Gigs & Festivals Legal

Nine injured in stabbings at Swedish House Mafia concert

By | Published on Monday 9 July 2012

Swedish House Mafia

While London’s big dance music festival this weekend ended in chaos, police in Dublin are investigating a series of stabbings that occurred at Ireland’s big dance music event, a Swedish House Mafia concert in Dublin’s Phoenix Park, which also featured Snoop Dogg, Tinie Tempah and Calvin Harris.

According to Ireland’s Independent newspaper, a man is due in court today in relation to the stabbings at the gig, which left nine people injured, two seriously. Police are also hunting down two other people who are suspected of involvement in the attacks, and have asked anyone who witnessed the incidents to come forward, especially any gig-goers who may have been injured, but not significantly enough to seek immediate first aid.

Questions have already been asked about security at the MCD-promoted show, but the live company’s MD Denis Desmond insists his firm did all it could do to ensure the safety of audience members. He told the paper: “Ticket holders entering the site were subject to a search permissible by law. Every precaution, as far as possible, was taken to ensure the safety and security of the audience at all times. Despite our best efforts … there is only so much one can do to combat anti-social behaviour”.

In a separate incident, a man in his early 20s died at the event of a suspected drugs overdose.