Sunday 14 August 2011
Iowa State Fair
3000 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA, United States
Tel: (515) 264-1486
Sugarland - The Incredible Machine
On August 13, 2011, five people were killed and over forty five people were injured when an outdoor stage collapsed due to high winds at the duo’s concert at the Indiana State Fair. It was not the stage itself which collapsed, rather, it was the rigging, lighting trusses and speaker mounts which gave way due to the left canopy being torn suddenly by the gust. The torn canopy now acting as a wind sail greatly threw off the balance of weight which caused the rigging to fail and drag in the direction of the sail. Moments after the crash, Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush posted on their Twitter account: “We are all right. We are praying for our fans, and the people of Indianapolis. We hope you’ll join us. They need your strength.”
Sugarland also cancelled their concert scheduled for August 14, 2011, at the Iowa State Fair.