Four festivalgoers hospitalised after taking illegal drugs at Shambala Festival in Northamptonshire

Library picture of Shambala Festival

Library picture of Shambala Festival

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Four people were taken to hospital after taking illegal drugs at the Shambala Festival in Northamptonshire over the Bank Holiday Weekend, organisers have confirmed.

The festivalgoers were reportedly in intensive care but details of their current condition are not yet known.

Organisers of the festival posted the confirmation of their Facebook page.

“We have never experienced anything like this in the 15 years of Shambala. Your welfare is our top priority so please take extreme care and if you feel unwell let a steward know or visit the medical centre immediately. Shambala has a zero tolerance policy on drugs and a man is now in police custody for possession with intent to supply, having being detained by festival security.

“Due to patient confidentiality we are not in a position to release any details about the people who are in hospital. They are in a critical condition but it is hoped they will make a full recovery. Their next of kin have been notified.”