Two people die at Download Festival in double tragedy as thousands watch Iron Maiden | The Sun

TWO people died at Download Festival last weekend, police have confirmed.

One man was escorted out of the crowd for medical attention minutes before Iron Maiden's set on Saturday night.

He was rushed to hospital and sadly died later that night.

A second partygoer also received urgent care earlier on June 11.

The man, who has not been identified, was treated at the scene before being transferred to an onsite medical centre.

It is thought he suffered a cardiac arrest and he was pronounced dead a short time later, LeicestershireLive reports.


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Leicestershire Police said both deaths were being treated as "unexplained" and enquiries were ongoing.

Thousands descended on Donnington Park, Castle Donington, last weekend for the mammoth five-day rock event.

Download Festival headliners included Kiss, Biffy Clyro and Iron Maiden.

Also on the bill was A Day to Remember, Deftones and Korn.

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