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Attendees Evacuated At Tomorrowland Winter

festival 12/03/2019

The first edition of Tomorrowland Winter got off to a rocky start on Saturday, with the first batch of attendees arriving at French ski resort Alpe d’Huez before 250 of them had to be temporarily evacuated.

The evacuation - that included artists - was a result of winds picking up, making conditions unsafe at one of the resort's ski tracks and bars.

"It snowed a lot this morning, but it was not a problem," spokeswoman Debby Wilmsen reportedly said. "When the wind intensified, we had to close the lifts. Some at the top of the track did not have skis with them because they only wanted to party in the bar. So we used six groomers to get them down."

Tomorrowland Winter will still continue as planned, with the five-day festival set to officially begin on Tuesday. The festival is expected to host close to 25,000 punters and is headlined by the likes of Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix and Steve Aoki.