2 Dead, 21 Hospitalized at IDentity Festival Mansfield, MA Stop

Two people died and 19 others were hospitalized on Thursday during the Mansfield, MA stop of roving U.S. electronic summer music tour IDentity Festival held at the Comcast Center featuring Eric Prydz, Paul van Dyk and Wolfgang Gartner. According to police, a 19-year-old man from Acton, MA and a 27-year-old man from Syracuse, NY, died after overdosing on drugs and alcohol. Authorities reported 45 arrests for drug possession, underage drinking, assault and battery and possessing fake IDs. The tour moved onto Bristow, VA on Friday, and so far no reports of arrests or deaths have been made public. Identity Festival hits Jones Beach in Wantagh, NY today.

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Darren Ressler

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