Rock am Ring music festival in Germany evacuated after terror threat


Authorities in Germany have evacuated a popular music festival due to information relating to a “possible terror threat”.

The Rock am Ring music festival in Koblenz was interrupted on its opening night after police said they received a “concrete threat”.

Organisers released a statement on the festival website that “due to a terrorist threat the police have advised us to interrupt the festival.”

They advised all festival goers to leave the festival site in a calm and controlled manner towards the exits and camping grounds.

Police in Koblenz said 70,000 people were at the festival at 9pm on Friday.

An estimated 90,000 people were expected to attend the annual three-day event outside the western town of Nuerburg.

Security plans for the festival had changed after the Manchester attack and police said there were 1,200 officers at the event.

Festival organisers say they hope to be able to go ahead with the event on Saturday.


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