Thousands of people evacuated the hip hop festival after a fire sparked in the nearby forest, according to reports. The Papaya nightclub has also been evacuated due to fire. Huge plumes of smoke coated the festival which draws in the genre’s biggest acts.

Festivalgoer Kristijan Rovan, from Slovenia, told Mirror Online she had been evacuated from Papaya nightclub, where US rapper Tyga was expected to play later this morning.

She said: “The fire is taking place in a forest near the beach and so far it’s only the forest that’s on fire.

“The problem for the firefighters is that it is very windy, so the fire is spreading quickly.”

Tyga has reportedly cancelled his performance at the festival.

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Tyga has yet to respond to disappointed and frightened fans, many who had no idea how huge the blaze had become.

Festival attendee Antonio Simmons told Daily Star Online: “There is a huge forest fire in woods directly attached to Zrce beach where the 2019 Fresh Island festival is being held.

“There are buses evacuating people away from the area.”

Chloe Foskett said: “The wildfire at Fresh Island Festival right now is mad. Whole thing been locked off.”

Some festival-goers are demanding a refund as “half a festival isn’t on.”

One said: “I think a refund should be in order. Half the festival isn’t on.

“Toga didn’t even get to perform, sort it out.

“Didn’t do this travel for nothing.”

source: express.co.uk

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