Sugarland Planning Memorial For Indiana State Fair Dead

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August 16, 2011 | 9:05pm EST

Country duo Sugarland are planning a memorial concert in Indiana to honour the five fans who died during a stage collapse tragedy at the State Fair on Saturday.
The deceased were waiting for Sugarland to take the stage when a sudden storm brought the scaffolding crashing down on them.

On Monday Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush released a statement honouring the fans who lost their lives, and now they’re planning a return to Indiana to perform a tribute show.

A statement from the duo reads, “We are in the process of planning a private memorial in Indiana, to honour those fans who died. We would first like to hold space so that their families can have time to go through their own services and memorials.

“Until that time we are holding vigil for them. We join them on their mourning benches.”

Janet Jackson and Lady Antebellum have cancelled their upcoming performances at the Indiana State Fair in the wake of the tragedy and Maroon 5 and Train will perform their fair show on Thursday as a memorial to the deceased. All proceeds from the concert will benefit the families of the victims.