Music festival gatecrashers aren’t anything new, but footage of courageous security-evaders at London’s Wireless Festival proves that gatecrashing is still a team sport, and the teams are always getting bigger.
As the BBC reports, dozens of hopeful punters managed to crash through a large metal door after one festival attendee casually unlatched the door for them while being watched by a security officer.
Footage of Wireless Festival’s weekend security nightmare (below) shows what the incident looked like from both inside and outside the festival grounds, as punters attempted to break down metal fences, rush security dead zones and climb fences to gain unlawful entry.
The pandemonium took place as grime musician Lethal Bizzle played his festival set on Saturday at around 8pm, and aside from security personnel, a lone police officer can also be seen attempting to subdue the crowds in the footage below.
It’s reminiscent of events that occurred at both the Perth and Sydney legs of Australia’s Listen Out festival last year, which left a 29-year-old security guard hospitalised.
In a statement, Wireless Festival organisers have said the incident was isolated, and didn’t result in any injuries. “The perpetrators were removed on an otherwise hugely successful first day,” the statement reads.
“Organisers of Wireless Festival take security very seriously and work closely with ShowSec Security, local police and other agencies to put procedures in place to ensure the event maintains an enjoyable and secure environment for all its customers.”
The three-day Wireless Festival wrapped up on Sunday night, 5th July. Catch footage of the event’s stampeding gatecrashers, below.
Wireless Festival 2015 Gatecrashers (Inside Perspective)
Wireless Festival 2015 Gatecrashers (Outside Perspective)
Wireless Festival 2015 Gatecrashers Rush Security