Lil Baby Fans Start Riot After He Cancels Show at the Last Minute
PNE Amphitheatre recently released an updated statement concerning the events following the cancelation of Lil Baby’s headlining performance at the Breakout Festival:
Last night, at the BREAKOUT Festival, a two-day event held at the PNE Amphitheatre, the headline artist scheduled to play on the second day left the venue after becoming ill and stating he was not well enough to perform.
This decision was made immediately prior to his scheduled appearance time, and PNE staff were not made aware of the change until the performer had already vacated the site.
The approximately 5,200 guests in the amphitheatre were made aware of the change at approximately 9:15 pm.
Approximately 4200 of those guests vacated the venue in an orderly fashion. We would like to thank them for exiting our venue and neighbourhood respectfully.
Approximately 1000 of the guests turned their disappointment into a violent outburst that resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to PNE property inside the Amphitheatre and in Hastings Park.
It is our understanding that there was additional damage to property outside of Hastings Park, in the community and to local businesses. For this, we are incredibly sorry to our neighbours.
The display of senseless violence and aggression has shaken our team. The PNE is proud to host approximately 1800 event days per year, safely and respectfully. Last night’s events are inexcusable and do not reflect the values of the PNE or the vast majority of our guests.
We are thankful to the members of the Vancouver Police Department and Metro Vancouver Transit Police who worked quickly to restore order to our community. We will continue to work with them and cooperate in any way possible in the course of their investigation.
This article was originally published on XXL.