Four men were rushed to the hospital at Garage Nation Festival in east London last night after an apparent knife fight broke out in the VIP section.
According to Metropolitan Police, two men were taken to the Major Trauma Centre via air ambulance with deep stab wounds — one with what was described as “life-changing” injuries.
Two other victims had minor “stab and slash” wounds, not nearly as serious. One saw himself to a nearby hospital and was later released, while the other was treated on site.
Some blame the horrific act of violence on lax security at the music festival and have spoken out on social media to express their concerns. Meanwhile, organizers seem to be doing everything they can by cooperating and aiding with the ongoing investigation.
A spokesman from Garage Nation’s promoters said: “We run a strict four-stage policy search regime. The security was procured and agreed in line with the planning that has been ongoing for 12 months.”
Everyone stay safe out there.
Community Reacts To Garage Nation Festival Stabbing
How the fuck can security guards not detect knives at a festival? Just read a story that four people have been stabbed at the Garage Nation festival in Hainault. More to the point – why do festival goers feel the need to take knives in the fucking first place?
— Frankie (@FSR_76) July 1, 2018
4 stabbings at Garage Nation festival 😞
— G (@GDOTRIZ) July 1, 2018
So my mums at the garage nation festival and she’s just called me saying she’s just seen a fight and the guy got his neck slit by a broken glass bottle😳😳
— morgy b x (@morganbedellx) June 30, 2018
Garage Nation is one of those UKG events where violence never ensued like that smh. I've never been a fan of Festivals but Garage events are better off not doing those sorts of places to be honest.
— Gunga Peas (@Nuubion) July 1, 2018
They still have garage nation/one dance fest in streatham in July. They just made their own separate festival too https://t.co/Ar7PLhXwbi
— KT (@XXVXIIXCIII) July 1, 2018
I’m absolutely shocked that 4 people got stabbed at garage nation over Hainault forest🌳yesterday,said know person ever with half a fucking brain🧠cell. Why people still entertain these low budget festivals is beyond me.
— Wayne Wilkinson (@waferthinwayne) July 1, 2018