Sad warning after reveler found dead at popular music festival in Tasmania
- Man dies at Tasmanian music festival in Panama
- Police are not treating the death as suspicious.
- Festival goers warned against drug use
A man died at a popular Tasmanian music festival this weekend, authorities confirmed.
In a statement to NCA NewsWire, Tasmanian Police said the man, believed to be in his 40s, was found dead Saturday night at the Panama music festival near Launceston.
Police are not treating the man’s death as suspicious.
According to ABC reports, the festival organizer told the crowd not to take recreational drugs in an announcement after the death, which is believed to have occurred around 5:30 p.m.
“We don’t know if drugs were involved, but we want to put your safety first, so this announcement is just to tell you not to take recreational drugs,” Panama organizer Tim Carroll said.
It is not safe to do so.
“If you have any concerns, we are available, we are on the radio, also in the first aid cabin.”
A man, believed to be in his 40s, has died at the popular Panama music festival in Tasmania
Panama is a three-day festival described by the event as a ‘celebration of music and community’.
It is located in Lone Star Valley, in the northeast of the state.
“Every March, 1,500 patrons join us in the fields to camp out under the stars and witness some of the best acts you never knew you loved,” the festival says on its website.
The sold-out festival returned in 2023 after missing several years due to the pandemic.
It was spearheaded by the Zambian artist Sampa the Great.
The police said a report would be prepared for the coroner.
“Our thoughts are with the man’s family and loved ones at this difficult time.”
NCA NewsWire has reached out to the Panama Festival for comment.
Panama is a three-day festival, described as a ‘celebration of music and community’
Police say there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and are preparing a report for the coroner.