This article was originally published on THUMP Canada.
Update [July 14, 11:12AM]: In an email statement to THUMP, the Balaton Sound organizers have cancelled DVBBS' show at Sziget Festival next month, as a result of the ongoing investigation, saying: "As you can imagine this is a very stressful and upsetting situation for us all and we are doing our best to find out what happened and offer support the fans who became sick and their families."
Cleaning staff found six women, three of whom were unconscious, in Canadian electronic duo DVBBS' dressing room at Hungarian festival Balaton Sound on Saturday (July 9), local media reported.
According to BORS, the women were found by cleaners after the group and its entourage left the festival grounds. Ambulances were immediately called to treat the women who had allegedly been asked backstage by the DJs after watching their set. One doctor told Hungarian newspaper Blikk that all were taken to a hospital, though no medical attention was required, and that police questioning revealing they had little memory of what happened.
"We are shocked that some attendees of the Balaton Festival were victims of events which got them hospitalized. Police asked our cooperation for the investigation and of course we did what we could. Police confirmed there isn't any link between us and what happened, that's why we took off a couple of hours later to our next gig in Ibiza. There is another case going on independently from this in connection with marijuana and we gladly answer all questions regarding this and help the police to solve the case. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families."
Following the festival, DVBBS and two associates were arrested by police at the Liszt Ferenc International Airport on unrelated marijuana paraphernalia charges after failing a drug test. The three men have since been released on bail.
THUMP reached out to the duo and Balaton Sound organizers for comment and will update this post as the story develops.
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