Man dies at Electric Picnic festival

Monday 03 September 2007 12.41
Electric Picnic - 23-year-old dies overnight
Electric Picnic - 23-year-old dies overnight

A post mortem examination will take place tomorrow on the body of a 23-year-old man who died after attending the Electric Picnic Festival in Co Laois over the weekend.

The 23-year-old was removed from the festival site to Portlaoise General Hospital after he fell ill around 2am this morning.

It is understood the man was brought to the festival medical centre for treatment before being rushed to hospital in Portlaoise where he died in the early hours of this morning.

An investigation is under way to establish the circumstances surrounding the man's death, however gardaí say that foul play is not suspected at this stage.

Over 30,000 people are attending the music festival at Stradbally Hall.

The three-day event began on Friday and is due to finish up tonight.

The promoters of the festival have extended their sympathies to the man's family.