DEVORE >> During the first day of the 10th annual Hard Summer Music Festival on Saturday, 40 people were arrested — most because of drugs or alcohol — and six people were hospitalized, authorities said.
California’s Department of Alcohol Beverage Control made 23 of the arrests for drug and alcohol violations, according to a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department news release. The other 17 were for “charges ranging from public intoxication, outstanding warrants and possession and sales of narcotics,” the news release said.
Six festivalgoers were taken to hospitals for “treatment regarding their medical conditions,” the news release said without going into further detail.
The two-day festival at the Glen Helen Amphitheater in Devore features electronic and hip-hop artists and will be headlined Sunday by rapper Snoop Dogg.
More than 40,000 people attended the festival Saturday, sheriff’s officials said.
The festival has been held at various locations throughout Southern California over the past few years, and was approved to be held this year at Glen Helen. The festival came under public scrutiny last year, when three people — including one Chino Hills woman — died of drug overdoses. That year, the event was held in Fontana.
Day 1 of Hard Summer Music Festival @ Glen Helen Amphitheater had over 40K attend. There were 40 arrests and 6 medical transports. Pr2flw pic.twitter.com/MIthWqrWry
— Doug Wolfe (@SBCSDdwolfe) August 6, 2017
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