However, Premier Chris Minns also noted that previous festival-related deaths had been linked to extreme heat and a lack of hydration.
Aside from the two fatalities, nine other individuals were hospitalised from the Knockout Outdoor festival, and one from the Listen Out music festival at Centennial Park.
The Knockout Outdoor Festival attracted a crowd of approximately 27,500 attendees, while Listen Out saw around 53,000 festival-goers.
“It’s horrible. These events are events to go and enjoy some music and have a lot of fun with mates, so it’s tragic people have lost their lives.”
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