A 20-year-old man has died at the V Festival in Staffordshire in UK.
Police said security staff at Weston Park was called to a tent in the early hours where a man was unresponsive and not breathing.
The young man was given first aid, but later pronounced dead.
Police are treating the death of the man from Shropshire as unexplained and are keen to speak to anyone who may have information or seen him during Saturday evening.
A 20-year-old man has died at the V Festival in Staffordshire in UK
A forensic examination of the scene has been carried out and detectives have been investigating the circumstances which led to the death.
Chief Inspector Carl Ratcliffe said: “We are very saddened by the tragic death of this young man and we are working to establish the full facts and build a picture of his actions in the few hours before his death.
“We will be preparing a report for Her Majesty’s coroner who has already been informed about this incident and we are working to support those affected by this incident.”
A spokesman for the V Festival said: “We are all very saddened by this tragic incident, and we want to extend our deepest sympathies to the family of this young man.
“Our team worked throughout the night to support those affected at the festival site and we want to thank everyone for their co-operation and support during the incident.”
The first festival held in two different places over one weekend, V Festival 2011, started in England on Saturday, August 20, and it will close on Sunday, August 21.
Rihanna is singing at V Festival 2011 (Photo shows Rihanna during Loud Tour)
The V Festival is an annual rock music event held at two parks simultaneously, Hylands Park in Chelmsford and Weston Park in South Staffordshire. Musicians sing at one location on Saturday and then swap on Sunday. It is a predominantly rock music festival, but other musical genres are accepted, pop has become common in the last years.
This year many genres (rock, pop, rap, R&B) are blending in entertaining and exciting performances.
Eminen, Rihanna, Artic Monkeys, Plan B, The Script, Manic Street Preachers, Kaiser Chiefs, LostProphets at “Virgin Media” stage.
“Music” venue features Pendulum, Primal Scream, The Courteeners, The Wobats, N-Dubz, Dizzie Rascal, Razorlight, Tinie Tempah, Jessie J, Example.
Calvin Harris, Mark Ronson & The Business Intl, The Wanted, Big Audio Dynamite, Hurts, The Saturdays, Chase and Status, GlasVegas, Kathy B, Professor Green, whiz Kalifa at “The Arena” stage.
The “Undercover” venue presents Jaguar Skills, Wolf Gang, The Pierces, Goldie Lookin Chain, The Airborne Toxic Event.
For fans who could not come to V Festival 2011, the official website is streaming live the event to introduce them into the atmosphere.
Weston Park is one of the sites of V Festival 2011
Although the copyright might impede this kind of strategies, it seems that they are beginning to spread, making the events more popular. We mentioned classical music events that was broadcasted on the internet, or that are going to be aired online partially (George Enescu Festival 2011).
The “V” means the Virgin Group, the event being sponsored by Virgin Media and broadcasted on 4 Music and Channel 4.
“V Festival has being going strong as one of the UK’s leading music festivals since 1996. The first festival to take place across two different sites over one weekend, Virgin’s very own brand of rock ‘n’ roll festivities in a field now reaches across the whole wide world.” Virgin Festivals said.
Virgin Festival Canada (from late June to late August) and Virgin Mobile FreeFest in September at Merriweather Post Pavilion (Jimi Hendrix sang here) in Columbia, Maryland, along with V Festival 2011 are parts of Virgin Festivals.