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Why we had to evacuate Panama Open Air ’24

Tonight, following advice from local authorities, we made the decision to stop the show at 23:00 due to severe incoming weather. Unfortunately, around 22:15, we were advised again by the authorities that the storm would be moving over Bonn even earlier than expected, and that we should stop the show and evacuate the park. We followed this advice and shut down the show at 22:22.

We know that for many people this was disappointing, as we didn’t get to finish the incredible sets underway by Swedish House Mafia, James Hype, Héctor Oaks and Carv. However, the safey of our festivalgoers, crew, vendors and partners are always our first and top priority. We hope that by acting quickly and under the advice of authorities everyone was able to make it home or to their hotels safely.