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State broadcaster ORF has reported that the concert, due to held on May 22 at the Wels airfield in Upper Austria, may be in jeopardy because the airfield was bombed by Allied aircraft in World War II.
The threat of unexploded bombs at the site, which is expected to house up to 80,000 ravenous rock fans, means the show may have to be pulled.
Hermann Wimmer, the Social Democratic (SPÖ) deputy mayor of Wels, said to ORF however that no decision will be enforced until the area has been assessed by bomb defusal experts.
The show has already been put into question previously, having come under scrutiny from environmental groups for posing a risk to endangered birds.
Bodies such as the WWF Upper Austria had raised doubts over the welfare of a large amount of curlews in the area and also 200 pairs of endangered birds that nest on the ground.