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Police: 'We're working to establish facts of festival death'

We are very saddened by the tragic death of this young man and we are working to establish the full facts and build a picture of his actions in the few hours before his death.

We will be preparing a report for Her Majesty's coroner who has already been informed about this incident and we are working to support those affected by this incident.

– Chief Inspector Carl Ratcliffe, of Staffordshire Police

Man found dead in his tent at V Festival

Police are investigating the "unexplained" death of a 22-year-old man at this year's V Festival Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Police are investigating the "unexplained" death of a 22-year-old man at this year's V Festival.

The man was pronounced dead after being found in a tent in an unresponsive state at about 1am today at the music event at Weston Park, Staffordshire.

Police said the immediate area had been sealed off for forensic examination, and detailed statements are being taken from his friends.

The immediate family of the man, who was from Shropshire, have been informed of the incident, but police will not release his name until other relatives have been informed and formal identification has taken place.


Police investigating 'unexplained' death of man at V Festival

Staffordshire police are investigating the circumstances which lead to the death of a 22-year-old man at V Festival this morning.

The death is currently being treated as unexplained.

Nicki Minaj pulls out of V Festival blaming 'strained vocal chords'

Hip hop sensation Nicki Minaj has canceled her appearance at this weekend's V Festival due to "strained vocal chords," according to her representative.

Nicki Minaj tweeted earlier this week, 'Its official, my voice is GONE!!!!' Credit: Reuters/Carlo Allegri

Minaj was urged by doctors to "rest her voice for a few days" after she ignored their advise and performed a two-hour free concert for her fans in New York on Wednesday, which made her voice worse.

She tweeted after the New York concert, "Its official, my voice is GONE!!!! I swear it held up just to spk to u guys last nite! Mind over matter. The mind is so powerful".

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