A HUGE blaze tore through a Croation island where rapper Tyga was set to perform as part of a music festival.
Tyga, along with UK rapper Not3s, cancelled their performances amid safety fears as festival goers were evacuated from the island.
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The rappers had been set to perform at Papaya nightclub on Zrce beach, on the island of Pag, but a giant forest fire had begun to engulf trees just metres away from the sand, and the performances were called off.
The gigs were part of Fresh Island Festival, a three day affair described as “the hottest urban, hip hop and RnB experience on the beautiful isalnd of pag.”
Footage taken by festival goers shows Tyga fans rushing to evacuate the beach as huge flames lick trees in a wooded area close behind the nightclub.
Tyga and Not3s’ set was supposed to begin at 11 pm, ending at 6 am for keen hip hop and RnB lovers, but at 12.30 pm Notes tweeted: “They are saying I can’t perform, I’m backstage been here since 12:30am……..”
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In a statement posted to Facebook, organisers said: “Due to the fire behind the far side of Zrce we have paused tonight’s performance under instruction from the police and fire service as a safety precaution.
“Security have escorted fans to the beach and parking behind Noa Club and will direct people to shuttle buses leaving from the top of Noa Club parking near the main road to take people to Novalja town.
“We advise everyone to please use the buses provided to get back to the town.
“The safety of everyone at the festival is our utmost priority and we appreciate everyone’s patience during this time.”
The Croatian island is also home to the infamous Hideout festival, an electronic music extravaganza that has run since 2011.
Music lovers party on beautiful Zrce beach from sunset to sunrise, but 2019’s offering saw some controversy – with Brit tourists claiming heavy handed anti-English security guards took things too far.
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Hideout festival attendees posted shocking footage to social media of a gang of security guards kicking one Brit tourist while he lay on the floor.
There were also claims from festival goers they were robbed at knife-point by bouncers.
Tyga is yet to release a statement on the incident.
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