Germany’s Rock am Ring Evacuated Due ‘Possible Terrorist Threat’

2017-06-02

Story by Charles Ken

German festival featuring Clutch, System of a Down and more halted due to terror threat

Germany rock and metal festival Rock am Ring, which is one of the biggest in Europe, has canceled its scheduled shows for today (June 2) due to “concrete evidence” of a “possible terrorist threat,” according to police authorities.

The festival was slated to feature performances from Five Finger Death Punch, Alter Bridge, Clutch (pictured), System of a Down, Bastille, Liam Gallagher, Pierce the Veil and Sum 41, among other acts.

The annual festival, which is slated to continue through Sunday, drew roughly 85,000 people to Nuernburg in Germany.

In an official statement on Facebook, organizers announced, “Due to a terrorist of the police has the organizer from rock am ring as a precautionary measure, the festival need to interrupt provisionally, also in the event area in order to allow for investigations.”

The statement continued, “This is why all the visitors were invited to the festival grounds, controlled and calm in the direction of outputs and campsites to leave.”

Organizers also added in the statement that they hope the festival will continue this weekend.

A bomb at a concert in Manchester killed 22 last month, so security has been extremely tight at this year’s Rock am Ring in Germany.

Rock am Ring is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

Photo credit: Anne Erickson photography

Posted by Charles Ken | Music, Rock, Rock News