One of Australia’s most popular music festivals, Stereosonic, is facing scrutiny after a whopping 20 overdoses occurred during their final stop in Brisbane. Since the festival, two have died due to overdoses on unknown substances.
Some fans and families are blaming the festival for the overdoses and deaths. However, you can’t help but put blame on the attendees. Stereosonic is trying their best efforts to stop overdoses from happening at their shows and will implement a more stringent police and security presence for 2016.
Prior to the incident and event, Stereosonic released this statement on their Facebook page:
“We cannot express our concerns highly enough regarding the dangers of drug use, We have tragically lost two lives to drugs during our festival and whilst every effort has been made to protect you and keep you safe with our teams of professional medical and security staff, …you as individuals need to make smart choices and understand the risks you are taking. As media reports have indicated there are various highly dangerous substances on the market and there is no way of knowing what is in them. Do not gamble with your life today.”