Defqon1 dance festival death: three tablets before dying

The Defqon1 Dance Festival in Sydney. Source: Facebook
The Defqon1 Dance Festival in Sydney. Source: Facebook

A MAN who died after attending a Sydney dance festival took three pills, New South Wales Police said.

The 23-year-old travelled from Victoria to Penrith, in Sydney's west, for the Defqon1 festival on Saturday, which attracted about 18,000 hard trance fans.

He started having seizures just before midday and was taken to Nepean Hospital where he had several heart attacks.

Doctors managed to resuscitate him, but he later died, the ABC reported.

Head of the Drug Squad Detective Superintendent Nick Bingham says the man admitted taking drugs.

"He told hospital staff that he took three pills," he said.

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