A WOMAN has died at a Hampshire music festival.

The 31-year-old was found unconscious in a toilet block at BoomTown Fair, at Matterley Estate, near Winchester, just after lunchtime today.

The area around the toilet block has been cordoned off while police try to establish how she died.

Her death is not believed to be suspicious.

A police spokesman said: "At 1:50pm today medical and security staff were called to a campsite toilet block at the BoomTown Fair site and found a woman unconscious inside.

"The woman, who is believed to be 31 years old, was taken to hospital in Winchester where she was pronounced dead shortly after arrival, despite best medical efforts to revive her.

"It is not believed to be suspicious and it is too early to speculate on cause of death and a post-mortem examination will be conducted in due course to help determine this.

"Police are providing support to her family including her husband who was at the festival with her."

A spokesman for BoomTown Fair added: “BoomTown Fair would like to express out sincerest condolences to the family of the young woman who was found unconscious on site but despite the efforts of all our staff involved she was later pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Winchester Hospital.

"Our thoughts are with all her loved ones at this tragic time, and the festival is doing all it can to assist those involved.”

It is the second year in a row that a woman has died at the festival.

Last year Ellie Rowe, 18, from Glastonbury in Somerset, died after taking the drug ketamine.

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Ellie Rowe