In Germany today, 71 people were injured when lightning struck the Rock Am Ring festival with severe storms rolling across Europe. Of those injured, 8 of them were considered serious according to the BBC with some being resuscitated on scene. More than 90,000 attendees were told to seek shelter in cars and large tents at the site of the fest as another thunderstorm approached in the early morning hours.
Rock Am Ring in it’s 31st year as one of the biggest music festivals in Germany, was suspended due to today’s weather concerns.The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deftones, Foals, and several other bands were scheduled to perform today. Festival organizers told local media that the festival would resume once the weather improved later today.
In a separate incident last year at Rock Am Ring was struck by lightning, 33 people were injured.
Let’s just hope everyone is ok and safe coming out of this. No one ever goes to concert ever expecting this type of awful thing to happen.
UPDATE: The festival did resume today with the Chili Peppers closing the show out. You can see their set list here. We will have your chance to win Lollapalooza and Lolla Aftershow tickets all this week, more on that here.