UPDATE: According to the Associated Press, four deaths have been reported at the festival site thus far.
The stage collapsed today at Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium while the Smith Westerns was playing a set. No injuries have been reported yet, but according to Smith Westerns’ Twitter, guitarist Max Kakacek “almost got crushed by the tress,” following the collapse. “I hope pukkelpop has insurance bc all our shit is broke,” Tweeted the band. It was the first day of the annual three-day festival. According to Studio Brussels, all performances have been suspended for the remainder of the day.
Stage safety has been a concern as of late. Just last week, a stage collapsed in Indianapolis while country band Sugarland was playing.