German music festival evacuated over terror threat 4 years ago

German music festival evacuated over terror threat

A rock festival in Nuremberg, Germany has been evacuated because of fears of a terror attack.

Music fans at Rock am Ring were last night told to leave the main festival arena 'in a controlled and orderly fashion'.

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"Due to a terror danger situation, we told the organiser to temporarily stop the concert as a precaution," local police said in a statement, according to Variety.

They said they had "concrete leads" that suggested a terror attack could take place.

“As safety is paramount, and it is necessary to exclude a threat to festival visitors in any case as far as possible, it was decided to suspend the festival for this day,” they said.

The festival-goers reportedly sang You'll Never Walk Alone as they exited the premises.

The evacuation came in the wake of the terror attack at a Manchester concert almost two weeks ago.

A number of events and concerts around the world, including gigs at Dublin's 3 Arena and this weekend's Forbidden Fruit, have stepped up security measures recently.

Up to 90,000 people had been expected to attend the Rock am Ring over the weekend.

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The festival organisers said they were hoping that the rest of the festival would go ahead as planned.