Tower Topples At NZ Festival Site

A lighting tower collapsed at the Parachute Christian music festival the evening before it began. No one was hurt. 

Photo: Parachute
A tower collapsed

The tower, erected on one side of the main stage, buckled under the weight of 20 speakers, reported. No one was hurt, site manager Kirit Makan confirmed.

In 2013, Great North bassist Rachel Donnell ended up with head injuries when a chandelier made from glass bottles fell out of a tree.

The Jan. 24-26 event is the longest-running festival in New Zealand, drawing 25,000 each year.

Headliners for its 24th year were Australian-based, New Zealand-born R&B singer Stan Walker, veteran singer-songwriter Dave Dobbyn, pop singer Ruby Frost and boy band Titanium headlining this year.

Prime Minister John Key addressed the crowd and later manned a BBQ stand for attendees.