Extremúsika numbers 72,000 people attending the festival, which will repeat on the Pilar bridge in 2023

Public attending the concerts this Saturday at the Extremúsika festival. / ARMANDO MENDEZ

Red Cross made 103 assistances last night and had to transfer three people to health centers

Cristina Nunez

72,000 spectators in three days, from Thursday to Saturday. Those are the numbers offered by the
Extremusika organization as a balance on the 2022 edition, which will have a replica on the same dates in 2023. October has worked and, as announced last night on the screens of the venue after the Reincidentes concert, the Pilar bridge (October 12 , Thursday, Friday 13 and Saturday 14) this appointment will be held again. Artists such as Mala Rodríguez, Kase O. Jazz Magnetism, Bad Gyal, Soziedad Alkoholika and Cristian Varela yesterday filled the different spaces, the three stages set up in a Fairground where there were also catering spaces, a market and even a point where piercings.


Regarding security, the Red Cross report shows the increase in assistance that had to be carried out in its health set. There were 109 last Saturday night, while last Friday 42 were treated. On Thursday there were 44. Specifically, yesterday there were 26 people injured, 21 injuries, two poisonings, one heart condition, six respiratory pathologies, 10 digestive pathologies, two loss of consciousness, two attentions for general malaise. Another 35 services provided are included under the heading ‘others’. This medical report also indicates that three people had to be transferred to the hospital due to pathologies that required hospital tests for their diagnosis. The service provided by this organization consists of 34 people, in addition to material resources such as two ambulances and several vehicles.

The most relevant incident of this musical event was the
macho aggression that took place on Friday night and for which the National Police arrested a man. The Red Cross recorded this case in the incident section and sources from this organization indicated that a woman was treated with bruises on her face.

The public that moved to the Equestrian Center was numerous and the long lines were visible in the center of the city, both in the special bus service and in the taxis. Last night, the vast majority of the city’s taxi fleet (about 60 out of 75) were attending to the great demand produced by this festival, in which the party was not only inside but also outside, in the big drinks that were held in abroad, in many cases featuring minors who did not have a ticket.

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Extremúsika numbers 72,000 people attending the festival, which will repeat on the Pilar bridge in 2023