A 22-year old Queensland man has died after overdosing at the Lost Paradise music festival at Glenworth Valley near Gosford.
The unidentified man was taken to Gosford hospital and pronounced dead at 8pm.
The Lost Paradise festival promoted the event as a Drug-Free Event and said it had a “zero tolerance policy relating to drug possession. 50 people at the event were handed court notices for drug possession. A man and woman still remain in hospital after taking unknown substances.
The Lost Paradise website clearly stated:
You know the law, you know the score. We operate a zero tolerance policy relating to drug possession.
• Any persons found with illegal drugs or illicit substances will be refused entry to the Venue and the Event. Lost Paradise is a drug-free event.
• Possession, sale or use of illegal drugs or illicit substances is strictly prohibited at the Venue and the Event. Any persons found with illegal drugs or illicit substances in their possession will be removed from the Venue and subject to Police action.
This year our friends from DanceWize NSW will be joining us. Think of these guys as a sober friendly big brother or sister who got your back, cos just like all of us, they really really do! From a chill-out space if you are feeling tired, weary or plain bent out of shape from the celebratory proceedings the night before, the Dancewize NSW team will be present in the campgrounds and on hand to offer all manner of advice, guidance and hugs! Your trusted allies when in deep festival mode.
The Lost Paradise festival line-up included The Kooks, Tash Sultana, M.I.A., Peking Duk, Joey Bada$$, PNAU, Ball Park Music, Vera Blue and Lime Cordiale.