Nuremberg (dpa/lby) - After the first day of the festival at "Rock im Park", the emergency services drew a positive interim balance. "Compared to 2019, we are seeing a noticeable decrease in operations and assistance," said the spokesman for the Bavarian Red Cross, Sohrab Taheri-Sohi, on Saturday. "We appreciate that people are more prudent and careful to enjoy the event after two years of pandemic."
From the day of arrival, Thursday to Saturday morning, the paramedics had to provide help around 970 times. There were around 50 transports to the hospital.
After two Corona breaks, the twin festivals "Rock im Park" around the Zeppelinfeld in Nuremberg and "Rock am Ring" at the legendary Nürburgring in the Eifel will take place again on the Whitsun weekend. According to the organizers, more than 160,000 music fans celebrate at the two festivals from Friday to Sunday.
Around 70 bands were to perform on three stages. On Saturday, performances by the US rock band Green Day, the musician Jan Delay and the Italian Eurovision Song Contest 2021 winner band Måneskin were planned in Nuremberg. "Incredibly keen on Rock im Park today," wrote a visitor on Twitter around noon.
A storm warning had briefly caused unrest on the first day of the festival, on Friday. In the evening, as a precaution, spectator stands were cleared and the performance of the Beatsteaks was postponed. But then it stayed with temporarily heavy rain.