Angry Hella Mega Tour rock fans slam organisation and security as thousands pack into John Smith's stadium
Disgruntled concertgoers at the Hella Mega Tour show at Huddersfield’s John Smith Stadium have slammed the organisation and said it is a miracle nobody has been crushed due to huge crowds.
Thousands of rock music fans have taken to the stadium where Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezers and Amyl and The Sniffers are set to perform. People began to enter the stadium at around 4pm this afternoon (Saturday) to enjoy the bands but the organisation of the concert came under fire.
Katherine Shaw, who is based in Hull, told Yorkshire Live the packed stadium “felt like Hillsborough in the making.”
She said: “It’s so packed we can’t get into the actual stadium. There’s no separation of people going in and people going out, just huge crowds facing each other and nobody moving. It is a miracle nobody has been crushed.
“I refused to go in in the end because it felt very much like a Hillsborough in the making.
“I worry for when Green Day come on, because I think most people are here for them. We’re going to leave before they start.
She continued: “People are getting angry. I’ve seen a few people shouting at what little security there is and people were booing as we waited to try and get in.
“Lots of people are loudly complaining it’s one of the worst concerts they’ve ever been to.
“I’m based in Hull and my sister who’s with me is based in Barnsley. Thankfully we didn’t travel too far but we’ve waited over two years for this because of the pandemic and it’s such a disappointment.”
Katherine isn’t the only one who has voiced their “disappointment” online. Other people have shared concerns stating “the planning has been awful from all involved.”
Northern__God said: “The planning for Green Day’s #HellaMegaTour in Huddersfield is nothing short of farcical; it’s a miracle no one has been crushed so far due to the awful planning from all involved @KirkleesCouncil @JS_Stadium”
beccaAVA tweeted: “They've had 3 years to organise Hella Mega at huddersfield stadium and its the worst organisation ive ever seen.”
antom said: “The setup & organisational for Hella Mega in Huddersfield has been pretty atrocious so far. At least the Weezer were good, so hopeful for the other bands.”
Rheeces93 added: "#hellamegatour more like hella unorganised tour."
YorkshireLive is trying to get a comment from the stadium and event organisers.
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