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3rd June 2017

rock am ring

The Rock Am Ring festival in western Germany was evacuated yesterday, Friday, because of a "terrorist threat".

The organisers asked fans to leave the Nuerburg Arena in a "calm and controlled" way.

"Due to a terrorist threat the police have advised us to interrupt the festival," they said.

The organisers posted this message earlier this morning which translates to:

"Program for the second day starts as planned."

Rammstein were supposed to headline last night with Friday's other bands including Welshly Arms, In Flames and 2Cellos. Rock am Ring celebrates its 30th anniversary this year

In August of last year, a failed asylum seeker from Syria blew himself up outside an open-air concert in the south German town of Ansbach. Security had prevented him from getting into the concert area and he detonated a rucksack filled with explosives in a local beer garden, killing himself and wounding fifteen others.

Police in the nearby city of Koblenz said that in light of the recent attack in Manchester, security at this year's Rock Am Ring had already been boosted, with some 1,200 personnel on duty.

Last year, the same festival was disrupted by a storm when thirty people were taken to hospital due to lighting strikes.

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