Two dead after visiting Sydney music festivals Listen Out and Knockout
Two men have died while six others have been hospitalised after attending separate music festivals in Sydney over the weekend.
One man, aged in his 20s, collapsed at the Knockout festival venue at Sydney Olympic Park.
He was taken to Concord Hospital where he died.
A second man, also aged in his 20s, had attended Listen Out in Centennial Park on Saturday. He collapsed after returning with friends to a hotel in Chippendale.
He later died after being rushed to St Vincent’s Hospital.
Two people have died while six have been hospitalised after attending separate music festivals in Sydney over the weekend (pictured, revellers at Listen Out in Centennial Park)
Autopsies will be carried out to determine the two men’s deaths.
The festival season had only just kicked off this weekend, with almost 30,000 ravers the Listen Out festival currently touring the nation.
Loud and proud revellers flocked to the event and partied the night away as a large police presence watched on.
The star-studded line-up of artists headlining the event included American stars such as Skrillex, Lil Uzi Vert, Ice Spice, Four Tet and Marc Rebillet.
Western Sydney drill rap group OneFour were a last-minute addition to the line-up and cut it fine to get to the stage on time for their 5pm set.
Many women got creative with their outfit choices – with bright neon hair braids and bright colourful crop tops being a major staple of the festival.
Other women chose to use the warm weather to show off their midriffs.
Thousands of revellers donned summer outfits for the Listen Out festo=ival in Sydney’s Centennial Park
More than 27,000 people converged the Sydney leg of the Listen Out festival
Saturday’s crowd joined thousands of revellers who have attended the Listen Out and Listen In festivals in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth in recent weeks.
Police had urged festival goers to keep their health and safety in mind while they party into the evening.
A high-visibility police operation targeted anti-social behaviour and alcohol fuelled violence.
Local officers were assisted by licencing police, the dog unit, and other specialist commands inside and outside the festival grounds.
Acting Superintendent Nicole Roache urged attendees to look after their mates and seek medical attention if they are starting to feel unwell.
‘If you or one of your mates feels unwell, please seek professional medical attention at one of the medical tents on-site,’ she said.
‘Our goal is for everyone to enjoy the festival safely. We will not tolerate anyone who intends to jeopardise that safety or thinks they are above the law.’
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