The inaugural Lost Lands Festival is making headlines before it has even concluded, however it’s not for a good reason. Last night during Destroid’s set, one the centerpiece volcanos on stage caught on fire. Throughout the first two days, the volcanos were blasting a massive amount flame and CO2 with no problems, but with any first time event, organizers must prepare for the worst.
When the fire erupted, Destroid members KJ Sawka, Excision and Downlink continued to play, communicating with each other and their sound techs headset when they got word the fire. The situation led to the stage being shuttered, but only temporarily. The fire was dealt with swiftly and the show went on within about 30 minutes. After the fire was put out and Zeds Dead had taken the stage, EDMTunes was able to chat briefly with KJ Sawka about what he experienced on stage during this ordeal.
“I definitely had a moment while this was going on thinking, ‘is this the Destroid final moment? Like, it’s in the name, Destroid. Are we about to destroy everything?’ These volcanos, they’ve never ever been done before. The amount C02 and flame that’s coming out these volcanoes has never been done before. Each one has two jet engines underneath them pumping jet fuel shooting out C02 and flames, and I was thinking, if a jet engine did blow up and all the jet fuel blew up, there would probably be some casualties, and probably us on stage too, so that’s exciting.” – KJ Sawka
Fortunately for all attendees and the band members, KJ’s very honest thinking did not become a reality, and he was able to speak about it in jest when it was confirmed that nobody was hurt. The show went on without pyrotechnics, but absence flames certainly did not put a damper on an incredible evening. This isn’t the first time that intense dubstep has lit a stage on fire, literally. Back in at EDC Vegas similarly caught fire as well. You can see some clips the event below, and fortunately it was nothing more serious than a short delay.