Parklife festival goer in ‘critical condition’ after taking super-strength ‘Skype’ ecstasy as five others hospitalised


A PARKLIFE reveller is fighting for life after popping ‘Skype’ pill at the Manchester festival.

The person was described as being in a ‘critical condition’ after taking the high strength ecstasy pills.

Revellers have been warned about super strong Skype ecstasy pills at Parklife

Manchester Evening News have reported that five people were taken to hospital over the two-day festival.

Cops say they can’t confirm if this person is one of the five people who have been rushed to A&E.

Drug awareness group The Loop shared photos of the purple and pink Skype and orange and white Sprite pills on Saturday night.

They warned how they were three times stronger than an average ecstasy pill.

They urged festival-goers to take care and seek medical attention if they become unwell.

It comes as thousands of revellers will descend on Heaton Park for the second day of the weekend rave, where George Ezra, The Streets and Major Lazer will take to the stage.

Party-goers should enjoy sunnier weather at the festival today after braving torrential downpours yesterday.

Parklife boss Sacha Lord issued a drugs warning ahead of the festival and urged all those attending Parklife to look after each other.

Mr Lord urged festival-goers to “party sensibly and pace yourself”.

He said: “You’ve paid for your ticket and waited all this time to party with your friends and see your favourite acts.

“There’s 80,000 of you in a park all there for one reason, to have the time of your lives and enjoy the music.

“Don’t overdo it. Party. But party sensibly. Pace yourselves and enjoy the whole weekend. Look after each other.”

He also warned against people buying fake wristbands outside the sold-out festival saying they were “about as real as the relationships on Love Island”.

Festival-goers have been urged to take caution against ‘Sprite’ ecstasy pills

Greater Manchester Police said they had made a total of 18 arrests in connection with the festival so far.

Of those, 14 arrests were made on suspicion of possession with intent to supply drugs.


GMP said a number of these arrests related to nitrous oxide canisters.

One arrest was for assault, another for disorder and another for fraud.

Police also made an arrest for failing to appear in court.

Revellers braved torrential downpours and chilly conditions at Parklife yesterday
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Revellers were in high spirits despite the heavy downpours
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