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Dancehall concert cancelled after hundreds storm venue


A SOLD out concert for Jamaican artist Alkaline was cancelled after fans reportedly stormed the venue resulting in police intervention.

Roads around the O2 Academy Brixton were closed from 8pm with witnesses likening the scenes to a “warzone” as promoters feared over crowd safety.

Footage posted online appears to show people forcing their way inside via a fire escape as staff and concert-goers attempted to barricade the doors.

Outside the venue CREDIT: Twitter

The Met was called in to provide backup after the venue’s security teams were overwhelmed.

However, fans took to Twitter to criticise managers for cancelling the show and demand refunds.

A staff member at the venue took to Twitter to defend the crowd inside the o2.

He said: “I was working inside by the mixer all night and everyone inside the club was as good as gold. There was no trouble inside the club.

“The night was cancelled on the spot because of the trouble outside. It was heartbreaking to see such a good vibe inside the club go to waste.”

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