Girl Burned At Soundwave
A teenage girl suffered severe burns to her arm after a flare was let off in the moshpit midway through
The incident took place Feb. 24, at the second stop of the hard rock Soundwave festival, in Sydney, with about 75,000 in attendance at
It was reported that the flare burned some plastic, which then fell on the girl and injured some others.
Eyewitnesses claimed a second flare was let off, which landed on the stage.
Soundwave promoter AJ Maddah appealed to audience members to identify the culprit, tweeting that the flare had “disfigured” the girl, who was treated at the festival and advised to go to a hospital. The girl has since cleared things up on her Tumblr account (which includes some photos of the damage), writing, “I AM NOT DISFIGURED. IT WAS MY SHOULDER. NOT MY FOREARM. IT WAS NOT MELTED PLASTIC. IT WAS THE FLARE ITSELF.”
It was not the only drama in Sydney for Soundwave, which this year with
A convoy of trucks transporting equipment from the first show in Brisbane was delayed 10 hours due to flooding.
No less than five drummers from different bands pulled out in the final week.