Massacre might be a little much for the scenario at the Dublin music festival this past weekend, but bloodbath works. Apparently a 23-year-old went bat shit crazy and went on a stabbing spree. Reports say that nine people were stabbed with knives and broken bottles, 30 arrests were made and someone died of an overdose. The festival had 45,000 people in attendance to not only see Swedish House Mafia, but Snoop Dogg, Tinie Tempah and Calvin Harris. Where the fuck was security at this show?
The Swedish House Mafia posted this statement to their Facebook page: “We played a festival in Ireland at the weekend and reports of incidents are coming to us. We didn't see anything but have asked for all the info and are respectful of the promoter's need to wait and give us all the clear facts. When we know more we will liase with the Festival promoter directly on what we can do to help but for now we have to respect their request to us that we remain quiet and respectful of their event safety processes. The festival itself was amazing and we had no idea this had happened and neither did the other numerous artists who played. Once we know all the facts we will deal with it in the best way we can. Thank you. Swedish House Mafia.”
You can read the entire Spin article here.
And here's a link to the Independent article.
Someone caught a fight at the festival (unrelated to the stabbing) and posted it up on Youtube.