One dead, nine stabbed at Swedish House Mafia Phoenix Park concert
One man is dead following a suspected drug overdose and nine people were injured in stabbing incidents at last night's Swedish House Mafia concert in Dublin's Phoenix Park. The deceased, who has yet to be identified, presented himself for treatment with on-site medical staff at around 7pm yesterday. He was taken to Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown where he was later pronounced dead.
A Garda spokesperson today said: "Gardai have not been able to identify this man and are asking family and friends to check that loved ones have arrived home safely from the event".
Two others died of drug overdoses in Dublin City Centre last night but it is not immediately apparent if they attended the Phoenix Park show.
Meanwhile, up to nine people were stabbed at last night's concert. The victims were all aged in their late teens and early twenties. It is understood that three of the victims have remained in Connolly Hospital for treatment, including one man who was stabbed several times in the back.
A 23-year-old man has been arrested for a number, but not all, of the stabbings.
Last night's Phoenix Park concert was the second of three shows taking place in the capital throughout the week. The Stone Roses headlined on Thursday night and tonight will see a double-bill of Snow Patrol and Florence + The Machine.
entertainment.ie Music Editor John Balfe, who was at both the Stone Roses and last night's Swedish House Mafia concerts, said this of last night's show: "It was immediately apparent upon entering the concert site that this was a very different crowd compared to Thursday night. The first thing I saw upon entering was a teenager being frog-marched out by Gardai and inside saw several fights, lots of drug-taking and people out of their mind on drink. It was quite an overwhelming experience at times."
Last night's concert also featured performances from Tinie Tempah and Snoop Dogg.
Story by John Balfe | 15:57 | Sunday 8th July 2012 | Music News
scumbag stabbing people there to enjoy themselves, he should be put downPosted 16:30 | Sun 8th Jul 2012
This is really awful, my daughter was there with her friends and one of them was attacked by a young wan because she accidentally spilled her drink on her.This wan scratched her neck, head-butted her and bruised her badly.Because of this, they left the Phoenix park early and missed the main event; Swedish House Mafia.....it was all different in my day!!!Posted 20:01 | Sun 8th Jul 2012
They should have an outright ban on track suits at these events, would help to keep the scumbag numbers down.Posted 20:35 | Sun 8th Jul 2012
madness reading all what went on .ppl go to farPosted 14:49 | Mon 9th Jul 2012
i was this gig it was great bu the drugs an drink taken was crazy the searchin at the gate was a disgrace all we got was a pat on the back i also had a bag which never got searched te security was outrages they didin care about abusive people they never chucked them out nor told them o calm down at the bar they never checked for id i seen alot of teen girls an boys aged 15 or younger getting alcohol also a fight broke out beside an the security just stood and watched and laughed i will never ever go to a dance music event in ireland again its to much hassle putting up with that crap shame cause i go to all major events in ireland and never seen anything like what i seen last night......Posted 23:15 | Sun 8th Jul 2012
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