After two tragic deaths at Mutiny Festival this weekend, Day 2 of the UK festival was cancelled. The festival which was held at the coastal city of Cosham had a lineup that included headliners Sean Paul, Craig David, Sub Focus, Pete Tong, and Chris Lorenzo.
The two deaths that occurred have been reported to be of 18-year-old Georgia Jones and 20-year-old Tommy Cowan. Both Jones and Cowan died from “complications from taking pills” before the festival issued a warning of a “high strength or bad batch” of pills. Jones’s body temperature rose so much that she had a fit for 45 mins. Cowan was found collapsed at the festival around 7:30pm.
Georgia’s mother shared in a tribute on Facebook,
“I can now say Georgia died yesterday due to complications after taking two pills at Mutiny. If nothing else, I hope what has happened to her will deter you from taking anything ever.”
13 other people were taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital for “not necessarily drug-related” reasons. Out of the 13 people admitted one is in critical condition, and everyone else is in a minor condition.
As a safety precaution the festival has been cancelled and people have been advised to responsibly dispose of any substances. 2018 marked the festival’s fifth anniversary.
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