UPDATE: 6/12/15 6pm:
The man who tragically lost his life at Adelaide’s Stereosonic festival yesterday has been revealed as 19-year-old Stefan Woodward.
Stereosonic have also today posted a message to their Facebook saying “We cannot express our concerns highly enough regarding the dangers of drug use. We have tragically lost two lives to drugs during our festival and whilst every effort has been made to protect you and keep you safe with our teams of professional medical and security staff, you as individuals need to make smart choices and understand the risks you are taking.”
Grab the full statement below, and stay safe out there.
ORIGINAL STORY: A man attending the Stereosonic 2015 festival in Adelaide today has died.
According to adelaidenow, police were called after paramedics treated the man at around 5pm today.
Police are alleging the man has in possession of a number of pills and was rushed to Royal Adelaide Hospital where he later died.
Another man was also rushed to hospital earlier in the day suffering “a medical episode” at the festival.
This is the second death during the Stereosonic 2015 tour. A 25 year old women died in Sydney after attending the festival last weekend.
South Australia Police have released this statement following the death.
A man has died after it is believed he took an illicit drug this afternoon.
Just before 5pm on Saturday 5 December, Police were advised that a man was receiving treatment from paramedics at the Stereosonic music festival.
He was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital, where he later died.
The initial investigation indicates the man had consumed an illicit drug and was in possession of a number of pills.
The pictured pills may be related and Police once again warn the public of the risks associated with taking any illicit substance.
Earlier in the day, another man was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital at midday after he suffered from a medical episode. It appears as though he also consumed an illicit substance and he remains in a critical condition in hospital.
Police are calling for anyone who may have any information that can assist Police with the investigation into either incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Police are preparing a report for the coroner.