TWO DIE AT AMERICAN FESTIVAL

A young woman and man are both found dead at the Bonnaroo bash in Nashville...

Two festival goers died at the third annual BONNAROO festival near NASHVILLE over the weekend (June 11 -13).

Authorities believe that the deaths of a 22-year-old woman thought to be from Kentucky and a 20-year-old Michigan man are linked to drugs, though no autopsy has been carried out.

The two festival goers where taken from the 700-acre farm to Manchester Medical Center, where they were both pronounced dead, reports Billboard.

Over 90,000 people attended the festival, which featured performances from 80 artists such as Bob Dylan, The Dead, Trey Anastasio, – Dave Matthews & Friends, Kings Of Leonand [a][/a].

“I would say we have one of the best EMT [Emergency Medical Treatment] staffs out there,” says Jonathan Mayers, co-owner of Superfly, co-producers of the event.

“Our medical director has been on a lot of these type events, [including] Woodstock and the Phish events,” said Mayers. “He knows how to handle these situations, and how to react carefully. People’s safety is the number one concern out here.”

“Every year you’re learning,” he explained. “Every time you think you’ve got a handle on it, new situations happen. That’s why every year we step it up, and we know next year’s gonna be better, and the next better than that.”