Vaccines’ gig axed over barrier collapse

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Image caption The Vaccines on phase in Blackburn prior to the gig was stopped

Rock band The Vaccines were required to desert a Blackburn performance mid-show over worries a collapsing barrier might “seriously hurt” fans.

Fans stated the barrier collapsed two times throughout the show at King George’s Hall on Monday night.

The band stated they were “mad” however feared fans might have been “seriously hurt” if they had actually continued.

The performance was stopped at 22:10 GMT for “health and wellness issues” due to a fracture in the security barrier.

There were 2,000 fans at the gig which ended 20 minutes early after the group were on phase for an hour.

Holly Turner, 18, stated: “I was 2nd from the front then all of a sudden the barrier went and everybody stumbled forward.

“They attempted to repair it however then it took place once again.

“A security man came on phase and stated we’re going to need to cancel the gig due to security factors however we intend to reschedule.

“The band were fantastic – I truly hope they get the opportunity to come back and play once again.”

Image copyright Holly Turner
Image caption The Vaccines throughout their Blackburn gig
Image caption Holly Turner beside Gabriel John outside the location prior to the gig

Another fan, Gabriel John, stated: “I can’t think it – the gig was fantastic and after that they needed to stop it.”

Blackburn with Darwen Council, which owns the place, has actually apologised to fans.

Martin Eden, director of environment and operations, stated a professional attempted to fix the show however the barrier was ended “in the interests of health and wellness”.

The London-based band stated in a Twitter declaration: “The choice to stop the program was not ours, however the security barrier in the place kept collapsing and if we had actually continued individuals would unquestionably have actually been seriously harmed.”

They applauded their fans in Blackburn as “remarkable” and advised them to keep hold of their tickets.

“We will end up and reschedule the program what we began together ASAP,” the declaration included.

Image caption The Vaccines carrying out on The Andrew Marr reveal on BBC1 in April in 2015

The band were formed in 2010 in west London and have actually played Glastonbury, Leeds and Reading celebrations.

They are presently visiting the UK with gigs prepared for Newcastle, Motherwell, Cardiff and Exeter in the coming days.

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