AEG Responds to Viral Clips of People Storming Barricades of Portola Music Festival
San Francisco's debut Portola Music Festival landed in a viral social media cycle over the weekend due to concerns over crowd control. Its parent company, AEG, has now responded.
The two-day event, which took over Pier 80 in the Bay Area over the weekend, saw the likes of Flume, Bob Moses, Kaytranada and many more taking to the stage throughout the weekend. Outside of the performances themselves, a couple viral clips wherein festival-goers appeared to hop barricades and storm through broken barriers by the hundreds grabbed attention online.
The breach occurred in the time preceding Fred again..'s set on opening day around 5PM, according to Billboard. The incident immediately drew concerns on social media over the potential for overcrowding, trampling and other bodily injury.