'Someone should be fired' - Foo Fighters fans still queuing as concert begins

The event company behind last night's Foo Fighters concert in Christchurch has apologised after thousands of fans missed out on the beginning of the show.

The rock stars played to a crowd of more than 25,000 at AMI Stadium as part of their Australasian tour.

However, around 6,000 fans were forced to experience the beginning of the show from behind the gates of the venue.

Many expressed their frustration on social media.

Todd Cassie tweeted to event organisers "#vbase seriously, this is how you manage a queue to the #FooFighters? #amateurs".

Glen Loader said he missed the Foo Fighters perform Learn To Fly and Breakout because of he was stuck in a queue: "#someoneshouldbefired".

Event company Vbase issued an apology to disappointed fans this morning: "For those of you at The Foo Fighters tonight, we hope your experience wasn't dampened".

Vbase went on to say that "a huge volume of people arriving in the final hour meant we were racing to get everyone through securely and safely".

The Foo Fighters will play again at a charity concert in the Auckland Town Hall tomorrow.

Tickets go on sale today at 12pm with proceeds going to the New Zealand Music Foundation.

The stars continue their tour in support of their new album Sonic Highways with a performance at Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday night.

#vbase seriously, this is how you manage a queue to the #FooFighters? #amateurs

— todd cassie (@CassnzTodd) February 18, 2015

The Foo Fighters smile for Seven Sharp. Source: Seven Sharp