Video footage from an EDM festival in Australia appears to show a man being waterboarded for fun.
Earthcore Festival took place in Pyalong, Victoria from November 24-28. Local reports have pointed towards a clip circulating online of a festival-goer being voluntarily waterboarded at the event. Waterboarding is a controversial torture technique, which simulates the feeling of drowning.
The so-called festival attraction was reportedly run by a “party crew” called The Brink Of Reality, who have since distanced themselves from the clip, saying: “The video wasn’t posted by The Brink officially, and was made by two private citizens with ongoing consent being provided and checked on by both parties, with possible safety precautions being taken. It isn’t condoned by the crew, but The Brink feels strongly that if two consenting adults want to do something, they should be allowed to do so.”
See the video in question below. A festival spokesperson has said that the incident has not been reported to the police.
Meanwhile, a 43-year-old woman died at the event and over 30 people were arrested for drugs possession.
Organisers have since posted a message regarding the death at the event. “Our condolences to the family and friends of deceased,” the message reads. “This is truly heart breaking news and we will be releasing a formal statement once we have all the facts in place.” Read in full below.