SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA, the band who headlined Saturday night’s gig at the Phoenix Park in Dublin have issued a brief statement today.
Writing on their Facebook page the band said that they have asked for all the information and are planning to liase with promoters MCD directly on what they can do to help.
They also said that they have been requested by the promoters to “remain quiet and respectful of their event safety processes”.
The band went on to play at Scotland’s T in the Park festival on Sunday. Calvin Harris, Snoop Dogg, Tinie Tempah and Dublin band Original Rude Boys were also on the line up for Saturday’s show.
Here’s Swedish House Mafia’s statement in full:
We played a festival in Ireland at the weekend and reports of incidents are coming to us. We didn’t see anything but have asked for all the info and are respectful of the promoter’s need to wait and give us all the clear facts.
When we know more we will liase with the Festival promoter directly on what we can do to help but for now we have to respect their request to us that we remain quiet and respectful of their event safety processes.
The festival itself was amazing and we had no idea this had happened and neither did the other numerous artists who played. Once we know all the facts we will deal with it in the best way we can. Thank you. Swedish House Mafia.
Nine people were stabbed at the event on Saturday night and one person has been charged in connection with incidents at the concert, which was attended by 45,000 people.
Yesterday concert promoters MCD issued a statement expressing their disappointment that “an individual or very small number of individuals engaged in anti-social behaviour” at the concert.
MCD managing director Denis Desmond said CCTV footage has been handed over to gardaí.
Three males in their teens or early twenties died of overdoses on Saturday night in Dublin – one of them had collapsed prior to the concert in the Phoenix Park and had sought medical attention inside the arena.