Woman dies suddenly at Isle of Wight Festival campsite

-Credit: (Image: Daily Mirror)
-Credit: (Image: Daily Mirror)

A woman has died at Isle of Wight Festival, police have confirmed.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Police were alerted on Thursday morning to a death at the campsite of the music festival, which is being held in Seaclose Park in Newport.

A spokesperson for the force said in a statement: “We were called at 10.51am yesterday (20/6) to a report of a sudden death in the campsite of Isle of Wight Festival. A woman in her 40s has been confirmed as deceased and her family are aware."

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They added: “This is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

A spokesperson for the Isle of Wight festival said: “The team at the Isle of Wight Festival are deeply saddened by the passing of a festivalgoer on Thursday morning. Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with her family and friends.”

The four-day festival is being headlined by The Prodigy, Pet Shop Boys and Green Day. Other acts set to play over the weekend include The Streets, Keane, Simple Minds, The Pretenders, Suede and Blossoms.

The festival is attended by around 50,000 people.