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Alkaline's gig at Brixton's O2 Academy was cancelled after fans tried to gatecrash it

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kyra hanson

It all kicked off at the O2 Academy in Brixton last night after dancehall musician Alkaline’s gig was cancelled over fears public safety would be compromised. 

At around 8pm the met police were called to a ‘disturbance’, roads were closed off and people in the area at the time described Brixton as looking like a ‘war zone’. From what we've seen on social media, a crowd tried to force their way through fire exits and the gig was mainly cancelled due to external rather than internal crowd control. The BBC has reported one injury but there have been no arrests. 

It's not the first time the MOBO-nominated artist has had his gig cancelled due to safety concerns, a similar thing happened last year during his ‘New level Unlocked’ tour. 

A spokesman for Academy Music Group has apologised and advises all ‘customers are advised to please contact their point of purchase in the first instance for further information.’ 

In more cheery music news, check out pics of the newly refurbished venue The Garage.

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