Mutiny Festival has cancelled its second day of acts following the unexpected deaths of two festival-goers yesterday evening (May 26).
The festival, which is held at the Farlington Playing Fields in Portsmouth, announced that today’s date had been cancelled in light of the tragic events as a “safety precaution”.
In a statement, Mutiny Festival called the news of two on-site deaths “terrible” and insisted that the safety of their “amazing” customers has always been “paramount”.
“To keep everyone safe and in respect to those who have passed, we have taken the decision not to open today,” the festival’s website reads.
“As you can imagine, this decision was not taken lightly and was taken with the support of the local statutory authorities who we continue to work with.“
The Hampshire Constabulary are reporting that an 18-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man both passed away yesterday evening after being taken ill at the festival, but their deaths are not being treated as suspicious.
[Craig David performing in 2016]
The police have also confirmed that the deaths are being treated as “separate incidents at this stage” as inquiries into the matter continue.
The likes of Dizzee Rascal and Idris Elba performed at the festival yesterday, while Craig David, Sean Paul and Kurupt FM from the BBC Three series People Just Do Nothing were set to take to the stage later on today.
Craig David was among those to acknowledge the deaths on Twitter today (May 27), writing: “My heart goes out to the family and friends of the two young people who lost their lives at @MutinyFestivals yesterday.”
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