130 Arrested At Rock Festival Featuring Godsmack, Everclear

Fans reportedly storm stage at radio concert also featuring Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Cypress Hill.

MTV News Online

More than 130 fans were arrested and about 30 others were treated for injuries Saturday at a radio festival near Boston featuring Godsmack, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Filter, Everclear, Static-X, Cypress Hill and Stone Temple Pilots, according to local news accounts.

Fifty-six people were arrested outside the WBCN River Rave show at Foxboro Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., mostly in connection with minor drug possession and alcohol-related offenses, according to the Boston Herald. An additional 75 concert-goers were taken into custody inside the venue, the Herald reported.

The majority of arrests inside the stadium were related to trespassing charges, after several hundred ticket holders in the stands rushed the field-level barricades during the set from Boston-area favorites Godsmack.

Local police said it was the largest number of arrests made at the stadium since the late '80s, when 90 people were arrested during a show by the Grateful Dead.

None of the injuries reported at the festival was considered life-threatening by authorities, with the most serious — including several broken noses — coming as a result of activity in the mosh pit near the front of the stage.

Organizers estimate 50,000 fans attended the sold-out weekend event, and despite the incidents, radio station WBCN-FM is hoping to hold next year's concert at the same facility.

— David Basham