Five people have been left “critically ill” after Parklife festival due to high-strength ecstasy, leading police to issue a warning.
The 'Skype' tablets are said to have around three times the dose of MDMA normally found in pills of this type, with tests showing 250-300mg present.
During the event, which took place in Manchester's Heaton Park last weekend with around 80,000 people in attendance, drug awareness and testing charity The Loop posted a photo of the tablets to Twitter with a note to revellers after they had been linked to a series of welfare cases.
David Morales has been released by Japanese authorities without charge following his arrest this month on suspicion of drug possession.
In early October, the US DJ was arrested while travelling in Japan after authorities reportedly found 0.3grams of MDMA in Morales’ hold luggage.
Prince's toxicology report shows “a pretty clear smoking gun”, according to Associated Press, which obtained a copy of the document.
Several experts have stated that the records show "exceedingly high" levels of the drug fentanyl in the icon's blood and organs, far more than would be present in the body of a patient suffering from chronic pain who had been legally prescribed medical patches containing the substance.
A number of UK festivals, including giant double-event Reading and Leeds, have announced plans to introduce safe drug testing spaces for punters this summer.
Head of Live Nation subsidiary Festival Republic, Melvin Benn, who also organises Latitude, V Festival, Wireless, told the Press Association he is being "very proactive" and expects “between six and 10 festivals" to take part this year if he gets the go-ahead from West Yorkshire Police and the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC).
A new study undertaken at McGill University in Canada has found that music stimulates the same part of the brain as sex, drugs and food.
Test subjects were given a drug called naxedrone, blocking the brain's opioid system, which usually gives pleasure and helps prevent pain. Opiates such as morphine and heroin, along with peptides found in food, to give the same effect by interacting with the brain's opioid receptors.
Tell us a bit about growing up in Canada…
I’m from a really small town in the countryside on the west side of Canada, about a 10-hour drive into the mountains away from Vancouver. It has an exceptional music scene…probably because it’s full of open minded, marijuana-smoking hippies!
There’s a festival that takes place in the area called Shambhala that was hugely influential for me growing up.