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Second Man Has Died At Download Music Festival

Lisa McLoughlin

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Second Man Has Died At Download Music Festival

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A second man has tragically died after suffering a cardiac arrest at Download Festival on Saturday (11 June). 

The individual was treated by paramedics at the scene and moved to a medical centre on the festival site where he was later pronounced dead.

No further details are known, but police said in a statement that the cause of death isn't 'believed to be suspicious'.

The Arena at Download Festival. Credit: Instagram/@downloadfest
The Arena at Download Festival. Credit: Instagram/@downloadfest

A spokesperson for Leicestershire Police told LADbible: "Officers received a report at 12.48pm on Saturday (11 June) regarding a man in attendance at the Download Festival who was reported to be suffering a suspected cardiac arrest.

"Emergency medical treatment was provided to the man at the festival site. The man was transferred to the onsite medical centre but was sadly pronounced deceased a short while later.

"The cause of the death of the man is currently being treated as unexplained. The cause of death is not believed to be suspicious at this time. Enquiries remain ongoing."

Earlier this week, it was first reported that another man died at the festival after being taken from the crowd by medical staff just before Iron Maiden started their headline set.

Emergency services saw to the man, who hasn't been named, after he fell ill in the main arena just before 9:00pm on Saturday (11 June).

Although he was rushed to a nearby hospital, he sadly passed away.

Leicestershire Police confirmed the news and said it is currently investigating the incident, which unfolded at the Donington Park event.


Eyewitnesses have described the moment the man was carried out by medics as the band kicked off their set.

Speaking to LeicestershireLive, one said: "It happened just before Iron Maiden came on and noticed people were shouting and then paramedics were going back and forth to help whoever it was.

"It was during the first song that they were taken away. I don’t think many people realised what was happening at first."


Download Festival is one of the UK's leading rock events, involving performances from major alternative bands and acts over the course of three days.

Friday, 10 June, marked the first full day of music, attracting thousands of music fans from across the world who had been waiting for the festival to return following the pandemic.

As well as Iron Maiden, this year's headline acts included Kiss and Biffy Clyro.

Topics: UK News, Music

Lisa McLoughlin
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