Over 200 people needed medical attention after the temperature peaked to 101 degrees Fahrenheit in Nashville during the Vans Warped Tour.
Too Hot To Handle
According to reports, at least 20 fans had to be taken to the hospital for heat-related issues during the concert held at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds.
The Nashville Fire Department was present at the venue to take the victims to the hospital. Paramedics from the Vanderbilt University Medical Center also responded.
"We anticipate more as the first aid tent continues to stay full," said Joseph Pleasant, spokesperson of the Nashville Fire Department.
AccuWeather reported that the weather at Nashville during the concert on Tuesday, July 10, reached up to 101 degrees. There was brief relief from the sweltering heat when it started raining around noon.
BREAKING: more than 200 people treated for heat-related illnesses at the Vans Warped Tour at the Nashville fairgrounds. Crews are bringing in ice. Temp here is about 90 degrees. pic.twitter.com/2X0fPiBP67 — Kim St. Onge (@KimWSMV) July 10, 2018
There were 16 water tents that offered free water and ice throughout the venue to provide comfort to the audience.
The Vans Warped Tour concert in Nashville started at 11 a.m. and ran until 9 p.m. Around 15,000 people were expected to attend the all-day event.
In a statement last week, organizers revealed that they have taken extra measures to ensure that everyone will be taken care of.
"The Vans Warped Tour worked diligently with the Tennessee Fairgrounds and Vanderbilt Medical Center event teams to be properly staffed with on site medics and physicians per their guidance and expertise," it read. "The Warped Tour security, medical, and production teams all also worked in close contact with the EMS team from Nashville Fire to ensure we had proper resources as medical calls increased with the temperature."
The Houston stop of the concert tour earlier this month also had to be evacuated because of strong rains.
Vans Warped Tour's Final Year
The Vans Warped Tour, an annual rock concert festival, is making its final trek across the country this year. A huge lineup of bands have signed up to perform, including Taking Back Sunday, All Time Low, Mayday Parade, The Maine, and Sum 41.
The next concert stop will take place at the Virginia Beach on Thursday, July 12.