Mad Cool festival acrobat plunges 100ft to death during warm-up for Green Day

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An acrobat plunged 100 feet to his death during a performance at a Spanish music festival.

Horrified audience-members looked on as the performer fell while being suspended in a glass box at Madrid’s Mad Cool festival.

The man, named in reports as 30-year-old Pedro Aunion Monroy, was warming up for US rock band Green Day when the tragedy happened.

The headliners are believed to have taken to the stage afterwards without being told of the accident.

Green Day tweeted after the performance to say: “We just got off stage at Mad Cool Festival to disturbing news. A very brave artist named Pedro lost his life tonight in a tragic accident”.

The performer is thought to have been wearing a harness as the box was suspended from a crane.

Members of the crowd reportedly screamed in horror as he plummeted to the ground. He is said to have died soon after the fall.

Festival organisers defended continuing with the programme, saying Green Day’s performance had gone ahead “for security reasons”.

Journalist Albert Bonilla was at the festival and tweeted: “A rabbit has come onto the stage to announce Green Day. Out comes the group and it’s as if nothing had happened”.

Actor Adrian Randle added: “I couldn’t in good faith stay to watch Green Day perform after that. Thoughts go out to the family of the performer.”

The Evening Standard has contacted the organisers of Mad Cool festival for comment.

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