Bonnaroo Music Festival kicked off this weekend, beginning Thursday with a headlining set from Grand Ole Opry as well as sets from Space Jesus b2b Eprom b2b Shlump, 12th Planet, Hekler, and more. It continued Friday and Saturday with headlining sets from Phish, Childish Gambino, Post Malone, and Odesza. Unfortunately, one attendee has died before the festival has concluded.
A 27-year-old man was found unresponsive Saturday in one of the campgrounds at the Bonnaroo music festival, concert organizers said. The victim, who had been camping with his father, was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The festival EMS team reportedly responded to the call within minutes and administered CPR, which was unfortunately ultimately unsuccessful.
Bonnaroo organizers released an official statement this morning,
“The well-being of our patrons, staff, volunteers and artists is our primary concern, and we work diligently to ensure the safest festival possible. Yesterday, our medical team in Plaza 11 was asked to respond to a medical situation in a nearby campsite. The Bonnaroo Medical team and Coffee County Emergency Services were on the scene within minutes. A 27-year-old male patron camping with his father was unresponsive. The medical team administered CPR, and he was transported to the hospital where he died. We understand that he had an underlying medical condition, but we have no further information at this time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.”
The victim’s cause of death was not immediately known. Organizers and the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office are not releasing additional information about the death, including the man’s identity.
via USA Today