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Future Music’s Malaysia festival cancelled following attendees deaths

By Chelsea Lewis ,

The final day of the Future Music’s Malaysia festival was canceled following the deaths of concert attendees, which happened during the previous days of the music festival.

Billboard reported that six people have died at the Future Music Asia festival from suspected drug overdoses. These deaths promoted concert organizes to cancel the final day of the festival.

This musical festival is a very high profile event that features the best in electronic and dance music. This year's line up included Pharrell Williams, Eric Prydz, Brodinski, Porter Robinson and Knife Party.

Organizers released an official statement over the weekend regarding the incidents that had been taking place during the festival.

"As at 5.00PM on March 15, we can confirm that one death, and not five, took place on festival grounds on March 14," organizers said. "A police report has been filed and we are working very closely with all relevant authorities in examining and determining the cause of this very unfortunate incident."

The reason the last day of the festival was canceled is that it could hinder the ongoing investigation into the reported deaths. Organizers of the festival appreciated that fans were understanding and that they would release updates as soon as they become available.

image: By Eva Rinaldi from Sydney, Australia (Future Music Festival 2013Uploaded by tm) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

 

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