67-year-old woman dies of natural causes at Glastonbury Festival

Plus, one man in critical condition after taking ketamine on first night of festival

A 67-year-old woman died of natural causes on the first night of Glastonbury Festival, it has been confirmed.

The unnamed woman passed away on the Wednesday night (June 25) of the festival. The Guardian reports that her death is not being treated as suspicious and the police believe she may have had an underlying medical condition.

Meanwhile, a man has been taken to hospital after taking Class-B drug ketamine last night. The man is also unnamed but is reported to be from the south-east and is currently in a “life threatening condition” in Bristol Royal Infirmary. The 26-year-old man’s family have been informed.

Martin Dunscombe, a spokesman for Avon and Somerset police, said the drug was contaminated and regarded this as an “individual reaction”. He added: “This is another tragic reminder of the risks of experimenting with drugs.”

As of 9am on Thursday (June 26), there had been 12 arrests made on the festival site – a 30% fall from 2013. The arrests have been made for theft and drug-related offences.

Glastonbury Festival begins in earnest tomorrow (Friday) with a headline performance from Arcade Fire. Metallica and Kasabian will also perform on The Pyramid Stage over the weekend.