Five taken to hospital from 'high risk' Ultra Music festival in Parramatta

| 25.02,19. 08:14 AM |

Five taken to hospital from 'high risk' Ultra Music festival in Parramatta

Photo: Three teenagers at Goodlife Lost City were also allegedly caught with MDMA caps on Saturday night. (Instagram: Goodlife Presents)

At least five people were transported to hospital in a critical condition from a "high-risk" music festival in Parramatta on Sunday night.

NSW Health confirmed five patients — two men in their 30s, two women in their 20s and a teenage woman — were taken to hospital from the Ultra Music Festival.

"Drugs are likely to have been a factor in all five of these cases," a spokesperson said.

The hospitalisations occurred in the same weekend 16 people, including a 13-year-old, were charged for supplying drugs at three different music festivals.

NSW Police said three teenagers — the 13-year-old and two others aged 17 — were allegedly caught with MDMA at the under 18's dance festival Goodlife Lost City on Saturday night.

The event at Sydney Olympic Park also saw a 16-year-old issued with a court attendance notice for drug possession and another teenager cautioned for carrying a knife.

On Sunday at the Ultra Music Festival, which was labelled as a "high risk event" subjected to strict new government regulations, police charged 10 people over dealing drugs.

Three more people were charged with dealing drugs at the two-day Secret Garden Music Festival in Camden, which ran from Friday.

A 27-year-old ACT woman was charged with supplying drugs and two accounts of possession, and a Croydon woman, 32, was charged with four counts of supplying drugs on the first day.

On Saturday, police said a 22-year-old Darlington man was found with 32 tabs of LSD and was charged with supplying drugs.

Separately, police also said they were "disappointed" with the behaviour of revellers at the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert in the Hunter Valley on Saturday night.

Police charged six people with offences ranging from assault and resisting arrest and ejected 79 people from the concert due to intoxication.

"In one incident, security officers refused entry to a bus with 20 patrons on arrival due to intoxication levels," Superintendent Chad Gillies said.


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