With an average attendance per night being 133,000, those numbers are nothing to scoff at. A fire on one of the stages is part of those minor incidents mentioned above. The Basspod stage became lit with flames after a pyrotechnics device malfunctioned and engulfed the surrounding speakers during Andy C’s set. Emergency crews eventually contained the fire without any further issues.
“Standby crews from CCFD were able to get the fire under control, limiting its spread to other areas of the stage and preventing a significant fire from occurring,” a news release from CCFD had stated.
Even with all of the negative publicity from Diplo and Deadmau5, it seems that the 20th anniversary of the festival went off with only a few hitches.