(Image source: Electric Daisy Carnival UK Facebook)
One of the biggest festival brands on the planet Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) hosted their third UK party over the weekend at Milton Keynes National Bowl.
While the event looked stunning (see picture) and hosted performances by some of the electronic music’s biggest headliners and the bass world’s finest acts – Pendulum, High Contrast, Friction, Sub Focus, Sigma, Matrix & Futurebound, Shy FX, My Nu Leng and many more – Electric Daisy Carnival UK unfortunately suffered two major criminal incidents that have caused the police to request help from any festival goers.
Two men were assaulted and stabbed during the event and police believe they may be linked as the offender was described similarly in both incidents and happened in close proximity.
The events have been reported succinctly in Milton Keynes news site Citiblog:
The first incident happened at around 3:30pm, when a 21-year-old man was stabbed. The incident took place on the embankment by gate six of the venue, when the victim was laying down on the grass. He was approached from behind by the offender, who then committed the offence. The victim was admitted to Milton Keynes Hospital and has since been discharged.
The second incident took place around 6pm, when a 27-year-old man sustained puncture wounds to his stomach following an altercation. The incident happened near the bar on the audience’s left side of the venue when facing the stage. The altercation took place here. The victim in this incident has also been discharged from MK Hospital after receiving treatment for his wounds.
In both cases, the offender has been described as a white man with light-colour hair. He was wearing a blue T-shirt and shorts.
Detective Constable Gregory Hughes from Milton Keynes police station, said: “These offences are believed to be linked due to their close proximity to each other and the similar descriptions of the offender.
“We are urging anyone who attended yesterday’s event and took photographs near either location of the offences to contact police by calling 101. Further, anyone who witnessed the offences, or anyone with any information should also contact police immediately.”
It’s every festival lover’s worst nightmare and goes against everything that events like these are trying to achieve. We wish both victims a speedy recovery. If you attended the event and saw anything suspicious or took photos in the areas described above, please contact the police and help them with their enquiries.
H/T: Your EDM