A 19-year-old woman has died from an alleged overdose of drugs after attending a Sydney music festival on Saturday.
The woman, from the central coast of New South Wales, was rushed to Westmead hospital at eight o'clock in the evening, but died later in the evening, the total number of drug-related deaths at dance festivals in the last six months to five.
The electronic hip-hop FOMO Festival event took place in the midst of a more thorough investigation into the use of drugs and a renewed debate about testing pills at music festivals throughout the country.
A 19-year-old woman died after being rushed to the hospital for a suspected overdose after attending a Sydney dance festival on Saturday
The tragic incident brings the total of drug-related deaths at dance festivals to five deaths in the past six months, despite increased police presence and drug warnings for party goers
Behind the scenes and away from the front line, more than 130 policemen and drugged dogs (right) watched to oversee the event, including dozens of policemen who stopped and searched cardholders at the front gates (left)
The unidentified woman was just one of the more than 11,000 raised revelers who turned up for the electronic hip-hop event at the Parramatta Park in Sydney.
The sizzling temperatures of Saturday set the tone for the international line-up, crowned by the American rap superstar Nicki Minaj, when party-goers strutted their stuff in glittery and dazzling outfits.
Skimpy shorts, tights and transparent mesh were the order of the day for many young women who wore a number of daring and bright outfits.
The warm weather attracted a series of barely-there festival outfits as party-goers tried to fight the hot midday sun – to disassemble their strangest threads.
Many took it up to decorate their faces and bodies with glitter, complete with sparkling and brightly colored outfits.
Many young women wore some daring and light outfits with skimpy shorts, tights (left) and transparent mesh (right) the order of the day
Thousands of celebrated revelers have strutted their stuff in shimmering and dazzling outfits at the electronic hip-hop FOMO festival on Saturday
Sydney's hot weather also attracted a whole series of chunky outfits because festival goers tried to fight the hot midday sun with a number of creative outfit choices that left little to the imagination
Three friends rest between sets and pose to show off their pink and white outfits
The festival already toured several cities in Australia and New Zealand, beginning this month in Brisbane and ending on Sunday with a final Melbourne show.
It was Sydney's turn to organize the sold-out show on Saturdays with party-goers who get the most out of the sun, as the mercury fluctuated around the high 20s to the low 30s for most of the day.
But behind the scenes and away from the main acts, more than 130 policemen and drugged dogs watched to supervise some festival fanatics who went a little hard to the party.
Festival gates were manned by dozens of police officers who stopped and asked cardholders before they could enter.
Festival goers also took the time to decorate their faces and bodies with glitter, complete with sparkling and brightly colored outfits
The festival already toured several cities in Australia and New Zealand, starting in Brisbane earlier this month and ending on Sunday with a final Melbourne show
Local acts for festival goers to enjoy were Sydney DJ Anna Lunoe, Australian rapper and singer Carmouflage Rose and Triple J Unearthed winner LALKA
Unlike many other festivals, FOMO promises that all acts will perform on one stage, so party-goers will not miss their favorite artists because of clashes.
Dozens of party-goers were kicked out of the event before they even entered, while some were escorted from the drunkenness or quarrel location.
Organizers of events gave a warning prior to the day to inform attendees about the hotline for patron safety and first aid.
We are here to help, please party safely, & # 39; said the organizers about the Facebook page of the event.
Officers searched a total of 146 people, 54 oh who were found in possession of drugs and two were accused of possession.
There is now an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of the 19-year-old woman with police officers from Parramatta that appeals to everyone with information to come forward.
The police will prepare a report for the coroner.
In another incident, around 18.00 hours, a young woman was found collapsed in a toilet room.
The warm weather also attracted a whole series of skimpy outfits when party goers tried to fight the hot midday sun in barely-there festival sets – their most bizarre wires turned off
The event was held amid increased control over drug use and safety at music festivals throughout the country
Nicki Minaj packed the event for the last act of the night, bringing the crowd on fire and was supported by hip-hop group Rae Sremmurd and the recent Kanye employee Lil Pump
The New South Wales government has previously rejected pill tests, but Premier Gladys Berejiklian indicated earlier this month that it would consider it if the government would see evidence that it could save lives.
The debate about testing pills comes after the death of Josh Tam, 22, who died of a suspected overdose at the Lost Paradise music festival near Gosford on NSW's Central Coast.
Tam, from Toowong in Brisbane, was rushed to the hospital in Gosford on Saturday at 8:00 pm after he had taken an unknown substance.
Nicki Minaj packaged the event for the last act of the night, bringing the crowd on fire and was supported by hip-hop group Rae Sremmurd and the recent Kanye employee Lil Pump.
Local acts were Sydney DJ Anna Lunoe, the Australian rapper and singer Carmouflage Rose and the winner of the Triple J Unearthed LALKA.
Unlike many other festivals, FOMO promises that all acts will perform on one stage, so party-goers can not miss their favorite artists because of clashes.