German police suspend open-air rock concert due to terrorism alert

Festival organisers said they had been asked by police to shut down the festival "due to a terrorist threat".

Crowds at a rock festival in Germany have been evacuated because of "concrete leads" of a possible terror threat.

A music festival in Germany has been evacuated over terrorist concerns.

They added: "We hope that the festival will continue tomorrow".

Several hours later, the organizers updated the page, writing, "The organizers of Rock am Ring and the police are working nightshifts to take all necessary measures to guarantee a safe festival".

Rock am Ring just released a statement confirming that the rest of the June 2 lineup has been canceled, including a headlining performance from Rammstein.

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Festival-goers were told to move to the camping area after being told of the evacuation.

The incident comes less than a fortnight after a terrorist killed 22 people at a concert in Manchester.

'We have to support the police investigations'.

Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, who on Tuesday donated the proceeds from his first-ever solo show in his home town of Manchester to victims following last week's attack, was also scheduled to perform.

However, the organizers are expecting to go ahead with the festival on Saturday.

The cancellation was announced on the Rock am Ring Facebook page.

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