60 People Treated For Effects Of Drink & Drugs At Hardwell Gig
15 teenagers were reportedly taken to hospital after falling ill at the show in Belfast...
60 young people were treated for drink and drug related problems during a gig, headlined by DJ Hardwell at Belfast's Odyssey Arena last night (February 7).
The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service announced that a 'major incident' had occurred at the concert.
15 teenagers are thought to have been taken to hospitals across Belfast, while 45 others received treatment at varying levels of consciousness. No one was seriously injured.
A spokesperson for the ambulance service noted that a number of people were found unconscious at the event.
Odyssey Arena general manager Adrian Doyle said in a statement: "It is our understanding that a number of patrons arriving at the Odyssey Arena to attend a concert by Dutch DJ act 'Hardwell' have required medical attention, having arrived intoxicated at the Odyssey Complex.
"These patrons were not granted entry to the Odyssey Arena, and were treated by the Ambulance Service outside. Seven patients have now been transferred to hospital by ambulance."
He added: "The 'Hardwell' concert is continuing as normal inside the Odyssey Arena. As with any concert, the safety of our patrons is our absolute priority at all times and we are very confident that we have sufficient staff on site to maintain a safe and enjoyable concert."
Hardwell himself is yet to comment.