The bodies of a 22-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man have been found inside a tent at Rabbits Eat Lettuce this morning.
Emergency services were called to the festival site at 9:30am.
The cause of death has not been determined.
Organisers of the four-day event have issued the following statement on the festival’s Facebook page:
All of the staff and community at Rabbits Eat Lettuce would like to pass on our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of those who were found deceased. Our thoughts and concerns are predominately for their wellbeing and privacy during this time. It is absolutely heartbreaking to lose some beautiful souls that we consider part of our extended family.
Rabbit Eat Lettuce place the wellbeing and safety of our patrons as the number one priority and we have highly trained first aid, professional paramedics working 24 hours throughout the festival & an on call doctor onsite. In addition QLD Police & QLD Ambulance are on duty in a user pay capacity during the festival. We work together with authorities to ensure that the environment we provide is as safe as possible. The relevant bodies will be investigating to determine exactly what happened. It is appropriate that we give them the chance to do their work and respect the deceased family’s right to privacy and avoid any speculation. 😢 😢