Radiohead accident: Radiohead Toronto concert canceled after stage collapsed before the show

By on Jun 17, 2012 in Entertainment, Music, North America Comments

The Radiohead Toronto concert in Downsview Park on Saturday, June 16, 2012 was canceled after the stage, where the band will play, collapsed just hours before the show, with local authorities saying that there was one casualty and some others were wounded.

Collapsed stage of the Radiohead Toronto concert
Image Credit: Eric Alper Twitter

“Due to unforeseen circumstances tonight’s at Downsview Park tonight has been cancelled. Fans are advised not to make their way to the venue. Refunds will be made at point of purchase. Further information is to follow.” A statement reads at

As noted at Canadian news sites on Saturday late afternoon, Toronto Police said that the concert stage collapsed shortly after 4 p.m. EST, and the Radiohead concert will start at 7:30 p.m., while the gates of the venue are scheduled to open at 5 p.m.

Witnesses told reports that there were between 10 and 15 crew members in the area when the incident happened, along with a considerable crowd of people already waiting for the show to start; and some of them took photos of the collapsed stage and posted them on Twitter.

Toronto Fire Services and contractors are securing the remainder of the stage, so that a full investigation can occur safely.” Toronto Police (@TorontoPolice) tweeted right after the incident, advising Radiohead fans not to proceed to the concert venue.

#Downsview: Male, 30’s, pronounced dead at scene. Male 45, to hosp, non-life threatening head injury, 2 other males inj, no treatment” Toronto Police tweeted later, noting that Radiohead will not play at Yonge/Dundas Square, contrary to the spreading rumors.

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