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02nd Jun 2017

German festival evacuated due to terror threat

Paul Moore

Germany’s Rock am Ring festival was shut down on Friday night following threats of a terror attack.

Festival organisers have said they were told by police officials to vacate the Nuernburgring  site as a precaution, and more than 75,000 music fans were advised to leave the grounds.

A statement from the organisers reads: “Due to a terrorist threat the police have advised us to interrupt the festival. We ask all festival visitors to leave the festival site in a calm and controlled manner towards the exits and camping grounds. We have to support the police investigations. All visitors will be kept informed about any developments on all Rock am Ring Social Media channels, radio and the speakers. We hope that the festival will continue tomorrow. Thank you for your cooperation.”

German police officials have since revealed they made the decision to shut the show down due to “concrete leads” suggesting a terror threat.

If you wish to stay up to date  with all the latest social media posts from the festival, you can do so via Facebook and Twitter.

The local police handle details have also been included below.