

Euro 2016 fanzone Paris

The Euro 2016 fan zone in Paris was evacuated tonight amid terrifying scenes as smoke caused panic among thousands of football supporters watching Germany’s quarter final with Italy.

2016

Kosovo Beer Festival crowd rush

These were the terrifying scenes as hundreds of people ran for their lives at a beer festival after someone shouted ‘ISIS’ for a joke.

2016

Lorne Falls Festival. Australia

More than 60 people were injured and 19 hospitalised during a human crush at the Grand Theatre stage of the Lorne Falls Festival as fans rushing to see a headline act triggered a stampede

2016

Kaduna stadium capacity incident

The decision of the Kaduna State government to open the gate to fans for Friday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier was a dangerous decision

2015

Lollapalooza music festival stage rush

Rapper Travi$ Scott’s Lollapalooza 2015 set didn’t last for long. After coming on stage about 30 minutes past his scheduled start time, the rapper told the crowd to jump the barricade. A minute or two into a performance of his song “Quintana,” his music was cut.

2014

Libertines’ Hyde Park, London

Organisers of The Libertines‘ Hyde Park reunion show last weekend have confirmed that 38 fans were injured at the event, with eight being hospitalised.

2010

Netherlands WWII Ceremony crowd rush

2009

JLS, Birmingham Christmas lights switch on

Around 60 people were injured in a crowd surge during a performance by the group JLS at Birmingham’s Christmas lights switch-on.

2002

Brighton Big Beach Boutique II Fatboy Slim

DJ Fatboy Slim threw a party … and 250,000 revellers came. Few of them were aware, as Brighton descended into chaos, just how close the packed seaside resort came to tragedy

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