A security guard working at Glastonbury Festival 2019 has been found dead in his tent on the final night of the event.
With few specific details being released, it has emerged that the security guard was in his 60s and was found in his tent at 5pm on Sunday evening.
While he had been working the night shift as part of 25-man security team patrolling the site, the deceased man had not been physically working the 24 hours that proceeded his death.
“At 5pm yesterday, we were made aware of the sudden death of a man in his 60s on one of the campsites at Glastonbury Festival,” a spokesperson for Avon and Somerset police said in a statement. “Officers attended and are satisfied the man’s death is not suspicious. The coroner has been informed.”
The major company behind providing the security for Glastonbury and other festivals, G4S, have responded by offering condolences to the family: “At 5pm on June 30, one of our employees was found dead in his tent at Glastonbury Festival, where he had been working as a security officer. The next-of-kin have been informed. Our thoughts are with his loved ones at this difficult time,” they said.
Despite the tragic news about the death of a security guard, a jubilant Emily Eavis has hailed the 2019 edition of Glastonbury Festival as the “best one yet” after witnessing The Cure see out the weekend with a monster headline set on the Pyramid Stage.
Glastonbury Festival has witnessed headline performances from the likes of Stormzy, The Killers, Tame Impala, Chemical Brothers and more in yet another landmark year. Even considering the names on the top of the bill, lower down the likes of Idles, Miley Cyrus, Liam Gallagher and the many hundreds of other performers managed to see out the weekend in spectacular style.
In reflection, co-organiser Emily Eavis was in buoyant mood: “Absolutely, no doubt about it. The greatest show on planet Earth,” she told the Glastonbury Free Press. “This is, without question, the best Glastonbury ever,” she added.
After discussing some of the best performances of the weekend, Eavis said “I am speechless,” in regards to Stormzy’s headline act on Friday evening. “That gig was incredible! What a man,” she added.
Eavis continued: “It was a huge moment for us, up there with the all-time greatest Glastonbury headline performances and one for the history books! The perfect gig. I’m so happy for him, it could not have been better.”
“It also confirmed for me that our crowd is the best in the world. Watching that huge audience lock in and give so much back was very moving. The atmosphere was incredible. But then it has been since the gates opened.”