A rooftop end-of-year party for students has been slammed as 'dangerously overcrowded'.

More than 6,000 people said they were interested in attending the blowout in Bristol.

But the city centre bar Bambalan has a capacity of just 400, Bristol Live reports.

The event was not ticketed which meant it was a 'free-for-all', according to irate students.

Many have criticised the event's organisers after they turned up to find lengthy and 'dangerous' queues, before being turned away from the venue.

The event was organised by party planners Triple Cooked, who throw events all over the UK.

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University of Bristol student Finn McCoy said: "I was really annoyed at how badly planned it was, to be honest.

"They should have expected a big turnout as lots of people have just finished their exams and thousands of people said they were interested in going on Facebook .

"We arrived 30 minutes early to find a huge queue and there was only a few barriers up and nobody overseeing the mass of people, which made it feel like a free-for-all.

"It was so crowded in the queue and people were almost fighting to keep their spot. It was pretty dangerous as people couldn't even move their arms – everyone was pressed up against each other.

"We queued for over an hour and still didn't get in.

"We were told to come back in two hours but when we returned nothing had changed and there were people outside shouting how badly it was organised."

Just after the event started at 4pm on Wednesday, Triple Cooked posted on the event page to say that their card machines were down, advising people to instead bring their £10 entry fee in cash.

Since the event numerous people have left complaints on the event page, with one person writing 'this is the most appallingly organised event I have ever been to' and a handful of others saying the bouncers were unnecessarily rude.

Jacob Ware, 20, travelled from Cardiff with 10 friends especially for the event after seeing a post about it on Facebook.

He also said it was dangerous and poorly organised.

"We arrived at around 3.30pm and joined the queue, but then loads of people starting barging in and there was nobody supervising," said the economics student.

"I'm quite tall so was okay but a few of my smaller mates were getting swarmed – it was pretty dangerous to be honest.

"When we were in the queue we found out that the card machines were down on Facebook so we left to go and get cash out, but then decided it wasn't worth getting back in the queue so just went to a nearby pub before heading back to Cardiff.

"It was a shambles and a real shame as we were looking forward to a day out in Bristol."

A spokesperson for Bambalan said: "Following the Triple Cooked event at Bambalan we’d like to sincerely apologise for any disturbance caused.

"Triple Cooked approached us to host a private event on our rooftop, and we took all of the necessary steps to manage the event from our side of things.

"This included hiring extra security, crowd management and made sure to close admission to the event once we’d hit our legal capacity of 400.

"However due to an overwhelming number of people arriving in a very small amount of time this resulted in a crowd on Colston Avenue, which we took measures to disperse as quickly and quietly as possible. 

"Going forward we’re reviewing our private hire policy to ensure that all events are ticketed in advance to manage numbers, adhere to our company music policy and aren’t at all disruptive to the surrounding area to make sure Bambalan remains a great family friendly all day dining destination."

A spokesperson for Triple Cooked said: "We run this style event all the time, for example Headrow House today in Leeds.

"That show is free entry, 6,000+ attending and never has an issue.

"Large queues outside that stretch around street corners.

"We’ve never had an issue.

"At as the event promoter our job is to book the venue, and provide the music and production.

"Anything outside of that we have no direct control over."

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