The Final Manifesto of 2022!


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Event News 

2 deaths and one in critical condition after Brixton Academy crowd crush. 

From initial investigations taken from BBC News on 19/12/22 it has been confirmed 2 have died over the direct result of a crowd crush at Brixton Academy. 

Historical research has shown that deaths as a direct result of a crowd crush have a propensity to occur at either the entrance or the exit to a venue. 

The question one must ask, was this crowd crush avoidable? This was a sold out event according to the venue and the venue and artist communicated this on the night prior to the incident. 

"Please do not come to Brixton Academy if you do not have a valid ticket."
- Asake Twitter 

So, it begs the question why did so many people turn up to a live music event who did not have a legitimate ticket to enter the venue? Is this a cultural behaviour that has been seen at several events and has become problematic for event organisers. 

Here are 3 examples of security breaches at live music festivals.

Travis Scott Astroworld Festival 
In 2021 10 people died due to crowd crush. 

Wireless Music Festival 
In 2015 a large group of people without tickets broke into the festival. 

We Are Fstvl 
In 2019 crowds of people stampeded through gates after people were waiting for 3 hours to enter the festival in hot temperatures. 

There are thousands of live music events that are planned and delivered throughout each calendar year and the overwhelming majority of those events are delivered without incident. However, we have a selected few which are cause for concern. Is that due to the popularity of the artist? Lack of crowd management and control? Or is it a behavioural attitude by a small section of the community who take it upon themselves to gain entry without a valid ticket?

What are your thoughts?


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