Summer Music Festivals: Four tragic stage collapses lead to deaths and injuries

Summer Music Festivals: Four tragic stage collapses lead to deaths and injuriesMusic festivals are a staple of the summer season, and since the inception of Lollapalooza in 1991, outdoor concerts and worldwide attendance at festival shows have increased dramatically. 2011 has been a strong year for these shows, in terms of attendance, but events in the past two months are leaving many promoters, managers, fans, and artists ill at ease — and in mourning. Read more…