• Rock am Ring started on Friday and was due to run until Sunday night
  • Festival cleared after Koblenz police received information of ‘concrete threat’
  • 92,500 three-day tickets were sold for the music festival in Nürburg
  • Festival-goers were told to leave the arena in a ‘calm and controlled manner’ 

Rachael Burford For Mailonline

One of the biggest music festivals in Germany has been shut down after a ‘concrete’ terror threat. 

Rock am Ring was cancelled on its opening night and thousands of festival-goers were told to leave the site in Nürburg in a ‘calm and controlled manner’.

Some 92,500 three-day tickets were sold for the festival, which was due to run from Friday until Sunday. 

Rock am Ring, which was due to run from Friday until Sunday, was cancelled and festival-goers were told to vacate the arena (pictured)

Rock am Ring, which was due to run from Friday until Sunday, was cancelled and festival-goers were told to vacate the arena (pictured)

Rock am Ring, which was due to run from Friday until Sunday, was cancelled and festival-goers were told to vacate the arena (pictured)

the festival was cleared out on its opening night after Koblenz police said they had received information of a ‘concrete threat’

The dpa news agency reported that the festival was cleared out on its opening night after Koblenz police said they had received information of a ‘concrete threat’. 

The cancellation was announced on the Rock am Ring Facebook page. 

A spokesman said: ‘Due to a terrorist threat the police have advised us to interrupt the festival. 

‘We ask all festival visitors to leave the festival site in a calm and controlled manner towards the exits and camping grounds.

‘We have to support the police investigations.’

Festival goers were filmed singing 'You'll Never Walk Alone' as they were evacuated from the arena

Festival goers were filmed singing 'You'll Never Walk Alone' as they were evacuated from the arena

Festival goers were filmed singing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ as they were evacuated from the arena

System of a Down, Prophets of Rage, Macklemore and Bastille were all due to play over the three day festival

System of a Down, Prophets of Rage, Macklemore and Bastille were all due to play over the three day festival

System of a Down, Prophets of Rage, Macklemore and Bastille were all due to play over the three day festival

CEO of Live Nation GSA Marek Lieberberg (centre, left) and police officers gave a statement after evacuation of the 'Rock am Ring' festival

CEO of Live Nation GSA Marek Lieberberg (centre, left) and police officers gave a statement after evacuation of the 'Rock am Ring' festival

CEO of Live Nation GSA Marek Lieberberg (centre, left) and police officers gave a statement after evacuation of the ‘Rock am Ring’ festival

System of a Down, Prophets of Rage, Macklemore and Bastille were all due to play over the three day festival. 

Festival goers were filmed singing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ as they were evacuated from the arena. 

Organisers have said they hoped the festival would continue as normal on Saturday.  

 

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