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Mad Cool Festival Organisers Release Statement After Death Of Acrobat

by Paul Cashmere on July 10, 2017

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Organisers for Spain’s Mad Cool festival have released a statement following the death of acrobat Pedro Aunion before a set by Green Day.

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong also released a statement earlier today after being criticised for performing after the acrobat’s death. He says the band were not told what had happened.

Mad Cool Festival Press Statement

We, the festival management, would like to publicly express our absolute grief and desolation regarding the incident that happened at the festival on Friday 7th July while choreographer, dancer and workmate Pedro Aunion was performing. We would like to express our love and support to all his family and friends at this hard and devastating time.

With regard to the festival’s response in the aftermath of the incident:

1 – In order to preserve the privacy of Pedro’s family, there were no statements made nor was his identity revealed without the family’s prior knowledge. We ask that the press respect the privacy of Pedro’s family and they are allowed to grieve. We hope that we will be joined in making this a priority.

2 – The decision to not stop the festival immediately was made between the state and local security forces, as well as our security management.

Mad Cool Festival complied with all the corresponding security measures that are mandatory for the audience, artists and workers at festivals and was prepared for all eventualities. In this situation it was officially deemed unsafe to have a large mass of people moving all at once, with the possibility of violent reactions, due to a sudden cancelation of an event of 45,000 people. The safety and security of the fans at the festival was of the highest order and it was not compromised.

Throughout the night and since the tragedy, we worked together in a coordinated way with the healthcare professionals present at the event, as well as the emergency services of the city council and security team. A psychological unit was made available to the family.

We believe music and culture are a life celebration and the festival pays tribute to all the artists that work everyday showcasing their talent in front of admiring and appreciative audiences.

Mad Cool would officially like to thank the audience for their kindness and support, the security forces and emergency services who worked so hard to keep everyone safe and we offer our gratitude and affection to all at this hard time.

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