Sunday 17 December 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”.

ipanews_fe85664e-8e70-47a4-bcad-0b05e16f9ae0_embedded1830508468

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

Promoted Links

Style Newsletter

Stay on top of the latest fashion, beauty and celeb gossip in our Style newsletter.

Promoted Links

Also in this section