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Woman, 20, dies in hospital after being rushed from Reading Festival site

Reading Festival organisers Festival Republic confirmed a 20-year-old woman had died on Friday after being taken to Royal Berkshire Hospital

American singer Post Malone seen performing live at Reading Music Festival 2021

A young woman has died in hospital after attending Reading Festival.

Event organisers Festival Republic confirmed the death of the 20-year-old in a statement and sent condolences to her family.

It is understood the unnamed woman had a pre-existing health condition, with the BBC reporting it is believed she suffered a heart attack.

She died on Friday evening after being rushed to Royal Berkshire Hospital, reports BerkshireLive.

The organisers said: “It is with deep sadness that Festival Republic confirms there has been a death at Royal Berkshire Hospital.

“A 20-year-old festival-goer with a pre-existing condition tragically passed away on Friday evening.

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Festival organisers confirmed a 20-year-old woman had been taken to hospital and died


“Her family was with her when she died. We are in touch with her family and extend our sincerest sympathy to them and her friends.”

More than 100,000 people are thought to have attended the August bank holiday event in Richfield Avenue.

Last year’s festival was called off due to the Covid pandemic.

FR managing director Melvin Benn praised both Reading and its northern counterpart Leeds Festival for giving young people a place where “they did not have to think about Covid” and could “live freely”.

Headliners at the event include Brit rapper Stormzy, Post Malone, and Liam Gallagher.

In order to get into this year’s festival, visitors had to provide proof of full vaccination, a negative NHS lateral flow test or evidence of natural immunity.

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