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Man dies while attending Bonnaroo Festival 2019

A 27-year-old man has died while attending Bonnaroo Festival 2019 after suffering a “medical situation”, organisers have confirmed.

The event, which has an 80,000 capacity, were alerted to an emergency after the 27-year-old Tennessee man was found unresponsive on the festival campgrounds.

While few details have been released, it has been confirmed that the man was attending the festival with his father and received CPR from medics in the immediate minutes after being found in a critical state. The man later died after being rushed to hospital.

The well-being of our patrons, staff, volunteers and artists is our primary concern, and we work diligently to ensure the safest festival possible,” festival organisers said in a statement. “Yesterday [June 15th], our medical team in Plaza 11 was asked to respond to a medical situation in a nearby campsite.

“The Bonnaroo Medical team and Coffee County Emergency Services were on the scene within minutes. A 27-year-old male patron camping with his father was unresponsive. The medical team administered CPR, and he was transported to the hospital where he died.

“We understand that he had an underlying medical condition, but we have no further information at this time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.”