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Cradle Of Filth man injured at Bloodstock

By | Published on Monday 17 August 2009

Cradle Of Filth were forced to cut their headline set at the Bloodstock festival on Saturday night short after guitarist Paul Allender was hit by an object thrown from the audience. What is it with idiots throwing things at artists they seemingly like? I’m increasingly of the opinion gig goers should have to pass a test before being allowed to buy tickets

Anyway, having seemingly been knocked unconscious by the object, Allender was treated in an ambulance at the event and then taken to hospital for further checks. Although there has been no official confirmation of what it was that was thrown at the band, some witnesses told Metal Hammer that several large gob-stoppers, the size of cricket balls, were thrown at the stage.

In a statement, the festival’s organisers said: “One selfish ticketholder soured an amazing day and a stunning performance by the closing headliners. We’re hoping that the rest of the fans in attendance will enjoy the rest of the weekend with the camaraderie and unity that has made Bloodstock Open Air the great festival it is”.