Tuesday 19 September 2017

German music festival to resume after Friday evacuation amid terror threat

The event was closed nearly two weeks after the Manchester terror attack at a music concert.

By Lucy Mapstone

A popular German rock festival is set to resume on Saturday after police searches failed to confirm fears of a terrorist threat, organisers have said.

Authorities shut down and cleared thousands of fans from the three-day Rock am Ring festival near Nurburg on Friday evening, its opening night.

They cited what they called “concrete indications on the basis of which a possible terrorist threat can’t be ruled out”.

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They did not give any further details.

Rock am Ring organisers have now said in a Facebook post that police have cleared them to prepare to reopen the site.

Press Association

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