September 03, 2016
Medics and emergency response teams were requested to respond to more than 1,000 people who rushed a stage at the Budweiser Made in America Concert Saturday, a festival that's drawn thousands to the Ben Franklin Parkway every Labor Day Weekend since 2012.
One attendee told the Inquirer that the incident happened during Jay Electronica's performance at the Liberty Stage – one of the festival's five stages.
The hip-hop artist from New Orleans called his fans up on stage as he sang, "We Made It."
Jay Electronica just asked the entire crowd to come up on stage with him at MIA in Philly. pic.twitter.com/ZCiSmCh6AP— Only Hip Hop Facts (@OnlyHipHopFacts) September 3, 2016
This year's performers – including Rihanna and Coldplay – are likely to draw many. Last year, the festival saw more than 130,000 attendees.
The 2016 festival extends from Saturday until Sunday while Rihanna will take the Rocky Stage Saturday night at 9:30 p.m.
Live Nation's contract with Philadelphia will expire next year.