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30th Aug 2021

Woman, 20, dies in hospital after being rushed from Reading Festival

George McKay

A young woman has died in hospital after attending Reading Festival.

Festival Republic, organisers of Reading and Leeds Festival, have confirmed the death of a 20-year-old woman in a statement in which they also sent condolences to the woman’s family.

The as-yet unnamed woman is believed to have had a pre-existing health condition.

Reports from the BBC state the woman died on Friday evening after being rushed to the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

The organisers’ statement reads: “It is with deep sadness that Festival Republic confirms there has been a death at Royal Berkshire Hospital.

“A 20-year-old festival-goer with a pre-existing condition tragically passed away on Friday evening.”

“Her family was with her when she died. We are in touch with her family and extend our sincerest sympathy to them and her friends.”

More than 100,000 people are thought to have attended the August bank holiday event after last year’s event was cancelled due to Covid.