Louis Tomlinson fans left injured after ‘dangerous stampede’ broke out at Brisbane concert during stoush over wrist bands among ticketholders vying for front row spots

Louis Tomlinson’s fans were caught in a stampede at the Riverstage venue in Brisbane, Australia, where the British singer is set to perform on Tuesday night.

Scores of ticket holders lined up overnight in the hope of securing a coveted position in the front row at the concert.

However, they were turned away by the venue, with camping prohibited, and promised that early arrivals would be given numbered wristbands from 9.30am on Tuesday morning to hold their position in the queue. Brisbane Times reports.

A line of 2000 fans turned up in a bid to secure the 500 blue wristbands on offer, with fights breaking out in the fray.

There was further anger when fans learned that others who arrived on Monday had already been given gold wristbands, with the stampede ending in a stampede.

Louis Tomlinson's fans were caught in a stampede at the Riverstage venue in Brisbane, Australia, where the British singer is set to perform on Tuesday night.  Louis is in the picture

Louis Tomlinson’s fans were caught in a stampede at the Riverstage venue in Brisbane, Australia, where the British singer is set to perform on Tuesday night. Louis is in the picture

‘We were thrown against the trees. A mother lost her two daughters, they were about 10 and nine years old,’ Madison Francis (15) told the Brisbane Times on Tuesday.

“It was very dangerous, there were a few injuries.”

Another fan, Elizabeth Hales, told the newspaper that fans were ‘jumping the gates’ leading to a ‘hectic’ situation.

A Brisbane City Council spokesman said such events would be better managed in the future.

“Due to warnings of severe weather, council officials acted in the interests of young supporters who lined up early, despite the rules against this,” the spokesperson told the Brisbane Times.

Scores of ticket holders lined up overnight in the hope of securing a coveted position in the front row at the concert.  However, they were turned away by the venue, with camping prohibited, and promised early arrivals numbered wristbands from 9.30am on Tuesday.

Scores of ticket holders lined up overnight in the hope of securing a coveted position in the front row at the concert. However, they were turned away by the venue, with camping prohibited, and promised early arrivals numbered wristbands from 9.30am on Tuesday.

A line of 2000 fans turned up in a bid to secure the 500 blue wristbands on offer, with fights breaking out in the fray.  There was further anger when fans learned that others who turned up on Monday had already been given wristbands, with the stampede ending in a stampede

A line of 2000 fans turned up in a bid to secure the 500 blue wristbands on offer, with fights breaking out in the fray. There was further anger when fans learned that others who turned up on Monday had already been given wristbands, with the stampede ending in a stampede

‘The event promoter later decided to honor the wristbands handed out by officers.

‘The Council will hold discussions with all promoters to ensure that their events are managed safely.’

The pop star, who shot to fame in boy band One Direction, made a quiet arrival in Sydney on Friday morning ahead of his national tour.

Louis kicked off the tour in Melbourne on Sunday.

He will play arena shows in Brisbane on Tuesday 30 January before returning to Sydney for a show on Friday 2 February.

During his last visit, Louis made headlines after accusing The Project’s Carrie Bickmore and Peter Helliar of fueling a One Direction feud.

The pop star, who shot to fame in boy band One Direction, made a quiet arrival in Sydney on Friday morning ahead of his national tour.  Louis kicked off the tour in Melbourne on Sunday

The pop star, who shot to fame in boy band One Direction, made a quiet arrival in Sydney on Friday morning ahead of his national tour. Louis kicked off the tour in Melbourne on Sunday

Peter asked: ‘There’s been a bit of 1D beef recently thanks to Liam talking a bit about the band. When you look back on your experience of the band, how do you feel about your experience of those days?’

A suspicious Louis replied: ‘Oh, so the fishing has already begun! Yes, I see what you’re doing. No, listen, I’m hugely proud, as I know Liam is, of course I’m hugely proud of those days.’

‘It was an incredible thing to do, especially at such a young age and I have great memories, great memories.’

Carrie pressed Louis further, asking if he ever gets fed up of still being linked to One Direction despite their split in 2016.

She asked: ‘Louis, when you say, ‘Ah, the fishing has begun’, I imagine it is so annoying to answer retrospective questions like that. Do you want to talk to the media about that time in your life versus how much you never want to talk about it again?’

Louis replied: ‘I’m more than happy to talk about it in every interview. It’s something I’m extremely proud of, like I said, it’s just when you mentioned the beef before, it sounded like you were getting ready to stir up some s**t, that’s all I’m saying.’