Nine Crushed to Death by Crowd at Roskilde Festival
Nine festival-goers died as the crowd surged forward on a muddy farm field during a Pearl Jam concert.
Twenty-six people were injured, three of them seriously. Of the fans that died, one was a 26-year-old cadet police officer from Hamburg, one was a 23-year-old Dutchman and three were from Sweden, two of them aged 22 and one 20. Three Danes, including a 17-year-old, also died. Their different nationalities reflect the festival's huge international diversity.
A stampede at a music festival is not a new thing - in 2000, nine people were killed during Pearl Jam's set at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark. The official cause was ruled as an accident set off by huge numbers of fans rushing the stage. The incident saw dramatic changes to safety procedures surrounding similar events - Glastonbury 2001 was even cancelled in order for organisers to have enough time to revamp preventative measures for the next instalment.