Boomtown Fair describes itself as ‘the uk’s maddest city’ and, with headliners like Maximo Park, Mystery Jets and Bob Marley’s son Julian, it’s no wonder that 30,000 people attend. Friday night a teenage girl collapsed at the festival. The paramedics responded quickly but the young lady was pronounced dead on her arrival at a local hospital. The cause of death is unknown but there are rumours of it being related to drugs, police are not treating the incident as suspicious.
Social media users have said that at a festival where £130,000 worth of drugs were seized last year, something like this was sadly inevitable.