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MIA cuts short Chill set after stage invasion

By | Published on Monday 9 August 2010

MIA had to abandon her headline slot at the Big Chill festival on Saturday after a rather dramatic sounding stage invasion. According to reports (our Big Chill reporter is still chilling, so hasn’t been able to verify this) some 200 festival-goers invaded the stage while Mathangi was doing her stuff.

Well, I say invaded, the singer did invite her audience up on stage, so I’m not sure that counts as an ‘invasion’. But neither MIA nor Big Chill organisers seemingly expected quite so many people to accept the invite.

In a statement later tweeted, organisers said: “A spokesperson for MIA thanked the wonderful audience at the Big Chill for the fantastic reception received and apologised for having to cut the set short due to overwhelming demand for fans to come on stage when only a few were expected”.