Organisers of the Future Music Festival holding in Malaysia, today, March 15, 2014 announced its cancellation even as reports of multiple deaths at the event have filtered out.
Rudimental, Eric Prydz, Pharrell, Tinie Tempah, Macklemore and Chase & Status are some of the acts scheduled to perform at the event in Kuala Lumpur.
The organisers however, dismissed rumours of five deaths, purpotedly drug-related at the events, saying only one death occured.
A statement given via the festival’s facebook page reads:
“As at 5.00PM on March 15, we can confirm that one death, and not five, took place on festival grounds on March 14. 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.”
“In the interest of public safety we have heeded the authority’s advice to not proceed with Day-3 of Future Music Festival Asia 2014.
“This is also to help in the ongoing investigation. We appreciate the understanding of all parties and will share updates on this matter as soon as possible. ”
Refunds are being offered through the event’s website.
The Future Music Festival has been running in Malaysia since 2012. It’s a spin-off of the same event which has been held in various Australian cities since 2006.