The second day of Veld Music Festival ended prematurely due to a severe storm warning near Toronto’s Downsview Park (Here’s a video of the mayhem). Oliver Heldens’ set abruptly went mute for the evacuation warning, inevitably frustrating crowds. An event organizer apologized on the mic, but was unable to sooth the fans’ storm of expletives. The cancellation was definitely the right move though, as Toronto was subsequently hit with a colossal storm that featured extremely high winds and even some hail.
Festival goers were already upset after a two-hour long storm delay on Day 1, which cut short Nicky Romero’s set and canceled Pretty Lights’ and Markus Schulz’ performances. Unfortunately, they took out their frustrations on security and other workers, throwing garbage and water bottles at them after hearing the announcement. With one day of Digital Dreams being cancelled earlier this year, this marks the second time this summer that one of Toronto’s major festivals was put off. There’s no word yet on whether or not Veld will offer partial refunds. Fortunately, the afternoon was not a total loss, as local favorite Mark Oliver, SNBRN and Chocolate Puma began what looked like a promising day with killer sets.
I am confident we will provide an amicable solution that will be fair for everyone who purchased tickets. No worries https://t.co/Au5d6K7muG
— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) August 2, 2015