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


Rolling Loud festival, Miami


Wireless Festival


Graz Rock Festival 2019

At the “Rock in Graz” festival at the Graz exhibition grounds, several visitors were injured in front of the stage. As the Red Cross described, so many spectators pushed forward at the last act Limp Bizkit that within about 20 minutes 15 guests of the festival were injured an


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


Nipsey Hussle Vigil - memorial

2 separate incidents.


Reading Festival, Silent Disco

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


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.


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.


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.


Astroworld festival, Houston

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


Westfield Parramatta crowd incident


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.


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.


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.


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.


IKEA event crowd problems

2 separate incidents 


Oxford Circus

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


Vienna-Mariahilf store crowd incident

Because of the planned concert of the hip-hop musician RAF Camora at the opening of the “Nike” store on Vienna’s Mariahilfer Straße, a larger crowd got so excited that after a mass panic the rescue was called to help. Several young people received emergency medical care. Three teenage girls were injured and taken to the hospital.


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.


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)


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.


Money Boy injured Woman


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.


Rock AM Ring lightning storm 04.06.2016

At least 71 people are injured and eight taken to hospital after severe electrical storms hit festival site near Frankfurt


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


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


Rock AM Ring lightning storm 2015

33 hurt as lightning strikes twice at Germany music festival


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.


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.


Netherlands WWII Ceremony crowd rush


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Frequency Festival bridge collapse

Cause of bridge collapse clarified The cause of the bridge collapse at the Frequency Festival on 19 August at the Salzburgring, in which 31 music fans were injured, some seriously, has been clarified
. The foundation for the scaffolding was inadequate.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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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