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Heineken Jammin' Festival 2007


DATE: 15-06-2007
LOCATION: Parco S. Giuliano, Mestre

VENICE (Reuters) - A whirlwind hit Venice on Friday, injuring about 25 people and forcing the cancellation of a festival headlined by rock band Pearl Jam was to have played, police and fire services said.
The whirlwind hit late in the afternoon, bringing down sound towers and girders on the stage for the Heineken Jammin' Festival as well as trees in the surrounding park. Several vehicles were overturned by the strong winds.
The damage forced the cancellation of the festival, organizer Roberto De Luca told local media.
The park where the concert was to have been held was on the mainland part of the city and there were no reports of damage in the city's historic centre in the lagoon.
Venice Mayor Massimo Cacciari said 19 people had been taken to hospitals but only one suffered serious fractures, news agency ANSA reported.
Traffic on the bridge that connects the lagoon city to the mainland was temporarily disrupted by debris.
The Friday night concert was Pearl Jam's only Italian appearance on their current tour.
The band sold over 9 million copies of their debut album "Ten" and their track "Man of the Hour" was on the soundtrack for Tim Burton's film "Big Fish."

MILANO (Reuters) - Il Comune di Venezia, Milano Concerti e Heineken hanno deciso di annullare tutti i concerti previsti per oggi e domani nel corso dell'Heineken Jammin Festival a Venezia, dopo che ieri sera una violenta tromba d'aria causato danni al palco ferendo una ventina di persone.
Lo hanno riferito in una nota Ca' Farsetti, Milano Concerti e Heineken, ribadendo quanto annunciato ieri sera dal sindaco di Venezia, Massimo Cacciari.
"Una tromba d'aria di inaudita violenza abbattutasi sull'area del festival ha divelto le torri di amplificazione, reso inagibile il palco principale e messo fuori uso fondamentali impianti tecnici ed elettrici", si legge nella nota in cui gli organizzatori precisano che, data l'entitÓ dei danni, Ŕ risultato impossibile proseguire con la manifestazione.
Secondo quanto riferito dal Comune di Venezia e dagli organizzatori, ieri sera sono rimaste ferite 19 persone tutte in modo non grave, tuttora ricoverati negli ospedali del Veneziano.
L'edizione 2007 dell'Heineken Jammin Festival doveva svolgersi a San Giuliano, nella terraferma veneziana, con in programma ieri sera anche l'unica data italiana dei Pearl Jam, poi annullata assieme anche all'attesissimo concerti di Vasco Rossi in programma per domani sera.


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