DJ Kaleb Freitas has been killed and three others are injured after part of a stage collapsed during a storm at the Brazil Atmosphere Festival on Dec. 17.
The accident was captured by people in the crowd at the electronic music festival in Esteio near the southern city of Porto Alegre in Brazil.
The fan-caught footage shows the moment when the stage buckles and falls over while a crowd of around 5,000 people watched.
Freitas was performing when the structure was brought down and he was rushed to the hospital with head injuries but died soon after arrival.
The organizers have said severe weather conditions were responsible for causing the stage collapse.
The music festival went ahead despite adverse weather warnings from authorities.
Local Civil Defense coordinator Alexandre Camboa said: “The forecast for Sunday afternoon was gale-force winds, and torrential rain.”
Atmosphere Festival has issued an official statement (originally in Portuguese): “We always cherish the security of our audience, following all the processes, reports and authorizations requested by the local authorities. And to our audience we will keep them informed of all our actions to keep the truth about the facts that have occurred. We’re sorry, we lost a friend, an artist. Our priority is to assist the wounded and their families. We thank the military brigade and the fire department for all assistance.”
NOTA DE ESCLARECIMENTO OFICIAL Sempre prezamos pela segurança do nosso público, seguindo todos os processos, laudos e…
Sergio Bandoca, one of the people in charge of the exhibition centre where the rave took place, said: “It was madness. The scale of the tragedy could have been far worse. Things were flying all over the place. There was panic.”
Friends of Freitas, a 30-year-old who lived in Porto Alegre and whose real name is Kalleby Freitas da Rosa, took to Facebook to pay tribute to the musician.
One Facebook user wrote: “You were special Rest in peace, beautiful, enlightened! You made a lot of people happy, infected everyone who could be next to you! What a sad day I wanted so much to hold you! My heart is in pieces.”
“What a sad day! I will never forget your humility and your music! Go with God and a lot of light! #Luto #KalebFreitas” wrote another Facebook user.
Another person said: “Still in shock, can’t believe… :(. Go in peace Kaleb, play the ball up there now, you will miss us a lot here! Thank you for everything. A lot of strength for family right now.”
DJ Ramon Tapia wrote: “Really sad to hear DJ Kaleb Freitas got killed at Atmosphere Festival. May you rest in peace man.”
We are really sorry for the tragedy occurred in Atmosphere Festival last night. Our hearts are with the family and friends of DJ Kaleb Freitas and the rest of the injured. ❤️✊ #cenaeletronicaemluto
— Pobla (@PoblaStudio) December 18, 2017
Rest in peace Kaleb Freitas. Now you are a DJ of God. Have a good journey. Respect. Bless you.
— Brian Cross (@BrianCrossIbiza) December 17, 2017
My sincere condolences to DJ Kaleb Freitas who unfortunately lost his life,due to the storm at @atmospherefest
— Tunes4Life (@Choons4Life) December 18, 2017
Hearing of a catastrophic staging collapse in Brazil 1 dead, many others injured. RT @uigretchao: O conhecido Dj Kaleb Freitas, acabou falecendo hoje (17) no Parque Assis Brasil na cidade de Estero… #Luto pic.twitter.com/4PMlNhYbx0
— Joe (@ScanWorcester) December 17, 2017
— Rafael Maroni (@rafamaroni) December 17, 2017
Watch the horrific incident in the video above.