Madison Furness| Life
The New South Wales Premier vows to ban Defqon.1, after two suspected overdoses at Australian hard dance music festival.
NSW police reported over 700 people needed medical attention at the music festival for drug related issues, while 13 others have gone to Nepean hospital. Three remain in critical condition.
A 23-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman died in Nepean Hospital after they had collapsed at the festival around 9:00 P.M. The two casualties have not been fully identified.
There have been two other deaths in recent years. One being, Nigel Pauljevic, 26, he was found unconscious in a tent at the festival in 2015. He later died in hospital.
Gladys Berejiklian, Premier of NSW vowed to ban the event in her statement “I never want to see this event held in Sydney or New South Wales ever again — we will do everything we can to shut this down…” she said.
Following the event, ten people were charged with drug supply offences while 69 people were found to be in possession of drugs. Drugs such as GHB and MDMA were being carried in commercial quantity.
Two 17-year-old girls were charged with supplying 120 capsules of a prohibited drug into the festival.
Defqon.1 Weekend Music Festival is an annual event that takes place in Sydney Australia, The Netherlands and Chile. The festival plays hardstyle as well as other related genres such as, hardcore techno, hard house and hard trance.
About 30,000 people attended this year’s event.
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