A dramatic storm that passed over a music festival in France over the weekend led to lightning striking in several spots and has left 15 people injured.


The Vieux Canal festival goers suffered through the storm while some were reportedly “directly hit by the lightning and suffered burns.” Those injured were treated on site before being taken to medical facilities.

A 44-year-old man, and a woman in her sixties are both in serious condition according to reports and young children were also among those in line of the vicious lightning strikes.

In an official statement, the festival announced cancellation following the fierce weather:

“We regret to announce to all our festival goers that there will be no festival tonight. Following the very violent storm of this afternoon, the approval of the festival was cancelled. We are truly sorry and we will return to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.”

Furthermore, Vieux Canal stated:

“We also thank the relief and services of the state present yesterday and who were able to quickly take care of the wounded.”

Pony Pony Run Run, Black Bones, Woodstock Revival, and The ZZ were among the acts on the lineup.

Source: NME