M.I.A made a trip back home this past weekend to perform at the Big Chill festival in Hertfordshire, but was forced to cut her set short, as 200 revellers rushed the stage. The outspoken MC was the Saturday headliner and asked fans to join her onstage during her hit single ‘Paper Planes’. But to her surprise, 200 or so excited fans climbed barriers, causing officials to end her set early. Sometimes being too rock ‘n’ roll just doesn’t work, does it?
Festival organisers released the following statement:
“A spokesperson for M.I.A. thanked the wonderful audience at the Big Chill for the fantastic reception received and apologised for having to cut the set short due to overwhelming demand for fans to come on stage when only a few were expected.”