'Storm Area 51': Only 100 people show up to Paul Oakenfold gig

"Storm Area 51" basecamp in Hiko, Nevada (Picture: Getty)

Only 100 people showed up to a Paul Oakenfold gig at Area 51.

The British DJ had offered his services to the Area 51 Basecamp festival in Hiko, Nevada, United States, after becoming curious about the event.

It had been organised on the back of an original Facebook post that hoped to bring together people to storm the classified military facility that has long been rumoured to contain evidence of aliens.

Police thought at least 30,000 people would turn up after two million originally claimed they were interested.

In the end, only a few hundred actually walked up to the gates of Area 51 on Friday, with the number even less for the Oakenfold gig.

Only 100 people showed up for the Paul Oakenfold gig (Picture: Getty)

The DJ, who played for an hour, told Las Vegas Review Journal: “I’ve played some very unique shows from the Wall of China to Stonehenge and the base camp of Mount Everest, so for me it was an opportunity to do something challenging, different, unique.”

He admitted promoters had told him more people would show up after they apparently sold thousands of tickets for the festival.

Police revealed a total of 1,500 people had visited the festival site.

There was still plenty of fun had despite the small numbers (Picture: Getty)

The “Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us” Facebook event, which was later taken down, was originally intended as a joke so there is no surprise people were not willing to get in trouble with the law by actually storming the facility.

Lincoln County Sheriff Kerry Lee added: "They did threaten that they were going to storm.

"Once officers warned them about the consequences for storming the base, they did have second thoughts."

Cops arrested a total of five people on Friday.