Young Punter Dies At Aussie Music Festival Police Say Should’ve Been Axed

Following the death of a 23-year-old woman at the Dragon Dreaming Festival in Wee Jasper on Sunday, NSW Police superintendent Zoran Dzevlan claims the festival was subject to serious safety concerns, and they will push for the event to be called off in 2016. 

Dzevelan said he “didn’t want this event to happen in the first place.”

“We put our objections forward to council and as a result of [illicit] drug detections, and the tragic death of a young lady, we will again be putting our recommendations forward for this event not to take place in our community.” 
He claims “the location, issues with emergency management, [and] proximity to emergency services” were among the 2,500-strong festival’s issues, which moved locations in contentious circumstances after being held in the ACT under a different name.
The incident comes after event organisers took to Facebook to remind attendees of the police presence at the festival.


Dragon Dreaming has been in consultation with the NSW Police Force. They have indicated there will be a police presence…

Posted by Dragon Dreaming Festival on Thursday, 22 October 2015

While the cause of death is not yet known, police state the festival-goer had no outstanding medical conditions; the tragic incident also comes after a series of drug busts at larger music festivals this year. 


Posted by Dragon Dreaming Festival on Sunday, 21 June 2015

Story via Fairfax.
Image: Bonsoir Luna via Twitter.