Drug-related deaths spike along with casualties of overheating, dehydration and accidental self-immolation - is ecstasy to blame or is it just the cost of doing EDM business?
On July 18, a student was found dead of undetermined causes at Pemberton Music Festival in British Columbia. In June, two Glastonbury festivalgoers died, a 67-year-old of natural causes and another from a suspected reaction to the anesthetic ketamine. At Miami's EDM bonanza Ultra Music Festival in March, a security guard was trampled to death and another attendee passed away in his car. Two more succumbed at Las Vegas' Electric Daisy Carnival from drug-related causes, and reportedly six at Future Music Festival Asia.