A free concert by electronic DJ-producer
The concert was to run from 8 p.m. to midnight at Hangar 8 within the Santa Monica Airport. Hangar 8, which is regularly used for private events and music video shoots, has a maximum capacity of 1,500 people. Santa Monica police told L.A. Now that up to 3,000 fans with what appeared to be free tickets arrived at the venue site.
It was unknown how many tickets for the event were dispersed to fans.
[Updated at 11:15 a.m., Nov. 14: MTV passed along the following statement: "Turnout for the concert far exceeded the 1,000 capacity for the venue. Prior to turning fans away, officers of the Santa Monica Police Department called in backup to help manage the crowd. At approximately 11 p.m., organizers considered it best to end the event earlier than scheduled. Fans filed out in an orderly fashion and no one was hurt. MTV Iggy thanks the fans who showed up for the performance and regrets any inconvenience caused by its early end."]
L.A. Now reports that the concert was shut down about 9:30 p.m. with only about 400 people inside the venue. As many as 2,000 were estimated to be waiting outside.
Flux Pavilion, whose real name is Joshua Steele, has posted on