Pausing the set for around 10 minutes, the fire started on one of the stage lights and caused no injuries.
According to Pitchfork, a festival employee explained that the fire was down to a “technical error” from the lighting rig.
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The lighting rig was lowered down towards the stage while ablaze to be dealt with.
Once the fire had been extinguished by a team of Primavera crew, Skrillex returned to his set.
Many shots from Skrillex’s fire set have circulated on social media. Watch a few clips below.
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This year alone, Skrillex has released two new albums, marking his first full-length projects in nine years.
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Written by: Tim Hopkins