Tributes pour in for reveller who died at Strawberry Fields festival
Friends are remembering a 24-year-old Victorian man who died at a music festival just north of the Victorian border as "funny", "down to earth" and "genuine."
Glenn Mcrae was attending the Stawberry Fields festival in Tocumwel when he was rushed to hospital early Sunday morning.
Staff at the event's medical tent were told he had taken cocaine, GHB and MDMA.
Mr Mcrae suffered a heart attack and was pronounced dead shortly after 2am.
Heartbroken friends have taken to social media to pay tribute to their friend.
"Today I lost one of my best mates," Neha Singh wrote on Facebook.
"Glenn you were the funniest, sweetest person I know. You were basically my older brother … I love you more than you'll ever know," she said.
"Honestly can't picture a Sunday arvo without a bevy with you," said one friend.
Another posted a tribute calling Mr Mcrae the "most down to earth and genuine" person he knew.
Over the first three days of the festival, NSW Police arrested 48 people and laid 61 charges for drug-related offences.
Eight people were issued with drug criminal infringement notices, including three Victorian men, aged between 22 to 26, who were all charged with supplying prohibited drugs.
Organisers of the Strawberry Fields music festival said in a statement they were "devastated by the news" but had "implemented every single harm minimisation strategy that is legally available".
"Our team works year-round and engages professional consultants in the fields of emergency management, lifeguarding, medical and security to develop our operational plans."
"However, we cannot control the choices of individual patrons. We are begging people to stop and think about the ramifications of their choices on their family and friends and to stay safe."