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

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.

2008

Ottery St Mary fire barrels crowd injuries

Six people have been slightly hurt after the side flap of a circus tent came loose at Windsor.

2007

Ottery St Mary fire barrels crowd injuries

Thirty-six people were treated for minor burns and injuries in a traditional Devon event where flaming barrels are carried on people’s backs.

2007

Umeå Northern Sweden concert floor collapse

Twenty five young people were taken to hospital on Saturday night when 10 square metres of floor suddenly collapsed during a rock consert in Umeå, northern Sweden.

2005

Dutch concert staircase collapse

Police in the Netherlands launched a criminal investigation today into a stairway collapse during a music concert on Utrecht’s ancient central canal that left 20 people in hospital.

2005

Wicksteed Park Fireworks incident

Doctors were operating on a 10-year-old boy last night who suffered major burns to his legs after the firework flew into the 15,000-strong crowd at Wicksteed Park, an amusement park near Kettering in Northamptonshire.

2005

Mangueirao Stadium crowd incident

Dozens of people were injured in a crush outside the stadium where Brazil were training for Wednesday’s World Cup qualifier against Venezuela, medical and police sources said on Tuesday.

2005

Ikea Edmonton, London crowd incident

LONDON, England — Would-be bargain-hunters suffered heat exhaustion as a crowd of thousands forced a flagship IKEA superstore in London to close on opening night.

2004

Lincolnshire Showground seating collapse

An investigation has been launched into the collapse of grandstand seating at a religious festival which left four people seriously injured.

2004

Norovirus Infection Music Hall Aberdeen

The Charlatans will finish their 30th anniversary tour at Aberdeen’s Music Hall this December, having played memorable gigs there, but only one made front page news – and for all the wrong reasons.

2004

London Haymarket Theatre ceiling collapse

Ceiling partly collapsed at Haymarket Theatre injuring 15 theatre-goers!

15 theatregoers were reported injured last night (Sat 15 May) when the ceiling partly collapsed at the Haymarket Theatre.

2003

Stage collapsed Birmingham’s Alexandra Theatre

At least ten people were injured when the stage collapsed at a Sound of Music tribute show at Birmingham’s Alexandra Theatre last night.

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

2001

Glasgow Gig on the Green Eminem show stop

Police had to temporarily stop an Eminem performance Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland, after 45 people were injured when the audience surged forward as the rapper came on stage. None of the injuries were

Police had to temporarily stop an Eminem performance Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland, after 45 people were injured when the audience surged forward as the rapper came on stage. None of the injuries were serious. Police said 11 people were taken to local hospitals and released after treatment. The others were treated at first aid tents set up around the outdoor concert site.

2000

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, São Januário,crowd incident, Vasco da Gama v Sao Caetano

More than 60 football fans in Rio de Janeiro have been injured, two seriously, after a fence collapsed during the final of Brazil’s Joao Havelange Cup.

2000

Russia, Yakutsk National Stadium, Zemfira concert

Nineteen spectators were injured at a Russian rock concert after they tried to move on to a stadium field at the urging of the performer and were crushed against barriers, NTV commercial television said Wednesday.

2000

Concord, North Carolina Highway 29 bridge collapse

A concrete pedestrian walkway spanning a four-lane highway collapsed, injuring more than 90 people — at least 16 critically — as they left a NASCAR race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Aid workers treated injured race fans

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