Crowds overwhelmed security as they strolled through barriers at the O2 on Sunday night, gaining entry to a sold-out music concert.

Footage shows staff unable to control the flow of people, who entered the arena at around 9pm (November 28), as Nigerian singer Wizkid headlined the first of three shows at the North Greenwich venue.

Concerning parallels have been drawn with scenes in the USA last month, where ten people died at Travis Scott’s Astroworld after hundreds broke into the festival.

A spokesperson for the O2 said: “This evening, a breach of the security cordon on the arena entrance occurred and as a result, a number of fans in the queue were able to enter the venue.

“The situation was quickly contained by staff and the incident resolved

“The venue is reviewing security procedures for the remaining shows this week and advises fans to arrive early for security checks tomorrow night and again on Wednesday.”

One member of the crowd appears to shove a guard, dressed in orange, as a steady stream pours through metal-detecting security arches. 

Further footage shows an arch being dragged onto its side, as people make their way up a staircase into the venue.

Wizkid is performing another sold-out show tonight (November 29) as part of his Made in Lagos tour. A third date, December 1, was added due to popular demand. 

He was joined on stage by global stars, including Chris Brown and Skepta. 

Just weeks ago, ten people died and hundreds more were injured after a "crowd surge" at rapper Travis Scott’s two day Astroworld festival in Houston, Texas. 

Earlier in the day, crowds dismantled barricades and stampeded past security to gain entry to the event. 

The dead were between the ages of 14 and 27, according to authorities.

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