Creamfields clear up Guetta crushing rumours
United Kingdom | 04 September 2009
Creamfields bosses have quashed rumours that people were seriously injured during David Guetta's set at the dance festival.
Writing exclusively on his Virtual Festivals blog, festival organiser James Barton revealed why they took the decision to stop the set.
He wrote: "Firstly let me mitigate what happened when I say that when David [Guetta] was booked to headline the Cream arena it was back in January or February and his popularity was not what it is now.
“As those that were at the show will already know, the tent became so overcrowded that there were some issues with crushing and this led to us taking David off stage to prevent any injuries to our crowd.
“There has been various rumours, but I can assure you no one suffered any serious injuries. I was at the arena at the time and even though David leaving the stage affected people’s enjoyment it was totally the right thing to do, our customer’s safety has to be priority.
“David returned to the stage to a hero’s welcome and delivered an hours set that will go down in the Creamfields history books, I was there with him in the booth and the noise was unbelievable.”
Click here to read James Barton’s full blog entry and his own assessment of this year’s Creamfields.
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