As Pollstar reports, “Police spokesman Carsten Andersen said the woman, aged between 25 and 30, died after falling from a 30-meter (98-foot) tower in the festival’s camping area.
Pollstar also points out that, “…Roskilde Festival is Denmark’s largest rock festival and some 75,000 people had bought tickets for this year’s event..” and that “the accident was the first deadly incident since the tragedy in 2000, when nine people died and 43 were injured after an out-of-control crowd pushed forward during a Pearl Jam gig.”
Why Report On Concert Fan Death?
It’s never fun to report this kind of sad news, but nonetheless we believe it is vitally important to share this concert fan news with you for many reasons.
Mainly because situations like concert fan deaths not only impact the person who died, but as we’ve discovered many times before, the concert experience is a complex emotional environment where fans are experiencing joy, grief and pleasure.
And when we share all our experiences we begin to realize just how powerful live music is.
Live music isn’t just a place to escape to, but it’s often a place where we discover who we are and learn more about the other fans around us.
As always, we send our thoughts and prayers to family and friends of everyone involved in this tragic event. And like we’ve done before on Live Fix, we pay tribute to this female fan and other concert fans who have passed on to the big concert venue in the sky.
Were You There?
We invite you to share your concert experiences and thoughts about Rosksilde Festival in the comments below, so they can be included in a future episode of Live Fix Radio.