Audience evacuated at Blossoms gig in Stockport after fire alarm goes off

Crowds at a Blossoms gig in Stockport have been evacuated after the fire alarm went off prior to the band playing a highly anticipated hometown show. The group are performing at Stockport Plaza tonight to promote their new album Ribbon Around the Bomb.

But before the band took to the stage, the audience were evacuated after the fire alarm sounded at the venue. A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said the incident was being treated as a ‘false alarm’.

The audience was allowed back inside the venue just before 9pm. A video from inside the Plaza shows a member of staff asking people to leave ‘due to circumstances beyond our control’. “Unfortunately I’m not joking,” the man said.

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One member of the audience told the M.E.N.: “Blossoms weren’t on yet. There’s a film on promoting their new album and they cut that short, and someone came on and said ‘due to circumstances out of our control our alarms have gone off and we will have to evacuate the building’.”

Just after 9pm Blossoms tweeted: “Sorry about the fire alarm that went off at @StockportPlaza1. All sorted now. False alarm. The venue’s letting everyone back in now so we’ll see you on stage very shortly x”

The Stockport five-piece are set to play an intimate show in their hometown tonight before embarking on a series of huge arena and festival gigs over the summer.

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