A man has died on the Glastonbury Festival site after a fire broke out on Monday night.
The unnamed man, thought to be in his 20s, suffered severe burns and later died in hospital, police confirmed.
A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Constabulary said in a statement: “We were called by the fire service after reports of a man on fire at the Glastonbury Festival site at about 5.20pm last night.
“The man suffered serious burns and was taken by air ambulance to Southmead Hospital in Bristol. He was transferred to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, where he sadly later died.
“The man’s family have been informed and our thoughts are with them at this time. Our enquiries are continuing but we are treating the death as unexplained and do not believe it to be suspicious.”
Unconfirmed reports suggest that the fire occurred in the Green Field area and could have been caused by a petrol spill, as NME reports.
Glastonbury opens to the public on Wednesday (June 22). Adele, Coldplay and Muse headline this year, while tributes to David Bowie and Prince are planned across the weekend. Dance legends DJ Deeon and Joey Beltram are also set to play sets in Block9. See the full line-up.
Earlier this month Glastonbury boss Emily Eavis confirmed plans to host a new event “in 2019 or 2018” in a new location.